Popvox was formed four years ago on the Wirral and is ran by Emma Nowell who decided to use her professional experience and love of music to create a fun, friendly adult choir. After great success, a second branch is soon to open in Chester.
The popularity of being in a choir is going from strength to strength.
Emma said: “There are around 25,000 choirs in the UK, including school and church ensembles. Singing is the country’s most popular group activity after sport, figures show.
“Singing is fantastic in so many ways. It boosts health, self-confidence and makes you feel great! Through the power of song everyone leaves
PopVox with a smile on their face!”
PopVox Chester will be launching on Tuesday, September 15 at the brand new Upton-by-Chester Pavilion from 7.30 to 9pm. There are no auditions and no termly fees, just £5 payable weekly sessions. Whether you find yourself singing into your hairbrush, belting along to your favourite pop songs, or have previous musical experience, PopVox caters for all abilities and levels.
Emma is best known for being one of the presenters in the preschool musical television programme Hi-5, which has been broadcast across ITV1, ITV4, Cartoonito, Boomerang, and RTE2 everyday.
She has a First Class BA honours degree from LIPA and her theatrical background includes a West End lead in Blood Brothers. She continues to work professionally alongside PopVox including playing the title role in Cinderella at the Rhyl Pavilion this Christmas alongside Sonia and Rhydian.
This ideal set of skills and stage experience makes her perfect to lead the choir and get Chester singing.
Emma said: “Being a member of PopVox is really exciting. Over the past four years we have achieved so much and I can’t wait to continue
this in Chester and create more fantastic memories.”
PopVox work with various events including performances at The Floral Pavilion, Secret Garden’s of Oxton, Goredale, Erdigg, Liverpool Marathon,
Port Sunlight Summer Extravaganza and St.George’s Hall.
This year, however, the bar has been raised as they recently auditioned for the West End tour of ‘Godspell In Concert.’
After tough competition they were chosen to be the choir for the Venue Cymru performances.
“It was amazing!” said Emma. “I’m so happy PopVox members had this incredible opportunity to perform alongside professionals including Andy Abraham (X Factor) Leanne Jarvis and Mitch Miller (The Voice.)”
Further to this, PopVox recently performed at Disneyland Paris adding to the wonderful experiences that the choir members get to cherish.
To book your place and be part of PopVox Chester please email popvoxchester@ gmail.com or call 07714007619.
For more information head to popvoxchoir.co.uk