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Description

The University of Plymouth Student Choir (UP:SC) is a dynamic, talented, social and pro-active society of around 70 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 hits by current artists such as Jessie J. 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. Rehearsals are at 6.30pm every Wednesday in Rolle 014 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!

Socials

Socials are usually held once a month and include non-drinking socials. These include a bar crawl around North Hill but also fun activities such as bowling and end-of-term meals for Christmas and Spring. Sometimes these socials are themed- previous themes include a red T-shirt social, Geeks, Noah’s Ark and The 12 Pubs of Christmas. This coming year, our Social Secretary is working on some amazing ideas for our socials and it promises to be the best year yet for choir socials. 

Events

Our choir traditionally carries out two main concerts each year: a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert in various venues around Plymouth, including in front of the big tank in the Aquarium! In addition, other performances are organised throughout the year. We receive various outside offers to perform from individuals and companies e.g. performing at the Wedding Awards at the Plymouth Guildhall in March 2014 and at Plymouth Yacht Club at Christmas. UP:SC aims to provide a tour in the summer after the end of term which is great fun! Last year we flew to Vienna for a couple of 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 are always looking for new and imaginative ways to help those in our local community and those further afield. Last year, we raised an incredible £893 for our chosen charities Mind and Cancer Research and we hope to raise even more this year! 

The Committee

  • Chair - Charlotte Rowberry 
  • Secretary - Vicky Clark
  • Treasurer - Hannah Dineen
  • Health and Safety Office - Kathryn Kinloch 
  • Musical Director - Sophie Durston
  • Musical Director - Caitlin McAndry 
  • Pianist - Holly Beard
  • Creavitive Director - Amber Jarvis
  • Media Director - Connor Wessel
  • Fundraising Officer - Eleanor Tunick
  • Social Secretary - Nicole Biddulph 

Social Media 

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/485077678641032/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Plymouth-Student-Choir-UPSC-210207649013419/ 

Instagram: upsc_choir 

Snapchat: upsc_choir

Twitter: twitter.com/UPSChoir

Website: up-sc.weebly.com

Youtube: youtube.com/user/UPSChoir