• BELLOW FELLOWS

    Singing is simple. Come along and join in.

     

    Bellow Fellows is a men's community choir based in Angel, London that meets on a Tuesday evening.

  • MEN: COME AND SING

    group singing open to all men.

    Photo by Alistair Veyard (Chaps Choir)

    Top tunes

    Rock, folk, gospel, oddities

    The songs we sing are carefully chosen from different styles and traditions. A bracing tune one moment to a tender melody the next including songs from Appalachia, rock & pop, Georgia and other singing traditions.

    Photo by Matt Veal (Chaps Choir)

    Open to all*

    (*men)

    Whilst we know men love to sing, most mixed singing groups have few in their ranks. Bellow Fellows is an attempt to encourage men out of the woodwork and get them into a singing community.

    Photo by Diana Jarvis

    Natural Voice

    No auditions. Learn by ear

    Bellow Fellows is run using principles of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network. It uses an inclusive and supportive teaching approach, open to singers of varied confidence and experience.

  • Bellow Fellows singing from the Union Chapel's balcony, supporting Chaps Choir

    'On Tuesday night I went to my very first choir practice with 45 other men. This was so far outside of my comfort zone, I nearly turned around and walked away

     

    It's now Friday and I am still floating on a little cloud of happy. Who knew singing in a group could be so joyful and uplifting?

     

    Can't wait for next Tuesday.'

     

    Bellow Fellows regular Simon.

     

  • Come and sing!

    Drop in or sign up for a term

    Drop in

    Bellow Fellows really is open to any man. A common story from new singers is their fear of coming along to the first session and then how glad they were to bite the bullet by turning up.

     

    Many of us haven't sung since we were at school; the good news is that no experience is required to turn up and you do not need to be able to read music.

     

    Drop-in to any Bellow Fellow's session and try it out.

    Where/When

    We meet on Tuesday evenings in Angel from 7.00-8.30pm. For information on term dates and fees visit this link. You can sign up to an entire term, register your interest or just turn up without notice and pay the drop-in-rate.

    Current choir subscriptions are

    £70 (£50 conc) for a term (usually ~ 10 sessions)

    £12 (£8 conc) drop-in

    Bellow Fellows sign up information

  • What Does It Sound Like?

    Listen here

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  • About

    Who's behind Bellow Fellows?

    Singing with men

    I'm Dominic Stichbury, the chap behind Bellow Fellows. I've been leading choirs and singing workshops since 2009. In 2013 I set up Chaps Choir, the first alternative contemporary chorus in the uk that was open to any man. After this project grew it became clear that lots more chaps wanted a chance to sing.

    I've led choirs in schools, prisons and community centres and work regularly as workshop leader with organisations such as The Southbank Centre, Spitalfields Music, Voicelab and London based music education charities to deliver singing and music in a variety of settings.

     

    I'm a UK member of the Spooky Men's Chorale and sing with jazz & groove ensemble The London Vocal Project, As an arranger and choral director I've collaborated with artists including beatboxer Shlomo, Omar, Joe Stilgoe, Stephen Coates (The Real Tuesday Weld), Hattie Webb, The Puffin Voices and Samantha Whates.

     

    As well as being a member of The Natural Voice Practitioners' Network I've trained with the Association of British Choral Directors and completed an animateur apprenticeship with Spitalfields Music.

     

     

    @DomStich
    ITV news segment on Men's singing
    On Men & Singing - Being A Man festival @ Southbank 2016

    Independent Article on Chaps Choir

    www.chapschoir.com
     

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    email: bellowfellowschoir@gmail.com

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