River Studios are proud to host two Southampton choirs with our facility; En Masse and Sing For Life.
En Masse is a Southampton performance choir for adults (16+). It is unique contemporary vocal group who practice every Wednesday evening 7.30pm to 10pm at River Studios.En Masse choir began, back in 1993 originally in Salisbury as the brainchild of founder, Robin Gair and now boasts over 40 members in the choir performing on a regular basis across Southampton.
Origins of En Masse and how to join
Kevin Wilson has recently taken over as Director of the En Masse Southampton choir, adding; “We’re so proud of our choir, it really is a fun and enjoyable team to be part of. We’re always looking for new members, so if you feel passionate about singing get in touch!”
Sing For Life Southampton Singing Group
Sing for Life Southampton Singing Group is a Southampton Singing Group registered under Wessex Cancer Trust. The group rehearse every Wednesday at River Studios between 11:30am to 1:00pm. The Sing for Life groups are therapeutic groups for cancer patients and their families and carers to come and sing each week with no pressure to perform, just to have fun, provide relaxation. Sing for Life Groups do occasional performances and raise funds for Wessex Cancer Trust and members can take part if they would like to. The SFL Southampton Group Musical Director is Sue Edmonds.
The group was set up by Robin Gair, the founder of En Masse, who has over 45 years of experience in the music industry along with Wessex Cancer Trust in July 2012. Wessex Cancer Trust is extremely grateful for all the hard work that Robin has given to SFL Southampton and being an instrumental part of setting the Southampton group up in the beginning and moving forward to set up groups in Salisbury and Cosham.