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Academic Voices

Academic Voices is an open-access, non-auditioned choir. Academic Voices is the choir for singers who already sing from music notation and would like to develop fluency in sight singing, and singing more adventurous music, in three or more parts and in a range of languages. Academic Voices is also the training choir for those who wish to join the Chamber Choir but need more experience or fluency in order to do so.


Rehearsals take place on Thursdays in term time, 18.30-20.30 in Building L29, London Road Campus. 


Academic Voices is conducted by Rebecca Berkley, for more information about Rebecca, click here.


The musicianship focus for Academic Voices is:

Developing and refining your voice through technical exercises and physical work focused on breathing and posture to develop vocal strength and a range of different vocal tone colours.

Building two and three part hearing through group rhythm, pitch and harmony exercises and games so the individual singer may learn to work in the choral team

Refining your understanding of rhythm notation with a focus on delivering rhythmic feel in the music you're learning to sing

Developing pitch and tonality awareness through singing with solfa, focusing on effective intonation

Understanding how to modify individual vocal sound within the choral sound for effective communication with the audience

Exploring the idiosyncratic stylistic features of the choral repertoire that Academic Voices sing.

Learning to sing choral repertoire by heart

Please fill out the form below to sign up to the Academic Voices mailing list. If you would like to join, please come along to any rehearsal, no registering required!


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I Look from Afar

Concert Briefings for Performers:

I Look from Afar Performer Briefing


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