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A portion of Chaps Choir at Abbey Road studio 2 with Jamie Doe (AKA The Magic Lantern) in January 2019
Hello. I'm Dominic, a singer and group singing advocate. Since 2009 I've been encouraging people to sing together in village halls, offices, prisons, schools whilst building new communities through this life changing activity. I believe it is possible for us all to explore our innate musicality and expressivity using our voice.
I am particularly interested in getting men into singing communities; a male choir can be an alternative space for men to gather outside the usual meeting places on offer. To hear more about my thoughts on these topics watch & listen to TV/radio interviews and articles below that have followed my work. For a longer biography click here.
live at The Union Chapel
CHAPS CHOIR PROMO VIDEO!
Chaps Choir (very) mini docu
Harmony Live: Workshop for all
The Wilderness Choir 2018
Singing Nothing Compares 2 U
Accompanied by The Wilderness Orchestra conducted by Ewan Campbell. Vocal arrangement based on Choir! Choir! Choir! version.
Where to sing | My choirs & projects
Male Voice Community Choir
New members welcome! Bellow Fellows is a friendly welcoming group made up of men from all walks of life. No auditions & everything is taught by ear. We sing a wide variety of music and perform in and around the capital. Tuesday nights | Angel, N1 London. Come along for a free taster !
Community singing workshops
Singing Men from London
Chaps Choir is a large male singing gang; say goodbye to the male voice choir most would recognise. Auditioned alt-male voice choir turning the male choir presentation on its head. For information about joining visit this link
Since 2009 I have been encouraging people to sing together. I believe it is possible for us all to explore our innate musicality using our voice.
In 2013 I founded Chaps Choir in an attempt to get more men singing and to challenge the traditional male choir presentation. Chaps Choir has since performed in major London venues, played the festival circuit, sung on prime time Saturday night TV and collaborated with recording artists, filmographers & mental health charities. The choir's live shows, videos & recordings have been recognised around the world and offer an example of alternative male group expression.
I have delivered workshops for The Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Spitalfield's Music, Wilderness Festival, The Choir With No Name, Port Eliot festival, The Good Life Experience and other events & organisations in London and the UK. Artistic & educational collaborations have included artists as diverse as Shlomo, Huutajat (Finnish Shouting Men's Choir), Omar, Joe Stilgoe, The Real Tuesday Weld, & Hattie Webb
As a regular member of The Spooky Men's Chorale and groove & jazz ensemble The London Vocal Project, I have toured Europe and North America taking part in collaborations with icons of the jazz and folk world.
In 2015 I founded Bellow Fellows, London's first non-auditioned accessible male community choir and in the same year I began working with Beating Time, delivery singing sessions in prisons.
I graduated in music from Southampton University, trained as a Spitalfield's Music apprentice and received training with the Association of British Choral Directors.