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MEHEM (Music Education Hubs East Midlands) Inclusive Choir

The Brand New MEHEM inclusive Choir welcomes people of all abilities and ages to create a musical community without barriers. MEHEM is short for Music Education Hubs East Midlands and the choir is a coming-together of all East Midlands based Soundabout linked choirs.

Music Education Hubs East Midlands in there somewhere? It's a coming-together for all of our East Midlands, Soundabout-linked choirs.

Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm, with a live session every half term. These live sessions will be at The Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd, Leicester LE1 7HA.

MEHEM Inclusive Choir ZOOM dates, Fortnightly on Wednesdays - 5:00 - 6:00pm.
January 25th
February 8th, 22nd
March 8th, 22nd
April 19th
May 3rd, 17th, 31st
June 14th, 28th
July 12th

In-Person MEHEM Inclusive Choir sessions - Beauchamp City Sixth Form, 11:00am - 12:30pm:
February 11th
March 25th
May 13th
July 8th

The choir is co-directed by Soundabout & Grace Davey who encourage all members to contribute ideas for repertoire, and to build up confidence to lead on particular songs. As a result the music we perform is very varied. There are always lots of opportunities for performance, both recorded/in the media and live.

Check out our collaboration with the West Midlands Soundabout choirs, when our members came together in lockdown to sing this 'Earth, Wind and Fire' classic!

Nicola Atkins from Leicestershire Music Hub
"We are really excited to be working in partnership with Soundabout to offer a new singing opportunity for young people and their families across Leicester and Leicestershire. The inclusive aspect of this group will enable people from all backgrounds and abilities to discover the joy of being part of a singing community whilst learning new skills and also having a lot of fun in a safe and caring environment."

Clare Cook, former CEO, Soundabout
"Our experience in Oxford has shown us the powerful impact that an inclusive choir has on all involved – creating a musical community around children and young people with disabilities builds confidence in their own musicality and ability to form relationships. Some of the members will be singers, others may use technology or traditional instruments to make their contribution – all are welcome. Our team is aspirational in our approach and we are always looking to create exciting opportunities for leadership and performance within the choir."

To get an idea of how the choir works, please watch this BBC News piece about our Oxford Choir.

We are always keen to hear from individuals who would like to offer their services as a volunteer with our choir – this could be music students, college leavers, retired individuals or anyone who has an interest in music or in working with children and young people with additional needs

For any queries, please contact anna.wolloff@leics.gov.uk or gracedavey@soundabout.org.uk

Please click here to sign up to join the MEHEM Inclusive Choir!

Partners

  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
    Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
    Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Symphony Orchestra
  • The City Classroom
    Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
    Bardi Symphony Orchestra
    Soundabout
    Drum & Brass

Partners

  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • The Mighty Creatives
  • MEHEM
  • Leicester Symphony Orchestra