Singers Groups, Forums and Communities
The Singers and Vocalists Communities section will concentrate on listing forums, messageboards, newsgroups and other communities dedicated to discussing all things singing related online regardless of style, standard or genre and we welcome submissions for inclusion from any new or existing forum/messageboard who would like to be listed here.
The Singing Groups section contains information on how & where to look for singing clubs and groups in your area, links, addresses, and contacts (where available) to Singing and Vocal Groups who meet throughout the UK with the aim of helping other singers, improving their vocal abilities, performing or just for the enjoyment of singing!
As the list grows we will add them to the catagories, all group & community links listed below open in a new window.
Our own Singers Messageboard & Music Forum is available for you to post questions, chat, exchange ideas, winge or whatever and you will also find our Site News located there where you can also comment on our progress, make suggestions and report dead links.
If you have or know of a site that would be suitable for this or any other of our sections, please send us the details so we may add it to the site.
Online Singers Communities
These discussion groups are similar to the Listservers. The discussion can be online via a messageboard, forum or email. Most of the following sites allow the user to participate in either fashion, some require registration (free).
Vocalist.org – Singers discussion group
Excellent USA group mainly opera, classical & theatre but very helpful & friendly with members worldwide including tutors, university lecturers, teachers, ENT doctors and singers discussing all aspects of singing, repertoire, training, auditions, health, vocalise, techniques & vocal pedagogy. Registration is required for the group but you can choose wether to receive emails or read posts online only.
Vocalist Backstage List
the Vocalist.org singers newsgroup extended and off topic discussions
Classical Singers Forum
Online forums and discussion for classical singers Coloratura Discussion Group
This egroup is for discussion of the coloratura soprano voice including famous divas, roles, technique, recitals, cd releases.
Discuss and listen to clips of historic soprano singers. Exchange information on your favourite soprano including underrated and neglected singers of the past.
An open place for singers to talk to singers and other musicians. Ask any questions about singing, vocal health, music, business, touring, advice, resources.
No Tenors Allowed is an email discussion group for Baritones, Basses and Bass-Baritones and those who love them to discuss singers, literature, and technique.
Gayaki – Indian Vocal Music
Discussion of Indian Vocal Music.
The Jazz Site
has tons of info and a messageboard/forum for jazz singers & musicians.
Singers forum Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, is the only academy in New York City totally dedicated to the teaching of the “vocal arts.”
The Singers’ Workshop
News, information, products, humor and chat for pop singers. Also the home of The Angel City Voice, the newspaper for singers.
Choralnet – Choralist
Forums for choralists and lovers of choral music including email lists, rehearsal tips, resources and repertoire ideas in english, German, Spanish & French.
home of the Folk DJ List where artists & dj’s can meet with articles, news, discussion and information
Classical Singer Magazine
has an online forum & messageboard for classical singers
The Counter Tenors
A discussion group for Countertenors, Male Altos/Sopranos, Falsettists, Baroque singers and admirers of the art.
Vocal Music Discussion List is an unmoderated forum for discussion of issues related to vocal pedagogy, performance, musical styles, research, music composition within the areas of classical music and musical theatre. Cabaret Chat Board
Post your messages about cabaret and singing.
The range of music knowledge, lyrics, advice and midi files available is phenomenal and from individuals based worldwide. Everything from Bach to Beatles, Aerosmith to Chet Atkins and more are available for you to discuss, download and post.
To access a newsgroup open ‘Outlook Express’ or other mail program and click on ‘Tools’ then Newsgroups. It will then load thousands of newsgroup listings, use the descriptions and links to find relevant groups then save. The list should now appear in your mail program.
Note that your particular service provider may not necessarily carry all of the newgroups suggested here.
Female Vocalist, singers available/wanted, gripe, ask, meet, chat
The place to go for midi information, swaps & chat
The Cubase Newsgroup handy advice, chat, news
Rock Midi news & chat
Midi queries, chat, post
Midi & more midi
Original Midis from various musicians, chat, post midi
rec.music.makers rec.music.makers.bands rec.music.opera
How to Find Singing and Vocal Groups
There are many clubs and groups of singers who love singing and working with like minded people. These are formed by singers who wish to socialise, learn and work with other singers and there are often opportunities to perform.
If you are searching for a group in your area the best place to start is the Local Library or your Town Council’s Leisure & Recreation or Education Department who can provide you with local non-profit and community groups or current workshops and educational programmes available. They should also provide you with the areas Arts Council who will know of the latest funded programmes. Most Colleges and Schools have part-time, evening and weekend classes which are worth investigating. Local Newspapers usually advertise community groups and organisations meetings in their ‘Whats On’ or ‘Diary’ section and more established groups are often listed on the internet, in the yellow pages and telephone directories. Of course you can always browse through our evergrowing list below to find a suitable group or search the internet.
Why not start your own vocal group? Consider what you would like from the group, the style of music, where you would rehearse, will you need costumes, equipment i.e., Piano, the cost, would you perform in public, how much, if anything would you charge, how you will advertise and what would attract others to join you. Schools, Community Halls & Churches have spare rooms/halls often with a Piano or Organ available for hire at reasonable rates and you may have to pay for an accompianist. If you are fortunate enough to have a large room and play an instrument then meetings could be shared between members homes, however, when advertising for members it is wise to be cautious and arrange initial contacts in a public place. Once you have worked out the average expenses, then you can approximate how much to charge your members. This can be in the form of an annual, monthly or weekly fee. Of course the best type of group is one where a bunch of friends can just get together & see where it takes them!! Whatever type of group you decide to create approach your local newspaper and ask if they could do a small feature to attract members or place a small ad in the leisure section providing your contact details (use a work number). It doesn’t cost much if you start off small and build the group slowly. To keep the costs low make your own posters or flyers, place them on public noticeboards at your Library, Council etc,. and have FUN!
Sing a Cappella! Exists to support contemporary a cappella groups in the UK through its website. It also organises workshops.
Yahoo! Listing of A Cappella groups
Browse Acoustic section at Electric Blues Club
Bella Chora Ladies Vocal Ensemble, Winchmore Hill, London. Tel:- 020 8366 7856
Cambridge Suzuki Young Musicians
Suzuki Piano Method and Kodaly Singing group based in Cambridge UK. Organises private tuition / teaching, group lessons and various workshops.
Sing Live UK
With locations throughout the UK, Sing Live provides everyone with the opportunity to sing with a choir and participate in events in world class venues.
The Chantry Singers
The Fair City Singers
Thrift Music Theatre Company
a small collective of professional Theatre practitioners who are passionate about sharing their skills and time with young people to make new & innovative theatre. The company was created by West End singer/director Tim Godwin & Royal National Theatre composer Grant Olding to explore the effect that music and song can have in Theatre, and to seek to challenge audiences and performers to redefine their preconceptions of what ‘Music Theatre’ is and can be. There are a number of ways in which young people might encounter Thrift: at School or college; during one of the company’s outreach workshops;or at one of their residential courses run during the school holidays at various centres around the country. Please visit our site and find out more about our work and ways in which you can get involved in 2006.
Trianon Music Group
Waynflete Singers Sponsorship
Lace City Singers Nottingham Ladies Barbershop Group
Barbershop Harmony Society US barbershop singing organisation.
Browse Blues section at Electric Blues Club
All For One Choir based in Hull, Bridlington and Beverley in Yorkshire. They are an all-inclusive modern choir and official charity supporters of heart Research UK
Association of British Choir Directors
The Addison Group of Singers
Bath Choral Society
Bristol Opera – MALE SINGERS REQUIRED!
British Choirs on the Net
Danesborough Chorus Home Page
Finchley Childrens Music Group
information and short sound clips from the prestigious FCMG London Children’s choir for children aged 3 to 18. Fordingbridge Choral Society
Gerontius – UK Choral Resource
Legato – Lesbians and Gays Singing Together – Choirs of Europe
Male Choir Related Pages on the WWW
New London Children’s Choir – North London
Southwark Singers Choral Singing Choir London
high-calibre selection of experienced singers from a number of choirs throughout Britain.
The Philharmonia Chorus
The Pink Singers – London’s lesbian and gay community chorus.
The Three Valleys Male Choir
– New members welcome. We operate in the area of North London, East Herts & West Essex. We peform at day centres, elderly persons homes &aamp; public concerts in aid of charity. UK Choirs
Site & Links to Choirs, Orchestra’s & More
Launch of two new adult choirs starting at Blackheath and Herne Hill costing £85.00 per term (11 rehearsals, 2 concerts – 7-Jan-16 to 21-Mar-16 every Thu, 7.45 – 9.15pm). Weirdly no addresses for either of these events at their website but here are the details for Herne Hill.
St Faith’s Church, 62 Red Post Hill, Herne Hill, SE24 0BZ
Wikipedia List of UK Choirs
has links to classical listservers, repertoire, sites, reviews & info.
The Counter Tenors
online discussion and chat
Browse the Classical section at Electric Blues Club
British Country a UK site with everything for country performers and music lovers, including listings, information, festivals, soundclips, news, gigs, musicians listings n stuff!
has agents listings, festivals, news, reviews, country music clubs and more!!
Browse the Country section at Electric Blues Club
Browse the Dance section at Electric Blues Club
Penicuik Folk Club and Festival
Browse the Folk section at Electric Blues Club
We are looking for male and female tenors in the east Yorkshire area, please contact us if you are a Christian with a genuine desire to sing gospel music. Solo opportunities for the right person
Revelation Rock Gospel Choir
Browse the Gospel section at Electric Blues Club
Browse the Acoustic section at Electric Blues Club
Hip Hop & Rap
Browse the Rap & Hip Hop section at Electric Blues Club
Jazz Resource: Local/Regional Jazz Scenes.
Bernd van de Weteringh’s Vocal Jazz Page about vocal jazz groups
Bristol Jazz Society
Jazz Singers Network
provides information for singers plus Frank Sinatra exercises, messageboard and links to music and singing resources.
The Vocal Jazz Resource
A resource for jazz vocalists, educators and those interested in vocal jazz. Includes suggested jazz repertoire, colleges and universities offering jazz programs plus links to artists, groups and internet jazz resources.
Browse the Jazz section at Electric Blues Club
Formed to promote the neglected art form of song by providing master classes, workshops, monthly Liederabende and an annual Lieder Festival.
Tel: 0117 974 4666
A children’s opera group operating in Bristol.
Woodley Light Operatic Society
is an amateur musical society in Reading, Berkshire performing two musical shows each year from Cole porter to Gilbert and Sullivan
Browse the Classical section at Electric Blues Club
Revelation Rock Gospel Choir