West Midlands Online Choir

A Musical Community Without Barriers

The West Midlands Soundabout Choir is run by Soundabout and MAC Makes Music. It welcomes people aged 25 years and under, and their families/ carers. 

Please sign up to find out more information on the choir.

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 

There are three associate choirs within the West Midlands offering face-to-face rehearsals on a monthly basis. Select which is best for you:

Virtual Rehearsals

  • Every two weeks on Saturdays at 11am-12pm
  • On Zoom
Upcoming Rehearsal Dates
West Midlands Choir Dates

What is it like to be a Choir Member?

September by the MAC-Soundabout West Midlands and Leicestershire Inclusive Choirs
‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ by The King’s Singers, Soundabout Choirs & Friends

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

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

I heard my son sing quite a lot and attempt to join in at times. He also tried to sign, which he hasn’t engaged with before.

The Birmingham Inclusive Choir, run in partnership with MAC Makes Music.

West Midlands Inclusive Choir Sign-Up

If you are interested in joining West Midlands Inclusive Choir, please fill in the form below to sign up and to receive more information.

Before signing up, we ask that you read the Choir Code of Conduct (PDF), which contains our code of conduct. Please also read our Photography Consent Document (PDF).

When filling in the form below, please make sure you indicate whether you agree with the code of conduct and whether you give consent or not to videos/ photos being taken. Thank you!

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Many of our funders require us to report on disability in our monitoring. While the categories below are very broad, please select one or more that best fits the person you are telling us about. There is a box to tell us in more detail if you require it, especially if there is something useful for our delivery team to know.

Profound and Multiple Learning Disability*
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