We are London’s LGBTQIA+ non-performing singing group.
Many Voices began in 2013 as a “sing-for-fun” group for LGBTQIA+ people and their friends. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and gender diverse, intersex, ace, queer and questioning people, and our allies, are welcome. We just sing because we like it, it makes us feel great, and we love the sense of connection and community that it brings.
We’re not a choir – we don’t perform, we don’t rehearse – so sessions are more like one-off workshops. Typically we begin with warming up our bodies and voices (nothing strenuous), and sing short rounds, call-and-response, ditties, shanties, songs from different genres, traditions and cultures. The emphasis is on enjoyment rather than perfection – though there is often a wonderful sense of awe when we’ve sung something beautiful, or of achievement when we’ve learned something more challenging!
We teach all the songs by ear, so there’s no need to be able to read music. If you like to sing in the car or the shower, or if you haven’t sung since school but would like to try, you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome. No commitment required, no auditions, no performances, no pressure!
It costs £10 (in cash) on the door. We offer a HALF-PRICE crew place for people who have been before. Instead of paying in cash, crew members pay in time: welcoming at the door, helping set up the room, and washing up afterwards. Please email us if you can commit to doing this.
When there isn’t a lockdown(!) we meet in central London, UK, at Westminster Quakers (Friends Meeting House), on the second Saturday of most months. (At the moment, we have no dates booked in… waaaaaahhhhhhh… but we hope to be singing with you again when it’s safe!)
You can arrive from 7.15, we sing from 7.30-9.00pm. You are welcome to stay for a hot drink and chat: teas, coffee and biscuits are provided.
Many Voices is managed by Gaynor and Tati, with various guest leaders.