"Neighbourhood Voices became a reality after realising there wasn't a space for people to learn and perform pop, alternative and indie songs in the city. A choir that could challenge people to develop their voices and musicianship, but also to create a safe social space for friendships to form and grow. The name came from a Tom J Newell doodle in Picture House Social over a few gins..!"
Neighbourhood voices is a contemporary, secular choir that sings a range of pop, indie and alternative music. We welcome female identifying, trans and non-binary singers over 18 years of age, from any and all cultures, communities, neurotypes and backgrounds. We are LGBTQ+ friendly and actively working towards making our gigs and rehearsal space as accessible to all as possible.
No audition is required to join our choir and it is not necessary to be able to read music or have any kind of musical training. All voices are welcome.
We currently comprise more than 60 singers, who come together weekly to rehearse our own arrangements, put together by our Musical Director Gina Walters (she/her) and our Assistant Musical Director, Liv Muir Wilson (she/they). We are a performing choir - this is at the heart of what we do - and so regular attendance and committed practice are expected of our members. Though we love to sing to develop our voices and build our confidence, being together as a group brings us enormous light and energy.
Past and current arrangements include songs such as 5 Dollars by Christine and the Queens, Pynk by Janelle Monáe and The Hardest Part by Olivia Dean. We sing in 3-5 part harmonies, and regularly perform across Sheffield and beyond. In recent years we've performed with Self Esteem at The Leadmill, opened Steve Lamacq's show on BBC World Music Day, received support from Sheffield Soup and packed our weekends full of local gigs such as Peddler Market & The Tramlines Fringe.
Above all, our aim is to have fun whilst enjoying a shared love of music
We are available for both public gigs and
Please contact us to find out our availability/ rates.