ShowChoir started in Preston, Lancashire in 2018 by Musical Director and Choir Master, Joe Martin. ShowChoir is run by professional Choir Leaders who are experts at getting the best out of each and every member. ShowChoir songs are taught in way that means no member has to read music. That means the choir is open to all.
The ShowChoir experience
ShowChoir offers you a fun and exciting experience. A different approach to the normal ‘classical’ or ‘community’ choir. We offer fun weekly rehearsals using musical theatre and well-known hit songs with original vocal arrangements by our very own Musical Director.
ShowChoir is the new kid on the block, but is growing and building a reputation of being a choir to be reckoned with.
ShowChoir prides itself on performing and raising money for charities as part of its yearly calendar.
Everyone can sing – Yes – that’s actually true! So there are no auditions to become a member of ShowChoir because we want everyone to have the chance to join. We know that whatever your singing is like now, it will begin to improve from your first rehearsal. We teach everything by ear too, so you don’t need to be able to read music or even have any experience. You’ll soon get the hang of it and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your confidence will grow. And if you’re already confident, that’s brilliant – we love that!
So, if you want to sing, love to sing and have enthusiasm and commitment then we want you in ShowChoir. Come and try it and see for yourself.
The ShowChoir Timetable
ShowChoir rehearses all year round, apart from 2 weeks at Christmas.
With 50 weeks of rehearsal, we appreciate that people will have holidays booked, etc.
so you are under no obligation to let us know if you cannot attend a rehearsal.
How much does it cost?
After your free session, ShowChoir costs £25 a month, payable by direct debit.
This works out at £300 for the year.
There is also a Pay As You Go system, costing £7.50 per rehearsal.
We’ve tried to make paying your membership fees as easy and flexible as possible.
“I really enjoyed last night's taster session, I thought Joe was absolutely superb. He was engaging, funny, enthusiastic, the pace he went at I found was just right (for me anyway)”
“My cheeks were hurting at the end of the session so I was clearly enjoying myself!”
“I thought Joe was excellent, he managed us all very well, he obviously knows his stuff and certainly knows how to run a choir. His tips on technical things were apt and actually helped a lot, such as when to breathe in and hold it but in a relaxed way and other singing techniques. I know from speaking to others that a lot of us, including myself, appreciate that sort of technical advice. His friendly, engaging manner was just right, and he paced the whole evening just right.”
“Great teacher and great session, really enjoyed being told where and when to breathe. Joe came away from his piano and came to each section to listen whether we were in tune or not, this was very helpful.”