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  • A Cappella, Penzance, Cornwall A Cappella is a small, SATB, early-music, a-cappella choir, of experienced choristers, based in Penzance, Cornwall.  The choir was formed in 2007 and rehearses once a fortnight, singing works in many languages, by at least 25 composers, from Arcadelt to Weelkes.

  • A Capella Singers, Blackburn, Lancashire The A Cappella Singers first met in February 1995, when it was felt there was a need for a different kind of choir in East Lancashire, one that could tackle the sort of music not normally heard from the larger choirs in the area. We meet weekly in Wilpshire on the outskirts of Blackburn to rehearse, and aim to perform one concert each term, usually for local charities. We have sung in many churches and other venues around East Lancashire, Preston, Fylde, and West Yorkshire.

  • A Cappella Singers, Weybridge, Surrey The A Cappella Singers was founded in 1963 by a small group of enthusiasts to sing madrigals and unaccompanied motets from the 16th century onwards. Our first conductor was Donald Willis, a keen amateur musician who led the choir for many years. The choir is now in its 43rd year. We mostly perform at St Mary Oatlands but have also sung in recent years at All Saints' Weston Green, River House Arts Centre and in the performing arts centre at Cleves School, Oatlands.

  • A Choir'd Taste, Melbourne, Derby  A mixed voice SATB choir based in the village of Melbourne Derbyshire.

  • A Choired Taste, Kilmarnock, Scotland A Choired Taste is a choir where members meet to enjoy the pleasure, fellowship and fun of singing together, while raising funds for deserving charities. It is friendly, welcoming and sociable - and that includes the after concert parties!

  • A Capella Stellas, The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Northumbria: email-only: contact susanna.wolfe@thesagegateshead.org Come along and sing with The Sage Gateshead's singing group for women only. You are welcome whatever your musical ability or experience, even if you think you can't sing! We work together in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere learning new musical and vocal skills, and the group moves at the pace of its members. The repertoire is wide and varied with a mixture of styles and approaches. There is no audition, no music reading skills are needed and all singing is in a group setting. Meets Saturdays 11.00am – 1.00pm.

  • A Handful of Harmonies, Cambridgeshire A hobby with a difference! Newly established the group aims to give women from 17 to 70+ the opportunity to share the joy of music with like-minded people in a fun and creative environment. Weekly sessions will provide opportunities for you to sing in harmony, discover new techniques and to improve your musicality, understanding and appreciation of music. We meet at Longthorpe Village Hall, Peterborough, PE3 6LU, Fotheringhay Village Hall PE8 5HZ and St Andrews United Reformed Church Hall, Netherton PE3 9RF.

  • A Handful of Harmonies, Lincolnshire. A hobby with a difference! Newly established the group aims to give women from 17 to 70+ the opportunity to share the joy of music with like-minded people in a fun and creative environment. Weekly sessions will provide opportunities for you to sing in harmony, discover new techniques and to improve your musicality, understanding and appreciation of music. We meet at Langtoft Village Hall, West End, Langtoft, PE6 9LS, The Red Hall, South Street, Bourne, PE10 9LY, Bromley Memorial Hall, Spalding PE11 3LL, United Reformed Church, Stamford PE9 1PJ and Priory Church Hall, Deeping St James PR6 8NP.

  • A Handful of Harmonies, Oundle, Northamptonshire. A hobby with a difference! Newly established the group aims to give women from 17 to 70+ the opportunity to share the joy of music with like-minded people in a fun and creative environment. Weekly sessions will provide opportunities for you to sing in harmony, discover new techniques and to improve your musicality, understanding and appreciation of music. We meet at Langtoft Village Hall, West End, Langtoft, PE6 9LS and The Red Hall, South Street, Bourne, PE10 9LY.

  • A Handful of Singers, Bath Chamber choir of 20 voices, has been performing a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary music, a cappella and accompanied, in and around Bath since 2002.  The choir also nurtures young musicians, involving them in music-making and performances alongside the choir and professional players,and in 2010 this culminated in the choir being awarded a substantial grant from the BBC through its Performing Arts Fund Choral Ambition Scheme. The choir is directed by conductor Christopher Finch, winner of the 2010 BBC Choir of the Year with his choir The Wellensian Consort.

  • A New Song Community Choir, Ipswich, Suffolk

  • A40 Choir, Beaconsfield, Bucks They've broadcast on Classic FM, and given/are giving first performances of reduced-orchestrations of The Dream of Gerontius and Verdi's Requiem

  • Aanna Colls Singers, Hertmonceux, East Sussex A small group of singers who perform regularly together. Their repertoire is wide ranging from early music up to the present day, both a capella and with varying musical accompaniments. Some of the singers are soloists in their own right but manage to bring to the whole an exciting blend of vocal colour. Their Concerts represent their work singing as an entire group and also in smaller groups for some individual items. Aanna Colls, Conductor and Director is a singer and composer of international renown. Most of the singers are her pupils with vocal and instrumental professional qualifications.

  • Abbey Belles, Selby, North Yorkshire A small (currently about 30 members), friendly and enthusiastic barbershop chorus, formed in 1994, who sing barbershop and other a capella styles.

  • Abbey Chorale, Telford, Shropshire was formed in 1994 from local talent with the love for music and singing from around the Telford area in Shropshire. The Choir has a small membership and started competitive singing in 1996. Since then it has won many competitions including BBC Radio Shropshire’s Choir of the Year (twice) and ‘runner up’ in the regional heat of Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year in 1997, as well as taking part in competitions at Biddulph, Newcastle under Lyme, Cheltenham, Worcester, Dudley and Lichfield. The Abbey Chorale has given numerous concerts over the years throughout Shropshire and in Blackpool, and is well known in the area for singing at weddings and private parties. Our repertoire is varied with music from 15th century madrigals and church music to contemporary and popular music from the shows. The choir meets for rehearsals every Thursday 8.00 - 10.00 p.m. at The Rock Methodist Church, The Rock, Telford.

  • Abbey Consort, Kelso, Scottish Borders A small choir of around 24 members, formed in 2002, under the musical direction of Colin Fox. 

  • Abbey Singers, Carlisle  The Abbey Singers was formed in 1962 by Andrew Seivewright during his time as Master of Music at Carlisle Cathedral from 1960-1991. Abbey Singers is fortunate to have members who are soloists in their own right and are able to perform the solo roles. The choir's repertoire consists of a wide range of music from oratorio to popular music.

  • Abbeydale Singers, Sheffield Formed by friends in Sheffield during 1986 and soon established a modus operandi with around 12 singers able to attempt at least eight part choral works for mixed voices

  • Aber Valley Male Voice Choir, Senghenydd, South Wales Founded in 1959 with a current membership of about 60 and based in Senghenydd near Caerphilly South Wales. Has travelled extensively in Europe as well as USA and Canada. Renowned for welcoming, entertaining and hosting concerts for music groups all over the world.

  • Abercynon Male Choir (Côr Meíbion Abercynon), nr Pontypridd, Mid-Glamorgan: e-mail only: contact Kevin Addicott. 26-strong, with a repertoire of new and traditional pieces

  • Aberdeen Bach Choir, Grampian Founded as the Aberdeen Bach Society in 1913, and reconstituted in 1956. 100-strong, it usually performs 2 main recitals a year, at least one featuring a work by J.S. Bach

  • Aberdeen Choral Society, Grampian Aberdeen Choral Society has for over 50 years performed to the inhabitants of Aberdeen and environs most of the popular choral works. Every December the Music Hall in Aberdeen is filled to capacity for the performance of Handel's Messiah - for so many an essential date in the Christmas calendar! In March the Society performs a concert featuring works by composers such as Brahms, Dvorak, Beethoven, Verdi, and Mendelssohn amongst others.

  • Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, Aberdeen, Scotland. There are approximately 80 ladies who sing in this well established award winning group.  We meet every Monday throughout the year in Bucksburn, Aberdeen to rehearse a wide variety of music in barbershop style.  We enjoy taking part in the annual national competition for ladies barbershop Choruses and have won many medals through the nearly 30 years of the life of the Chorus.  

  • Aberdeen International Youth Festival Choir, Scotland

  • Aberdeen Orpheus Choir, Aberdeen, Scotland Established in 1956, this mixed adult choir numbers around 40 members. Performing a wide variety of music from folk songs to classical choral music, the choir stage several concerts throughout the year.

  • Aberdeen University Choral Society, Grampian Founded 1875 and now with over 100 members, usually performing in the magnificent Mitchell Hall in Marischal College

  • Aberdeen Vocal Ensemble, Grampian, Scotland  Founded in 1999 as an offshoot of the TOTAL Aberdeen Youth Choir, AVE is an ensemble of singers based in the north east of Scotland. Our repertoire covers all styles of choral music. AVE is closely linked with the University of Aberdeen, where many of our members are either students or graduates.

  • Aberfeldy & District Gaelic Choir, Perthshire, Scotland We are Perthshire’s only Gaelic choral society. We have been making music since 1967, and are proud to have been promoting Gaelic culture in the heart of Scotland for over 40 years. We sing primarily to compete in the Royal National Mod (Scotland’s premier Gaelic cultural festival); but we sing Scottish and English songs too, and a wider repertoire still for Christmas and other special events.

  • Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir, South Wales  Founded in 1908 and previously known as the Orpheus Glee Society, the choir was mainly made up of members from local church choirs, the majority of whom were employed in the local coal mines.

  • Above & Beyond Singers, Bristol. A friendly group of singers of all abilities, female and male, which rehearses in central Bristol. The choir is affiliated to the Above & Beyond charity, which supports University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. We do what we love most, we sing, and at the same time raise money for a great cause. New members are welcome; no audition is required. We aim for ever higher standards, while having a lot of fun along the way! We perform songs in a variety of genres, with the emphasis always on harmony.

  • Accendo Singers, Surrey A session chamber choir that performs for unique experiences- recordings, charity events and special functions. Venues have included Harrods, Merrill Lynch Headquarters, Royal Festival Hall and a recording for Absolute Radio. A great social group who enjoy drinks, good food as well as singing.

  • Accord, Hickley, Leicestershire Accord is an "a cappella" singing group based in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  It was founded in 2009 by a number of friends with a passion for performing unaccompanied vocal music to the highest achievable standards within their abilities

  • Accord Inspirational Gospel Choir, Manchester The Choir has been together for over 13 years.  We are a family and work together to create an awesome sound and atmosphere.  We do not audition, come for all abilities and backgrounds but share the same passion for music. We specialise in performing at weddings, other religious festivals, in schools, prisons, large arenas, busking in towns, restaurants, clubs,  pretty much anywhere that needs a gospel choir!

  • Accord Singers, West Yorkshire We are a small (20 member), mixed chamber choir based in West Yorkshire. We sing short, unaccompanied works ranging from medieval to modern and encompassing sacred and secular, folk, traditional and part-songs and 20th century popular music. We would be glad to hear from and hope you may be interested in joining us either as a singer or by attending one of our concerts.

  • ACE Chorus, Glasgow Founded in 1999, Artistic Concert Experiences is a singing group based in Scotland. The company stages annual live concerts in the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. The large chorus, made up from a friendly group of 150 enthusiastic singers, is joined by a large professional orchestra and together ace perform a variety of songs from well known stage musicals to easy-listening, old familiar classics and the occasional surprise.

  • AChoired Taste, Horndean, Hampshire e-mail only: contact Hilary Glanville  We are a mixed voice choir and currently have over 120 members!  We meet on Monday evenings and our main aim is to have fun making lovely music!

  • ACM Gospel Choir, Guildford, Surrey  The Academy of Contemporary Music Gospel Choir is among the 6 finalists on BBC 1's 'Last Choir Standing'

  • Acorn Songsters, Nottingham e-mail only: contact: christine.smith14@ntlworld.com My friends in this group  have varying disabilities-including blindness, head injury, cerebral palsy.

  • Acoustic Voices, Wombourne, West Midlands Acoustic Voices is a mixed voice A Cappella ensemble directed by Lynda Rhodes (GRSM, ARMCM, DipEd), who specialises in unaccompanied singing techniques. A lack of instrumental accompaniment means that all harmonies are sung within the choir, giving scope for a variety of arrangements. This flexibility leads to a wide ranging repertoire within the folk and pop genre. The choir is based in Wombourne, West Midlands, and rehearses on Monday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm. We perform at public and private events throughout the year.

  • Acquire, Denbighshire e-mail only: contact: info@acquire-choir.org We are a mixed voice community choir formed in June 2010 and we currently have 60 members aged between 15 and 85. We rehearse on Sunday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. at Capel Ebeneser Hall, Parliament Street, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire LL18 5AW.

  • Addison Singers, Hammersmith, London The Addison Group of Singers is a vibrant West London group made up of four different choirs and three different singing classes for singers of all ages, abilities and musical interests. It was founded more than 30 years ago with David Wordsworth as its Musical Director since 1995, and comprises two classical choirs - an auditioned Chamber Choir and larger non-auditioned Oratorio Choir, and two jazz choirs - an auditioned Jazz Ensemble and a larger non-auditioned all-female Jazz Choir. All choirs perform regularly in concerts: The classical choirs perform new choral works by living composers as well as much loved classics of the standard repertoire, whilst the jazz choirs perform an enjoyable mix of jazz, pop, rock and musical theatre songs, often with arrangements especially written for them.

  • Adlais, Angelsey, North Wales Established in 1991, Adlais is now one of the busiest and most popular choirs in North Wales. The aim of the choir in the early days was to sing light music, but after taking part in a few concerts it was considered that it would be more challenging to compete in eisteddfodau. The musical horizons and repertoire were extended, and as a result a number of first prizes were won (and third prize on a first appearance at the National Eisteddfod in 1993). The choir has competed regularly, and has won a prize on every appearance in the National (including a very close second to Cantorion Teifi in 1997 and 1998). There are approximately 44 members, with an age range from 18 to 37. The choir takes part in about 25 musical activities annually, including concerts, singing festivals, entertaining the elderly, singing jingles and broadcasts on the radio and television. Members come from all corners of Anglesey with a few coming with their passports over the Menai Bridge as well. The choir represents a wide variety of different occupations, and all the members have one intention - to sing in order to give enjoyment to others, and also to enjoy themselves.

  • Adoramus, Cockfosters, Hertfordshire A Choir and Orchestra made up of committed Christians from many church backgrounds in the North London/South Herts area that serves the Church and wider community by offering concerts that communicate aspects of the Christian faith creatively, sensitively, and to a high standard.

  • Aeolian Singers, Hemel Hempstead, Herts  Over 80 mixed voices performing a wide range of music since 1963

  • Affetside Choir, Bury e-mail only: contact Kay Brindle

  • Affinity Female Voice Choir, Cardiff Affinity is a fun and exciting female voice community choir based in Cardiff. The choir is non-auditioning and welcomes new members. Our aim is to sing and perform fantastic songs, and have fun! As well as our own concerts, we are available to perform at weddings, parties and professional functions.We perform arrangements of songs in a variety of genres, from musical theatre, to contemporary pop, to classical, with various stops along the way!

  • Affinity Show Choir, Stockport We are an exciting ladies harmony show choir. We do public performances, concerts and events near and far. Despite the hard work we always have fun and make time for lots of socialising after rehearsals or events. There are now over 70 of us !We are local ladies from early 20's to late 60's, we are wives, mothers, accountants, chocolate makers, air hostesses, florists , the list goes on!! Though we all have different backgrounds and lives we all have one thing in common......................we love to sing! 

  • After 8, Oxford A nine-strong a cappella group, singing from Palestrina to close-harmony - available for hire!

  • Aintree Community Choir, Merseyside . Formed in October 2012.  Many of the members were quite new to singing in a choir. We have performed locally at least 3 times a year and have retained about 25 members.  You can find out a bit more about us via our facebook page and hear some of our performances from last year.  We are looking to take part in the BBC sing Hallelujah and would welcome new members. Weekly rehearsals are held at ‘The Mission’ 105 Greenwich Road, Aintree Liverpool L9 0JJ on Tuesdays 7.45 – 9.00pm with tea/ coffee and chat after.

  • Aire Valley Singers, Shipley, W Yorkshire  Formed by their conductor, David Bryan, in 1970. Originally about 16 voices, the choir's members have now doubled, but it remains a chamber choir, singing mainly "a capella" music and occasionally pieces accompanied by organ or a small orchestra. Their repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present day, and from the serious to lighter arrangements of popular music

  • Aitone, Long Eaton, Nottingham We are a mixed a capella consort singing a range of music from the 11th to the 18th centuries, including Anglo-Saxon chant, West Gallery psalmody and hymns, medieval English discant, Renaissance, late baroque and early classical music. Whenever possible our music is freshly edited from the original sources, providing authentic and sometimes surprising new interpretations of pieces.

  • Ajaja, London Semi-professional a cappella jazz quintet performing a mix of high-octane swing, latin, ballads and gospel numbers. Winners of a 2005 Ward Swingle Award.

  • Akabella, Wiltshire 17  member choir. Variety of music from all round the world.

  • Akeman Voices, Bicester, Oxfordshire Founded in 1999 by their musical director Martin Quinn. The choir consists of local singers from the North Oxfordshire area, who come together to sing mainly classical choral music (although we have performed some lighter music ranging from G&S to West End Musical). The choir consider The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bicester, to be their main concert venue and home. They meet in this very building most Sunday evenings throughout the year to rehearse. Akeman voices travel around Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties in their very busy concert schedule, usually consisting of ten public performances per year and function/corporate engagements.  A

  • Alamire It is the combination of academic excellence and supreme quality of voices that makes Alamire an ideal ensemble not only for concerts and recordings, but for various media-based projects including gallery installations and soundtracks for historical documentaries and films. Recent projects include a television documentary on the Office of St David, and an exploration of the music of Josquin Desprez within the medium of modern 'sound art'. Plans are afoot to exploit the multi-media experience of late medieval and early renaissance music in a three-part television documentary, currently under development.

  • Albacappella, Deeside, Aberdeenshire Ladies barbershop chorus with you - members of LABBS.

  • Alcester Male Voice Choir, Warwickshire The Alcester Male Voice Choir, now in its 29th year under its founder-Director of Music Judith Land, has established a reputation for its professionalism in Alcester and the surrounding areas. The choir currently has 74 members and sings throughout the UK and abroad, promoting the Male Voice Choir traditions.

  • Alcester Singers, Warwickshire Founded in 1980 the Alcester Singers meet every Thursday from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. at St. Nicholas school in Alcester,  Warwickshire. There is no audition and we have three concerts a year. We are a mixed (SATB) choir numbering about 60 voices. Subs are 60.00 per year.

  • Aldeburgh Music Club, Suffolk The choir was founded in 1952 by Benjamin Britten and is one of the leading choirs in East Anglia with over 100 members. The choir holds three major performance a year of which two are at Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

  • Aldford Singers, Chester Mixed adult community choir with people who like to sing in an informal fun group.

  • Alfreton and District Male Voice Choir,Derbyshire Alfreton and District male Voice Choir is one of the leading Male voice choirs in Derbyshire. We are a choir 40 voices and give concerts locally and further a field and have won prizes at festivals. We sing traditional, music from the shows and modern arrangements. We are celebrating our centenary this year (1903-2003).

  • Aliquando Chamber Choir, Henley on Thames, Oxford. We are a small, friendly and successful Chamber Choir of around 30 members singing each concert for a chosen charity and since our inception in 2010 have been successful in our aim to introduce our audiences to one contemporary work per concert  such as ‘Song of Songs’ by Patrick Hawes, ‘Lux Aeterna’  by Morten Lauridsen and several by Eric Whitacre whilst not forgetting the old ‘Masters’ we have performed to date, Purcell, Handel and Rossini. Aliquando have commissioned a new work in commemoration of the start of WW1 from Patrick Hawes which will be premiered in November 2014.

  • Alive and Singing , Stevenage, Ampthill and Milton Keynes. An all-inclusive trio of adult rock, motown, pop and gospel choirs attracting members from all walks of life and led by the energetic and charismatic Jamie Serafi. Anybody can join Alive and Singing - no audition and no requirement to read music! Come along and try Alive and Singing FREE! Alive and Singing™ has recorded two albums to-date (available through the choir or through the iTunes store).  What are you waiting for? Come and find YOUR voice!"

  • Alkborough Choir, Scunthorpe, LIncolnshire Alkborough Choir was 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. We are based in the village of Alkborough, near Scunthorpe and currently have 23 members

  • All Change, Tavistock, Devon e-mail only: contact Hilli Mole A small friendly a-capella choir in Tavistock, meets on a Thursday evening. No musical director, just use the combined skills of the members. Love African harmonies, Georgian, Bulgarian etc, bit of gospel, rounds and chants. Bit short in the lower parts! Enjoy a few performances. Attend workshops to learn new songs etc. New people welcome.

  • All For One Choir, Lincolnshire & Yorkshire All For One Choir are a growing group fun inclusive non audition choirs, based in Hull, Bridlington Beverley Grimsby, Lincoln and Scunthorpe. The choirs sing rock, gospel soul,and pop. No experience needed, just a desire to make friends. If you love singing you should be with us. Find your voice, come for a free taste

  • All For One Choir, Bradford, Yorkshire All For One Choir are a growing group fun inclusive non audition choirs. The choirs sing rock, gospel soul,and pop. No experience needed, just a desire to make friends. If you love singing you should be with us. Find your voice, come for a free taste.

  • All For One Choir, Leeds, Yorkshire All For One Choir are a growing group fun inclusive non audition choirs. The choirs sing rock, gospel soul,and pop. No experience needed, just a desire to make friends. If you love singing you should be with us. Find your voice, come for a free taste

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  • All Saints' Blackheath Choir, London All Saints' Blackheath Choir is a friendly, non-auditioned parish choir, which sings for the Sunday services in the beautiful church of All Saints in the heart of Blackheath village. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights at 7:45pm and services are on Sundays at 10:30am. There is also a junior choir, made up of local children around the area, and they rehearse on Thursdays at 6pm.

  • All Saints Chorus, West Ham, London Formed in 1994, the Chorus is a community choir. Membership is open to all and there are no auditions. The choir have a reputation for performing concerts of the highest standard in Newham, the area in which they rehearse and perform.They have an extensive repertoire of music ranging from the 15th century to today. Included are the great works of composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, and Verdi.The chorus enjoys a good social life outside the rehearsal room and the annual weekend away provides the perfect opportunity to rehearse, socialise and relax.

  • All Saints' Church Choir, Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire: e-mail only: contact Sue Malleson. A small choir of female voices, always looking for new recruits. Thomas Webster's well-known painting A Village Choir drew for its inspiration on the church building and characters from Bow Brickhill

  • All Saints' Church Choir, Cheltenham "We provide probably the best church music (outside Gloucester cathedral) for many miles around". Two fully choral service every Sunday and occasional weekday festivals providing a wealth of varied music including all the standard cathedral repertoire plus more off the beaten track, both old and new. We are a very friendly and welcoming group of up to about twenty singers. Much music is a capella and with divisi. Regular cathedral visits have been established and already we have been invited back to sing for a longer period. New members are always welcome for any part, SATB.

  • All Saints Church Choir, Churchfields, Herfordshire   All Saints' Choirs exist to lead the congregation in the praise and worship of God. We welcome boys, girls and adults who are willing to make a commitment to the life of the choir.

  • All Saints Church Choir, East Sheen, London SW14 A large and thriving Anglican church choir performing music on a cathedral scale. We have nearly 40 boys and girls from the age of 7 to 17, and 15 adults, but new singers are always welcome, especially tenors and basses. We make regular cathedral visits, and have been as far afield as Notre Dame, Paris and Brussels. 

  • All Saints Church Choir, Fulham, London All Saints Fulham Choir are a talented and experienced group of volunteer singers in our 20s and 30s. During term time, the choir sings 3 out of 4 Sundays in Church at both the 9:30am Sung Eucharist and 6pm Choral Evensong and has weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays at 8pm. There is a wide-ranging repertoire – from medieval chants to 20th century minimalism and most things in between. Each Sung Eucharist, the choir sings an introit, an anthem, a psalm, and an Agnus Dei. Each Choral Evensong, the choir sings an anthem, a psalm, canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) and responses. The choir regularly tours both abroad and around the UK. 

  • All Saints' Church Choir, Maldon, Essex A progressive and enthusiastic Anglican church choir who would welcome new members. 

  • All Saints Church Choir, Northampton The choir have been visitors in recent years to Charleston and Newport in the USA, and Poitiers in France

  • All Saints Church Choir, Rotherfield Peppard, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

  • All Saints Church Choir, Waltham, Grimsby  e-mail only: contact: adamspiano@ntlworld.com We are a small mixed choir with a predominately young soprano/treble line, age range is around 8 to 80+ We sing two services a week, Parish Eucharist at 10 am and evensong at 6.30 pm 2nd Sunday of the month is full choral evensong. We are always looking for new recruits, particularly at the young end of the spectrum, but would welcome adults as well.

  • All Saints Cranham, Essex All Saints' Church is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music so singers will receive free music training as well as being able to work towards RSCM awards, and Weddings also offer them a chance to supplement their pocket money. There is a Boys Choir, Girls Choir and Adult Choir.

  • All Saints Festival Choir, Orpington, Kent Some 50-strong with an impressive repertoire, giving 3 concerts a year plus a triennial Messiah for Hospices. No audition

  • All Saints Goodmayes Church Choir, Ilford, East London All Saints has a strong musical tradition going back over 100 years. The choir sings each Sunday at the family communion or morning service which begins at 10.30 am. We sing a mix of traditional hymns, accompanied by the fine Walker and Sons pipe organ, and modern worship songs accompanied by keyboard, guitar and other instruments which happen to be available. At Christmas, Easter and on other special occasions an augmented choir sings a range of traditional and modern music. All Saints Choir welcomes new singers and instrumentalists at any time. There are no auditions for singers and the main requirements are a love of music and a desire to sing and play to worship and serve God. Our choir membership reflects the diversity of our church congregation and you will find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

  • All Saints Parish Church, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire All Saints' Choir was formed as a surpliced choir in 1842, and has a long tradition of fine choral music. In term time it sings the Eucharist every Sunday morning, and Choral Evensong twice a month. The choirmaster, Julian Parkin, is always pleased to hear from singers interested in joining us; and we offer choral scholarships for sixth-formers and university students. Singing in a choir is an exciting way of developing musical skill for everyone; furthermore, research shows that choir children do better at school in all subjects. The choir's repertoire includes interesting and beautiful music from the 9th to the 21st centuries; and its vibrant social life culminates annually in a cathedral visit - in August 2010 it was in residence at Ely and in 2011 it will be singing at St George's Chapel, Windsor and at Chichester Cathedral.

  • All Saints Singers, Sutton Courtenay, Oxford: e-mail only: contact Mrs C Hutchins Founded 21 years ago and still under the baton of Musical Director, Patrick Salisbury, this choir performs twice a year, at Passiontide and Advent. The number of singers varies between 30 and 40. New members are always welcome and while no audition is required, a knowledge of how to read music and a decent voice are expected.

  • All Saints, Waltham  We are a small mixed choir with a predominately young soprano/treble line, age range is around 8 to 80+ We sing two services a week, Parish Eucharist at 10 am and evensong at 6.30 pm 2nd Sunday of the month is full choral evensong. We are always looking for new recruits, particularly at the young end of the spectrum, but would welcome adults as well.

  • All Saints Wokingham Church Choir, Berkshire The Parish Church of All Saints, Wokingham maintains a traditional robed choir of around twenty trebles and sixteen adults.  The repertoire is traditional Anglican, with 9.30 Eucharists, two services of Choral Evensong each month and a number of special events.

  • All Saints' Youth Choir, Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands e-mail only: contact Jassica This choir is for children aged 7 to 11, who like to have fun singing.

  • All Singers Great and Small Community Choir, Leigh, Lancashire Meet at the Independent Methodist Church on Mill Lane, Leigh. We meet every Wednesday from 7.30pm for one hour and we make no charge but do give singers the opportunity to contribute to running costs.

  • All Together Now, Edinburgh All Together Now, Edinburgh - Our community choir is going into its second year and it's the place to gain confidence in making up your own harmonies. Bring songs you would like to sing, and join in with us. Everyone’s welcome – no particular skills necessary. Only condition: willingness to listen and to have a go! We meet on Tuesday evenings and welcome new members.

  • All Woman Choir, Stoke on Trent & Stafford Created by local Performing Arts practitioners, Liz Talbot and Rachel Millar. In wanting to provide an opportunity for ladies to share in the benefits of music, both socially and musically, “All Woman” was first formed in Stafford in September 2011. With an immediate recruitment of over 100, and members travelling from surrounding areas, it was decided in January 2012 to open another branch of “All Woman” in Stoke-on-Trent. A real outlet for many on a social level and to help overcome bereavement or illness, we aim to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all to enjoy their singing.

  • Allegra Ladies Choir, Newport, South Wales NP18 2YE  Allegra Ladies’ Choir is a group of adult ladies who have come together with the joint purposes of discovering the joy of music, having fun, and assisting charitable causes. Since forming in autumn 2011, the choir has flourished into a thriving, talented group of over 50 singers. We’re proud of our diverse membership base and welcome everyone, from complete beginners to experienced choristers.

  • Allegri Singers, Bromley, Kent  The Allegri Singers was founded in 1981 by Paul Stevens with the aim of performing a wide variety of choral music to the highest standard, specialising particularly in twentieth century repertoire. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at St Mark’s Church, Bromley. Kent. New members are welcome. See our website for more information.

  • Alliouagana Chorale, London: e-mail only: contact Simon Kwane Maty

  • Allstar Choir, Surrey For ages 7-11 and 12-16

  • Allsorts Performing Choir, Dundee A a mixed adult choir performing a wide range of material including traditional Scottish, sets from musicals and popular songs. Our style falls somewhere between a traditional choir and a show choir.  We don't indulge in full-scale acting and dancing, but neither do we simply stand in a line and sing. Although this is a new choir, our current 'founder' members all come from other choirs or various musical backgrounds so we're looking forward to an exciting and interesting future.

  • Alma Singers, Sale, Cheshire This 30+ SATB choir was founded in 1977. We sing a wide variety of music: songs from the shows, old favourites, madrigals, folk songs - everything from Bach to the Beatles and more! Each year the choir performs numerous concerts, often helping charity groups to raise funds In addition we hold several social events each year.  

  • Almondbury Ladies Choir, West Yorkshire: e-mail only: contact almondburyladieschoir@ntlworld.com  

  • Alnwick & District Choral Society, Northumberland 90-strong, with 4 concerts a year and going abroad every other year, mostly to Europe

  • Altri Choir, Manchester, Lancashire This chamber choir was formed in 1995 and performs a wide range of music - classics such as Faure, Bach, Brahms and Durufle, modern music - including works by Geoffrey Lewis and a specially commissioned work by John Hawkins - as well as everything from plainchant to baroque.

  • Altrincham Choral Society, Cheshire Founded in 1945, and now with 100+ members giving 3 major concerts and a carol concert each year

  • Alverton Singers, Northallerton, N Yorkshire We are a female voice choir of around 30 members singing for fun and enjoyment, and to raise funds for local charities. We usually hold twice yearly concerts in Northallerton, but are also available to sing for community events/groups etc. We are looking for new members and invite anyone interested to contact us via our website. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Northallerton.

  • Alveston Singers, Gloucestershire e-mail only: contact Michael Elcock

  • Alvington Singers, Kingsbridge, Devon This chamber choir based in Kingsbridge, draws members from all around the South Hams district. Concerts take place throughout the year, covering a wide range of both secular and sacred music, including vocal and instrumental soloists, as well as major works with orchestral accompaniment. The choir is keen to promote young performers and frequently invites local schoolchildren to take part. Concerts take place in a variety of venues, usually to raise money for charitable causes. In addition to concerts, the choir is often invited to sing at weddings, functions and local festivals.

  • Alyth Choral Society, London We are predominantly a mixed voiced Jewish Choir that performs the classical repertoire based either on the Old Testament or has a non-religious background.  Our wish it to bring together music lovers of all backgrounds and ages in a friendly and lively atmosphere.  There are approximately 40 members.  We are also lucky to have the composer Julian Dawes as an Honorary Member of the Society and he has composed a number of works for especially for us in the recent past. We have been invited to perform at prestigious venues as well as our regular concerts for the local community.

  • Amabile Girls' Choir, Kendal, Cumbria A dynamic group of 38 girls aged between 10 and 19. Choir of the Day when competing in the 1998/2000 Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competitions

  • Amadeus, Formby, Lancashire A chamber choir of 20 singers with a wide-ranging repertoire. Available for hire for all types of event.

  • Amadeus Singers, Radstock, Somerset The choir is a non auditioned, mixed voice choir, of around 30 – 35 singers, formed in 1987 at Downside School. The choir sings services, in various churches in the area, as well as occasional concerts, including singing in a large concert, once a year, with Downside School Choir and an orchestra.  All singers are welcome, including beginners, no previous experience is necessary.

  • Ambleside Choral Society, Cumbria One of the leading choirs in South Cumbria and the Lake District with members coming from as far away as Keswick in the north of the county and Kendal in the south but the majority are from the Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston area. We are a very friendly choir whose members really enjoy singing and we are always very keen for new members to join us.

  • Amman Valley Male Voice Choir (aka Cr Meibion Dyffryn Aman) Formed in 1990 we have 45 members with experience of performances at Concerts, Charity Events, Weddings, Special Events, Birthdays and Funerals with several concerts abroad in Belgium, Holland and lately celebrated our 20th year with a concert in St James Hall St Peter’s Port Guernsey.  We have also had the privilege of singing at the evening service at the Menin Gare in Ypes.

  • Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society, Amersham, Buckinghamshire A choir numbering around 120 members, and performing a wide range of works encompassing both the standard repertoire and the wider scope of choral works such as Finzi's Intimations of Immortality and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. We have an enthusiastic musical director, Ian Hooker, and an actively involved president, Dame Felicity Lott, who recently took part in the choir's 75th Anniversary concert. We have links with overseas choirs in Germany and the USA.

  • Amersham A Cappella (formerly Chiltern Harmony), Amersham, Buckinghamshire Fun loving Ladies Barbershop Group singing a cappella four part harmony. They have been established since 1982 and have won Sainsbury Choir of the Year (Single Voice Adult Choir Award) and the gold medal at the LABBS National Convention. 

  • Amersham Rock Choir, Buckinghamshire Nationwide phenomenon Rock Choir rehearses across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Members learn a range of feel-good pop, gospel and Motown songs in harmony arrangement. There is no audition and no requirement to read music. All are welcome – try us out for free!

  • Amicantus, Warwickshire Formed from a group of good friends, Amicantus is a synergy of some of the best voices and musical talent in Warwickshire. Having already performed a number of concerts around the county to brilliant reviews we thought it high time to build on the amazing foundation we have and let more people know what we do. We are available for everything from weddings to corporate events to almost any kind of function.

  • Amici, Cheshire Performing regularly at venues in NW England, singing unaccompanied or with anything up to full orchestra, and with from 8 to 30 voices. Appearances on both BBC1 and ITV, most recently in April 2002.

  • Amici Chamber Choir, North West London Around 35 experienced, enthusiastic amateur singers rehearse weekly in Pinner, Harrow. There are at least three concerts a year, including one in a prestigious Central London venue such as St James's Piccadilly. Audition required.

  • Amici Del Canto, Llandudno, North Wales We are a festival-winning chamber choir and instrumental ensemble founded in 2005 and comprised of music professionals and students. Our repertoire is very wide and varied but we specialise in Baroque and Renaissance choral music. We have performed internationally; most notably for Holy Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica at The Vatican in Rome.

  • Amici Singers, Leeds, West Yorkshire Sociable, friendly and supportive 60-strong mixed-voice choir open to anyone regardless of ability. They organise concerts and choir holidays each year to raise money for charities

  • Amici Singers of London The Amici Singers are a group of experienced choral singers who get together three or four times a year to stage concerts, under the baton of Eric Brown, former conductor of Imperial College Choir. Eric strives to provide audience and singers with a lively and varied programme of music. Previous concerts have included works by Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, Brahms and Rossini. The choir has also had the pleasure of premiering Eric's own compositions. Membership of the choir is by invitation only.

  • Amici Singers, Biggleswade, Bedforshire  Womens voice choir. Founded by Douglas Coombes in 1978, her chose the name amici because it means 'friends' and this really is the right name for our choir. Although we take our singing seriously, we really enjoy what we do. Some of us have been members since the beginning. That's a lot of Thursday nights....!

  • Ampthill and District Choral Society, Ampthill, Bedfordshire e-mail only: contact: i.stimson@uwclub.net We rehearse every Monday evening in term-time (Sep.to May) from7.45-9.45p.m. at Redborne Upper school, Ampthill. We give two concerts a year, Christmas and May, but also join in with local events. We are small, but friendly; no auditions necessary and would love to attract some young (er) blood.

  • Andante Chamber Choir, Berwick A 20 voice a-cappella Chamber choir formed in 2007in the Scottish Borders. We are active in England - Northumberland and Scotland - Scottish Borders.

  • Andover Choral Society, Hampshire The original Andover Choral Society was formed in 1866 to perform Handel’s Messiah accompanied by piano and harmonium.  The local newspaper archive records show details of a concert at which Haydn’s ‘Creation’ was performed in the town in 1887. In the late 1920’s Dr Adrian Boult conducted 260 voices in the local Drill Hall and a music festival was set up in 1927, supported by Dr Boult and Dr Malcolm Sargeant. The present Andover Choral Society was inaugurated in 1971.  Members are joined by soloists and musicians of the highest calibre and the choral concerts they present are some of the musical highlights of the artistic year. 

  • Andover Museum Loft Singers, Hampshire The Andover Museum Loft Singers, so called because our main practice venue is the upper room of the Andover Museum of the Iron Age, were formed in 1996 following a TAPS community project in Wherwell, a village near to Andover. The choir sings in three or four part unaccompanied harmony in a style that borrows much from the “West Gallery” and other largely rural singing traditions such as that exemplified by the Copper family of West Sussex. Much of its repertoire is local and is arranged for unaccompanied voices by local musicians.

  • Andreas Ensemble, Bishop Auckland, County Durham The Andreas Ensemble, first formed in Spring 2005 in Bishop Auckland, offers a wonderful opportunity for capable amateur singers to rise to the challenge of performing music from our glorious heritage of church music, the music of the great cathedral choirs of England and of Europe, alongside secular items like madrigals and part-songs. The Andreas Ensemble is an occasional choir, performing not only in St. Andrew’s from time to time, but in other churches and locations around the region. It is by nature inter-church and inter-denominational and in no sense competes with parish choirs singing every Sunday in their own churches; indeed two of our members are Choirmasters in other churches some distance away.

  • Angel Voices, Croydon, Surrey Anglican church choir (St Philip's)

  • Angelicus, Rochdale, Lancashire. Angelicus is a friendly singing group for girls aged 12 and over. We are based in Rochdale and perform a number of concerts each year in the Rochdale/Greater Manchester Area.

  • Angels Of Kaos, Cambridge Angels of Kaos (Cambridgeshire Branch) is focused on singing great music that we want to sing. We also provide British Sign Language accompaniment to ensure full participation for everyone. And we raise money for well deserved childrens charities. We wouldn't call ourselves a choir, although we sing in beautiful harmony, but we're a group of people who enjoy singing, have the same views of raising money for the children and we enjoy each others company!

  • Anglia Singers, Anglia Ruskin University, Essex A mixed choir numbering about 30 members which performs a wide repertoire from sacred to secular music, from anthems and other major sacred works such as Handel's The Messiah and John Rutter's Requiem, to folksong arrangements and selections from shows. From time to time, the Singers join with their partner choir, the Trianon Choir for performances in other parts of East Anglia including Snape Maltings, and members regularly join on trips to Europe. The Singers are conducted by their founder, Professor Chris Green, formerly of Anglia Ruskin University and now one of its Emeritus Professors.

  • Angmering Chorale, Angmering, W Sussex. 120 strong choir formed in 1976. Musical Director George Jones. Next autumn joint concert of Karl Jenkins 'The Armed Man - a mass for Peace' .

  • Annfield Plain Gleemen Male Voice Choir, Stanley, Co Durham: e-mail only: contact Bob Rix   Choir of 40 voices which celebrates its Centenary in 2003 with a repertoire encompassing a range of melodies, both old and not so old.

  • Another Octave, Chichester, West Sussex The aims of the choir is to allow people to enjoy and improve their singing. The choir is open to absolutely ANYBODY, no experience required, no musical skills required, just enthusiasm, a love of singing and a good sense of humour! At the moment we are singing a range of songs from pop, folk, opera and classical medleys.

  • Anston Male Voice Choir, Rotherham, S. Yorkshire Formed in 1971, and now 35-strong, they've sung in Rotherham's twin town St Quentin, France, and have paid several visits to Gütersloh, Germany

  • Anstruther Philharmoic Society, East Neuk, Fife, Scotland. A friendly and welcoming choir known as "the Phil" for short. We would be delighted for you to be part of our choir - as a singer, member of the audience or "Friend of the Society".

  • Antiphon, Hexham, Northumberland A mixed voice small chamber choir specialising in early church music by composers such as Victoria, Palestrina, Bryd and Tallis and often performing masses in the setting they were intended for - as part of a church service.. Singers with a passion for early music are welcome to join us.

  • Antiphonia, Leatherhead, Surrey We have about 20 voices and the use of a fine pipe organ. Each programme has a theme (Music All Powerful; An Autumn Pastoral; The Tree of Life; The Green Blade Riseth; Cecilia and Other Saints), and we usually include both sacred and secular music, something for double choir , something romantic and something modern. We give about 3 concerts a year, rehearsing for 6 weeks before each concert, on Sundays at 3pm and occasional Saturdays at 10am.

  • Antiphony, Marden, Kent Antiphony are a local ensemble who are gaining recognition further afield for their accomplished a capella singing of jazz standards, other popular material and the occasional piece of their own. The distinctive arrangements are by Guy Faulkner and Chris Gosling.

  • Anton Bruckner Choir, London Anton Bruckner Choir was founded by Christopher Dawe in 1995, and is now established as one of London's top amateur chamber choirs.  The choir numbers between 35 for smaller scale concerts and up to 50 for the larger scale works.  Our repertoire is wide, including the major works for chamber choir but also larger scale choral works.  Recent highlights have been the Monteverdi Vespers with the English Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble in 2002, and Bach's Mass in B Minor in March 2004.  The music of Anton Bruckner features regularly in our programmes, and the name of the choir reflects our belief in producing a full, but beautiful sound, without the sometimes rather mannered choral habits of some other chamber choirs!

  • Antrim Community Choir, Northern Ireland Antrim Community Choir is an all-inclusive, all-ability, non-audition choir accepting members age 18 to infinity! We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:15pm to 9:15pm in The Eyre Studio at Clotworthy Arts Centre in Antrim Castle grounds. Our Musical Director is Una McCann and our song list is eclectic in style, ranging from folk to gospel to world music. Members pay 2 per week which goes to the use of the rehearsal studio.

  • Anvil Chorus, Birmingham Anvil Chorus is an a cappella singing group that performs primarily in the Barbershop close-harmony style. The singers are members of West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Club, based in Birmingham, UK.

  • Apple County Chorus, Taunton, Somerset Sweet Adelines International 40-strong ladies 4-part harmony chorus who sing in the barbershop style.  We meet every week, perform for the public, for private functions and for the sheer joy of singing.

  • Appledore Singers, North Devon The Appledore Singers has 41 members and they provide entertainment for private functions, weddings, charities and fund-raising events. 

  • Arcadian Singers of Oxford University  We are a chamber choir of about 20 members. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings and perform one concert each term. Over the past five years we have recorded two successful CDs, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and have toured yearly.

  • Aragon Singers of Buckden, Cambridgeshire We are a mixed choir of about 35 voices, based in Buckden, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.  Our name comes from Queen Katherine of Aragon, who lived at Buckden Palace after her divorce from King Henry VIII in 1533 until her death in 1536.  The choir was formed 450 years later, in September 1986, and we celebrated our Silver Jubilee in 2011. Rehearsals take place in Buckden on Monday evenings.  We have a varied repertoire and perform regularly at local venues, usually to help raise money for various charities.  Groups from the choir also sometimes sing at weddings.

  • Arbroath Male Voice Choir e-mail only: contact: jayferrier@yahoo.co.uk

  • Architects Choir, MUSARC, London Based at London Metropolitan University's School of Architecture and Spatial Design, this is an adult choir which meets on Tuesday evenings at London Met University, near Highbury & Islington tube station. Many of the singers are either postgraduate students or professional people who work in the visual arts. The group sings traditional and avant garde choral music and collaborates with other sound artists and composers to create innovative programmes in interesting architectural spaces.  Singers also receive tuition in voice production techniques. Membership is open. 

  • Arden Youth Choir, Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire The Arden Youth Choir for girls was founded in 2005 by Susan Eames and has built up a solid reputation for being a diverse and versatile choir; whether singing classical in a stately home for charity, at a wedding, or pop and soul on stage with a live band at a festival, they adapt their style to whatever the occasion demands.
    What makes the choir so unique is their varied repertoire, ranging from pop, gospel and soul to classical, folk and opera. The girls’ performances are renowned for their vivacity, sparkle and excitement. In competitions they are praised for their mature tone, fine articulation, sincere delivery, performance, and perfect tuning - the list goes on!

  • Argus Singers, Chester-le-Street, County Durham  Mixed voice chase based in Chester le Street, County Durham. Repertoire mainly part songs - anything from Bach to Sondheim. Entry by informal audition (but we do not bite!)

  • Aria, Glasgow Newly formed vocal group made up of eight female friends,  who have been singing together since childhood. While the singers are still mainly in their twenties they draw from experience of having been singing together for around 20 years. As former members of the Glasgow Youth Choir, Aria wish to acknowledge the great influence and training they have received from the founder and conductor of the Glasgow Youth Choir, Dr. Agnes Hoey M.B.E. Aria are pleased to be accompanied by Jim Drennan and have an extensive repertoire of music from sacred and classical to folk and modern.

  • Ariosa Singers, Swansea, Wales Formed two years ago, the Ariosa Singers have already given several well-received performances in the local community. In 2006 the Singers took a prominent role in the All Saints Alive Music Festival in Oystermouth, Swansea, participating in a Mozartiad, a performance of Saint-Sans’ Requiem, a Young Singers’ Spectacular, a Junior Proms and a very moving service of Music and Meditation

  • Armagh City Choir, Northern Ireland e-mail only: contact knrflack@hotmail.co.uk

  • Armonico Consort, Warwick is the largest arts organisation of its type in the UK, with its choir, orchestra and opera company performing unique programmes. The group find new ways to bring classical music to modern audiences, with concerts such as 'Supersize Polyphony' and 'Naked Byrd', and operas in English translation, including 'Too Hot to Handel', 'Baroque Around the Block' and 'Monteverdi’s Flying Circus'. 

  • Arnside Choral Society, South Lakeland, Cumbria A friendly mixed-voice choir with an ever-expanding membership of over 50. Under its current conductor, Ian Allan, the choir gives two regular concerts usually at Christmas and in the Summer but in 2007 we actually gave five performances. Rehearsals take place at Arnside's WI Hall in Orchard Road on Tuesdays at 7.30 and we offer a very warm welcome to anybody wishing to join us in singing a variety of styles. No audition necessary but an abundance of enthusiasm, a sense of humour and the ability to sing in tune would be helpful!

  • Arrow Vale Singers, Redditch/Bromsgrove, Worcestershire We are a friendly 50 strong choir, promoting two main concerts a year but performing an extra 6 to 8 concerts by invitation. Our repertoire is very wide – opera choruses, show songs, classic pops, spirituals, classical, etc.

  • Arrowsmith Singers, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Nr Wigan, Lancashire e-mail only: contact Brenda Holden A traditional SATB choir of 40 voices.  We sing everything from Bach to Boogie. We accept anyone who can sing in tune. Sight-reading is not essential, but a basic knowledge is useful. We have an excellent and well-qualified conductor and accompanist  Anyone wishing to join can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. The choir also enjoys socialising together. We rehearse at St. Oswald's Church in the Canons' Hall at 8p.m. on Fridays and perform regular concerts in the area.

  • Ars Pristina  This versatile chamber choir is largely comprised of graduates from Royal Holloway, University of London. Its aim is to perform a wide repertoire of music with a fresh and exciting approach and is also available to sing at weddings and functions

  • Arterian Singers, Yorkshire We are a mixed four-part choir . Members enjoy singing a varied repertoire ranging from Haydn masses to arrangements of folk and traditional songs. We usually perform three concerts a year, including a community carol concert just before Christmas. In recent years, we have hosted very successful 'Come and Sing' concerts, inviting local singers to join us for a day. We invite local soloists and orchestral players to accompany us when required, and try to encourage younger musicians in this way.

  • Arun Choral Society, Arundel, W. Sussex Founded in 1912. The choir is made up of approximately 120 singers from the age of 17 upwards. Singers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, many with a choral music interest of long standing but others more recently attracted to the enjoyment of choral singing. Over a period of years the choir has typically performed major concerts in the spring and autumn of each year and carol concerts on two consecutive Sundays in December, when children from schools in the Arun community join with the Society. Additionally, the last twenty years has seen the choir performing charity concerts on a regular basis and in that period the Society is delighted to have raised in excess of 50,000 for local and national charities.

  • Arun Sounds, Bognor Regis, W. Sussex The Arun Sounds were founded in 1981. We are a small chorus numbering at present 22 members. Although we've been around for 21 years in 2002 our collective years experience of singing the barbershop way outstrips that by far! Though a small chorus, we are very active in our community.

  • Ascension Choir, Whxiley, North Yorkshire e-mail: contact Julie MacDermott Church music and much more; charity fund raising events etc. with programmes from Abba to Vivaldi. All ages all abilities welcome, no fees, no audition or previous experience necessary.

  • Ascension Singers, Cambridge e-mail only: contact Peter Horley. 25-30 strong occasional choir, who meet for Cathedral visits. Rehearsals are held in Cambridge prior to any visit although singers come from other parts of the country.

  • Architects Choir, MUSARC, London Based at London Metropolitan University's School of Architecture and Spatial Design, this is an adult choir which meets on Tuesday evenings at London Met University, near Highbury & Islington tube station. Many of the singers are either postgraduate students or professional people who work in the visual arts. The group sings traditional and avant garde choral music and collaborates with other sound artists and composers to create innovative programmes in interesting architectural spaces.  Singers also receive tuition in voice production techniques. Membership is open. 

  • Ascot Rock Choir, Berkshire Established in 2005, Rock Choir was the first contemporary choir in the UK and its unique choir format has created a musical movement affecting thousands of individuals and communities across the country.

  • Ashbourne Singers, Derbyshire The Ashbourne Singers, was formed following a singing workshop held by Linda Perry Smith as part of the 2007 Ashbourne Festival and started singing together in September 2007 under Linda’s musical direction.  It is a community choir whose aim it is to encourage people of all abilities who would like to sing in a friendly and supportive group and to provide learning and performance opportunities. We sing a diverse repertoire of music including classical, musical theatre, folk, pop and jazz, supported by Steve Duckworth, assistant musical director and pianist, Mel Gill, pianist and Michael Halls, organist. The Ashbourne Singers is open to anyone aged 18 and over and no audition is required.

  • Ashburton Singers, Ashburton, Devon 20-30 people, singing mostly unaccompanied multi-part music of the 16th & 17th centuries, but also of other periods up to the present day

  • Ashdown Singers Uckfield, East Sussex Formed in 1976, the Ashdown Singers are a chamber choir of approximately 30 members. An accomplished and sociable group, the Ashdown Singers is large enough to perform establish works of the choral repertoire, (Vivaldi Gloria, Stainer Crucifixion, Masses by Mozart & Haydn etc) yet small enough to be able to sing madrigals and partsongs. The choir’s raison d’etre is to provide an outlet for those who appreciate and wish to perform choral music whilst also raising money for charities in the local community. Ashdown singers are available for hire to sing at weddings, corporate and private functions. The choir draws singers from West Sussex, and Kent, as Uckfield is close to boarders with these counties. Want to sing? Membership is by audition, and subscription is 10per term (30 per annum).

  • Ashford and St Peters NHS Trust Staff Choir Free to anyone who works for the trust Mondays 545-715pm at St Peter's hospital, Education Centre,  Chertsey, KT16 0PZ

  • Ashford (Kent) Choral Society With a membership of about 130 singers, the Society gives three to four concerts a year during the period September to April. The Society performs some of the major choral works (recent performances include Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Haydn, Bach, Elgar and Poulenc), with leading soloists and a full symphony orchestra

  • Ashford Invicta Singers, Kent Ashford Invicta Singers are a mixed voice choir, formed in 1991 and based in Ashford, Kent. We sing for enjoyment and, at the same time, raise money for charities and good causes. If invited, Invicta Singers will come out to different venues and sing to raise money for good causes in Ashford and the surrounding area. Thus far, our concerts have raised in excess of 55,000 and we have performed in a variety of venues, including churches, village halls, hotels, beautiful gardens and even on a cross-channel ferry! We sing a wide repertoire - with songs from opera, West End shows and popular music of the past 150 years, as well as traditional folk and choral music.

  • Ashford Sings!' A community choir for the people of Ashford, Kent. It's set to launch in October 2010 and welcomes anyone who loves to sing (even if it's only in the car or shower!). There are no auditions or age restrictions and everyone is welcome. The aim of the choir is simple - to have fun singing together and then take our voices to locations in and around Ashford to spread a little joy. No doubt we'll spend as much time laughing as singing!

  • Ashington & District Male Voice Choir, Northumberland: e-mail only: contact J Perry

  • Ashley Chorale, Ashley Green, Bucks. We are a new choir of about ten accomplished voices selected by invitation from some of the Premier choirs in South Bucks.Formed in January 2007 we are exploring an A Cappella repertiore, and have covered about 70 pieces in just seven meetings.  Looking to tempt other experienced voices to an "Open Day" later where we may be able to identify singers who could be invited to join.  Currently looking for a "World Premier" booking.

  • Ashley Voices & Music Consort, Market Drayton, Shropshire V. & M. (as it is affectionately known), is an "amateur" choir in the sense that it is comprised of non-paid members, but it maintains "professionalism" in performance standards, under its founder and Director: Elizabeth Hawley. Over the years it has welded into a community of enthusiastic members with a great team spirit! The repertoire is very wide, ranging from mediaeval to Benjamin Britten; but it has always been most at home with music from the English madrigalian era, both secular & religious. Frequent recitals are given, in halls & churches; for example it has been occasionally invited to sing all the Sunday Services in the Cathedral at Chester

  • Ashtead Choral Society, Surrey Founded by the eminent baritone, George Pizzey, in 1949, followed by an inaugural concert the following year. During his tenure the Society expanded in size and since its inception has followed a policy of working. with professional soloists and orchestras. In 1998 Paul Dodds succeeded Arthur Diamond and has guided the Society since then, including their 50th Anniversary Season. Over the years the society has performed virtually all the works in the standard choral repertoire.

  • Ashtead Singers 25-strong SATB, including people who are soloists in their own right, as well as accomplished keyboard players. They can be booked singly, severally or en masse.

  • Ashton Hall Restoration Chorus, Lancaster Ashton Hall Restoration Chorus is a chorus of 100+ singers, they come together for a one-day rehearsal and performance with Principal Conductor Peter Litman. Each year they present 2/3 concerts, of which one is Lancaster's 'Last Night of the Proms'.

  • Ashton Singers, Winchester, Hampshire The Ashton Singers is a chamber choir of about 35 singers and was founded in 1969 by its present conductor, Julian Macey. The choir is based in Winchester, England and gives concerts mainly in the Winchester area. Its repertoire includes music from all periods, both sacred and secular, but it has a particular affinity for Renaissance and Baroque choral music. The choir sings the services in Winchester Cathedral for a day each year and in other cathedrals from time to time.

  • Athenaeum Singers, Warminster, Wiltshire  This vibrant, non-auditioning choral society of  80+ voices is well known for its outstanding performances of the major choral repertoire, using professional orchestras and soloists of national standing.

  • Atherstone Choral Society, Warwickshire 70-voice non-audition SATB choir with a tradition of singing with orchestras, brass and military bands. Bach to Beatles repertoire. Rehearsals: term-time Monday nights. Concerts quarterly.

  • Auburn Singers, East Renfrewshire Formed in 1970 we are a Ladies Choir of some twenty-eight voices with successes in competitive music festivals in Southport, Blackpool, Ayr, Glasgow, Greenock and Edinburgh.

  • Audley Male Voice Choir, Audley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Founded in the 1950's by William Bowers, the Choir has strong links with non-conformist and mining traditions of North Staffordshire. Membership has been built up over the years and now ninety or so men from all walks of life enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that the choir affords.

  • Aughton Male Voice Choir, Lancashire 70-strong TTBB choir, putting on 10-12 concerts a year, usually for local charities.

  • Auriga Capella, Beccles, North Suffolk Chamber choir for teenage girls. The rehearsals are in Beccles, although many of the singers come from outside Beccles. The choir sings a wide variety of music and styles.  Some of the choir's repertoire is sung a cappella, but much of it is with piano accompaniment.  Earlier this year 'Auriga Capella' was awarded 'Outstanding Performance' at the Norfolk County Music Festival.

  • Aurora A Cappella, Chesterfield, Derbyshire is a unique women's singing group, made up of members who sing close unaccompanied harmony.  Our repertoire is varied and includes swing, blues, gospel, modern and barbershop.  We meet every Monday night to share the pleasure of singing and learn correct vocal technique.  We are always looking for new members, you don't need any prior experience and you don't need to read music

  • Avon & Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir was form in 1974 following the amalgamation of the Bath and Somerset, Bristol and the South Gloucestershire Constabulary. The choir is truly representative of the force with a membership consisting almost entirely of serving and retired police officers, serving and retired members of the support staff and the special constabulary.  We want to maintain the tradition of choral singing in a pleasant social environment and we do so under the professional leadership and tuition of our musical director Alison Howell, accompanist Julie Payne and deputy accompanist Gemma Leach.

  • Avon Harmony Chorus, Avon Formed in 1975 by a small group of nine ladies. Officially known as the 'Avon Harmony Barbershop Chorus', the group is made up of ladies from all walks of life and backgrounds, though all with one common interest; making music and having fun.

  • Avon Singers, Worcestershire: e-mail only: contact Alan Johnston

  • Axbridge Singers, Somerset The Axbridge Singers is an open access community choir for anyone who enjoys singing. We do not hold auditions, and members are not required to read music or have any previous experience: only enthusiasm and a willingness to 'have a go'. Based in Axbridge, our members come from across the local area; from Cheddar and Winscombe to Wells and Weston-Super-Mare.

  • Axminster & District Choral Society, Axminster, Devon  A choir of nearly 90 singers who rehearse and perform in the lovely Minster Church in Axminster. We tackle a range of music from Gordon Jacob and Vaughan Williams to Mozart and Haydn. Two concerts per year, one in the spring, one in December.

  • Aylesbury Choral Society, Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Choral Society was founded in 1932 by Charles Pope, who lived locally and did so much for the musical life of the town. With an initial eleven members, the Society concentrated mostly on madrigals and part songs. After a very successful appearance at the Buckingham Festival the Society began to grow, and consequently started to expand its repertoire Today the Society boasts over 100 choir members, and tackles performances of both the great classical choral repertoire and more modern works with equal enthusiasm and success. 

  • Aylesbury Consort Of Voices, Buckinghamshire: e-mail only: contact sheilagharmitt@aol.com A 16 voice choir exploring aspects of musical performance in small scale unaccompanied choral music with our conductor Kelvin Turner. You'll need: musicality; good sight reading; excellent tuning; a sense of fun and a passion for good music from Byrd to Bernstein, Parsons to Part, Gabrieli to Gershwin. We meet 7.30pm on Thursdays in Aylesbury.

  • Aylesbury Festival Choir, Buckinghamshire A long-established choir of around 100 members performing two major concerts each year plus a carol concert. We employ a professional conductor and enjoy a varied programme, from classical to modern with excellent reviews. We perform with professional soloists & orchestras. If you can sing in tune & like choral singing, a warm welcome awaits at our Thursday evening rehearsals. Visit our website for further information!

  • Aylsham Singers, Norwich The Aylsham Singers were formed in October 2011 for the Christmas concert two months later. Formerly called “The Musical Friends” the choir invited former BBC Singer Geoff Davidson to take the helm and a new era with a new name began. The mixed-voice choir presently comprises about thirty-five singers. There are no formal auditions but a good ear and a strong voice are excellent attributes! The conductor was particularly taken by the warmth and enthusiasm of the choir and young and old are warmly welcomed.

  • Ayr Choral Union is a 100 strong choir in Ayrshire, South West of Scotland