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Useful Resources, Groups, Organisations and Websites

Sing Up

Ideas and resources to get you and your family singing together, including great songs for car journeys and downloadable backing tracks with lyrics.
www.singup.org

Sing For Pleasure

A charity that aims to encourage the enjoyment of choral singing, especially among young people. It runs a variety of courses for singers and choral conductors and has developed a wide range of song books for both children and adults.
www.singforpleasure.org.uk

Making Music

Find a music group in your area. An organisation that supports amateur and semi-professional music groups in the UK. It provides artistic and administrative services and development and training opportunities. It represents over 2,500 voluntary music groups throughout the UK, including vocal groups such as choirs and barbershop choruses.
www.makingmusic.org.uk

Association of British Choral Directors

A UK organisation that provides support to those leading choral music, both amateur and professional. ABCD runs national and regional courses, workshops and seminars as well as publishing a regular journal.
www.abcd.org.uk

Voices Foundation

A music education charity working with primary schools across the UK, their mission is: "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."
www.voices.org.uk

Sing UK

A national singing organisation which provides opportunities for children and young people, and the communities in which they live, to sing together.
www.singuk.org

Youth Music

Youth Music is a UK children’s music charity that promotes and supports music making opportunities and provides advice to children from birth to 18, including some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.
www.youthmusic.org.uk

British Choirs on the Net

Search over 2,000 choirs around the UK and get information about new music, choral festivals, choral education, where to find come-and-sing performances and many links to useful choral-related sites.
www.choirs.org.uk

From The Front Of The Choir

A blog from a freelance community choir leader in the UK which is updated every Sunday.
www.singing-thoughts.blogspot.com

Gerontius

A searchable directory of UK choirs and choral concerts, and other choral music resources.
www.gerontius.net

Singlive UK

An adult singing company which runs events and concerts across the UK. People can join with no experience and no audition, just for the pleasure of singing in a major venue!
www.singliveuk.com

National Association of Choirs

Provides support and services for its members - over 500 choirs bonded together by a love of performing choral music in a wide variety of styles.
www.nationalassociationofchoirs.org.uk

The British Association of Barbershop Singers

Find out more about Barbershop singing and how to find a chorus near you. This is a men’s charitable organisation for choirs, choruses, and quartets providing education and teaching for men and young men in a capella singing of close harmony songs.
www.singbarbershop.com

The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers

Find out more about Ladies Barbershop singing and get details on training, workshops, coaching, conventions and clubs near you.
www.labbs.org.uk

BBC Performing Groups – Making Tracks

Test your musical abilities with these fun games.
www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/play

BBC 6 Music – 6 Mixer!

Use the samples to make your very own track, then save it and play again later.
www.bbc.co.uk/6music/fun/sixmixer

BBC Parents' Music Room

A range of articles, advice and guides to help you motivate your child with music and help with their musical development and education.
www.bbc.co.uk/music/parents

Sound Junction

SoundJunction is a website produced by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. It is an extensive online resource for listening to, exploring, discovering and creating music.
www.soundjunction.org

Asian Music Circuit

AMC runs concerts, tours and education programmes, including singing workshops.
www.amc.org.uk

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