Hands and Voices

Hands and Voices is one of the first singing and signing choirs in the UK. It helps people with learning and communication difficulties take part in music and express themselves creatively. The choir has won national and international acclaim for its innovative approach to making music more accessible. 

The choir is led by a vision that everyone should be equally valued, celebrated and challenged, and is a place where people can grow musically and socially.



  • Hands and Voices Weekly Sessions

    At their weekly sessions the choir rehearse songs for upcoming performances, take part in committee meetings and get the chance to socialise with friends. 

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  • Apprentice Training Programme

    Our Apprentice Training Programme offers adults with learning difficulties and disabilities the chance to train to become workshop leaders and take part in workshops within the community.

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  • Outreach Workshops

    We run music and communication workshops in schools, youth groups, businesses, conferences and community settings around York.

    Workshops are co-led by our apprentices, disabled adults who are training to become workshop leaders.

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