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The Category Community Choirs is a subset of Singing Groups and Choirs. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Community Choirs which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Choir's Full Record.

 

Some 'Featured' Providers in this Category are so busy during their Season(s) that I do not even try to list all the dates when they have planned forthcoming events:

- Military Wives Choirs

In contrast, the ANNEXE for Community Choirs lists Choirs which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

^ Community Choirs ANNEXE

 

! Community Choirs KEY
VISITS (to Website)126
VIEWS (of this Record)1902

'A community choir open to adults who enjoy singing both with others and to others. We do not audition and no previous experience is necessary to join. We are a group of people who just love to sing together. We sing music from all genres, including modern and traditional ... Concerts include residential homes and care homes, weddings, civic events, charitable concerts, and joint concerts with other bands and choirs. We also raise money for local and national charities.'

 

+ Affetside Choir
VISITS (to Website)48
VIEWS (of this Record)164

‘The community choir of Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire ... If you would like to sing with us then just come along to a rehearsal ... We give new members a term’s free membership. We hope this will encourage more to discover the joys and rewards of singing in a choir before having to make a financial commitment. There is no audition, and it is not necessary to be able to read music.’

+ All Saints Singers
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)315

‘Based in North Paddington. The Choir is open to everyone regardless of age, background or musical experience and we sing a variety of music from all genres, from many different cultures, and in languages from across the world ... The choir rehearses weekly during term-time ... We also perform at least one concert each term, and have performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, The Roundhouse and Paddington Central, as well as at local venues.’

+ All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)337

‘Making music by yourself isn't half as much fun as singing with others. Come along to a practice or a concert and find out by seeing and hearing us and feel what we mean! We are always happy to welcome new folk whether very experienced or complete novices ... Men, women as well as young people can join us. Everyone is warmly welcomed and, next to hard practice, to achieve high musical standards, it’s all about the spirit of fun and enjoyment.’

+ Alresford Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)258
VIEWS (of this Record)285

‘Formed in May 2012 and was created to allow people of all singing abilities to get together, make new friends and sing their favourite songs ... The Choir now boasts around 70 Members ... We perform at a variety of events throughout the year from full scale concerts to outdoor events.’

 

+ Alsager Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)133
VIEWS (of this Record)96

‘Bishop's Stortford-based choir originally made up of parents and friends of students in the renowned Cantate youth choir. We were formed in 2005 at the request of many music-loving parents who wanted to come together for occasional rehearsals and sing together in the Cantate spirit ...  Amici Cantate is an open access choir with no entry auditions or entry requirements. Of course, it helps if you have a sense of humour and love to sing some sometimes challenging music.‘

 

+ Amici Cantate
VISITS (to Website)37
VIEWS (of this Record)83

‘We are a small SATB choir based in Paisley ... and have a reputation for singing a very mixed repertoire. We are an adventurous choir which is keen to let our audiences hear music with which they may not be familiar but we programme this alongside more popular works. Our own annual concert in May regularly features works by living composers which are Scottish, European or, occasionally, world premières. These concerts are usually accompanied by the Arkleston Chamber Ensemble.’

+ Arkleston Singers
VISITS (to Website)233
Also indexedArkleston Chamber Ensemble
VIEWS (of this Record)330

‘Join Artful Voices and sing great songs arranged specifically for you! Learn music, make friends, have fun, and even get physical! No audition necessary! The Artful Playground team have a wealth of experience between them – from Performing/Directing musical theatre, composing, teaching in schools/in the community, and performing jazz and swing in venues all over the world. This makes Artful Voices the exciting and unique choir that it is!'

 

+ Artful Voices
VISITS (to Website)191
VIEWS (of this Record)641

'The Ashbourne Singers is a community choir that exists for the benefit of members of the public with an interest in singing and who wish to do so in a friendly group. It is open to all over the age of 18 years ... The Young Ashbourne Singers choir is for children aged from 8 up to 18 years ... YAS has been running since 2008 under the umbrella and support of the adult choir. We perform regularly giving recitals and concerts in aid of charities.'

+ Ashbourne Singers
VISITS (to Website)294
VIEWS (of this Record)561

'A community choir which has been performing concerts in and around the Ashford area since 1991. Our prime objectives are:- a. to promote and advance good singing with a preference for popular music of the past 100 years; b. to encourage participation from all parts of the local community; c. to raise money for charities and good causes.'

 

+ Ashford Invicta Singers
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)459

'There is a choir for Ashford – a community choir made up of people like you. The aim of the choir is simple – have fun singing together and then taking our voices to various locations around Ashford and the surrounding area, so we can spread a little joy!'

+ Ashford Sings!
VISITS (to Website)310
VIEWS (of this Record)431

'An amateur mixed adult choir ... We sing a wide variety of music - you may not like everything we do, but you're sure to like something, and if your favourite isn't in our programme there are plenty of opportunities for choir members to make suggestions for future concerts. Typically we put on 3 major concerts in a year, but we also sing by invitation at other local events.'

 

+ Basing Singers
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)529

‘Set up in 2010 to promote singing for wellbeing and explore the positive health benefits of singing ... Beccles Community Choir welcomes ANYBODY and EVERYBODY. We sing Jazz, Musicals, Pop, Spirituals, Gospel, Ska and other styles based on a list of songs that the choir decides to sing ... In 2012, our sister choir Bungay Community Choir started ... and carries on our ethos – to be a small and friendly community; welcoming and fun. All the things we believe music should be.’

+ Beccles Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)289
Also indexedBungay Community Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)331

Interested in singing? Passionate about choral music performed well? Want to make some new friends in the community? We are an inclusive, fun, engaging community that values the playful and relaxed pursuit of choral excellence. We rehearse for about an hour, stop for a glass of wine (or two) and then rehearse for another 45 minutes or so.'

 

+ Belsize Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)229
VIEWS (of this Record)488

'We have approximately 50 members and give at least two concerts each year which often involve both amateur and professional soloists, with the object of providing an enjoyable and enlightening musical experience for our audience and choir members alike. We also run "Come & Sing" sessions, workshops and take part in community events.'

 

+ Belvedere Singers
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)442

Setup in 1979 on the Isle of Wight: ‘Had its origins as the School Choral Society for Bembridge School (a boarding school at that time) ... The choir is currently around 40 strong and generally performs 3 concerts per year and a break being taken for the summer holidays. The choir welcomes singers of all abilities - all you need is an enjoyment of singing and a commitment to attend rehearsals’.

 

+ Bembridge Singers
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)327

‘Plainsong in the 21st Century ... The Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir draws singers from across the North-East of England to learn and perform gregorian chant and other plainsong. We enjoy singing together as we explore some of the roots of Western music and try to relate the heritage of this music to life in the 21st century.‘

+ Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir
VISITS (to Website)198
VIEWS (of this Record)249

'Founded in 1951 and is still a very active group of singers. With over 40 members, both male and female, the choir enjoys singing from a wide repertoire of music including items from the musicals and modern songs which are always popular with audiences.'

 

+ Billingham Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)199
VIEWS (of this Record)914

’Come and be part of a truly uplifting community experience! Everyone is welcome to join us – young, youngish and not so young. Don’t be shy, there are no auditions, there’s no need to read music, just bring yourself and a bottle of water (it can be thirsty work!). We have close to 100 members at most of our rehearsals, with our alto and soprano sections full but we are looking for tenors and basses. The names of potential soprano or alto singers will be added to a waiting list. We sing a variety of different songs selected from the genres of classical, world and popular music.’

 

+ Bowes Park Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of this Record)298

‘A community choir based in Braughing in Hertfordshire ... The choir sings music in a variety of styles and is open to all ages and abilities. There are no auditions and you do not need to be able to read music. The only requirement is plenty of enthusiasm!  Braughing Sing members are encouraged to attend regularly so that the choir can progress together and reach a good standard for performances. However the main aim is to have fun and enjoy ourselves getting to know new music and improving our sound.‘

 

+ Braughing Sing
VISITS (to Website)88
VIEWS (of this Record)193

‘A non-auditioned community choir based in South Brent, Devon which has been in existence for over thirty years ... We sing a variety of music, performing three concerts a year at Christmas, Easter and Summer. Our Summer Concert is of a lighter tone ... The audience sit café-style bringing picnics for this concert. Our Easter concert is sung in Buckfast Abbey and usually includes a major work.’

 

+ Brent Singers
VISITS (to Website)255
VIEWS (of this Record)493

Founded 1943: ‘Performs three to four concerts per year, with a diverse, exciting repertoire of classic and contemporary choral music ...  We are always pleased to encourage new members. There are no auditions – and no pre-qualification requirements. We support and encourage all levels of experience. Simply turn up at one of our Tuesday night rehearsals ... You will be made very welcome.’

+ Briantspuddle Singers
VISITS (to Website)183
VIEWS (of this Record)291

‘We have taken the view that, as there are a number of choirs dedicated solely to Classical music within the area, we should offer a more varied repertoire, which is pleasurable both to audience and choir. Therefore our concerts cater for a range of tastes and our repertoire includes popular classics, traditional and popular songs, spirituals, and songs from the shows as well as Classical music. We find there is something to suit all tastes. The choir members even get to choose some items in each concert!’

 

+ Bridport Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)252

‘Founded in 1969, originally under the name of the RAF Brize Norton Singers ... The membership initially was comprised of Royal Air Force personnel and their wives, but quickly branched out to include civilians from the local community ... In December 2003 the RAF Brize Norton Singers reluctantly decided to leave the umbrella of the RAF and changed their name to the Brize Singers ... The Singers are always happy to receive requests to perform in venues in Witney and the surrounding area, particularly to help with fundraising ... They also perform a number of their own concerts during the year, including a couple at Christmas and their annual concert in September each year.’

+ Brize Singers
VISITS (to Website)103
VIEWS (of this Record)214

Founded 1988: ‘We are a friendly choir which rehearses on Monday evenings ... Our choir sings in SATB and we have vacancies in all parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). We do not have auditions but we have a probationary period of one month to see how we get on ... We perform three main concerts per year. All monies raised at our concerts go to local or national charities’.

 

+ Bromley Œcumenical Singers
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)275

‘Buckland and Betchworth was formed in 1923. Originally a "village" choir with members drawn mainly from the two villages, today we have members “commuting” from all over Surrey ... It doesn't matter if you think you are a bit rusty: there is no audition and you don't even have to read music. We are a social and friendly choir focused on enjoying making music together and improving our standards as a team - everyone is welcome!’

+ Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of this Record)342

‘The Buckley Singers, formerly Buckley Choral Society, has been established for over 100 years and attracts members from a wide area around Buckley, near Mold, in North East Wales. Singing in a wide range of styles, both old and new, we are a friendly mixed community choir and are always looking for new members of all musical abilities, especially tenors and basses ... We guarantee a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere, so why not give us a try?’

+ Buckley Singers
VISITS (to Website)190
VIEWS (of this Record)562

‘A mixed community choir, whose members have a love of singing and enjoy meeting peiple and having a good time! ... We have sung a wide and varied selection of works, ranging from classical, folk, film, musicals and popular ... Formed in 1988 ... the group was established as an amateur, non-denominational choir, performing concerts in the locality for charitable purposes.’

+ Bunbury Singers
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of this Record)273

Founded 2015: ‘An exciting non-auditioning choir with a passion for a broad variety of choral music from around the globe ... Cantar’s aim, in addition to providing a wonderful singing experience for members in a friendly and welcoming environment, is to perform at a range of community, charity, arts and music events, to bring interesting and diverse choral singing to communities both locally and further afield’.

 

+ Cantar Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of this Record)248

'Aims to encourage as many people as possible to discover the joy and multiple benefits of singing. We all have voices – and every one is unique. We believe that every voice should be celebrated and aim to help each participant discover and enjoy their own voice ...'

 

+ Canterbury Vocals
VISITS (to Website)202
VIEWS (of this Record)505

'We are a non-auditioned, mixed, four-part choir of around 40 members and are based for rehearsals in the village of Howey on the outskirts of Llandrindod Wells. Members are drawn from Llandrindod Wells and the surrounding areas. Our reportoire is wide but whilst some, but far from all, of the works we perform were originally written as church music we are not a religious organisation - we just love great music.'

 

+ Cantorion - Llandrindod
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)188

‘A community choir based in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire ... Choir membership has now grown to over sixty. New singers are welcome in all sections − soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. There are no auditions. You just have to enjoy singing and want to learn. Vocal training takes place at some rehearsals.‘

 

+ Cantorion Llandeilo Singers
VISITS (to Website)294
VIEWS (of this Record)786

‘We are a community choir of mixed voices from Workington and the surrounding districts ...We perform several concerts throughout the year in Workington and the local areas using facilities such as theatres, churches, museums, village and church halls. The range of music in the choir repertoire is varied and encompasses classical choral works, sacred music and anthems of all periods, including: 16th to 21st centuries, folk songs, songs from the shows, jazz and pop music. We have had several pieces of music composed for us, and we also have commissioned works.’

+ Carnegie Singers
VISITS (to Website)196
VIEWS (of this Record)277

Founded 1965: ‘We are a mixed voice ensemble of about 60 voices, and our repertoire encompasses a variety of musical styles including sacred and secular, folk, spiritual and modern ... Concerts are given to support any body or organisation wishing to benefit from the raising of funds ... The choir has sung at hundreds of concerts and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ... We are non auditioned and members pay a modest annual subscription A friendly welcome and an atmosphere of enjoyment in singing is guaranteed’.

+ Castle Cary Choir
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)293

'We are a mixed choir, with about 60 voices. Our repertoire is very varied and includes sacred music, folk songs, songs from the shows, and Gilbert & Sullivan ... We are always delighted to welcome new members ... Many of us remember that daunting first step through the door to something new, however, you can be sure of a very warm welcome and we know you will wonder why it took you so long to join us!'

+ Castle Singers
VISITS (to Website)224
VIEWS (of this Record)418

‘We are a community choir in Rutland based in Edith Weston with members drawn from all over the county and beyond. We sing for fun and to gain a sense of community spirit as encouraged by that choir master extraordinaire Mr Gareth Malone!‘

 

+ Chater Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)193
VIEWS (of this Record)388

‘We are a friendly, village choir and our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our audiences and have fun in the process. We have about 30 members of varying ages and abilities.’

 

+ Cheriton Singers
VISITS (to Website)144
VIEWS (of this Record)270

Choir 2000 is a community choir based in Histon, Cambridgeshire. Our members are drawn from many of the villages around Cambridge as well as parts of the city itself. We began life as a project for the Millennium, but everyone was having such a good time that it was decided to keep going ... As well as works of the standard choral repertoire, our performances have included rarely performed works, including the UK first performance of Hermann Suter's “Le Laudi”, the world premiere of Christopher Brown's cantata “Gloriana” (Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations), commissioned by Choir 2000, and “Winter”, part of the “Cantata for the Seasons”, by Stevie Wishart, jointly commissioned with the Ipswich Choral Society.’

 

+ Choir 2000 Histon and Impington Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)137
VIEWS (of this Record)270

Formed 1993: ‘A forty-strong, mixed voice choir, based in Bradford, West Yorkshire ... Primarily, we are a friendly group from a variety of backgrounds who enjoy singing together and socialising both in rehearsals and in performance. Our “mission” is to share our enjoyment of choral music and to widen people’s perception of choral singing in all its glorious variety. Through the leadership of our musical director, we have sought to challenge our singing experience and we now have an extensive repertoire ranging from full works to pieces lasting little over a minute. Each concert we give incorporates something for all tastes – sacred and secular, ancient and modern, serious and not so serious, popular and classical favourites - and all types in between ! We also have some accomplished soloists to help ring the changes’.

 

+ Chordiality
VISITS (to Website)99
VIEWS (of this Record)213

‘Choral group based in Gorleston, Norfolk ... We present a range of concerts each year beginning in March, where we present a show style concert at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre for 3 nights ... We are also proud to have a Junior Choir who also perform in the concerts ... New members are always very welcome to join us and we will be happy to talk through how you can get involved.‘

 

+ Chorus of St Cecilia
VISITS (to Website)157
VIEWS (of this Record)286

‘A friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the City and perform several times a year in beautiful venues ... All works are thoroughly rehearsed and sound files are available to help you learn the music ... If you enjoy singing, try one of our concerts, then come and give a rehearsal a try.’

 

+ City Chorus [London]
VISITS (to Website)100
VIEWS (of this Record)133

‘Formed in 2008, City Voices has grown from a small choir of just 25 voices to a membership of over 180 in just ten years. In that time it has been involved in concerts raising over £50,000 for a mixture of charities and performed in a variety of venues in and around Cardiff, as well as further afield. There are no auditions to join, City Voices believe singing is for everyone - everyone has a voice and it should be about meeting new people and having fun. The music performed by City Voices does not follow the traditional “Choral Society” approach, but instead we feature music from Stage and Screen ... City Voices is now a well-established choir, with only a few vacancies periodically becoming available. As a result of this, we have taken the decision to close our waiting list. Instead, we will be reviewing our membership bi-annually each May and November.’

+ City Voices Cardiff
VISITS (to Website)170
VIEWS (of this Record)288

‘50 strong mixed voice choir ... singing a varied repertoire of sacred & secular music ... It has singers from all professions who base themselves in Ballyclare, a town well known for its musical traditions. Regular singing throughout the province keeps them busy and they are always adding to their membership and repertoire.’

+ Clare Chorale
VISITS (to Website)265
VIEWS (of this Record)318

'Exists for anyone of any age, background or ability who enjoys singing whether they consider themselves to be a "singaphobic", an expert or somewhere in between. No auditioning is required. Our motto is “generations singing together” ... Our aim is to go out into the community and further afield as a voluntary group and perform for any organisation who would like to be entertained and have some fun.‘

 

+ Clark Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)470

'We are a friendly mixed voice choir, with members from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. The choir is named after the anti-slavery campaigner, Thomas Clarkson. Our repertoire is wide ranging and covers both sacred and secular works from madrigals to songs from the shows.'

+ Clarkson Singers
VISITS (to Website)283
VIEWS (of this Record)416

We love singing and put on two main shows for Spring and Christmas ... New members are always welcome at rehearsals on Mondays – no auditions ... Half price annual subscription to under 25s and other concessions available'

+ Clevedon Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)505

'Everyone has experienced the joy of singing at some time of their life. Singing in harmony with others can be an exhilarating experience for both performers and audience. Members of the Clydebank District Choir enjoy the pleasures and challenges of singing and sharing their music with others.'

+ Clydebank District Choir
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)532

‘A Choir dedicated to singing about the world around us, its inequalities and injustices, and our (4-part vocal harmony) opposition to such injustice. Commoners Choir is also dedicated to reclaiming the fun of making a big noise together without lugging a vanful of instruments and amplifiers around with us. We’re based in West Yorkshire, but we gather and sing wherever seems fitting.’

+ Commoners Choir
VISITS (to Website)165
VIEWS (of this Record)239

‘We are a friendly mixed choir with approx 100 members ... Our concerts include two in Eastbourne & Seaford in June & December ... Concentus means “agreement”, “harmony”, or “unity”, and this defines the very spirit of the choir ... Our Musical Director strives to ensure that harmony exists not just in the musical notes that are sung but also in the way that choir members are cared for ... What does Concentus sing? Well a little bit of everything!’

 

+ Concentus
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of this Record)285

‘Founded in 1986 by members of Southampton CND who enjoyed singing, and began giving occasional concerts ... The idea evolved to have fun and to raise money for various good causes. Our original name was Concord Singers (without the 'h'), devised ... to include the letters CND. Eventually the choir was permanently constituted ... At this time we revised our name to Conchord Singers ... We are always looking for new members in all parts. There is no audition, but an ability to follow music notation and a sense of pitch are important. Do try us out at a few rehearsals before deciding to commit.’

 

+ Conchord Singers
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of this Record)259

Cradley Singers is a choir of approximately 30 singers performing three concerts each year in and around the Malvern and Worcester area. Although we originated as Cradley Village choir, our members now come from many villages and market towns in the area, such as Ledbury, Bromyard and Malvern. We sing a wide variety of music ranging from serious works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria and the Duruflé Requiem to light-hearted jazz and contemporary pieces.‘

+ Cradley Singers
VISITS (to Website)91
VIEWS (of this Record)162

‘Formed in 1976 by Stanley Kirk to perform a single concert, The Cromwell Singers have become well established in the choral life of the Newbury area. Originally rehearsals took place in the United Reformed Church Hall in Cromwell Place ... The Cromwells decided to continue after their inception and grew to their present size of approximately 60 voices ... We are a friendly group whose philosophy is one of combining musical enjoyment for our members and for our audience, whilst allowing members to develop their musical skills in a supportive environment. The Cromwell Singers have a long tradition of singing a variety of different styles of music, mainly shorter pieces, including medleys of songs from musicals, classical pieces and lighter items.  A music committee meets regularly to discuss the programme content, with feedback from the choir members.’

 

+ Cromwell Singers
VISITS (to Website)68
VIEWS (of this Record)140

'Established in 1978, we are a mixed-voice (SATB) choir with willingness and enthusiasm. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but do reap the rewards of our efforts. Our musical repertoire is wide and varied and is not limited to classic and sacred works. Recent themes have included Scottish Folk, European, Gospel, Blues as well as classical choral spanning the centuries to new works and commisions.'

 

+ Cunninghame Choir
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)495

'We aim to give members the opportunity to sing together in a choir, perhaps for the first time, singing a wide repertoire from classical, world music and folk to gospel and pop. You don’t need to be able to read music to take part – it’s all explained as we go along ... Unlike many other choirs, we rehearse during the day, providing a chance to sing for those who are unable to join an evening group. Our membership therefore reflects a wide range of the community, from students, young parents, those not working during the morning, to those who are retired. There are no auditions – all adults are welcome.'

+ Dacorum Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)475

‘Formed in January 2010, and welcomes members from the local community and beyond. The only qualifications required to join our ranks are a love of music and an enjoyment of singing! Our extensive repertoire includes traditional songs, medleys from well known musicals, classical anthems, and even the occasional pop song! We have performed at a number of local events and music festivals, and host our own concerts.’

 

+ Dagnall Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)308

‘A Thornhill-based choir, formed in 1974, with about 40 singers ... We sing a mixture of traditional songs (folk tunes and such as those of Burns), classical choral works (typically Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Rutter and Schubert), and show tunes (recently from Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and a Beatles Medley). A few of our members can sing the notes straight off the printed sheet, but while we value those with musical skills, the most important qualification is enthusiasm and a willingness to work on your music between rehearsals. There is no audition - if you can hear a sequence of 4 or 5 notes and then sing them back, you will almost certainly be able to enjoy developing your skill from there with the choir.’

+ Dalgarno Singers
VISITS (to Website)246
VIEWS (of this Record)314

‘We are a community choir based in Telford Shropshire ... Everyone is welcome to come and sing, you do not need any experience, or the ability to read music.’

 

+ Darby Singers
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)447

Founded 1992: ‘The choir aims to provide a sociable and friendly environment for members who enjoy singing together with a view to giving varied and enjoyable concerts on a regular basis ... The choice of music is varied, ranging from shows, traditional folk songs, spirituals and sacred music’.

 

+ Derventio Choir
VISITS (to Website)323
VIEWS (of this Record)257

‘Formed in 1993 by a small group of enthusiasts. Many of the original founders had already had distinguished careers in local amateur concert and theatre performance which provided the solid foundation on which the quality of the new society was built. Since those early carefree days, a strong organised structure has evolved which any society must have if it is to survive and move forward ... Our varied repertoire ranges from Musicals to the Movies, and the Beatles through to Gilbert and Sullivan.’

 

+ Downland Singers
VISITS (to Website)74
VIEWS (of this Record)161

‘We are an enthusiastic, SATB choir based in Ayrshire, Scotland. With approximately 95 singing members, we perform a wide variety of music from pop to broadway and film alongside some opera chorus and some of the great choral classics. We perform twice annually (May and December) in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock and regularly support local charities.’

+ Dreghorn Musical Society
VISITS (to Website)99
VIEWS (of this Record)168

‘Experience the satisfaction of bringing together a musical work with fellow singers and musicians, and of being able to relive the experience on CD and DVD (thanks to our technical crew who record the live performance!). Our soloists regularly come from one of the London colleges of music and it’s such a pleasure to hear them at the start of their careers. Soloists are sometimes chosen from the choir too. Our players are sometimes professionals from London orchestras but we’re delighted to work with local amateur orchestras or players as well ... We give three or four concerts each year by great composers, Mozart, Byrd, Karl Jenkins and Puccini to name but a few.‘

 

+ Ealing Common Choir
VISITS (to Website)66
VIEWS (of this Record)128

'We are a community choir who welcome singers and orchestral players to take part in an inclusive environment where making music is enjoyed and new skills learned and developed. We put on a diverse range of musical shows from choral pieces to West End shows. Our shows are very popular and nearly always sell out. Our social activities also allow members to make new friends.'

 

+ Earls Barton Music
VISITS (to Website)410
VIEWS (of this Record)679

‘A community choir of all ages drawn from the Eden area of Cumbria. Our aim is to provide enjoyment, both for our members and audiences, by performing a wide variety of music styles. We are a mixed choir singing in 4-parts: sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.’

 

+ Eden Singers
VISITS (to Website)240
VIEWS (of this Record)303

‘If you think “choir” means standing still and singing old fashioned music while holding scores, think again. The Edinburgh Police Choir is a bit different.  We consistently delight and surprise our audiences with our lively interpretation of songs you might, or might not know ... Some of our members work for the Police Service but there’s no need to have a police connection to join us ... We welcome choristers from our community as well as police staff.’

 

+ Edinburgh Police Choir
VISITS (to Website)258
VIEWS (of this Record)368

'Formed in Edinburgh in 1947 by Mollie Scott (a Lady Supervisor in the then Rose Street Telephone Exchange). The original ladies only choir recruited gentlemen in 1950 to enable a wider range of music to be undertaken with part singing. Since the 1950’s the Choir members have come from various occupations other than telephonists, however being well known by the original name we have decided not to change it. The Choir has become popular throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding districts with many charities benefiting from monies donated by the group.'

 

+ Edinburgh Telephone Choir
VISITS (to Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)456

Founded 1988: ‘The Choir’s aim is to promote the Art Form - MUSIC IS LIFE - involving local people in the Choir and Orchestra bringing a wide range of Music to the Arun area, by local people for local people‘.

 

+ Edwin James Festival Choir & Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)203
VIEWS (of this Record)246

‘ECV is based in Long Buckby, Northants, performing a wide range of modern music singing in 4 part harmony ... We perform, on average, three concerts a year in different venues ... We have fun rehearsing and performing. Elation Community Voices offers complete community involvement and has certainly changed the lives of a lot of our members. We have also made many new friends. Our ages range from 20 to 80, from all backgrounds, with differing musical talents, but with one common interest – the love of singing!’

+ Elation Community Voices
VISITS (to Website)189
VIEWS (of this Record)310

‘A 35 strong vocal harmony group which performs songs from the light classical repertoire, folk, jazz and blues to pop, swing and songs from the big band era ... We hold 3 fundraising concerts a year in aid of Suffolk charities, perform at Art on the Prom and other events in Felixstowe, as well as at various venues in Suffolk.‘

 

+ Felixstowe Harmonies
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)379

‘The friendliest choir in Solihull ... We formed in 1952 when a group of singers met on a Sunday evening to sing together for their own enjoyment and for the enjoyment of others ... We are passionate about singing and have a repertoire which is ever-changing to meet members’ and audience’s tastes. Don’t let our longevity fool you: we sing equal quantities of current popular music, together with a few old favourites.’

+ Fellowship Singers of Shirley
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)274

'A vibrant, no-audition community choir based in Castle Douglas, SW Scotland. Anyone can join!'

 

+ Feral Choir
VISITS (to Website)209
VIEWS (of this Record)468

‘Based in the ancient village of Fletching, near Uckfield ... We aim to give an opportunity for amateur singers of all standards to have access to many different types of music. The choir numbers about 50 regular members, some of whom are good readers of music with considerable experience of choral singing, while others are less experienced musicians who come because they enjoy singing in congenial company, while at the same time extending their musical skills. This wide range of ability enables us to perform some of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire, such as Bach's St John Passion or Mozart's Requiem, as well as songs from the shows, partsongs, madrigals and folksongs.’

 

+ Fletching Singers
VISITS (to Website)117
VIEWS (of this Record)294

‘We are a friendly choir based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK. Formed in October 2014, we hold regular events throughout the North Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire community. Musically, we perform from a wide range, including songs from musical theatre, choral classics, sacred pieces and pop songs, so there is bound to be something to suit all tastes ... We meet weekly In Letchworth to learn 3 and 4 part harmonies for all the different sorts of music. We learn by practice, with music reading not required. Our motto is Friendship through Singing, but we produce lovely sounds too!‘

+ Garden City Singers
VISITS (to Website)80
VIEWS (of this Record)202

‘We are a small, enthusiastic, mixed voice community choir and whilst we started in Gargunnock and continue to hold our rehearsals here, our members now come from the surrounding Forth Valley villages - Drymen, Kippen, Thornhill, Doune, Blair Logie, Dunblane ... We all have very different musical backgrounds. Some of us can't read music at all and some of us are still at school but what we all have in common is a love of music and getting together for a good sing. We sing all sorts of music - music from the Shows, some shorter Choral works, traditional Scottish songs, fun songs and singalongs. We have even ventured into Coldplay and U2 ! ... Our philosophy, as it was when we first started, is to sing for the joy and fun of singing, and we hope our audiences will enjoy the experience too.’

+ Gargunnock Songsters
VISITS (to Website)150
VIEWS (of this Record)358

‘If you'd like to come and make music in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, then the Glasgow Lyric Choir is for you. We sing a wide range of choral works from all eras ... New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us, why not come along and take part first of all in a few rehearsals - after which you will be invited to a short, informal audition with the conductor. No-one else will be present. You'll be encouraged to sing through a few vocal exercises (and perhaps something of your own choosing) in order that he can decide how your voice will fit into the choir. This will be done in a very relaxed manner!’

+ Glasgow Lyric Choir
VISITS (to Website)125
VIEWS (of this Record)242

‘Our repertoire is wide and varied covering West End/Broadway musicals, operatic choruses, classical pieces, Scottish songs, sacred music, "easy listening" and humour, and a typical concert will cover most or all of these genres in one night! We are also fortunate to have some fine soloists too. We are not a religious/church or Cathedral choir, and neither are we a choral society or orchestral/theatrical chorus, though we have elements of all of these in our catalogue.‘

 

+ Glasgow Phoenix Choir
VISITS (to Website)331
VIEWS (of this Record)273

'We are a Community Choir, a friendly and informal group who have fun singing a wide range of unaccompanied harmony songs from all over the world. We enjoy rhythms from Africa, stirring Eastern European harmonies, songs from the Southern Seas and the Americas, soulful gospel and blues to name but a few - as well as traditional folk and rock and pop from our own culture.'

+ Global Harmony
VISITS (to Website)207
VIEWS (of this Record)514

‘Established in April 2009 and based in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ... Open to singers of all ages who want to sing a mix of music for pleasure as well as learning some technique along the way. There is no audition and everyone's voice is welcome, no matter how rusty or polished! The rehearsals are best described as a combination of fun and laughter as well as focused learning and thoughtful singing. Everyone is valued and worrying is not allowed! ... The choir aims to put on at least one major public performance each year (which involves all members of the choir) and also attends a number of other local functions (often with smaller groups of singers).‘

 

+ Grand Union Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)278

‘We are a community choir with around 300 members in all. You will be welcomed, whatever your singing experience and ability ... To date we have staged two concerts each year, singing a variety of songs from the shows and classic favourites. Practices are scheduled in the months leading up to each performance and traditionally we have a break in the middle of each practice to get to know each other, have a drink and eat cake!’ Comprises an Adult Choir rehearsing either in the afternoon or the evening; and a Youth and Children’s Choir.

 

+ Groby Sings
VISITS (to Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)384

‘A friendly, un-auditioned local community choir based in North West London. We offer communal music-making for those who would like to take up choral singing and for those have sung in the past and would like to resume ... The Chorus was established as the UCS Centenary Choir and continues to be closely associated with University College School where it is based, although it today comprises singers from both within the UCS community and the wider Northwest London area.’

 

+ Hampstead Chorus
VISITS (to Website)203
Also indexedUCS Centenary Choir
VIEWS (of this Record)283

‘We are a friendly mixed voices non-auditioning choir based in South Harrow ... We approach our rehearsals with energy and enthusiasm and we hope this is reflected in our concert performances ... Harrow Harmony performs three main concerts locally during the year, one to celebrate Christmas in which there is always a chance for audience participation and two larger concerts in spring and summer, usually featuring guest musicians. We always invite our audience to join us for a buffet after our concerts and our hospitality is now legendary!‘

 

+ Harrow Harmony
VISITS (to Website)160
VIEWS (of this Record)314

'As a choir, we are open to all age groups, there is no audition and you don't need to be able to read music. We welcome people of different levels of experience, from those who say they are "tone deaf" to those who are confident singers ... We sing pieces from simple rounds to four part harmony; traditional and modern from all over the world ... Whatever we do, we try to make it FUN  ... We love to perform and enjoy singing at a host of venues across the community. If you would like us to perform for you at your event we would be happy to oblige but please give us several months notice.'

 

+ Hatfield and Welwyn Community Choir
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of this Record)472

’30-member SATB choir with a very wide repetoire. We are available for any type of engagement, including concerts, weddings and Christmas parties.‘

 

+ Hawarden Singers
VISITS (to Website)192
VIEWS (of this Record)448

‘First started out as the Hedingham Choral Society in 1984. In 1995 our name changed to the Hedingham Singers as it was more appropriate to the sort of music we perform ... Our repertoire includes songs from the shows, light classical music, popular songs, sacred pieces and jazzy numbers ... Anyone can join ... Whatever your music ability, you are welcome ... There is no formal audition.’

+ Hedingham Singers
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)298

‘Community choir formed in 2002 in Nether Heyford. The idea emerged from the wish of a couple of local ladies ... to have something else in the community which would not only provide an opportunity for social contact but would also give many people the chance to sing in a less formal setting than exists in many choirs, which concentrate on “serious” music ...’

+ Heyford Singers
VISITS (to Website)231
VIEWS (of this Record)452

'First formed in 1941 as a village choir. The tradition of singing a wide variety of music at local events and raising money for charity was established then, and has continued to the present day. Today we are a choir of 60 members ... We perform three main concerts each year and work hard to achieve high standards within a wide repertoire, including music from traditional to modern classics, from sacred and oratorio pieces to folk and show songs. Currently our membership is full, but we are always interested to hear from singers as circumstances may change. It is not essential to be able to sight read music, only to have an ability to learn and sing in parts, as help and encouragement is always available with learning CD’s provided for learning at home.'

+ Holymoorside Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of this Record)593

‘The present choir has a membership of around forty and enjoys performing a wide repertoire of music, including songs from the shows, anthems, oratorios, Gilbert & Sullivan, requiems, John Rutter, folk songs, and, of course, Christmas carols! We are based and rehearse in Horringer, 2.5 miles south west of Bury St Edmunds, and our members come from not only Horringer but also Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages.’

 

+ Horringer Singers
VISITS (to Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)279

‘A friendly group of singers. We usually perform two concerts a year, one in May and the other in December, both of which are well attended ... There are no auditions, and there is no requirement to read music although this is an advantage. A willingness to learn is important but above all it's about enjoying the stimulation of singing together, the challenge of learning new works and the joy of being part of a successful performance.’

 

+ Hurst Green Singers
VISITS (to Website)114
VIEWS (of this Record)245

Founded 1981: ‘Over the years the Hyndburn Singers have continued to sing an interesting and varied range of music but the choir now concentrates on singing lighter easy-listening songs. The choir has performed for many different types of audiences ranging in venues from church halls through to Accrington’s refurbished market hall to the Town Hall and has sung for several different charitable organisations.’

 

+ Hyndburn Singers
VISITS (to Website)202
VIEWS (of this Record)581

‘A full SATB choir with a membership of around 35 men and women ...  based in Reepham Norfolk ... formed in 2007 ... The aim of the choir is to enjoy singing and to strive to achieve the highest standard we can. Rehearsing and performing encourages togetherness and brings the opportunity of a new learning experience for all. Each member of the choir is an important part of the whole; our combined commitment to singing ensures our continuous improvement ... The Iceni Choir is always open to new members, especially Altos and Tenors.’

+ Iceni Choir
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of this Record)250

'Having formed in June 2012, we currently have around 140 members, and a waiting list, but will always make a space for men and anyone 25 or under. It's open to all age groups: anyone from 3rd year at High School upwards is welcome ...'

 

+ In Harmony!
VISITS (to Website)221
VIEWS (of this Record)365

‘THE large, vibrant, contemporary choir from Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Love singing? Love modern choral music? Love InChorus.’

 

+ InChorus
VISITS (to Website)344
VIEWS (of this Record)301

‘We are an enthusiastic and friendly four part choir of about 50 singers and are always happy to see new members who will be sure of a warm welcome.  If you have always wanted to sing and join a choir and haven’t done so yet why not come along and give us a try?  We will provide you with good music (copies loaned free of charge), good company and the opportunity to enjoy a high standard of singing ... The atmosphere is informal ... and there are no auditions and no fees for newcomers for the first term and reduced fees for young singers.’

 

+ Ingatestone Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)292

'A large, mixed voice, adult choir based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire who regularly perform at concerts, weddings and fund raising events throughout the County of Shropshire and over the border into Wales.'

+ Jigsaw Sound
VISITS (to Website)182
VIEWS (of this Record)469

‘We are a choir of about 40 voices ... We have an interesting and wide ranging repertoire, for example music by Handel, Bach, Mozart, John Rutter, Britten and Karl Jenkins. Classical pieces include choruses from Opera, Oratorios and Cantatas. We also perform lighter songs both in concert and for charity ... We are an all age choir (anyone aged 16 years or more is welcome) with choral members from a wide range of backgrounds ... There are no auditions; we just ask that you can sing in tune. Reading music is an advantage but not a necessity, as learning audio files are available for each voice part.‘

 

+ Jubilate Choir [Croydon]
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)343

Founded 2010: ‘We are a community choir currently based in Stevenage and have a membership of over 60. We are non-auditioned and are a friendly bunch! Come and join in! ... Before you know it you'll quickly learn all types of songs, from classical to pop classics, from folk to rock and roll via musicals. What's more, you'll learn all about breathing and vocal technique’.

+ Just Sing! Community Choir [Stevenage]
VISITS (to Website)142
VIEWS (of this Record)322

‘Founded in 1964 and is still based in the village of Kemsing in Kent.  The choir gives at least four main concerts each year in the Kemsing and Sevenoaks area ...The choir's large repertoire includes major choral classics, but we are not a choral society.  Our programmes are built to a theme and consist of several shorter items in a range of styles.  Many of these pieces are on the lighter side of classical music or are contemporary arrangements of songs and carols with opera and musicals also represented.  Singers and audiences alike enjoy the variety.’

 

+ Kemsing Singers
VISITS (to Website)97
VIEWS (of this Record)206

‘We are a community choir that launched in 2011. If you love singing and want to meet like minded people, improve your skills and learn new music, come along! Everyone is welcome and there are no auditions. Don’t let the word “choir” put you off. We are fun, friendly and sing a wide range of styles. You don’t need to be able to read sheet music (though we do use sheet music most of the time) as MP3s are provided to practice with.’

+ Kensington Singers
VISITS (to Website)83
VIEWS (of this Record)127

‘Like no other choir you will ever have seen before ... the Choir delivers songs from its vast repertoire with energy, passion,movement and style! From blues to ballads, showstoppers to swing, and classics to chart toppers, the Choir creates a sound that can take your breath away. Then one of the many talented soloists will step forward to deliver a performance that would take some beating on the West End stage. Many of the songs featured have been specially arranged for Kentwood by both local and nationally acclaimed musicians.’

 

+ Kentwood Show Choir
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of this Record)143

‘Formed in 1967 in Lasswade, near Edinburgh, from former pupils of Lasswade High School. Its name recalls the adjacent picturesque valley through which the River Esk flows. Nowadays, however, members come from all over the Lothians, and from Renfrewshire ... The Edinburgh Kevock Choir has long been recognised as one of Scotland's foremost large choirs. Its singing strength is currently around 60. The choir's main concert is held in May each year.’

+ Kevock Choir
VISITS (to Website)308
VIEWS (of this Record)251

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