F*Choir is a queer-led, intergenerational, London-based choir founded by performance artist and drummer Jenny Moore. Using non-gendered voice parts and unconventional scores, they sing percussive and experimental choral arrangements about freedom and being alive. They use the choir as a form of feminist practice and communal singing as a type of magic & connection.

“We’re consistently blown away by the response to our open sessions. It’s made us realise the need and desire for some regular, queer, joyful singing is deep. In response, we run regular open sessions for us to connect and open up what we do. We want to see you and hear you.”

What to expect:

Facilitated by F*Choir’s fearless leader, Jenny Moore, this open session is a chance for us all to meet, connect, vibrate, vocalise, laugh, play, explore and blow off some steam. You can expect physical and vocal warmups, quick cannons and queer folk chants-cum-dance tunes, group sonic meditations, and an introduction to some of the F* repertoire.

No experience is necessary, and there is no terrifying ‘please sing on your own now’ moments or auditions of any kind. F*Choir believe that singing should be accessible to all and that queer voices should be heard. That music has the power to change us and remake the world. That singing together commits us to joy and keeping hope alive.

F*Choir prioritise places for Black and brown folks in these sessions, committing to making sure the choir and wider community doesn’t get even more white. Email wearefchoir@gmail.com for a free ticket. They also prioritise upcoming spots in the choir for Black and brown folks.

What does it cost?

F*Choir runs on a notched fee system, meaning you can pay what you can based on current life circumstances. For this session the options are:

£15 Regular
£10 Concession
There’s a handful of Unwaged £5 tickets + some free bursary spots for anyone who needs them (email wearefchoir@gmail.com for promo codes).

You can also make a donation to F*Choir if you’re like to further support their work, or if you can’t make the date but still want to send some love. You can donate here.

What’s the space like? (Access information)

This open session will be taking place in the Red Room at the Albany. The space is on the ground floor and fully wheelchair accessible, with doors with glass panels for direct access to outside and fresh air.

? The nearest accessible stations with step free access to all platforms via lifts are:

Deptford (National Rail), which is about 250m from the Albany.
New Cross (National Rail and Overground), which is about 450m from the Albany.
Deptford Bridge (DLR), which is about 700m from the Albany.

There are multiple bus routes serving the area, including the 171, 172, 177, 47, 53 and 453.

Limited disabled parking is available to the rear of the building – please email access@thealbany.org.uk or call 020 8692 4446 to request this. There are nearby free parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in Frankham Street car park. There is free on-street parking on Watson Street and Octavius Street. The nearest drop-off point for cars and taxis is on Idonia Street.

There will be chairs set up in the space for everyone to use, and everyone is encourages to listen to their bodies and use the space in whatever way feels most comfortable.

☕ There will be a kettle to make tea, coffee, water, juice, and everyone is invited to bring snacks for the break.

? There are 10 gender neutral single cubicle toilets, two of which are wheelchair accessible. Two of these cubicles are in a bathroom with urinals.

The choir’s access team will have badges so you can find them easily, and one of them will be reachable by phone so if you can’t find them at any point, just ask another choir member or venue staff to call them.

More access information can be found here.