Katy Rose Bennett

Location

Birmingham, West Midlands

Specialisms

Songwriter; Arranger; Workshop-Leader (day/weekend/festivals); Split-screen acappella video-maker

Additional information

I have been writing and performing my songs for over 20 years and leading choirs and singing workshops for over 15 years.

I’ve been running Birmingham-based community choir Moseley Voices since 2007, ¬†and River Rea Voices and Rowheath Voices (formerly Cantare) since 2021. I have also led choirs in prisons, hospitals, schools and other settings with all ages and abilities. I’m a trained music therapist which informs my practice as a song-leader. I have recently started running day and weekend singing workshops and I’m always up for leading singing sessions in interesting spaces.

I run singing and songwriting workshops with women in Birmingham through the organisation In Her Shoes, of which I am co-director. I am currently putting together an acappella songbook of some of my original songs for choirs, including some which featured on my recent album ‘Alone On A Hill’:

 

My choirs

Moseley Voices
Description

Moseley Voices is a fun and friendly community choir established in 2007.

We sing a lot of folk, 60s pop and songs from around the place, as well as new arrangements and contemporary acappella songs.

Tea and cake are important aspects of most sessions. We perform a few times a year, including a Summer performance and a January wassail.

The choir is open to anybody who would like to sing. You do not need any previous experience or be able to read music. Songs are taught by ear.

 

Session times

Thursday evenings in term time 7.30 to 9.30pm

River Rea Voices
Session times

Mondays in term time, 7.30- 9.30pm

Rowheath Voices
Description

Rowheath Voices meet on Tuesday mornings during school term-times and we sing songs from all over the place, learning everything by ear with no need to read music.

Come and join us for a joyful, heart-lifting sing on a Tuesday morning in the beautiful surrounds of Rowheath Pavilion.

First session is FREE.

Session times

Tuesday mornings in term times, 9.30-11am

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