Book your place at Find Your Voice
Thank you for your interest in our sessions. On this page, you'll find more detailed information about when and where our sessions are taking place, and how to sign up. signing up for more information about our sessions. You'll also find links to other sections of our new website, where you can read in-depth info.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL | PAY AS YOU FEEL
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR BOOKING
The link above will take you to a google form for you to confirm the dates you wish to attend. We know that plans often change and you may wish to swap the dates or attend online rather than in-person.
Please save the email you receive after booking
You will receive a copy of what you entered in the form with an EDIT button at the top of the email. This is a unique link to your form. Save the email you receive so that you can use the EDIT button if you need to make changes or wish to book onto other sessions later.
Important COVID Safety
Following consultation with our singers and careful consideration of guidance, we have put in place COVID safety measures to protect everyone. Unity is an inclusive choir and many of our singers are more vulnerable to COVID. Our singers voted overwhelmingly to continue using testing rather than returning with masks indoors.
All singers are required to take a lateral flow test before attending
Please visit our website to read more about our COVID safety measures here
September Tasters: In-Person
New singers are welcome at any of our tasters - each session will provide a gentle introduction into singing with us. Each week, we build on the songs we have learned in the previous weeks. Singers are welcome to switch between daytime and evening sessions to suit their availability as we will be covering similar songs in both.
Find Your Voice Course
Our 4 week Find Your Voice Course is held at Kepier Hall, Houghton and will run on a Tuesday evenings or Thursday mornings:
Brand new singers are welcome to attend the first week of our Find Your Voice but the following three weeks are only open to those who have attended one or more taster session or the first week of the course as each session builds on the one before. Singers will book a place on either the Tuesday or Thursday course, however can ask to switch sessions to suit availability or attend both.
What to expect?
Zoom Sessions: Online
Not all of our singers are able to attend in-person sessions and therefore we also offer the chance to join in online. On Tuesdays 7.15-9pm our sessions are hybrid - broadcasting live on Zoom to allow our online singers to see, hear and interact with the live, in-person session by joining in from their home.
Everyone has their own COVID comfort level and not all of us are ready to return in-person yet. Our singers join us on Zoom for a variety of reasons including childcare, transport, work patterns or when unwell or isolating. Our Zoom sessions provide complete flexibility and allow singers to choose each week whether to attend in-person or online as it suits them.
Want to attend online? Just use the sign link below.
'Pay as you feel' donations
Our Find Your Voice sessions are fully funded by Sunderland City Council, and are FREE to attend. You may choose to make a 'Pay as you feel' donation during booking or at any time that suits you during the project.
Unity Choir is run by The Singing Elf Social Enterprise - we are a local, not-for-profit, community organisation. Some of our projects receive funding but not all of our work is covered. We rely on donations to help our singing continue even when we aren't receiving funding and to support other aspects like our performances, social events and online community. Before the pandemic, our Unity sessions cost £5 per person. We know that for many, the pandemic has made times even harder and we are committed to keeping our sessions 'Pay as you feel' for as long as possible.