An established choir
Bristol's legendary Gasworks Choir is a community choir with over 160 members
Our dynamic and friendly community choir sings a wide range of songs in gorgeous acappella harmony – pop, soul, folk, funk, jazz, blues, world, classical and more. There are no auditions and we welcome experienced singers and beginners alike. All our songs are taught by ear in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We learn new songs every term and reach an extraordinary standard very quickly, thanks to clear and inspiring teaching from two leaders at every session, and the help and support our choir members give each other.
Our 160 strong choir meets fortnightly in four smaller groups in St Werburghs and Bishopston. We also come together regularly as a whole choir and perform at the end of each term. Our December venue is usually the gorgeous St George’s Bristol. We provide audio recordings throughout the term for you to practise at home.
Gasworks Choir was the first community choir to form in Bristol and its ground-breaking model has inspired the formation of many more choirs across the country.
Directed by Ali Orbaum and Susannah Gooch, 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.
Many of our arrangements are created especially for Gasworks by Ali, Dee and past Gasworks teachers and these arrangements are sought out by choirs across the UK.
If you are interested in our arrangements for your choir please contact us.
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!