Want to sing? Love to sing? Learn to sing...




Sense of Sound is proud to announce the theme for its next Singing Day will be JAZZ SINGING. The tutor for the day will be the inspirational Perri Alleyne – Hughes.

Perri Alleyne-Hughes is one of the Musical Directors of Sense of Sound Singers leading the choir in collaborations with artists as diverse as Damon Albarn, Seal and Paco Pena, and through major competitions on BBC TV and radio. As a vocalist she is perhaps best known for her rendition of ‘Abide with me’ and ‘Ave Maria’, featured in the classic British horror action movie ’28 Days Later’. She is one half of the outstanding jazz duo Perri and Neil, which also features guitarist Neil Campbell.

Saturday 22nd March 10am until 4pm

Cost is £25/£20 concessions

To Book call the Bluecoat Tickets and Information 0151 702 5324

The day is for all those who love singing and want to learn about the style of jazz singing and will cover:

- Jazz songs and vocal technique
- developing ability to improvise
- confidence in performance as part of a group
- improving vocal range, tone and flexibility
- jazz harmony and rhythm

Come along and improve your all-round musicality…

2 comments so far

Sense of Sound Wedding Singers to perform at The Bluecoat wedding fair on Thursday 20th February

Sense of Sound Wedding Singers

Need some special music to make your big day even more memorable? Sense of Sound Wedding Singers will be peforming at The Bluecoat’s Wedding fair this Thursday. The event is free but you must book in advance. The event runs from 5.30pm-8.30pm and more details can be found here.

no comments yet


Avital workshop

We are  proud to present this one day workshop in collaboration with Avital Raz for all who love singing, whether professional or complete beginners.

Saturday 22nd February from 10am until 4pm.

Cost; £25 /£20 concessions

at the Bluecoat , School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
For tickets call Bluecoat Box Office on 0151 702 5324

Suitable for singers who would like to gain some insight into Indian scales (Raags) and Rhythms (Taals) the day will include:

- warm up vocal exercises from the Dhrupad tradition (The oldest form of North Indian Classical Music)
-scale exercises using the Indian notes (Saregama) and introduce a Raag by a short demonstration.
- learning one Raag through understanding basic Alap- (Improvisational intro) which will be memorized.
- Exercises in 16 beat to understand the behaviour of this Raag and a simple bandish (song)
-Practice of Alap with and without rhythm and a more complex Dhrupad composition.

The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual; seeking not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener. This workshop is also for those of us who love meditation.

Avital Raz was born in Jerusalem and after an impressive career in Western classical singing she relocated to India and devoted herself to the study of Dhrupad under Prof. Ritwik Sanyal of Benares Hindu University.

no comments yet

New members wanted for Up for Arts Community Choir.

Up for Arts


Happy New Year everyone.

We hope that 2013 was as wonderful for you as it was for us and we have started 2014 with lots of refreshed vigour and enthusiasm. We are extremely excited to be able to tell you that our wonderful new community choir, Up for Arts is welcoming new members. Come and sing with us!

No auditions are necessary and the choir meets regualrly every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8.30pm at BBC Radio Merseyside in Liverpool city centre. Under the musical direction of Saphena Aziz the choir is open to all members over the age of 18. You do not have to be experienced and all levels of ability are welcomed with open arms. We just need you to come with lots of passion for singing and a commitment to sounding joyful, vibrant and energetic. Most importantly the sessions are a lot of fun.

Where: BBC Radio Merseyside, Hanover Street, Liverpool 1.

When: Wednesdays 6pm til 8.30pm

How much?: £4.50 per session

If you want to book a place email or ring the office on 0151 702 7799.

Please not that the places will be open until the end of January. After that we will add you to our waiting list for application  later in the year.

1 comment so far

Christmas concert at The Bluecoat with Sense of Sound Singers, Liverpool String Quartet and Up for Arts Community Choir

Join Sense of Sound Singers, The Liverpool String Quartet and Up for Arts Community Choir for a magical concert this festive season including music from The Christmas Concerto by Corelli, original choral compositions and traditional sing-a-long carols.

Meltdown choir pic

SENSE OF SOUND SINGERS  is a national collective of exceptional vocalists who continually push the boundaries of what can be expected from choirs and a cappella singing. The exploration of styles and diverse musical genres has seen them collaborating with many established international artists including Damon Albarn, Yoko Ono, Boy George, Noah and the Whale, Paloma Faith, Martha Wainwright and Imogen Heap. Dynamic, passionate and joyous are just some of the descriptions that have been levelled at the ensemble.

 THE LIVERPOOL STRING QUARTET is the Resident String Quartet at The Bluecoat  thanks to the support of the violin maker Michael Phoenix and give recitals very often around Europe, specially Spain where they are in very high demand. The LSQ have also appeared extensively on TV and radio programs around Europe, including a live performance at National’s Catalunya Musica Radio Station, the BBC Radio Merseyside and National Television of Catalunya TV3.

UP FOR ARTS CHOIR is Sense of Sound’s new community choir. Formed in September of this year it was created as a direct result of a legacy project called Breathe in partnership with Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool Primary Care Trust and BBC Radio Merseyside. It has the health and wellbeing of it’s members as it’s core value. New members will be welcomed in January 2014 and there is no audition process.

Date: 18th December 2013

Venue: The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Tickets: £10 and £8 concessions from The Bluecoat box office on 0151 702 5346


no comments yet

Interactive Singing Days in October and November

Interactive Singing days
Our next two singing days are in October and November. Price is £25 (£20 students).

Saturday 26th October or Saturday 23rd November.
Where – the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
Times – 10am – 4pm

- Develop Confidence
- Find out how the voice works
- Sing in Harmony
- Overcome ‘stage fright’
- Learn Breathing techniques
- Sing from high to low smoothly

To book a place or find out more call 0151 702 7799 or email

no comments yet

Rock and Pop Day in London with the British Voice Association

Rock and Pop Day 2013

Rock and Pop Day

29th September 2013
George IVth Pub, 185 Chiswick High Road, London W4 2DR. 9.30am – 5.30pm

For singers Teachers & Voice Therapists

Looking inside the Larynx, The latest on Vocal Distortion & Vocal Effects, Dealing with Performance Anxiety, Working with Primal Sounds, Demystifying the Voice Clinic, The Science of ‘Beatboxing’, Decontructing Vocal Riffs & Runs, Top TV Vocal Coaches Interviewed (“The Voice” & “X Factor”)

Sense of Sound’s Artistic Director, Jennifer John will be leading on the group harmony singing for this event

The deadline for postal applications has now gone. There is still time to register by telephone. Please ring the Administrator on 0300 123 2773.

no comments yet

Singing in Harmony Day – 29th September at The Bluecoat

We have another Singing in Harmony Day at The Bluecoat this Sunday from 10am-4pm.

The day will take place in Liverpool city centre at The Bluecoat on School Lane. The fee for the course is £20 and you can pay on arrival. Saphena Aziz is the vocal coach.

The course will cover vocal technique, choral singing, pop repertoire and will be lots of fun.

You can book by calling the Bluecoat box office on 0151 702 5324

1 comment so far

UP FOR ARTS CHOIR: Sense of Sound’s community choir is looking for new members


For anyone wanting to join a choir, improve their vocal and harmony skills, develop confidence, understanding and enjoyment of singing this opportunity could be for you.

No audition just enthusiasm required

Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8.30pm

£4.50 per session

BBC Radio Merseyside, College Lane (off Hanover St) Liverpool L1 3DS

2 comments so far

Singing Summer School in Liverpool – Early bird tickets still available.


Monday 12th August to Friday 16th August 2013

 @the Bluecoat, Liverpool L1 3BX

 If you love to sing or want to sing and are aged 13 to 19 years old this new summer school will provide the perfect opportunity to experience a week of intensive singing training with the highest quality of teaching.

Working in a group, and smaller ensembles, you will sing carefully selected a cappella arrangements from around the world including African to contemporary pop and R ‘n’ B songs.  Taught by members of Sense of Sound Singers you will get the chance to sing in a choir with lots of other young people in a funky, fun environment. At the end of the week there will be a performance for family and friends.


Summer School participants will learn:

Singing in Harmony          Improvisation        Performance skills

Warm-ups, scales, arpeggios and intervals

 Breathing techniques        Teamwork

 Vocal Expression and Phrasing


 No music reading necessary—all learned and performed by ear!

Where: At the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Cost: Early Bird £75 (up to 5th August)  or £100 (non -refundable)

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer bursaries for places but arrangement to pay weekly can be made with Sense of Sound, up until the start of the Summer School.

 Payment by installments can be arranged.

Call Sense of Sound on 0151 702 7799 for details.


  SING                                       PERFORM                                LEARN

no comments yet