Pop Chorus become community fundraising partner with Iceni charity
Having raised over £10,000 in the past 2 years for St Elizabeth Hospice, we are now lending our support to another highly esteemed local organisation, Iceni, in the charity’s 20th anniversary year.
Iceni are a small local independent charity based in Ipswich. Working with 250+ families a year, they provide a range of interventions that help address the impact of domestic abuse, addiction, childhood abuse, poverty and family breakdown, particularly where it would negatively impact children. The charity works to give children the opportunity of a happy, healthy & fulfilling start in life.
Brian Tobin, CEO of Iceni said: “We are delighted that Yula and her fantastic Pop Chorus have chosen us as their ‘Charity of the year’. We especially value and greatly appreciate support that comes from local people and organisations. Our relationship with Pop Chorus gives us the confidence that our work is valued and that people do care about improving the lives and communities in which they live and work.
We are looking forward to the next 12 months and apart from raising some much needed funds, it is hoped we can create awareness about the issues we deal with and how singing can have a positive impact on peoples mental health and well-being.” For more information about Iceni, visit their website here.
Pop Chorus Director, Yula Andrews added “The choir are so excited about making a difference to this exceptional and highly renowned local organisation. The work Iceni do in the area has such positive benefits to the local community and we look forward to being able to raise much-needed funds to help them continue in their work. We’ll be promoting the charity at our performances and also encouraging staff and service users to join us in some singing!”
Welcome… Do you love to sing?
…well now you’ve found the friendly, fun, fabulous chorus you’ve been searching for!
- Don’t need any experience
- Won’t have to audition or sing on your own
- Don’t need to read music
- Unashamedly sing great pop songs in harmony to professional backing tracks – this is unlike any choir you’ve ever heard!
Founded in Framlingham, Suffolk, in 2012 by professional singer and vocal coach Yula Andrews, Pop Chorus offers feel-good singing for adults* of all abilities, with a firm focus on having fun whilst making a great sound.
The original Framlingham group still meets on Thursday nights, and the addition of groups in Kesgrave, Ipswich, Felixstowe and Stowmarket has seen the Chorus grow from 8 singers to almost 300!
*over 18s only
SUMMER TERM STARTS W/C 16TH APRIL 2018
Ipswich (West) Pop Chorus (Tue eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Tuesday evenings in Burstall village hall, The Street, Burstall, IP8 3DR.
Kesgrave Pop Chorus (Wed am)
10am-noon on Wednesday mornings at the Royal British Legion Hall, Ropes Drive, Kesgrave, IP5 1AA (by the war memorial and behind Roundabout Day Nursery). Currently full, but please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Ipswich (Central) Pop Chorus (Wed eve) **NEW VENUE**
7.30-9.30pm on Wednesday evenings at Venue 77 (at the Gardeners Arms), Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AB. Currently full, but please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
Felixstowe Pop Chorus (Thu am)
10am-noon on Thursday mornings at Felixstowe Football Club, The Goldstar Ground, Dellwood Avenue, IP11 9HT.
**NEW CHOIR** Stowmarket Pop Chorus (Thu eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Thursday evenings at Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD.
Framlingham Pop Chorus (Thu eve)
7.30-9.30pm on Thursday evenings at Framlingham Conservative Club, Church Street, IP13 9BH.
All Pop Choruses welcome new potential members to come along and try a session for free any week in the first month of term (September/January/after Easter), with no obligation to join. If you then decide you’d like to be in the Pop Chorus, you commit to the term and pay £75 (concessions available) and come to weekly rehearsals.
Come and try a session for free – or contact Yula on 07788 585441, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yula Andrews is a trained singer with over 25 years of performing experience, ranging from Puccini to ABBA tributes! She has been leading choirs and offering vocal coaching for over 15 years and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing.
Please look through the pages of our site to find out all you need to know about Pop Chorus.
The Framlingham and Kesgrave Pop Choruses singing together: Viva La Vida by Coldplay