About SoundSwell

Welcome !

First of all, please be re-assured that the safety and
well-being of everybody attending our rehearsals is our paramount consideration.
We understand how important it is to take precautions to keep everybody safe. 
Indeed, our singing space was chosen with this in mind.  The high ceiling will
ensure that our exhalations rise harmlessly; the seating will be appropriately
distanced; hand sanitizer will be provided; and we would warmly encourage
wearing a mask on arrival and when mingling at break times.

If you are suffering from a cold, or flu or any other respiratory
ailment, please give choir a miss until you have fully recovered.
So, we extend a warm & safe welcome to you.

If you are an experienced singer, we are glad to have you aboard.
But you don’t need to be an experienced singer to join us;

nor do you have to be able to read music.

What you need is enthusiasm!

Nobody comes to Soundswell able to sing everything perfectly.

 We have a mantra that goes:
"In this choir there are no wrong notes, just interesting variations!"


If you enjoy singing,
or used to sing but have not done so for a while,
or you
think you can’t sing but would like to give it a go,     
and you live in or near Nottingham, then
could be your most exciting, song-filled evening of the week!


 Our rehearsals are 2 hours long with a 15 minute break in the middle.
Do, please, bring a bottle of water to sip throughout the evening
to keep your throat moistened, and
feel free to bring a hot drink to enjoy in the break.
Because our venue is lofty it can be a little chilly in the winter months
so make sure you come with nice warm layers so you stay comfortable.

The atmosphere at rehearsals is very friendly and supportive.
 Singing with other people has a great ‘feel good’ factor. 
We recognise this and make the most of it.  
Our members who have, or have had, serious health issues will tell you
their weekly dose of Soundswell makes them feel tons better.

 Before we begin singing, there are vocal warm-ups and
breathing exercises to help us get the best from our voices.
Most weeks we sing a round that we learn on the spot, without using music.
Then we work through our termly repertoire, improving our songs a little each week.

 We work hard, but somehow it never feels like hard work.
Our rehearsals are full of laughter and enjoyment.
And we do produce a lovely sound – we constantly amaze ourselves!

You will be very welcome to join us

  Check the 'Re-Starting Arrangements' page or phone 0115 752 7872 for more information.