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Bristol's legendary Gasworks Choir is a community choir with over 160 members.

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 Broderick, 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.


Ali & Jess teaching together will have you singing out in harmony within minutes...


Choir Director / Founder
Ali has been co-directing the Gasworks Choir since it’s inception. A singer, arranger & teacher with 20 years experience, from performing in indie bands to leading 1000 voice choral events, she runs popular workshops & singing events both locally and internationally including Sing for Water West & Sing Your Socks Off holidays.


Choir Director
Jess started leading Gasworks with Ali in 2016. An experienced singer, performer & teacher, she joined Naked Voices when she was just 16 years old & went on to complete a first class degree in Performing Arts & then to tour the world as a musician. She performs with The Harmonettes & co-founded & directs Bristol Show Choir


Pip is the choir’s administrator and keeper of the database, providing invaluable support with the day-to-day running of the choir, marketing and recruitment. He joined the choir in 2004, has sung with Gasworks Singers and was a founder member of The Gasmen.


Gasworks Singers Director / Founder
Dee co-founded and ran Gasworks with Ali for 16 years, and Naked Voices for 9 years. Semi-retired, she still directs the offshoot “Gasworks Singers” and arranges songs for Gasworks and choirs around the country. as well as running holidays and teaching at voice camps with Ali. She has taken up the violin and now plays in lots of bands!


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