Who are we?
Sound Waves Community Choir are based in Bishop Auckland,
Co. Durham and formed in September 2011. The choir is ever-growing and currently has around 50 members on its books. The choir has performed many public concerts, raising around £10,000 for local and national charities. The choir also performed during the Bishop Auckland leg of the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012 and has been broadcast several times on Auckland Hospital Radio, reaching an online global audience from the UK to New Zealand.
More recently, on July 6th 2016 we performed alongside our sister choir Vocal Soul Community Choir, again at the King's Centre, raising £550 for charity, whilst being broadcast by Auckland Hospital Radio.
Having got back to relative normality after Covid restrictions, we recently performed at the Majestic Theatre in Darlington, once again alongside our sister choir Vocal Soul for our first public performance in three years. The next performance will be less of a wait however, as we are performing yet again with Vocal Soul at Bishop Auckland Methodist Church on Saturday 10th December 2022.
What do we do? Where are we based?
We rehearse each Thursday evening from 7.30-9.30 in our NEW venue, Bishop Auckland Methodist Church Hall, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP (Opposite the Hospital). As well as rehearsing our current programme there is an opportunity to promote local gigs and events involving our members and a chance to socialise with friends old and new. The sessions are always fun and light-hearted and members leave with a broad smile and a feeling of self-worth.
What does it cost? Do I need to audition?
We are an all-inclusive choir and we do not audition members.
The choir has a wide range of ages, abilities and singing experience
but all levels are catered for.
The cost is £5 cash, or £5.25 via a contactless card or smartphone app per session with no up-front membership fee; you just turn up, pay and sing. As the music used is all written especially for the choir there is no charge for expensive sheet music either.
What do current members say about the choir?
Here are some comments made by current members of their experiences
of Sound Waves Community Choir: