Kaleidoscope Community Choir

Thursday Evening Singing (Weekly)Willow Songsmith

Venue: The VoiceBox, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ

All levels: 8pm-10pm

Cost: Pay As You Go weekly – £6 full, £4 concessions
Termly – Contact choir@kcm-music-derby.org.uk for the pay-up-front discount price for the current term.

Spring Term dates 2018 – 4 January –  22 March

We love making a mighty and harmonious sound! There are no auditions, and you don’t need a fabulous voice to join us (although you will probably develop one after singing with us for a while!)

Kaleidoscope Community Choir is led by Willow and Rowan Songsmith and meets every Thursday for a fast paced and fun-packed evening of song. We sing a wide range of songs Ancient to Modern; Folk to Jazz; from Britain and around the World in three or four part harmony (and occasionally in unison). Mostly we sing a cappella (unaccompanied), but also with some songs accompanied on Guitar, Bouzouki or keyboard (by Willow, our joint choir leader) and sometimes with the addition of Fiddle, percussion etc played by choir members. We do use scores (written music) to help learn the songs, but you don’t need to be able to read music as all parts are also taught by ear!

Kaleidoscope Community Choir at The VoiceBoxWe always start with an enjoyable variety of warm-ups and vocal techniques to strengthen, protect and enhance our voices. We are a large group (usually 30+) with a good mixture of voices (including a healthy number of men!). Our singing is primarily ‘just for fun’, so we keep performances to a minimum (a couple of times per year) and these events are, of course, optional. You are assured of a warm welcome from our friendly and sociable group, whether you are an experienced singer or a complete novice.

Listen to samples of the choir’s repertoire on the Audio Recordings page


We have performed at events which members agreed we would like to support, and also hold concerts of our own.


If you’d like to join, please email: choir@kcm-music-derby.org.uk