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What is Pop Club Choir?

Weekly no-audition, all-ability choir, singing pop, rock, show tunes and more


No need to read music. All voices welcome (even if you "can't" sing)


No limit to the number of new songs each term. Recap with our online resources, download words, sheet music, tips, tricks and more


"I can't sing!" is no obstacle to joining a choir. Click here to find out why.



Monday 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Bury St Edmunds
New Bury Community Centre
1 Charles Place IP32 6TD


Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Ipswich
Ipswich Sports Club
Henley Road IP1 4NJ


Thursday 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Thetford
Croxton Village Hall,
Croxton, Thetford, IP24 1LN



How much does it cost?

Annual Membership
£5 per session (A single payment of £150 to cover the whole year)
Our best value package
Includes full access to website resources


Termly Membership
£6 per session (Termly payment of £60)
Includes full access to website resources


Pay as you go
£10 per session
Simply pay the door when you turn up
(No access to website resources)


About us


Friendly and welcoming, weekly choir. We sing pop, rock and show tunes


Whether you're a "Bathroom Bono" or "Shower Shakira," you're most welcome!


Free 'taster' session and then prices from as little as £5 per week
Membership includes access to all our choirs so come to as many session as you like, every week




We have regular socials events. Join our busy Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/popclubchoir to keep in touch.


Loads of performances opportunities including:


Midnight Walk, Portman Road


Race for Life


Suffolk Show




No limit to the number of new songs we learn each term. As soon as we've learned a song, we move straight on to the next.
Audio tracks available at all times. Even before the song has been taught!



Best part of my week


Sarah (Choir Member)

Great songs

More added every month

A fantastic selection of well known pop songs, some belters from the musicals, and more... with top quality backing tracks too.

Personal touch

Local group for local folks

A local singing group, based right here in Suffolk. We know you all personally and you can speak directly to Ed at any time.

Pop in when you can

Catch up when you need to

Don't worry if you miss a session. Catch up videos, learning tracks, lyrics, sheet music, rehearsal schedule and more online.

Ed's enthusiasm is infectious.


Terry (Choir Member)

Happy choir singers

Everyone is welcome


All singing levels welcome. Even if you think you can't sing, you'll feel right at home at our fun and relaxed sessions. There's no pressure and the responsibility for you learning the songs is on me, not you!


There are regular performance oportunities and social events — but they're optional so if you just prefer to come and sing at the weekly sessions, that's just fine.


Lyrics and sheet music are available to download so you can choose which works better for you. Everything is taught by rote so there's no need to read music, or have any musical knowledge. Leave all that to me!

Sheer joy!


Dr Helen Shepherd (Author)

Ed conducting

All about me


My name is Ed. I’m your Musical Director, Conductor, Pianist, Vocal Coach, Creative Director, Music Arranger, Backing Track Maker and Event Planner, all rolled into one.


I've lived in Suffolk nearly all my life and have spent the last 35 years working in the music business. I've played and sung all over the world at some amazing places such as the Café de Paris in Monte Carlo, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Shangri-La Amphitheatre in Oman. And I've made music with lots of famous celebs too, from Robbie Williams and Michael Ball to Westlife and Christian Slater.


Most of my career has been in the world of pop music where I'm usually to be found singing or playing the guitar, but I've also worked in classical ensembles (as a violin player) and in professional choirs as both a singer and an accompanist.

Simply wonderful!


Charlie Dawson (St Christopher's)

Ed conducting

Songs We Sing


We're constantly adding songs to our repertoire but here's a small selection of some of the stuff we've either sung recently or we'll be singing soon!


If you've missed a song you can re-learn it using the resources in the Members' Area, or you can attend one of our regular recap sessions where we cover songs we've previously learned.


And we'd love to hear which songs you'd like to do to so be sure to let us know!

Perfect • A Thousand Years • Bridge over troubled waters • Shut up and dance • Bring him home • Titanium • Shallow • I'm still standing • Time after time • Thank you for the music • Country Roads • Lean on me • I wanna dance with somebody • Fields of gold • Working my way back to you babe • I would do anything for love • Sleigh ride • Africa • Don't stop believing • Don't stop me now • Sweet Caroline • Viva la vida • I can see clearly now • Walking in Memphis • Suspicious minds • Hallelujah • Greatest day • Don't you want me baby • Take on me • Always a woman • September • Thinking out loud • Uptown funk • Somewhere only we know • Celebration • I will wait • Put your hands up • Pompeii • Rock the boat

Perfect • A Thousand Years • Bridge over troubled waters • Shut up and dance • Bring him home • Titanium • Shallow • I'm still standing • Time after time • Thank you for the music • Country Roads • Lean on me • I wanna dance with somebody • Fields of gold • Working my way back to you babe • I would do anything for love • Sleigh ride • Africa • Don't stop believing

Don't stop me now • Sweet Caroline • Viva la vida • I can see clearly now • Walking in Memphis • Suspicious minds • Hallelujah • Greatest day • Don't you want me baby • Take on me • Always a woman • September • Thinking out loud • Uptown funk • Somewhere only we know • Celebration • I will wait • Put your hands up • Pompeii • Rock the boat • Dreams


How does it work?


Pop Club Choir runs every week for ten weeks during school term time, usually divided into two blocks of five weeks, separated by school half term.


We open up about 30 minutes before the start of the session so you can catch up with your friends and get settled down. Each session is 90 minutes long with a short break in the middle.


We have several locations across Suffolk and you can attend as many different locations you like.



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Three easy ways to join



7 Day Pass


• £10 per week


• Attend as many sessions in a week as you like


(No access to membership areas)



Annual Membership


• £5 per session


• Single payment of £150


• Attend as many sessions as you like across all our locations


• Full access to audio and video resources for 12 months


• Priority booking for concerts and events


• Our best value package



Ten week pass


• £6 per week


• Single payment of £60


• Attend as many sessions as you like across all our locations


• Full access to audio and video resources in the membership areas


Pop Club Choir runs for ten weeks each term. So, if you join in week 1 your membership will last for the full term. If you join in week 3, for example, your membership will run until week 2 of the following term.

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* Please note that all our membership options are based on the sessions available, rather than how many sessions you attend. We really hope you'll come every week, but we're not able to give refunds for any sessions that you miss.

When and Where



Bury St Edmunds


The New Bury Community Centre
1 Charles Place
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 6TD


7.30pm to 9pm


  • Upcoming Rehearals
  • Monday 27 May
  • Monday 3 June
  • Monday 10 June
  • Monday 17 June
  • Monday 25 June TBC


Ipswich


Ipswich Sports Club
Henley Road
Ipswich IP1 4NJ


7.30pm to 9pm


  • Upcoming Rehearals
  • NO REHEARSAL 22 May
  • Wednesday 29 May
  • Wednesday 5 June
  • Wednesday 12 June
  • Wednesday 19 June
  • Wednesday 26 June


Thetford


Croxton Village Hall
Croxton
Thetford IP24 1LN


7.30pm to 9pm


  • Upcoming Rehearals
  • NO REHEARSAL 23 May
  • Thursday 30 May
  • Thursday 6 June
  • Thursday 13 June
  • Thursday 20 June
  • Thursday 27 June

An absolute pleasure.


James Brison-Smith (Brison-Events)

Everyone (everyone) can sing!


If you whistle or hum along to the radio yet have always believed "I can't sing," then think again!


Singing is no different from other physical activites. The more we do it, the easier it becomes. Imagine singing ' "Happy Birthday" in a big group. Do you worry about being in tune or whether you're making a nice sound? No! That's because you've sung it a million times and you're using your muscle memory.


It's true that not everyone is born with a naturally beautiful voice. But singing in a group is about voices blending together. The tones we all produce combine to give a magnificent sound.


I'll let you into a secret: when soloists sing together in groups of more than a few, they change how they sing. Have a look at the famous "Three Tenors" Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. The sharp-eyed amongst you will notice that they don't actually all sing at the same time that often and when they do... well, let's just say, it wouldn't work if there were 50 of them singing like that.


Ed conducting

Try us for free

We think everyone will love singing with us but don't take our word for it.


Come and give it a try!


It's absolutely free of charge and there no obligation.


We promise you a warm welcome, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the chance to see what we do.

We all remember the first time we crossed the threshold to come and sing with the choir and we know it can feel just a little daunting.


There'll be someone at the door to welcome you.

They'll give you some 'songs words' and a 'welcome pack' and settle you down in your seat.

Then it's down to you to just join in as much or as little as you like.

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