Two of Islington's most dynamic community choirs joined forces in March for Sing In the Spring! All male chorus Bellow Fellows & the joy-inducing Islington Community Choir sang a varied repertoire of songs within the beautiful acoustics of St Luke's Holloway, whilst raising money for local charity The Islington Centre for Refugees & Migrants.
London's male voice community choir
We meet on Tuesday evenings in Angel, N1 from 7.00-8.30pm. For information on term dates & our rehearsal venue visit this link.
Bellow Fellows really is open to any man. A common story from new singers is their fear of coming along to the first session, but 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.
Dominic Stichbury is the founder and leader of Bellow Fellows. He has been leading choirs and singing workshops since 2009. In 2013 he set up Chaps Choir, the first alternative male voice contemporary chorus in the uk. After this project grew it became clear that lots more chaps wanted a chance to sing.
He has 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.
Dominic is a UK member of the Spooky Men's Chorale and sings with jazz & groove ensemble The London Vocal Project.
As well as being a member of The Natural Voice Network Dominic has trained with the Association of British Choral Directors and completed an animateur apprenticeship with Spitalfields Music.
Bellow Fellows is London's male voice community choir and meets regularly in central London. There are no auditions and everything is taught by ear.
We sing a variety of music, from well known pop to shanties, work songs & everything in-between.
More detailed information about the choir can be found here.
MEN: COME AND SING!
group singing open to all men.
Variety of music
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 rock & pop, folk, and other singing traditions.
Open to all*
Whilst we know men enjoy singing, most mixed choirs have few in their ranks. Bellow Fellows is an attempt to encourage men out of the woodwork and get them into a singing community.
No auditions. Learn by ear
Bellow Fellows is run using principles of the Natural Voice Network. It uses an inclusive and supportive teaching approach, open to singers of varied confidence and experience.
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