Singing in a choir is a brilliant way to meet new people and it has been proven to instil a sense of happiness and increase wellbeing. BSO Voices usually performs at least three times a year under the direction of conductor, Pete Harrison with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. There are no auditions to join and the ability to read music is not essential.

This term whilst we are still not able to rehearse or perform as we would normally due to social distancing, we will be virtually learning a world premiere song sepcially composed for the choir which celebrates the camaraderie of singing together, entitled Shoulder to Shoulder.

Learning resources will be posted online and there will be opportunities along the way to pick up tips and advice from Pete Harrison as well as live inset sessions via Zoom. Up-to-date information and news will be posted on the private BSO Voices members page on Facebook so do sign up to that if you are not already – you will need to request permission to join so that we know we are secure. Please also note that learning CDs will not be produced but all scores and learning tracks are available to listen to or download on the BSO Voices Resources page – available by the end of February.

At the end of the term in early April, members will be encouraged to submit a video of themselves singing which will be edited together to produce a final “virtual” performance video of everyone singing together.

The fee for the term is £20 to cover the costs of preparing the scores and learning tracks and also a small fee for both Pete and Teresa for their work needed to make this happen. Application is only available online by clicking the Book now link on the right. You will then be sent the password to get access to the online resources.

Works and composers

Barlow / BSO Voices Shoulder to Shoulder