A CHARITY is collaborating with singers in Oxford to create a new accessible 'pop up choir'.

Soundabout, based in Didcot, and the Jericho Singers have created the group, who will meet monthly, to allow people of all abilities to sing, make music and perform together.

It follows on from the success of an inclusive ‘jamming session’ at Didcot Parkway Station in September.

The choir will be run on a Sunday afternoon with the first session taking place on Sunday, February 3, from 3.30-5pm at Wolfson College.

It will be run by Soundabout’s training manager Sophia Nicholls, whose son Matthew lives with a profound learning disability and supported by Steph Pirrie of the Jericho Singers.

Sophia Nicholls, Soundabout's inclusive choir leader said, “We’re so excited to be launching this new initiative which we hope will build a community of support around families living with a disability in the Oxfordshire area, increasing our reach to people with disabilities who could benefit from the opportunities to make music and connect with other disabled children, young people and adults with disabilities, and their families.

"We would welcome singers of all abilities with open arms.”

Christchurch Cathedral School has raised funds to support the initiative.