What we're about
Do you like to sing? Have you thought about joining a chorus but are too busy to do it on a regular basis? Do you sing in the shower, sing in your car or sing along to the radio? If the answer is yes, then you belong in PopUp Chorus! At each of our events, we sing iconic, fun and familiar pop songs, accompanied by a live band.
Come sing songs that you love 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 songs, which we perform, record and film on the same night, guided by our encouraging conductors. PopUp Chorus is never the same group twice and we embrace imperfection!
PopUp Chorus has gathered 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”. They Might Be Giants tweeted in August 2015.
Founded by arts entrepreneur Lauren Bromley Hodge, PopUp Chorus events are held in various Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC venues. Singing is a great way to blow off steam, have fun and create music and community. Find out about our next event by following us on Twitter, (https://twitter.com/PopUpChorus) joining our mailing list (http://www.popupchorus.com/read-me/), or joining our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/506775229494736/). Check out our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmavujT1iiMC4Mx6sm540w) and come out and sing! What does PopUp Chorus feel like? “We sang… When it was done, I was elated, definitely glowing. Maybe for the first time in my life, I felt like a singer”. David Klein INDY Week