The Strawberry Jammers (formerly the Carousel Singers) are a non-auditioned community choir. They welcome learning-disabled singers of all backgrounds and all abilities. Sessions focus on having fun (it’s one of the rules!) and they practice in lots of different ways to help improve their singing technique and voices.
They work on a variety of genres including African songs, simple rounds, well known popular songs and original work that they’ve composed in sessions.
The Carousel Chorus is a small, exciting new chorus which works with extremely talented learning disabled singers. They’re pioneering a model of supporting learning disabled and non-learning disabled singers to write and perform together. They’ve just started a collaboration with members of the Brighton Festival Chorus (BFC) and aim to perform at one of their own promotional concerts. They then aim to share their experiences by touring the UK and challenging audiences preconceived ideas of what a ‘classical’ chorus should be.
Listen to the Carousel Singers most recent work:
Creepy Sneaky: Written, directed and performed by: Carousel Singers
Filmed and edited by: Esther Springett.