SINGING IN LOCKDOWN
projects from The Virtual Choir Studio http://www.thevirtualchoirstudio.com
Chaps Choir 'virtual choir'
The Chaps on lockdown bring you their version of Ron Sexsmith's song of hope and encouragement 'Gold In Them Hills'. Brought to you from the living rooms, hallways, kitchens & garden disco sheds of the chaps themselves. With this video we're raising money for 100 Black Men of London, they work to transform young people's lives through mentoring and education Website: http://100bml.org Donate here: ---- http://100bml.org/support-us/
Bellow Fellows 'virtual choir'
Many BFs have been solo isolating during lockdown, so here we present our contribution to the virtual choir genre with a rendition of the King/Goffin song 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow?' featuring some of our lockdown companions and objects of affection that have helped us through. With this video we're raising money for CALM; if you enjoyed even just a second please consider handing over some ££ to this important mental health charity: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising...
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 and 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.
A focus of mine is 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.
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 & more
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 !
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
Chaps Choir (live) - 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'
Chaps Choir (very) mini docu
Chaps Choir - 'The Book of Love'
Chaps Choir - promo reel
Harmony Live: Workshop for all
Chaps Choir & Samantha Whates - 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is'
Arrangements for male & mixed voice choirs
In July 2020 I joined the team of arrangers and composers at Choir Community. CC is a growing resource with a mixture of licensed arrangements, original works and traditional songs ideal for community choirs. You can see my current catalogue here and there'll be more added in the 2nd half of 2020 including new arrangements for mixed voices.
Dominic is a singer, choir director, arranger and group singing advocate. Since 2009 he has worked in community centres, schools, offices & prisons encouraging a wide variety of people to use their voice for expression. After founding Chaps Choir in 2013 he has become a unofficial spokesperson and advocate for men’s community singing.
Dominic has delivered workshops and collaborated with The Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Spitalfield's Music, The Orpheus Centre, The Good Life Experience, Wilderness Festival, The Choir With No Name 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, Voices Now, Samantha Whates, Joe Stilgoe & Hattie Webb.
In 2013 he founded Chaps Choir in an attempt to get more men singing and to challenge the traditional male choir presentation. Chaps Choir has toured the UK, sung on prime time TV and collaborated with recording artists, filmographers & raised money for mental health charities. The choir's live shows, diverse repertoire, recordings and videos have been recognised around the world in offering an alternative example of the male choir presentation and encouraging men to use their voice for positive expression.
In 2015 he founded Bellow Fellows, London's first non-auditioned male community choir and in the same year began working with Beating Time, delivery singing in prisons.