Ever wanted to just get up and sing your heart out? Why shouldn’t you? Choir practice is a brilliant opportunity for you to find your inner voice - and you shouldn’t ever have to worry about sounding your best!
Led by Fanfare founder and tutor Jenna Fan, Local Vocals is the studio’s resident choir, and it’s open to people of all ages and all experiences. You don’t have to be able to read a single note - and no, you don’t have to be Lesley Garrett or Russell Watson to take part, either!
We’re all about bringing people together. Hence ‘Local’ Vocals - a fun and friendly group where you can make new friends, learn new songs, and maybe even find out something new about your own talents!
Local Vocals largely performs pop songs - so it’s likely you’ll already know much of the music we get into. However, we love dipping into the odd classic here and there!
Local Vocals gives people from all over Wakefield the chance to let loose and discover a new love of music and performing. Not everyone’s had the privilege of making music from an early age - we aim to break down these barriers and make singing accessible, affordable and enjoyable for all.
From warm-ups to fun vocal exercises, Local Vocals is not just about coming together to perform the latest hits. It’s about supporting one another and enjoying the magic of music - while picking up new friends along the way!
Local Vocals Pop Choir works on many different songs throughout the year, and even if you are a newbie, you’ll have the chance to get up to speed with our friendly crew.
Throughout the year, you can join our performances - don’t worry, we’ll help you every step of the way! Local Vocals are regularly invited to perform at events across the Wakefield District, and we host our Spring and Christmas Concerts from South Ossett Church, both highlights of our choral calendar.
Why not take a look at Choirs GO POP, an annual choir festival organised by our very own Director, Jenna Fan.
Rehearsals for Local Vocals are held at New Spring Church, based on Illingworth Street in Ossett, on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
We’ll take time off for Christmas and Easter breaks, so always make sure to get in touch if you’d like to join in around the holidays!
Right now, your first rehearsal with Local Vocals is free of charge - so why not ‘try before you buy’?
We’re committed to making music affordable. To join Local Vocals after your first session, it’s just £50 four times a year, the equivalent of £5 per session!
If you’d like to know more about what’s in store for the Local Vocals pop choir in the weeks and months to come, pop along to meet us.
To find out more, email us with your details!
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