BOPUC: Come and Sing the Blues Away (March 2019)

Sunday 31st March 2019

12:30pm - 2:15pm


NEXT SESSION: Sunday 31st March 2019, 12:30pm – 2:15pm

Email popupchoirs@gmail.com to register your place for as many of our sessions as you can make.


Whether you’re someone who feels a dip in their mood or not, and even if you’ve never sung with others before, boost your spirits by coming along to a pop-up choir workshop Sunday 31st March at the Cumberland Arms, Byker.

This is the first of our new monthly ‘Sing the Blues Away’ monthly residency.

Singing is a scientifically proven mood-enhancing, immune-system boosting activity, so come along and enjoy a light-hearted song-learning workshop, led by chief-joy-spreader Beccy Owen, designed to lift everyone’s spirits and give us all a sense of achievement and calm.

The repertoire we will learn will be specifiably chosen to enhance mood, and whether you believe you’re ‘good enough’ or not you WILL be able to make a good sound and find your place in the group…all guidance and resources will be provided on the day.

It’s also Pay What You Feel (suggested minimum donation £5 if you can afford it) so don’t let the fact that you’re probably strapped after Christmas stop you.

On the day, those of us who would like to perform will be invited to share our new found pop-up choir sound in the Cumberland Arms beer garden for a Sing-Through of everything we’ve learned together at around 2pm.

Feel free to invite people along to hear you before noshing down some Sunday lunch, or whatever your plans are.

We usually film the results of our time together and post it online, as well, to keep spreading the January joy.

Please email popupchoirs@gmail.com to secure your place.

Here’s some recent feedback from people who have attended previous pop-up choir events

Participants were asked to complete the sentence “As a result of this pop-up choir…”

“I feel I am able to sing in public after a lifetime of thinking I wasn’t good enough. I thoroughly enjoyed myself singing other people”

“I was able to escape the world and enter a wonderful, inclusive, joyous, uplifting, hilarious and restorative bubble for 2 hours.”

“I feel more confident about singing even though my voice is not the best. I think it has improved. I have learned some lovely songs, met some great people and had a good laugh.”