Singing Network UK

Singing Network UK is a free forum, bringing together all and any organisations with an interest in singing to meet twice a year face to face. 

Members meet in order to:

  • Find out what other organisations are doing and in particular what lobbying or advocacy they may be undertaking
  • This could and does lead to organisations then collaborating on campaigns or specific projects
  • For the volunteer-led organisations in Singing Network UK, the meetings are also an opportunity to raise their principal issues, which might then be taken forward by others around the table with more capacity – depending on topic that might be different organisations
  • There may be projects which Singing Network UK decides to support or carry forward as a group, such as the current (2016/7) research led by Singing Network UK members Voices Now into the number of choirs in the UK

Members:

Below are the current members of Singing Network UK, listed alphabetically. If you are interested in joining or want to get in touch for any other reason, please email info@makingmusic.org.uk, for the attention of Barbara Eifler.

ABCD logo
The forum for conductors and choral trainers. It runs training courses and conventions, has its own publication, "Mastersinger", promotes the composition of choral music, and offers a liaison service for members in order to promote local activities.
Big Big Sing logo
Big Big Sing is a UK-wide singing project inspiring thousands of people to get singing. Big Big Sing promotes singing because it is fun, but also because of its social, health and wellbeing benefits.
BABS logo
BABS which gained educational charitable status in 2000 was formed in 1974 and now has 56 full member harmony clubs and 6 Associate member clubs each with its own chorus.
British Choirs on the Net logo
Formed in 1995 ‘British Choirs on the Net’ is a free choral listing service with email and website links to over 3,600 choirs
CSA logo
The Choir Schools’ Association is a group of 44 schools attached to cathedrals, churches and college chapels around the country.
Friday Afternoons logo
An international initiative encouraging young people to sing. Our ever-growing Song Bank contains new music and support material to help teachers develop their students' skills - as performers, listeners and composers. Join our world of song!
Gerontius logo
On the gerontius site you will find searchable directories of uk choirs and choral concerts, and other choral music resources.
GMIA logo
GMIA is an active network where singing/music making is a central foundational activity. Build relationships and engage in projects with sector personnel including Choir Directors, Vocal Coaches and Singers.
LABBS logo
With 1720 members in 50 clubs (+ 3 Associate member clubs & Club at Large) we share joy in 4-part A Cappella singing in this unique style striving for just intonation.
Making Music logo
We are a UK membership organisation which supports, stands up for and celebrates people making or presenting music together in their leisure time. 58% of our 3,200+ members are choirs, so we take a keen interest in all things singing!
Music in Offices logo
We bring music into the workplace by managing office choirs, delivering instrument tuition and running bespoke music-led workshops and events.
Music Mark logo
A UK Association for Music Education. Music Mark leads, represents and supports the highest quality music edicaton for all children and young people.
NAC logo
The "NAC" represents and supports over 500 choirs and 26,000 voices, all of them voluntary and amateur throughout the UK.
NYCGB logo
The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) comprises five constituent choirs for young people from primary school age to those leaving University.
NVPN logo
We are a network of people who work with voice and song, and who believe that singing is everyone’s birthright, regardless of musical experience or ability.
RCO logo
The Royal College of Organists is a multi-faceted charity and membership organisation whose professional and educational work is aimed at all who have interests in the organ and choral music.
RSCM logo
RSCM runs a nation-wide education and training programme for singers, instrumentalists and choir trainers, and all interested in the role of music in worship.
Sing for Pleasure logo
Since 1964, Sing for Pleasure has encouraged better singing for adults and children and helped choral leaders to develop best practice conducting skills, through a variety of events and courses and a broad range of songbook collections.
Sing Up logo
Sing Up Membership provides access to hundreds of specially arranged songs, teaching tools and supporting resources for all your singing needs, in and out of school.
The Choir With No Name logo
The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people. We’re built on the premise that singing makes you feel good and helps you grow in confidence: we sing uplifting pop music, rehearse weekly and share a hot meal together afterwards.
Voices Foundation
VF exists to enable all children to realise their full potential through a singing based music curriculum, and to influence national perception of the vital importance of music in education.
Voices Now logo
Voices Now is a celebration of singing and the most exciting UK festival for vocal groups. Whether you’re a singer yourself or just love to experience the incredible sound of people coming together to sing, you’ll discover something special at this three-day festival.