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'The repertoire is extremely varied, and by no means all "a cappella"! It ranges from part songs and English folksong arrangements, church anthems and motets, through the more traditional larger-scale works ... The choir, which is an auditioned choir, meets weekly ... and aims to perform one concert each term, usually for local charities.'

+ A Cappella Singers [Blackburn]
Visits to the Website118
Views of The ‘Full’ Record309
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Founded in 1963 by a small group of enthusiasts to sing madrigals and unaccompanied motets from the 16th century onwards; the first concert was given in 1965 ... We welcome new members. We do not audition, but familiarity with reading music is helpful. Some of us can sing from sight, some work out the parts on instruments at home and some learn from the wealth of sources available on the internet, such as Youtube and choralmidi. As a beginner it's possible simply to copy what the person next to you is singing!'

+ A Cappella Singers [Weybridge]
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record383
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A chamber choir specialising in unaccompanied vocal music from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, with an accent on early music.'

+ A Cappella [Penzance]
Visits to the Website115
Views of The ‘Full’ Record256
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Typically two concerts per season.

Formed 2007: ‘A mixed voice A Cappella ensemble ... Our repertoire Is taken from a mixture of old folk songs, ballads, popular standards and 50s, 60s and 70s pop songs ... Most numbers have three part harmonies, rising to five part to include tenor and contralto voices at times. Some pieces involve solo singing with ensemble backing, most with our own unique arrangements ... The choir is based in Wombourne, West Midlands.’

+ Acoustic Voices
Visits to the Website18
Views of The ‘Full’ Record39
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘We perform at public and private events throughout the year’.

'Started by a group of ladies who "just wanted to sing" in September 1983, and we haven’t stopped singing since. We have developed into a mainly a capella mixed voice choir over the years comprising soprano, alto, tenor and bass.'

+ Alkborough Choir
Visits to the Website139
Views of The ‘Full’ Record333
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are a fun, dynamic, national award-winning ladies chorus who sing in four to eight part a cappella harmony. Originally formed some 30 years ago, we’re still going strong thanks to the go-getting, team-spirited women within our group. We perform whenever and wherever we get a chance – in competitions, shows, parties, events and the Channel Tunnel! Our members span ages 20 to 60+, and come from every walk of life, but with a common aim: to achieve great things while having an enormous amount of fun, and to spread that joy to every last member of our audience.'

+ Amersham A Cappella
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record318
Concerts and Recitals Season

Typically half a dozen public concerts per season.

'Formed in 2007, we are a group of local singers who decided we wanted to sing the ever widening a-cappella repertoire - choral music without accompaniment - and along the way have a go at everything from plainsong and polyphony to pop ... Choir members hail from all corners of Berwickshire as well as further afield in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.'

+ andante Chamber Choir
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record401
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'When you have something special there is no greater joy than to share it and that is exactly the aim of Apple County Chorus. Women of all ages and occupations are drawn together by a love of singing and the friendship found within the Chorus. Apple County Chorus is very popular in the Somerset area and frequently requested to sing at Charity Events, Shows, Functions, National Celebrations and around the Christmas Tree.'

+ Apple County Chorus
Visits to the Website170
Views of The ‘Full’ Record296
Concerts and Recitals Season

Occasional concerts,

‘A chamber choir for upper voices ... Members enjoy singing a wide variety of songs. Their expansive repertoire includes Gershwin, Pergolesi, Fauré, Purcell, and many others.’

+ Auriga Capella
Visits to the Website114
Views of The ‘Full’ Record308
Concerts and Recitals Season

’The choir performs locally and has a special interest in collecting for the Beccles charity, “The School for Peace”.’

Avon Harmony is among the longest-running all female Barbershop A Cappella groups in the whole of the UK forming in 1974 in Bristol ... We attract women of all ages from 18+ with no upper age limit from all walks of life who want to sing and perform at a high standard. We enter the annual LABBS national barbershop competition each October Half Term and perform at regular events throughout the year from Weddings, Concerts, Varied Events and much more.’

+ Avon Harmony
Visits to the Website112
Views of The ‘Full’ Record111
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‘A group of amateur singers of varying ages and professions. The Consort was founded by Charles Pope sometime in the 1950s as an evening class madrigal group and has metamorphosed in recent years into a group that sings just about anything from any period unaccompanied. We are always looking for new members in all voice ranges. A good standard of sight-reading is required and we are an audition only choir.’

+ Aylesbury Consort of Voices
Visits to the Website68
Views of The ‘Full’ Record128
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'An award winning amateur group of approx forty women of all ages and walks of life. We formed in May 2012 ... We sing in an A Cappella style which has been partly influenced by Barbershop. However, our music is more diverse and although we sing some barbershop standards, we also sing Elbow, The Beatles and Show Songs. We find we enjoy this sort of music and so do our audiences.'

+ Black Sheep Harmony
Visits to the Website108
Views of The ‘Full’ Record207
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‘We sing at a wide assortment of events from concerts, festivals, hospitals, weddings, shops, flash mobs, council meetings and much more.‘

‘We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of around 95 members of all ages from 18 to 80+ ... We sing a range of songs in different traditions, including : gospel, popular and religious. It is not necessary to know how to read music (although it is very useful) and we have no auditions. We sing a Capella (with no accompaniment) and enjoy performing whenever we can.’

+ Blackburn People’s Choir
Visits to the Website167
Views of The ‘Full’ Record195
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘An award-winning, small, close vocal harmony group based in Eastbourne. We all share a passion for singing and a love of entertaining. The group was formed in 2010 when a few like-minded people met through an Eastbourne-based choir. We started to get together socially and usually ended up singing because it was the one overriding factor that we all had in common. Gradually new music was suggested, more challenging songs were produced and the idea of forming a group came about. Our repertoire consists of a wide range of music including a capella, barbershop, cover versions and classical pieces.‘

+ Bourne Chorus
Visits to the Website69
Views of The ‘Full’ Record160
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’Bristol A Cappella is a mixed chorus of around forty singers, making music for fun and achievement. We sing mainly pop, rock and show tunes without instruments and are always looking for new members who can be at our gigs and competition appearances ... As well as our main chorus, we also form smaller groups who sing with their own aims and rehearsals ... We have open rehearsals ... open to anyone who'd like to join us or get a feel for what we do. Our rehearsals can feel quite full-on if you're new to our chorus, but don't let it put you off if you're keen… dive in! If you prefer a tailor-made introduction, we host dedicated New Singers Evenings several times per year.’

+ Bristol A Cappella
Visits to the Website18
Views of The ‘Full’ Record66
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‘Aims ... to put on two or three full show experiences each year; to compete once per year; to have smaller events, like busking and flash mobs, to reach a total of around ten performances each year.’

‘A capella music from Palestrina to Part; neglected gems in the choral repertoire ... A small, long-established choir, singing in various venues around Bristol, from Tyntesfield to St George's, from village churches to “Bristol’s parish church”, St Stephen's.’ The Choir has flourished ‘under the auspices of the Bristol Madrigal Society’, founded in 1837, and a Society especially associated with the composer Robert Lucas Pearsall, who is ‘remembered now mainly for his immortal setting of the Christmas carol “In dulci jubilo” and for his lovely madrigal “Lay a garland”’.

+ Bristol Chamber Choir
Visits to the Website72
Also indexedBristol Madrigal Society | Robert Lucas Pearsall
Views of The ‘Full’ Record172
Concerts and Recitals Season

Typically four to five concerts per year.

'We are an a cappella singing group (voice only) formed in March 2009 by a small group of people who used to meet up at a weekely singing workshop held at The Met. We currently have 35 members; but the numbers change with the seasons. We welcome membership from anyone of high school age (14+) and upwards. Our current members are aged from 14yrs to 65yrs+. We do not compete - we sing for the sheer love of singing, for the joy that it brings us as individuals and for the delight that it gives to our audiences, no matter how large or small they may be.'

+ Bury Acapeelers
Visits to the Website122
Views of The ‘Full’ Record280
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‘Since our foundation with just 12 men in 1990 we have grown to become a close harmony chorus with an international reputation. Our diverse members have in common the love of good songs well sung in an entertaining style. We sing an eclectic mix of ballads, easybeat and upbeat songs, all with beautiful melodies and ringing harmonies that willl send you away with a song in your heart ... Whether you’d like to come and see us as a potential member, to see if you’d like to book us for an event, or just to see what we do, you are very welcome to come along to one of our regular rehearsals.‘

+ Cambridge Chord Company
Visits to the Website75
Views of The ‘Full’ Record155
Concerts and Recitals Season

Occasional public performances alongside annual appearance at the BABS Convention.

‘An a cappella choir of about 24 able singers based in Shipston-on-Stour. Our repertoire is almost entirely unaccompanied, in anything from 4 to 10 parts. It ranges from English and European madrigals to music from the 21st century; from the challenging to the disarmingly simple, and from the deepest tingle-factor to the utterly frivolous. We perform for music societies, for charitable and private events in the South Midlands and the North Cotswolds.’

+ Cantamus A Cappella
Visits to the Website70
Views of The ‘Full’ Record125
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Typically two to three concerts per annum.

‘Cappella Novocastriensis was founded in 1960 by Dr Frederick Hudson to specialise in early choral music for worship. However, that is only part of the story. We sing in concert hall, church and cathedral and give one or more concerts per term, as well as an annual carol service for Newcastle Law Courts and occasional engagements for choral evensong, weddings and other services and events. The choir has about 35 members and often sings unaccompanied, bringing both clarity and intimacy to its performances.’

+ Cappella Novocastriensis
Visits to the Website99
Views of The ‘Full’ Record214
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‘Female chorus singing unaccompanied four part harmony ... We have such a lot of fun each week, warming up before singing, learning new songs and developing our voices. Some of our Chorus have been singing Barbershop for more than twenty years, some for less than a couple of months. We always welcome newcomers, the more the merrier! So if you fancy having a go, just come along.’

+ Cascade Southdown Ladies Harmony Chorus
Visits to the Website67
Views of The ‘Full’ Record120
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‘The Chorus would be delighted to sing at your event. Our repertoire is varied and covers many genres ... We adapt ourselves to the occasion, and have sung at weddings, fetes, concerts, parties, retirement homes and Christmas functions.‘

‘A fun group of approx 40 ladies, ages from 16 to 80+, who love to sing four part a cappella harmony ... Some funny, some leaders, some listeners, some sensible and some nutty! Each bringing something to the mix moving “Champagne” forward with a smile on their faces and a song in their hearts ... Come join the fun!’

+ Champagne Cornwall Chorus
Visits to the Website38
Views of The ‘Full’ Record94
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Many of the arrangements we sing are in the barbershop style, where the melody is surrounded by harmonies above and below, creating wonderful natural overtones. Women with any voice range, from low to high, are able to find a suitable harmony part. Our repertoire is more modern than classical and varies from contemporary, pop, swing, jazz, ballads and songs from films and shows. Some of our songs are performed with choreography to enhance the overall musical presentation ...’

+ Cheshire A Cappella
Visits to the Website160
Views of The ‘Full’ Record199
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‘We perform at a variety of venues and events such as corporate and charitable after-dinner entertainment parties, Christmas concerts and also at local festivals and competitions. We also stage our own annual show, normally at Christmas time.’

'A versatile, vibrant, award winning ladies acapella chorus based ... specialising in exciting, high energy performances. As a chorus we perform a wide variety of songs and styles; from ballads to jazz; pop to barbershop and some just plain fun.'

+ Cheshire Chord Company
Visits to the Website278
Views of The ‘Full’ Record253
Concerts and Recitals Season

Typically two or three public performances per year.

‘The Circle Singers is a small, well established, mainly a cappella choir of approximately 30 members of all ages from around Warwickshire ... The choir does not require an audition and sight reading of music is not essential. Some previous singing experience, however, would be an advantage.’

+ Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa
Visits to the Website63
Views of The ‘Full’ Record170
Concerts and Recitals Season

One to two concerts per annum.

'Singing group for ladies based in Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire which launched in January 2013 ... The singing style is four-part unaccompanied harmony and ladies of all levels of musical ability are welcome, from those with no experience to those who are already accomplished singers.'

+ Cleeve Harmony
Visits to the Website141
Views of The ‘Full’ Record321
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Occasional concerts can be given.

'A local, acapella, mixed choir based in Abergele, North Wales ... Coastal Voices was set up in 2004 to share the fun and delight of singing in harmony together. The songs taught each week come from all over the world, each song is taught by ear so you don’t need any previous singing or musical experience to join.'

+ Coastal Voices [Abergele]
Visits to the Website118
Views of The ‘Full’ Record335
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Have voice, will travel - all we need is a balance of parts and a pitch pipe. We are a women’s group who sing a wide range of songs and styles, all unaccompanied ... Based in Southwick, near Brighton UK we currently have around 30 members of all ages who just love to sing!‘

+ Coastline Harmony Chorus
Visits to the Website81
Views of The ‘Full’ Record136
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Regular performances: ‘Coastline Harmony is always happy to sing for you - it's what we love to do best! Whether it's a charity function, a wedding or show, we have something for everyone’.

'A friendly, mixed choir of about 20 voices which performs a wide repertoire of mainly unaccompanied, a capella music from all periods and from across the world. We are based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire and give about 3 – 4 concerts a year ... We usually perform to raise funds for charity. Sometimes we are invited to sing at weddings or other church services. At least one event every year raises funds for the choir, to enable us to continue buying music that will enlarge our repertoire. For many years, we have been “twinned” with The Oriel Singers, a Liverpool choir, with whom we promote joint concerts.'

+ Damon Singers
Visits to the Website185
Views of The ‘Full’ Record287
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‘An all-female vocal ensemble based in the Hay-on-Wye area. Having been formed in the autumn of 2015 we have been working hard on our blend of sound and a bank of repertoire to suit a variety of events. Our repertoire ranges from Bach through gospel, early jazz to modern pop classics. We work intensively once a month for a full day and meeting once a week for a quick check in/top up ... Performing mostly acapella arrangements by Fi Evans of beautiful songs with class and style.’

+ Decibelles
Visits to the Website83
Views of The ‘Full’ Record198
Concerts and Recitals Season

Regular performances during the summer and around Christmas time.

‘A group of twenty or so singers. The number varies from time to time but the one thing that never changes is our passion for singing and all things vocal. Our programmes are mainly made up of unaccompanied pieces in almost any style you can think of. We love sacred and secular music, from the Renaissance right through to the present day, and from all around the world..’

+ Divertimento: Music for Voices
Visits to the Website80
Views of The ‘Full’ Record187
Concerts and Recitals Season

Three or four concerts per season.

‘We are a 30-strong mixed-voice choir ... Most of our singing is unaccompanied. Our repertoire stretches from the 16th to the 21st centuries, and includes sacred and secular music, serious and popular ... Potential new members are asked to take a simple audition.’

+ Elysian Singers [Wetherby]
Visits to the Website85
Views of The ‘Full’ Record121
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Have a wide repertoire of unaccompanied choral pieces, ranging from Elizabethan madrigals to arrangements of popular songs. and sing regularly in National Trust properties in Kent, Queen’s House in Greenwich and many churches. Their annual concert season often includes a weekend away and they have sung all over England.’

+ Grove Singers [Eltham]
Visits to the Website55
Views of The ‘Full’ Record119
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We sing all styles of a cappella music and perform regularly in Bristol's finest venues ... From rugby matches to the docks to churches to underground tunnels, if we can make a noise in it, we probably will - and we sound amazing ... Our aim is to achieve the eclectic mix of a community choir, but with the more ambitious harmony and vocal technique of a good choral society. You're never on your own with what you're learning - all new music is supported by voice part-specific CD or download. No problem at all if you can't read music ... We're big, but we've got room for more and newcomers get a really warm welcome. There's no audition and you have three free taster sessions.‘

+ Gurt Lush Choir
Visits to the Website36
Views of The ‘Full’ Record127
Concerts and Recitals Season

Two major flagship concerts per year at Colston Hall plus informal ‘busking’ events and ‘random offers we can accept’.

‘A ladies a capella chorus, which sings 4-part harmony; performing songs in a wide variety of styles - including songs from musicals, pop classics and beautiful ballads. We formed in 2007, and have since grown to about 50 members. We come from all walks of life but are united in an enjoyment of music making.’

+ Harmony InSpires
Visits to the Website64
Views of The ‘Full’ Record172
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‘We love to perform and we participate in various sing-outs and competitions throughout the year, including the national convention of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS).’

Award-winning chorus: ‘We have been described as dynamic, entertaining, inspiring and dazzling. We sing a wide range of 4 part, unaccompanied harmony and our passion for singing is as important as our passion for socialising and having fun!’

+ Heartbeat Chorus
Visits to the Website99
Views of The ‘Full’ Record304
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘Available to sing at a variety of conferences, weddings, birthday parties and other events. We also have a smaller chorus, ensembles and quartets available where needed.’

In Accord is based in Guildford. We sing a mixture of 4 and 5 part “a cappella” harmony covering a broad repertoire of popular songs. Arrangements are written “in house” enabling us to choose songs we enjoy and that are popular with audiences. We can also arrange songs specifically for people we perform to, providing a personalised touch! We don't use written music once we've learned a song. In fact, we just sound a note and start singing.‘

+ In Accord
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record183
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘We perform regularly with audiences (and venues) wide ranging and varied, all of which adds to the buzz of showing off what we do!’

'Since 2007, award-winning a cappella sensation In the Smoke has been bringing the cream of London’s vocal talent to audiences across the capital and beyond. All of In the Smoke‘s repertoire is arranged specially for the group by our members, making the most of our unique versatility and talents ...'

+ In the Smoke
Visits to the Website101
Views of The ‘Full’ Record299
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Typically three of four appearances per year.

‘We are an award winning vocal group based in Hemel Hempstead. Blending the voices of men and women in close unaccompanied harmony, we sing popular songs from the 1930’s through to the 21st Century.‘

+ Just A Cappella
Visits to the Website122
Views of The ‘Full’ Record185
Concerts and Recitals Season

‘Available for both paid and charitable performances ... In the past we’ve performed at fetes, concerts, theatres, shopping centres and some memorable parties.’

‘A ladies a cappella group of singers based in Bromley ... We rehearse on Monday evening ... For the first few weeks come along to listen. Join in as and when you feel comfortable. You will be given music and a teach track of a song from our current repertoire. Once you have learned it you will be asked to audition alongside other experienced singers, primarily to check that you can "hold your own" against the other singers and that you can adapt your voice to blend with others.’

+ Just Voices A Cappella Singers
Visits to the Website54
Views of The ‘Full’ Record95

Formed 2008: ‘We are an A Cappella choir with a reputation for strong melodic singing delivered through layered harmonies. The choir’s repertoire embraces a wide range of popular music - pop, gospel, folk, traditional, international and more ... Enjoyment of the Choir is such that membership is consistently at or near full. However enquiries from anyone interested in joining are always welcome’.

+ Kings Langley Community Choir
Visits to the Website56
Views of The ‘Full’ Record110
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Established 1999: ‘We have around 100 members ... We sing unaccompanied, usually in four part harmony. Our repertoire includes songs from all parts of the world, both modern and traditional. We perform regularly at events in and around this great city ... We also travel further afield ... While we are essentially apolitical, the choir has a commitment to issues relevant to the local and national community, which are concerned with equality, humanity and respect and celebrate the rich diversity of life in and around our communities’.

+ Manchester Community Choir
Visits to the Website67
Views of The ‘Full’ Record144

‘Has established a reputation as one of the region's leading early music singing groups ... We are based in Evesham, Worcestershire (in the UK) and our members come from the Vale of Evesham and the surrounding area. Usually, but not always, we sing in colourful 17th century costumes ... We are equally happy to sing in churches, village halls, outdoors or indoors and enjoy this variety of venues. Our repertoire is varied and, as well as music from the 16th and 17th centuries, we sing contemporary works.’

+ Musyck Anon
Visits to the Website42
Views of The ‘Full’ Record99

‘One of the leading chamber choirs in Gloucestershire, and former BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year ... A Cheltenham-based chamber choir with around twenty-eight members. We perform largely a capella choral music, to exacting standards, covering many different styles: early and modern, sacred and secular, serious and light-hearted.’

+ Oriel Singers Cheltenham
Visits to the Website124
Views of The ‘Full’ Record163
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A male chorus formed in 2007 from members of the established Wantage White Horse Harmony chorus and new talent from the Oxford area. We sing for pleasure and fun but always welcome the opportunity of sharing our enthusiasm with others through concerts, shows, and special events. The chorus sing in what is termed an a cappella style which basically means singing unaccompanied ... New members are always welcome.’

+ Oxford Harmony
Visits to the Website18
Views of The ‘Full’ Record36

‘We are a small group of singers based in the East Neuk of Fife. We mostly sing a cappella but our ever-expanding repertoire also includes items accompanied by piano, organ and string orchestra. We regularly perform a wide variety of material at venues throughout the East Neuk.’

+ Priory Singers [East Neuk]
Visits to the Website17
Views of The ‘Full’ Record35

‘A vibrant and lively Weymouth based choir with members from all over Dorset. We love harmony, singing songs of all types from all over the world, unaccompanied ... We put on several concerts each year and also sing for weddings and other special events ... Whether nervous beginner or seasoned singer you will be equally welcome. There are no auditions and no need to sing on your own. We normally sing in 4 part harmony - men's and women's voices ... Imagine a life without friends, fun or music. Such was the fate of the Quangle Wangle Quee in Edward Lear's poem until things took a turn for the better ...’

+ Quangle Wangle Choir
Visits to the Website146
Views of The ‘Full’ Record185

‘We sing throughout the county to entertain and support fund-raising for a wide range of good causes from church organ funds to overseas humanitarian charities. Our repertoire spans the centuries and includes madrigals, motets, folk songs, chant and plainsong. Most of our singing is unaccompanied full harmony but we do include accompanied items from time to time.’

+ Renaissance Singers of Eastbourne
Visits to the Website65
Views of The ‘Full’ Record142
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Founded 2000: ‘We are a group of singers who perform mainly a cappella sacred and secular music from the 16th to the 21st centuries ... We have given concerts in many locations in the area, including Ashley, Arley, and Chelford, and further afield in the Fylde Peninsula, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cartmel Priory’.

+ Romulus Singers
Visits to the Website117
Views of The ‘Full’ Record187
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

’A 50-strong male chorus specialising in imaginatively staged and innovative performances of songs from across the spectrum of modern music. We bring our special brand of four-part harmony to pop, jazz/swing, barbershop, gospel and songs from the shows.‘

+ Royal Harmonics
Visits to the Website113
Views of The ‘Full’ Record200
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‘Rudsambee is a choir based in Edinburgh. The name comes from the Gaelic expression rud sam bith idir, meaning "anything at all", which represents our eclectic taste in music ... Unaccompanied voices in harmony - about twenty singers - a wide range of modern music, world music, renaissance music, and anything that takes our interest - singing for pleasure, for the social fun, for the technical challenge, and for quality performances: that is the essence of Rudsambee.‘

+ Rudsambee Company of Singers
Visits to the Website66
Views of The ‘Full’ Record130

‘An award-winning vocal ensemble focused on the performance of a cappella choral music. As a collective body of voices, a choir is a living, breathing instrument with unparalleled expressive potential. Sansara realises this through direct and honest music-making, always striving to conjure compelling atmospheres, communicating with clarity and integrity ... The Choir has rapidly gained a reputation for captivating performances of a broad range of repertoire, juxtaposing choral music old and new in vivid narrative programmes, tying thematic and textual links into rich musical-poetic live experiences.’

+ Sansara
Visits to the Website23
Views of The ‘Full’ Record24
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Founded 1992: ‘A Taunton based women's singing group who have a varied repertoire arranged in 4 part harmony (A capella) ... We welcome visitors at any time! Call in to see us – you can just listen or join in ... If you decide you would like to join us we will support you with fast-track teach recordings, easy to access music and high quality vocal tuition with a stimulating programme of music every week. Not only will your vocal and performance ability improve but you will see your confidence improve dramatically. In addition, you will have a ready-made new group of friends that will stay with you for a long, long time’.

+ Somerset Hills Chorus
Visits to the Website38
Views of The ‘Full’ Record81

‘A Penarth-based chamber choir ... We're a mixed SATB choir of experienced choristers from around Cardiff and the Vale numbering just 16 voices. We may be compact but we make a surprisingly big sound and specialise in singing a cappella (without accompaniment). The choir's name reflects the extensive range of music we perform, from show tunes and pop songs in concert to classical pieces and sacred music in cathedrals.‘

+ Spectrum Singers
Visits to the Website65
Views of The ‘Full’ Record123
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

''Previous experience of singing in a choir and moderate sight-reading ability would be beneficial and you will need to be confident with singing unaccompanied music. You will be invited to attend a couple of rehearsals to find out what sort of group we are and how well you will fit in. If you like us, and our music, you will be asked to have a short informal audition. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition beforehand as it will involve singing something we have been working on in the rehearsal. If successful, should there be no vacancy available for your voice at that point, you will be placed on a waiting list and advised as soon as one becomes available ...'

+ Suffolk Singers
Visits to the Website192
Views of The ‘Full’ Record275
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'A close-harmony male voice choir – the only such choir in South Wales. We differ from a traditional male voice choir in our approach, our choice of songs, our sound. We sing “a-capella” (unaccompanied), producing truly beautiful music ... We sing a range of songs from ballads, pop, swing to laugh-out-loud ... We love what we do – we’re infectious!' ALERT Replaced Link to Choir Website with one to Facebook Page at Review.

+ Synergy Choir
Visits to the Website107
Views of The ‘Full’ Record282
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed-voice, a-cappella chamber choir of 15 singers, based in Cambridgeshire. Available for concerts, weddings, church services and charity events ... We sing secular and sacred, contemporary and period music in a wide variety of genres. We hold between six and ten concerts a year to raise money for local charities.’

+ Tapestry Singers [Huntingdon]
Visits to the Website98
Views of The ‘Full’ Record139
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‘A Ladies' Acappella Chorus, based in Helensburgh and Rhu. We are small friendly group, rehearsing weekly. As well as holding our own concerts and musical events, we have performed at various competitions and festivals, for charity and for local community events.’ ALERT The Group’s Website no longer relevant; Linked now to Facebook Page.

+ Tartan Harmony
Visits to the Website92
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The Alleycats were set up by a group of friends ... who shared their love of singing over a pint in the pub, and much to their delight, discovered the enjoyment that their music could evoke. Originally an all-male group, in 2007 The Alleycats opened their doors to female members and began working their way towards the rich sound they have today. The group regularly performs at a variety of public and private functions, with credits including national appearances on the BBC's Last Choir Standing, along with award-winning performances in consecutive finals of the UK's Voice Festival competition and an annual Edinburgh Fringe run. So whether you’re learning your ABCs, or losing them to the sands of time, The Alleycats are sure to provide you with purr-fect entertainment for any occasion.’

+ The Alleycats
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‘An amateur, mixed voice chamber choir ... The choir has been singing in Upminster and the surrounding area for nearly 40 years, and enjoys singing both old and newer music (from Tallis to Tavener). Despite our name, not all our concerts are “a cappella” (unaccompanied) – we sometimes have organ or piano accompaniment, and have sung with an instrumental ensemble and a harp ... We usually give 3 or more concerts each year (Spring, Summer and Christmas), featuring a variety of music ... Refreshments are available at each concert, so you can not only hear live choral singing, but relax and chat with the choir afterwards!‘

+ The Cappella Singers of Upminster
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Founded 1960: ‘One of Gloucestershire’s premier chamber choirs, we sing music from many different periods and in diverse styles, usually unaccompanied but occasionally with instrumental or orchestral accompaniment, including performances of Purcell, Handel and Bach with period instruments and specialist soloists ... We would like to hear from experienced singers with good sight-reading and an interest in “our kind of music”.’

+ The Cappella Singers [Stroud]
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‘Founded in 2012 by musician and songwriter Heg Brignall, The Great Sea Choir have risen from a small group of singers to a forty-strong choir, performing their unique selection of a cappella, contemporary-folk arrangements at professional events and festivals, collaborating with other artists, receiving recognition from local BBC Introducing and BBC radio shows  ... The choir has performed at major concert venues ... The choir regularly promotes their own concerts and events including their sell-out winter concert held in central Bristol each year as well as more bespoke gigs ...’

+ The Great Sea Choir
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'We are an award winning mixed voice contemporary choir, formed in 2010, singing pop and jazz songs in unaccompanied “a cappella” style. All our songs are performed in entertaining 5 part arrangements. You won’t hear anything like them anywhere else!'

+ The Monday Mondays
Visits to the Website153
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‘Founded with the principal aim of singing the music of our founder, Rick Birley. The Occasional Singers’ first performance was in Milton Abbey on Wednesday 21st December 1994 ... The choir has sung many of Rick Birley’s compositions over the years, but also sings a wide variety of music, sacred and secular, covering many styles and spanning many centuries. The Occasional Singers usually sing a cappella, but also work with other musicians – individual soloists, instrumental ensembles and organists.‘

+ The Occasional Singers Dorchester
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‘A Capella choir based in Emsworth, Hampshire, UK, of approx 34 mixed voices, specialising in Renaissance music, but also more contemporary composers such as Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Rutter, Poulenc ... We are delighted to welcome new members ... We encourage singers to attend as many rehearsals as possible and to be prepared to put in additional time at home for note learning. However, we have our own home-grown midi file page to help members to learn the current repertoire. It is very helpful if you can sight read music, and it’s essential that you can hold your own musical line. There are frequent opportunities for semi-chorus or solo work. Entry is on completion of a successful audition with the Musical Director.’

+ The Renaissance Choir
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'A long-established mixed chamber choir of some 18 voices, based in Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex. All singing is a cappella, and the choir have a very varied repertoire from which to choose programmes. Times & Seasons‘ “mission statement” is to try to identify with its audiences in an informal atmosphere, to provide something for all musical tastes and to convey its members’ obvious joy of singing.'

+ Times & Seasons
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‘A women's a cappella choir who perform regularly in south London and elsewhere ... Trade Winds concentrate on intimate cross cultural projects, local festivals and site specific work.’ Their concerts typically range widely over folk music, jazz standards, rock classics and favourite pop songs.

+ Trade Winds Choir
Visits to the Website73
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‘Takes its name from the beautiful Vale of Evesham, where we are based, in Worcestershire. Vale Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus (as we were originally known) was started in Evesham back in 1994 by a small but perfectly formed group of just ten ladies who shared a passion for singing in harmony. Today we're still singing - and still growing! We sing unaccompanied A Cappella style and most of our songs are arranged in the kind of close, four-part harmony that gets toes tapping and spines tingling.’

+ Vale Connection
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‘We are an Acapella choir who have been meeting in Forest Hill, South London for several years. We perform regularly at local venues and at festivals further afield, and make occasional recordings ... We perform a wide range of music from jazz and pop through to folk and world music. All songs are learned by ear and all parts are downloadable so that choir members can practice at home. We expect all singers to learn their words. All who can hold a tune are welcome.’

+ Vocal Chords Choir
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'Established in January 2010, we have now grown to a multi award winning 30-strong group. The four-part style in which we sing is one of the most challenging and rewarding styles for a vocal ensemble. Singing without any musical accompaniment, we use the blend of our voices, energy, enthusiasm and passion to create exciting and magical music which includes everything from traditional barbershop and show tunes to modern popular music.’

+ Vocal Dimension Chorus
Visits to the Website133
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‘Visitors are welcome to our rehearsals, but please let us know you're coming along.'

‘We are an a cappella vocal group whose motto is “Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Excellent" ... Although the choir is the largest part of Wavelength we also have other smaller groups such as quartets and octets but in all cases our aim is to make great music together. Our repertoire will consist of popular songs from across the years, from Adele to Irving Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald to Tears for Fears and perhaps a little bit of classical, we hope to have something for everyone.’

+ Wavelength A Cappella
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‘Hire Us: We look forward to performing in Bournemouth and surrounding areas. The choir is available to sing at your event.’

‘An a capella choir based in Coventry ... WorldSong is a choir with a difference: stunning harmonies, uplifting songs, inspiring rhythms, music for the soul. We sing harmony songs from the world music repertoire, specialising in traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Africa, Britain, America and beyond ... WorldSong celebrates the richness of the human voice by singing without instrumental accompaniment. Our repertoire of songs is drawn from cultures where singing and dancing are as natural as talking and walking.’

+ WorldSong
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‘We perform around three local concerts in Coventry each year.’

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