Gasworks Choir was the first community choir to form in Bristol and its groundbreaking model has inspired the formation of many more choirs across the country.
At one point we had a six year waiting list to join but, thanks to the explosion of similar choirs in our fabulous ‘Singing City’, can now offer you a place much more quickly, while still maintaining our reputation as one of the best choirs in town.
Directed by Ali Orbaum and Jess Samuel, the choir grew out of Ali & Dee Jarlett's work with the Sweet Soul Sisters, and has continued to thrive since its formation in 1997.
There are no auditions and we welcome experienced singers and beginners alike. All our songs are taught by ear in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We learn new songs every term and reach an extraordinary standard very quickly, thanks to clear and inspiring co-teaching and the help and support our choir members give each other.
Our original repertoire is diverse: pop, soul, folk, funk, jazz, blues, world, classical and more. We provide audio recordings throughout the term for you to practice at home.
Most of our songs are arranged for the choir by Ali, Dee & Jess. If you are interested in our arrangements for your choir please contact us.
We do have a waiting list to join but spaces become available on a regular basis.
Get in touch now if you're interested in joining and we'll offer you a place as soon as possible - perhaps as soon as next term.