Bristol Song Trail

10 days in which Bristol's vocal groups throw open their rehearsal doors in neighbourhoods across the city for everyone to take a peek... Come and join in or just listen in, the choice is yours, but do come!

2015 Event listings

National Teachers' Choir weekend intensive workshop

Saturday 8th October

Sat 8 & Sun 9 (inc. performance)

Tobacco Factory Dance Studio

Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF

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www.nationalteacherschoir.org.uk/booking
National Teachers' Choir weekend intensive workshop

National Teachers' Choir weekend intensive workshop

Teachers - Come and sing with the National Teachers’ Choir for a weekend of inspiring music-making in Bristol. NTC welcomes all kinds of school teacher and music tutor – no audition! 1pm Saturday 8th to 4pm Sunday 9th October 2016 at the Tobacco Factory, with a public performance at 3pm. Fee is £85 including Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. To find out more and book your place visit www.nationalteacherschoir.org.uk

www.nationalteacherschoir.org.uk

 

Harbourside & City Song Raids

Saturday 8th October

From 11.25am

M Shed

Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN

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Free

Harbourside & City Song Raids

Harbourside & City Song Raids

Every 20 minutes from 11.25am, starting at the M Shed, choirs will serenade you with song – make sure you find them! Have a look at the Song Raid page for full details!

See Song Raids page for details

WorldRoots Acappella

Saturday 8th October

11.50am

Millennium Square

Canons Way, Bristol, BS1 5DB

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Free!

WorldRoots Acappella

WorldRoots Acappella

Bristol's foremost youth world music acappella group aged 12 to 22 whose eclectic mix of global styles ranges from Gospel, Eastern European and African to contemporary Western.

www.gatheringvoices.org.uk

Barley Rye Folk Song Choir

Saturday 8th October

1.50pm

The Matthew

Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

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Free!

Barley Rye Folk Song Choir

Barley Rye Folk Song Choir

Barley Rye community folk choir was formed as an offshoot of Nailsea Folk Club, giving people who attend the club as part of the audience a go at singing in public. We sing mainly folk songs and are open to all who are interested in singing and having a good time.

http://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=barley%20rye

Partsong

Saturday 8th October

11.30am

Bristol Ferry Boat Co. - Cascade Steps

Centre, BS1 5UH

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Free!

Partsong

Partsong

Partsong is Bristol-based acappella group founded in 1994 that sings an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, classical and popular songs. and regularly performs in Bristol and further afield at both public and private events.

www.fb.com/PartsongBristol

National Teachers' Choir Performance

Sunday 9th October

3.00pm

Tobacco Factory

Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF

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£2 (on the door)

National Teachers' Choir Performance

National Teachers' Choir Performance

A chance to hear the acclaimed National Teachers’ Choir, as teachers from around the country take to the stage at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol, to sing an uplifting and varied programme of songs, with items for audience participation. All are welcome!

www.nationalteacherschoir.org.uk

University of Bristol Schola Cantorum

Monday 10th October

16:00 - 17:15

The Victoria Rooms

Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SA

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All welcome to come and join in!

University of Bristol Schola Cantorum

Schola cantorum is an auditioned women's choir, made up of University of Bristol music students. We specialise in medieval and contemporary music.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/music-making/calling-all-musicians/schola-cantorum/

Bristol Cabot Choir

Monday 10th October

7.15-9.30pm

Redland Park Church

Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS6 6SA

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Open for you to join in! We would love to welcome any prospective new choir members, audience members or just anyone who is interested in seeing what we do! Visitors are welcome to come and sing or just listen in and we are more than happy to discuss joining the choir with anyone who is feeling inspired! The venue is accessible to wheelchairs and any visitors should meet the secretary in the church foyer at 7.15pm if possible.
Bristol Cabot Choir

Bristol Cabot Choir

The Bristol Cabot Choir, one of Bristol's finest performing groups, is a mixed voice choir of around 70 singers. The choir gives three concerts at year at major Bristol venues and supports a different local charity each year.

www.bristolcabotchoir.org

Redland Green Choir

Monday 10th October

7.20pm - 9.30pm

Redland Green School

Redland Court Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 7EH

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Open for you to join in!
Redland Green Choir

Redland Green Choir

Redland Green Choir is a non-auditioning community choir that enjoys singing about love in the 1960s, death in Latin, God in Russian and sex in sixteenth-century madrigals in equal measure. It rehearses on a Monday evening during term time, under the young and dynamic director Nicholas Bromilow, at Redland Green School from 7.20—9.30pm .

http://www.redlandgreenchoir.org.uk/http://redlandgreenchoir.org.uk

Bristol MAN Chorus

Monday 10th October

7.30 - 9:30pm

St Michael's Parish Hall

Park Lane, Bristol, BS2 8BE

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All welcome to join in! 
Bristol MAN Chorus

Bristol MAN Chorus

The mighty Male Voice classics from the Land of the Dragon. Georgian/Bulgarian repertoire to make the very stones weep. Vintage Barbershop cheese (tempered with a small pinch of salt). Also odes to facial hair, garden sheds, reversing round corners....

http://bristolmanchorus.com

The Harlequin Singers

Monday 10th October

7.30-9.00pm

Christ Church with St Ewen

63 Broad Street, Bristol , BS1 2EJ

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Free

Open for you to listen!

The Harlequin Singers

The Harlequin Singers

The Harlequin Singers perform a wide range of choral music to a high standard. Our concerts include music from the 15th century to 21st, classical, contemporary and popular.

www.harlequinsingers.co.uk

Bristol Sacred Harp

Tuesday 11th October

7-9pm

Benjamin Perry Boathouse

Phoenix Wharf, Lower Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6TJ

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Open for you to join in!
Bristol Sacred Harp

Bristol Sacred Harp

Sacred Harp is a four-part a capella singing tradition from the United States. It takes its name from the shape note book that we sing from. We're not a choir: we don't rehearse, and we don't perform.

www.bristolsacredharp.org

Gurt Lush Choir

Tuesday 11th October

7.30-9.30pm

St. Bartholomew's Church Hall

Sommerville Road, St. Andrews, Bristol, BS6 5NZ

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Open for you to join in!
Gurt Lush Choir

Gurt Lush Choir

Extraordinary open-access choir split between 3 branches. (Weekly rehearsals in St Andrews, Redland & Southville). We aim to sing the eclectic mix of a good community choir, but with the ambitious harmony, tone colour and sophistication of a good choral society.

www.gurtlushchoir.com

Bristol A Cappella

Tuesday 11th October

7.30pm

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All welcome to join in!

Bristol A Cappella

Bristol A Cappella

Bristol A Cappella is a mixed chorus of around thirty singers, making music for fun and achievement. We sing mainly pop, rock and show tunes without instruments and are always looking for new members.

http://www.bristolacappella.co.ukhttp://www.bristolacappella.co.uk/

Easton Community Choir

Tuesday 11th October

7.30-9.00pm

Easton Community Centre

opposite The Plough Pub, Kilburn St, Bristol, BS5 6AW

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Open for public to join in!
Easton Community Choir

Easton Community Choir

A friendly and vibrant community choir that sings a whole range of songs from folk, shape note, gospel, sacred and world. Meets during term time and led by Sheila Tang. Come and sing with us!

www.eastoncommunitychoir.org.uk

Rising Voices - Bristol's Recovery Choir

Thursday 13th October

17:30 - 19:00

Unitarian Meeting Hall

Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE

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We are open to anyone who has been affected by drug or alcohol addiction, including friends, family and staff - welcome to join in during the rehearsal! 

Rising Voices - Bristol's Recovery Choir

Rising Voices is a weekly singing group for people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, their families and carers and those who work or volunteer in treatment services. We are led by experienced local choir leader and singer, Isolde Freeth-Hale. Since forming in November 2014, we have created a unique and transformative space for people to come together to sing, make positive connections with others, feel better, make friends and to be uplifted by the power of song.

Avon Harmony

Thursday 13th October

7:30-9:45pm  

The Dance Studio at Fairfield High School

The Dance Studio at Fairfield High School, Allfoxton Road, Horfield Bristol , BS7 9NL

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Public welcome to join in!
Avon Harmony

Avon Harmony

Avon Harmony are an all-female a cappella group singing unaccompanied music in 4 parts in a range of genres from pop, to musicals, to barbershop, to jazz. We rehearse on Thursdays in Horfield.

http://www.avonharmony.co.uk

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