Pop and Jazz Choir

Course Details

Date Monday 12 June 2017
Time 8:00 PM
Venue Leeds College of Music
Duration Monday evenings: Monday 24 April - Monday 3 July 2017, 8 - 9.30pm
Tutor Jenny Chamberlain Smith
Fee £50.00
Age 18+

The Course

New members are welcome to join the choir from Monday 24 April for the remainder of the year until Monday 3 July. The discounted fee to enrol from April is £50 (annual fee: £150) which will include 8 rehearsals an informal performance.

This is a new choir,  which started in September 2016. Open to all singers, the LCoM Pop and Jazz choir is an opportunity to delve into the decades of popular music and jazz from the 1920's to the present day.

Jenny will teach an eclectic repertoire, giving you the chance to explore different styles of harmony singing, including call and response, close harmony, a cappella, and different styles of backing vocals. Material will be taught using a combination of aural and written traditions. During the 30 week course there will be three informal performances.

Previous Experience

  • No choir experience necessary, but participants must have good pitch
  • A basic knowledge of reading music is desirable
  • Participants must be committed to the course dates

What You Will learn

  • Physical and vocal warm-ups
  • Learning from both aural and written traditions
  • Developing your harmony singing
  • How to perform as a group
  • Listening skills
  • How to create different tones and textures
  • How to follow and understand music

Rehearsal Dates

This evening class runs on a Monday evening for 30 rehearsals from Monday 19 September - Monday 3 July 2017, 8 - 9.30pm each week. Please note there are no classes running on the following dates: 1 & 29 May 2017


Jenny Chamberlain Smith is a professional and versatile vocalist, and though rooted in jazz and popular music she effortlessly moves between various genres and styles.  Since graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2006 (BA Jazz Studies) Jenny's career highlights include: recording her début album 'Love Holds Strong'; radio appearances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Leeds, York and Lincolnshire as well as singing backing vocals for Katrina (Katrina and the Waves).  Jenny's versatility has enabled her to be part of a rich variety of ensembles over the years.  Current projects include 1940's vocal group 'The Honeybirds', the 'Lady Luck' jazz quintet, award winning party band 'Vibetown' and the 'Up On the Roof' theatre show (backing vocals and flute).


Book a place on this course


Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility. To claim your discount, please contact the Short Courses team by telephone, stating the name of your chosen course.





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