The choir is no longer running in Bristol (read full update here). If you are interested in joining our new branch in Plymouth, Devon please get in touch. We are looking for singers of all ages and abilities to join us on our new adventure. We will be offering training to all participants with the aim of developing into an exciting performance driven choir. Please get in touch to sign up to our tasters sessions on 14th and 21st January in central Plymouth.
Are you looking for an a cappella choir that covers a range of challenging folk music, has high musical standards, and is also fun with a great sense of community? Do you want to be involved in a range of professional performances, concerts and festivals? If so, The Great Sea Choir could be the group for you!
GSC is one of South West England's' leading mixed-voice contemporary choirs, directed and led by our passionate conductor Heg Brignall
We structure our year around three seasons; January - March, April - July and September - December, each of which incorporates a run of gigs. From informal singing in pub settings to large-scale concerts and festivals. Each year is different and gigs are varied and diverse.
To become a member of GSC you will need to commit to regular rehearsals, be dedicated to performing as well as be able to rehearse and learn music outside of group rehearsals. We don't audition our singers, however our standard is high and we learn quickly through often challenging and complex arrangements. The ability to sing in tune and being open to learning vocal techniques is essential; harmony singing experience a bonus. We use sheet music whilst learning but the ability to sight read the music is not necessary as every part is also taught by ear. Many of our members use the score as learning aid. Parts are also uploaded to our dropbox so you can listen at home. Before joining, new singers will meet with Heg to check that they are placed in the appropriate section.
The choir is a hugely friendly and inclusive group of mixed ages and is a great way to meet new people. We regularly organise social activities and have a facebook group where members can communicate with each other. We are a lively and enthusiastic choir which works to professional standards.
We look forward to welcoming you!
For any enquiries, please email us at info @ thegreatseachoir.co.uk (spaces removed)