About Pram Chorus...
Pram Chorus is a fun, friendly, non-audtitioned community choir based in Balham and around South London. It's for mums, dads, grandparents, expectant mothers, nannies and anyone else looking after small people - although similarly, you don't have to have a mini-chaperone. Everyone is welcome! It's about YOU doing something creative and fun for yourself, where your little one is also welcome (in all their vocal glory!) So bring yourself, your bumps and babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and come to sing a huge variety of songs - no nursery rhymes.
You don't need to have any singing experience or expertise. The point is to come along and have some fun! Songs are taught by ear, without sheet-music, so you can have your hands free to hold, feed, jiggle, dance your little ones, as well as listening and responding to the other singers. You will leave feeling energised and uplifted, with a funky ear-worm and a spring in your step.
Our first choir was in Balham and now have ones in Tooting, Brixton and Streatham, as well as our first franchise in Sheffield. The groups meet weekly in term-time and all come together to give regular performances, including at the Southbank Centre, WOW Festival, London A Capella Festival, Lambeth Country Show, as well as local venues, The Bedford and Tooting Tram and Social.
Pram Chorus is more than a choir - it's a community, where everyone is welcomed and supported in a non-judgemental way. We take it in turns to bring cake/biscuits to share afterwards and strong friendships are often formed. The experience of becoming a parent can be a lonely one as you are thrust into a brave new world of sleepless nights and being at the mercy of a tiny one's needs, so having a friendly, non-judgemental place to go, where you don't even have to make small talk, can be a lifesaver.
Pram Chorus is the dream-child of experienced choir director, singer and mum, Ruth Routledge. Aside from getting you to make sounds you’ve never even dreamed of, Ruth is supportive and understanding of your needs and creates a warm, welcoming place to come together. You don't need to have any singing experience or talent, nor do you have to make small talk or discuss the intricacies of your baby's feeding/pooing-habits (although of course you can) - you can just rock up and sing!
Have a listen to Tooting member, Antonia, talking about Pram Chorus giving a sense of belonging as well as just making you feel better.