Cambridge’s original mixed open-access a capella choir

GOOD VIBRATIONS – What about that New Year’s resolution … to sing (it’s good for your health!)

What you can expect:

Good Vibrations is open to both experienced and less experienced singers – and everything is taught by ear, so you don’t need to read music (but if you do, it’ll open your ears to a different way of listening and singing!)

If you want to be part of a vibrant friendly group (around 25/30 members) singing songs from different styles and traditions, develop confidence in singing with others, have fun + perform – this might well be the group for you! There are no auditions, but you do need to feel you can hold a tune & newer members can join in performances only if they wish to.

We do several fundraising performances a year in different settings and often with other groups, singers & musicians. (See below for more details …)

Good Vibrations is led by Sue Parlby and occasional guest workshop leaders – new members can have a free taster at the first session before deciding whether to join.

Sessions are held on Mondays (7.45pm – 9.45pm) at St Paul’s Church Centre (in the Lower Hall), Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP.

There is parking in the local streets.

Interested in joining the choir, or have any questions? Please contact Sue here

 SPRING 2015

10 sessions from 12th January – 23rd March.

The fee is on a sliding scale £80/£60 (low income) for the term (=£8/£5.50 per session).

What’s in store this term:

Songs old and new, and the opportunity to take part in the Community Choirs Festival over the weekend of March 21st and 22nd

So – some examples from recent years of what Good Vibrations can get up to!

Collaborative performances:

  • joint concert with Resound a cappella choir, performing songs specially commissioned by different contemporary composers to celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary.
  • the Firechoir – a scratch choir of around 80 singers who sang a 10-minute medley to greet the Olympic torch to Cambridge on Parker’s piece in front of 40,000 people!
  • the Cycle of Songs project which sent off this year’s Tour de France in style, also leaving a heritage of song apps written by various composers inspired by parts of Cambridge, to accompany your walk round Cambridge.
  • Your Song: choirs from around Cambridge singing the African song medley “Zimbe” and their own songs on the festival’s theme of idenitity as part of the Festival of Ideas – to a packed enthusiastic audience.

Seasonal offerings:

  • serenading picnickers at the annual Sing & Swim at Jesus Green pool, in aid of Water Aid
  • getting toes tapping at Mill Road Winter Fair.
  • featuring at Cambridge’s first ever Big Lunch event in the summer


Fundraising concerts with Good Vibrations:

  • Performance of songs from Eastern Europe to raise funds for the Mostar Music Therapy Centre in Bosnia, along with the Michael Copley and the Cambridge Buskers
  • Last Autumn “Raise the Rafters” concert (which truly lived up to its name!) with the fabulous Mawson Road Community Orchestra
  • “Summer Sounds” in early summer along witin aid of the Money Advice Centre