Coda Music Centre provides an environment so conducive to creative and enjoyable music-making that many participants remain with the Choir or the Community Singers for many years.
Coda Community Singers
A fun, friendy and informal group led by experienced and popular musician, Bob Burke. The group produce CDs of their songs and perform regularly in local venues and events. The Community Singers are open to anyone who enjoys singing – no music reading or previous experience is necessary. Songs include rounds, calls, folk music, spirituals, world music, and songs from the world of musical theatre, the shows and rock and pop.
The group currently has some 35 members and meet at Coda Music Centre at 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening.
Coda has provided an opportunity to sing in a chamber choir for almost 2 decades. singing and performing a wide-ranging repertoire from classical to contemporary including madrigals, music theatre, sacred music, world music and lighter popular music. Their songs span different ages and cultures with the aim of producing a fine, blended choral sound. Learning is fun and friendly, often including the use of choral games and challenges.
Over the Autumn we are taking a break from regular Wednesday night sessions and instead looking to provide a series of short intensive masterclasses. Please get in touch if you are looking for opportunities to sing in a group, and click back for more information on the Coda choir for 2013.
Coda Music Cauldron
The Music Cauldron aims to bring a wide range of students together to take part in masterclass workshops and ultimately to work as a creative ensemble, exploring repertoire and creating and composing new work alongside professional music leaders. The first project, a songwriting workshop took place in October 2010 with monthly sessions now ongoing. If you wish to develop composition, improvisation and performance skills please get in touch for more information.
The Folk Orchestra
For all players of English Traditional and folk music wishing to join an ensemble. Under the guidance of Chris Hopgood and with an open invitation to musicians of all abilities the group meets every Thursday at Coda from 7pm and performs at local events and festivals.
Visit their Facebook page here
The Coda Paraorchestra
Inspired by the British Paraorchestra last seen performing at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games, this new project starting this winter, aims to provide a forum for musicians with disability to play together as an ensemble. If you wish to know more please get in touch via email here
Coda Music likes to give its students diverse opportunities to make music together. Throughout the year therefore, it puts together a range of different ensembles to suit differing levels of ability and to provide performance opportunities for students at all levels. There are also opportunities for our piano students to perform together using Coda’s suite of 9 Clavinovas.
Not quite what you want?
If you would like to join a singing group - day time or evening, children, young people, adults - and neither of the above is quite what you want...do contact us to discuss. We are always interested in new ideas about the development of music making opportunities!