what is popup chorus AND WHAT IS POPUP BROADWAY!?
Do you like to sing? Have you thought about joining a chorus but are too busy to commit? Do you sing in the shower or in your car? Did you sing in college or at school but do not have an opportunity to sing now? Do you miss singing? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you belong in PopUp Chorus!
We welcome ALL singers, regardless of ability. We even welcome people who do not consider themselves singers! To all those who had a music teacher, parent or someone else who said - "you cannot sing/you should not sing" we say to you - come sing! Music is for everyone and it is in our DNA. We embrace imperfection and want ALL to enjoy the sense of connection and joy that singing together brings.
Music has the power to lead us out of isolation, offer comfort and joy, and be the backdrop to our greatest moments. Singing with others connects us more deeply to ourselves and everyone around us in a powerful chain reaction that inspires celebration, confidence and compassion. Music has the power to lead us out of isolation, offer comfort and joy, and be the backdrop to our greatest moments.
We run two monthly series - PopUp Chorus and PopUp Broadway. PopUp Chorus is for those who love to sing pop, rock and indie songs; PopUp Broadway is for fans of musical theater. At each of our PopUp Chorus events, we sing two iconic pop, rock or indie songs. At each of our PopUp Broadway events, we sing two songs (and several bonus songs!) from a featured Broadway show or filmed musical.
We run the only chorus program where you can attend when you are available and skip it when you’re too busy. No audition, no weekly commitment. Just show up and sing two songs that you love, in either genre.
How do PopUp Chorus and PopUp Broadway work? Singers arrive and "learn" two pre-announced, familiar songs, which are later performed and recorded. Each event is guided by our engaging and encouraging conductors, Amelia Shull (PopUp Chorus ) and Allan Friedman (PopUp Broadway). When each song is ready (we really do embrace imperfection!) we do a final performance and make a music video. PopUp Chorus programs are 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, bust stress and have fun, while also creating music and community. JOIN US!
Check out our YouTube channel and come out and sing!
WHERE: Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC (PopUp Chorus) and The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC (PopUp Broadway)
WHEN: Doors open at 6:30pm, the singing starts at 7:00pm
Adult admission $13, students w/ID $8, children 12 and under FREE.