Oxford Youth Inclusive Choir

A Musical Community Without Barriers

The Oxford Youth Soundabout Choir welcomes people aged 25 years and under, and their families/carers. 

The Choir is now administered by Oxfordshire County Music Service.

The choir celebrates that everyone has their own way of sharing their voice. Here are a few examples of ways you could join in:

  • Singing or vocalisations
  • Making sounds with an instrument or sound maker
  • Using technology e.g. an iPad or EyeGaze
  • Movement and dance
  • Signing; We use a mix of movement, BSL, Signalong and Makaton to interpret lyrics*

By welcoming all voices we aim to be as inclusive as possible, and actively try to remove barriers to participation from those with severe and profound learning disabilities. 

The choir sings songs chosen by members and occasionally writes their own songs. Every piece of music is designed so that members can be involved in their own way. 

The choir is free to join, there are no auditions, and you do not need to be able to read music notation. Please fill in our sign up form below.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs page or send us an email.

*We do not claim to be Makaton, Signalong or BSL accredited. We work closely with volunteers, choir members and use resources available on YouTube to create our signing videos and inform our delivery. Our aim is to support musical engagement and enjoyment through movement. Please visit MakatonSignalong and/or BSL for more information and more accredited ways to learn. 

When & Where?

We are offering a mixture of face-to-face and virtual rehearsals so that you can join in however is best for you!

Face-to-Face Rehearsals 

  • These are usually held once a half term.
  • These are ran in a hybrid way so if you can’t join us in-person you can still join via zoom.

Virtual Rehearsals

  • Tuesdays at 5pm on Zoom
Upcoming Rehearsal Dates

What is it like to be a Choir Member?

Try Everything by the Soundabout Inclusive Choirs from Oxford and Peterborough
Soundabout Inclusive Choir on BBC Songs of Praise

The sense of achievement when the others have enjoyed his performance. Immense pride …

My daughter loves to take part in recordings and works hard to learn all the songs. She loves picking out voices of other choir members on recording.

To see my daughter’s face light up when she was asked to play her ukulele was priceless …

Oxford Youth Soundabout Inclusive Choir, in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Music Service

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