what is popup chorus?
Do you like to sing? Have you thought about joining a chorus but are too busy to commit? Do you sing in the shower, in your car, or along to the radio? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you belong in PopUp Chorus!
At each of our twice monthly events, we sing iconic pop songs in a setting where everybody is welcome, regardless of ability.
PopUp Chorus is the only chorus where you can show up when you want and skip it when you’re too busy. No audition, no weekly commitment. Just show up and sing.
At each event, singers arrive and "learn" two familiar songs, which are later performed and recorded, guided by our funny and encouraging conductors, Amelia Shull and Spencer Harrison. When each song is ready (we embrace imperfection!) we do a final performance and make a music video. PopUp Chorus is never the same group of people twice. It’s simple, and could not be more fun, with participants ranging in age from 5-75!
PopUp Chorus has garnered attention from the media, as well as accolades from musicians liking the PopUp Chorus versions of their songs, including David Bowie, Zooey Deschanel, Duran Duran, They Might Be Giants, Sufjan Stevens and many more. “All hail the PopUp Chorus in Durham, NC. This defines joy,” said They Might Be Giants upon seeing the PopUp Chorus version of their song, "Birdhouse In Your Soul."
Founded by Carrboro, NC based arts entrepreneur, Lauren Bromley Hodge, PopUp Chorus launched in January 2014. Singing with PopUp Chorus is a great way to blow off steam and have fun, while also creating music and community. JOIN US!
Check out our YouTube channel and come out and sing!
WHERE: The ArtsCenter, 300G-E Main Street, Carrboro, 27510
WHEN: Doors open at 6:30pm, the singing starts at 7:00pm
Adult admission $10, tickets available on the door or in advance $5 for students/children on the door.
Food and drinks available from the bar.