We sing a variety of styles of music from Pop and Rock through to World music. There are no auditions so anyone can join - regardless of experience.
Through our unique and inclusive coaching methods we create a relaxed environment where even the most reluctant of singers will find that they have the ability to shine.
Many people have had negative experiences of singing and as a result feel that their voice is not good enough. After receiving negative feedback about their voice many people stop singing - often for years.
In the Western world we often talk about the mystical word 'talent', usually to describe someone else who we believe has it, and to indicate that we don't have it ourselves.
Big Noise Chorus aims to deconstruct this myth and replace it with an inclusive approach to making music which leaves no-one out in the cold, yet still expects high standards in developing the skills needed to sing safely and well.
We don't believe that there is any such thing as people who 'can't sing'. We believe that learning to sing is just like learning to ride a bike. It takes practice and time to develop the skills you need.
Each Big Noise Chorus performs concerts individually as well as combining forces with other choirs or music groups. Every so often we bring all our members together for large scale exciting concerts.
All of our concerts raise money for charity. We believe that charity should mean charity, and aim to keep our concert costs to reasonable levels. We do ask that each charity we raise money for becomes actively involved in the organisation of these concerts.
The Big Noise Chorus Ltd has been designed specifically to cater for the growing need for Community and aims to discard the elitism that can often go with choirs to create genuine Community Spirit where every voice matters regardless of gender (including transgender), race, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Colin began singing as a child and has always loved it.
He studied music at Dartington College of Arts, graduating in 1995. Since then he has been teaching singing and piano for various projects including local schools, private tuition, Stagecoach Theatre Arts. He taught singing in the Performing Arts department at Exeter College, and in 2017 taught singing technique at Arts Educational Schools in London to Undergraduate Musical Theatre degree students. He also teaches privately and can be contacted through his website, www.colinreamusic.co.uk .