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The University of Plymouth Student Choir (UP:SC) is a dynamic, talented, inclusive and pro-active society of around 50 members, performing a diverse range of music. We cover a wide variety of genres for all musical abilities and interests, ranging from Classical and Jazz to Musicals, Disney and more. We are continuously working hard as a society to expand this range even further so that all our members can perform pieces they enjoy as well as being introduced to different styles and genres.
We are thrilled to announce that we are back to in-person rehearsals after a long 18 months away! Rehearsals in 2021 will be at 6.30pm every Wednesday in Davy Main Hall and finish at 9pm. After rehearsals we all go and enjoy a well-deserved drink (and a slice of pizza- if you’re feeling peckish!) at The James Street Vaults, our sponsor pub. This is a chance for us to all get to know each other a bit more and to reward us after rehearsal!
We always have a very welcoming and friendly group who develop into a great supportive community throught the year! This always makes our regular socials a blast! As well as our post-rehearsal pub trips, we host other fun social events such as games in the park in good weather, bowling, and end-of-term meals for Christmas and Spring. We will ensure that our activities cater for everyone, so if you have social ideas, let us know! COVID-19 will be a continuing consideration this year, so we will remain vigilent to this risk while allowing a safe space to meet new people and make friends!
Our choir traditionally carries out two main concerts each year: a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert in various venues around Plymouth! In addition, other performances are organised throughout the year. We receive various outside offers to perform from individuals and companies e.g. performing Plymouth Yacht Club at Christmas. UP:SC aims to provide an interational tour in the summer after the end of term which is great fun! In previous years we have travelled to Belgium with the Big Band, Vienna, and Dublin, each time spending a few days performing in various venues as well as enjoying daytime activities and sightseeing.
Volunteering and Fundraising
At the start of each year we ask for your suggestions and vote for the charities to support that year. We aim to raise money by doing a variety of fundraisers, from putting on benefit performances to selling cakes and sweets to the student population. We also aim this year to engage in volunteering activities as a team to help local charities and events. Furthermore, we are always looking for new and imaginative ways to help those in our local community and those further afield, so let us know if you have any exciting ideas! We tend to raise a fantastic ~£800 a year and have recently supported charities such as Mind and Cancer Research!
- Chair - Amber Elliott-Jarvis
- Secretary - Benedikt Kaspar
- Treasurer - Connor Wessel
- Health and Safety Officer - Eoin Bradley
- Musical Director - Caitlin McAndry
- Musical Director - Connor Wessel
- Pianist - Joel Hooper
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4385797714868980/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Plymouth-Student-Choir-UPSC-210207649013419/
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