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Four Choirs. No Auditions. One Award-Winning Society!
The Singers' Society (SingSoc) exists to give students and local professionals the chance to sing with a large group of like-minded individuals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We perform a wide variety of choral and popular music to a high standard and enjoy doing so! We put on three to four concerts of our own a year, as well as taking part in many smaller Union, University and community events.
The society's Choirs include 'SingSoc Chorus', with over 150 members, open to all whatever their experience. We also run three smaller choirs! our chamber choir 'Socii Cantorum' and 'Melodia', our choir for upper voices (Sops and Altos) which give more experienced singers with good sight-reading skills the opportunity to sing in a more intimate group atmosphere. 'Bombus' is our newest choir and is for lower voices (Tenors and Basses) which rehearses just before Chorus to give people with Lower voices the same opportunities to sing in a smaller group!
Our repertoire for the 2019/20 academic year included a November concert of music shown on the silver screen, a Christmas carol concert including Traditional Sheffield Carols, and a concert in May featuring Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle. In addition to all this, we sing at various community events including lots of lovely carolling around Christmas.
Last year all of our fundraising efforts went towards our adopted charities The Lary Project and Sheffield Music Hub. We also have volunteering opportunities for our members, from getting involved in running singing workshops in schools to helping with some local music groups or performing at a local residential home.
We also have a very active social life. In addition to our trips to the pub after every rehearsal, we also have a varied programme of social events planned for the coming year. This includes our traditional pub carolling trips in December and the end of year formal; as well as meals out, nights out and trips to see local performances.
We rehearse every week of term time and always welcome new members, just come along to any rehearsal:
SingSoc Chorus: Thursdays 7:30 - 9:30pm
Bombus: Thursdays 7:00 - 7:30pm
Melodia: Mondays 6:30 - 7:30pm
Socii Cantorum: Mondays 7:30 - 9:15pm
All rehearsals in Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 6.
How to contact: Have a look at the website, message our facebook page or our Instagram, email us or just come along to any rehearsal and introduce yourself.
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