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  • Caarjyn Cooidjagh, Isle of Man A group of singers based in the Isle of Man. They perform a selection of traditional and contemporary Manx songs, usually sung in Manx Gaelic, arranged by the group leader Anne Kissack. The eight women and five men who make up the group come from various musical backgrounds, but although they differ in their formal training (or lack of it !) they share an enthusiasm for Manx culture and good music performed simply.

  • Cadence, Broseley, Telford, Shropshire Cadence is a small mixed-voice group that performs a wide variety of music from light melodies to sacred harmony and solos and duets, almost always in aid of local charities. We have performed on television, and have recently released a selection of our songs on CD. We would love to sing for you!

  • Cadenza, Edinburgh Small, friendly, award-winning choir, based in Edinburgh.  Founded in 1992, the choir is now considered to be one of Scotland’s most versatile and exciting mixed-voice choirs, with members travelling from across the Central Belt.  Wide ranging repertoire – Renaissance to the present day, including sacred, secular, folk and jazz.  Performances in Autumn/Winter, Spring and Summer every year, including sell-out concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Two CDs to date and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio Scotland and Classic FM.   Renowned conductor, singer & composer/arranger Ben Parry has played an active role as the choir’s Patron since 2003

  • Caedmon Choir, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear A Community Choir formed in 1987 meeting in The Sage Gateshead on Tuesday evenings during term- time.  Membership is open to all without audition.  We sing unaccompanied and our repertoire includes folk and contemporary songs from both our local tradition and elsewhere in the British Isles, along with gospel and protest songs and songs from other countries and cultures.  Sharon Durant has been our leader since 2001.

  • Caerphilly Children's Choir

  • Caerphilly Community Chorus, Mid-Glamorgan Formed in 2009 there chorus now has over 100 members

  • Caerphilly Ladies Choir, Mid Glamorgan A thriving choir of more than 55 members, young and old. Their varied repertoire includes traditional Welsh as well as more modern favourites.

  • Cairn Chorus, Nithsdale, Scotland Based in the heart of Nithsdale, the Cairn Chorus meets regularly in Moniaive and performs around Dumfries and Galloway. As a community choir we welcome singers with or without experience and our concerts and events are a firmly established part of the local calendar

  • Caldicot Male Voice Choir (Cor Meibion Caldicot) Wales Cor Meibion Caldicot was formed in 1963 by men who moved to the area from all over Wales to man the furnaces and mills of the new steelworks at Llanwern. The Choir quickly established itself and today can look back with pride on its achievements and successes in the competition arena, which include first prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and five places at Miners’ Eisteddfod. The Choir is also justly proud of the prominence that it has attained on the concert stage.The Choir have toured abroad many times, including visits to the United States of America, Canada, Holland and Germany. They have also travelled extensively throughout Great Britain giving concerts, mostly for charitable causes, and are proud of the many thousands of pounds they have helped to raise.

  • Caldy Valley Voices, Chester (formerly Aldford Singers) Caldy Valley Voices are a community choir of 45 singers. The choir was formed in September 2013. We are a mixed voice choir of all abilities, with ages ranging from 18 years of age upwards. Our repertoire covers a wide range of genre from pop to classical.

  • Called to be Saints, Nailsea, Somerset. West Gallery Quire drawing its members from Bristol, Wells, Bath, Bridgwater and and many villages around these settlements.  It meets monthly on Saturday afternoons from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm in Church House, Nailsea. The name Called to be Saints is taken from a letter written in the eighteenth century by the congregation of Goodshaw Chapel, who addressed members of a neighbouring Chapel as such when they wished one of their people to come and be Pastor.  Many of the choir contend that it is the nearest they will ever come to sainthood.

  • Callington Community Gospel Choir, Cornwall  A lively and fun Gospel Choir of about 40 singing everything from "You raise me up" to "Oh Happy Day"! We sing some acapella songs and have fully orchestrated backing tracks for all our other songs. We sing throughout Devon & Cornwall. We practice 8 till 9.45 every Thursday evening Callington Methodist Church, although we are not the church choir. New members are welcome to come along and listen/take part under no obligation. There is no charge for membership, but we do charge 1 per week subs, to cover costs. Choir robes are provided.

  • Callington Singers, Callington, Cornwall Founded in 1983 by Musical Director Graham Williams as a friendly and professional community choir. The choir sings in local churches in East Cornwall and in some of the most prestigious Cathedrals in the UK and abroad.

  • Calton Consort, Edinburgh, Scotland A 24 voice choir set up in Autumn 2001. Putting on 3 concerts a year, mainly in and around Edinburgh, performing a cappella, with organ or with an instrumentalist.

  • Cambrian Male Voice Choir, Tonypandy, South Wales Late in the 19th century, the discovery of coal rich seams in the Rhondda Valley resulted in a mass migration to the once idyllic landscaped area. Within the valley, in the small village of Clydach Vale, a choir of over a hundred men was formed by the employees of the local colliery and became ‘The Cambrian Colliery Male Choir’. In1978 present musical director Mr Fred Nicholas, joined the choir. Our present day accompanist Mr Brian James hails from another small mining village of Cwmaman in the Aberdare Valley. The choir activities are various and widespread. They have sung on numerous occasions at the Festivals of 1000 voices at the Royal Albert Hall. They have given concerts across the length and breadth of Britain and have performed concert tours in America, Germany and Canada. They still take great pleasure in the fact that they were the first Welsh choir to perform in Disneyworld Florida.

  • Cambrian Male Choir of Swansea e-mail only: contact the secretary, Trevor Goldfinch. A small choir of 36 voices who recently toured Ireland and Sussex

  • Cambridge Capella, Cambridge e-mail only: contact: CambridgeCapellaChoir@gmail.com John Lewis Partnership regional choir in Cambridge

  • Cambridge Chorale 35-40 mixed voices, performing in Cambridge & East Anglia. They record both their own CDs and commercially as a session choir.

  • Cambridge Chord Company An a cappella group of 30 men singing close harmony. They've won many awards including British Association of Barbershop Singers Chorus Championship 1999 and Sainsbury's Choir of the Day

  • Cambridge Harmony Ladies Chorus, Cambridgeshire. This A-Cappella style chorus was formed in 1982 to sing barbershop with just a few enthusiastic singers, some are still with us! Now we have 30 members (and would love more), varying in age from 18 to 80. We are affiliated to Sweet Adelines International Organisation based in Tulsa, USA. They are the largest organisation of women singers in the world with a membership of 28,000 plus, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.  

  • Cambridge North Rock Choir, Cambridge A feel good rock, pop and Motown choir for people of all ages and abilities. No need to read music.  

  • Cambridge Philharmonic Society One of the leading amateur music organisations in the country. Our orchestra and chorus exist to play and sing classical music at the highest possible level. Members come from a wide variety of professions including doctors and nurses, scientists, writers, students, academics, civil servants, music teachers and refrigeration engineers!

  • Cambridge Revelation Rock-Gospel Choir We are a Cambridge University Society, formed in 1998 as part of a National group of Rock-Gospel Choirs. We have no auditions - you don't need to be able to read music or even to sing - absolutely everyone is encouraged to come along and take part. Our repertoire is very varied. Revelation is run by the choir for the choir so everyone is welcome to try conducting, arranging, soloing, organising, planning, playing in the band... the list goes on! The emphasis is very much on having fun, making friends, and enjoying the music together.

  • Cambridge South Rock Choir, Cambridge A feel good rock, pop and Motown choir for people of all ages and abilities. No need to read music.

  • Cambridge Taverner Choir 20 ex-Cambridge University Choral Scholars specialising in Renaissance choral music, singing at the highest professional level. Their first CD was shortlisted for the Gramophone Early Music Award in 1991

  • Cambridge University Chamber Choir Drawing members from Cambridge colleges, it mainly explores the secular & non-liturgical repertoire that's often untouched by college chapel choirs

  • Cambridge University Music Society (CUMS) With a Chorus and three orchestras covering a range of musical standards and styles, CUMS caters for a diverse group of over 400 performing members. The University's finest musicians are drawn to us by our 160-year tradition of excellence and our challenging concert programmes. For other members, CUMS offers the chance to make music to a high standard once a week whilst having a lot of fun and forming friendships which often last a lifetime.

  • Cambridge Voices, Cambridge A chamber choir of 16 singers (occasionally augmented to 40) with inimitable, choreographic style. Approx. 60 events a year, including 20 commissions, an annual tour of Europe and "residency" in St Etienne du Mont Church, Paris. Currently 11 CDs (Herald & Calliope). Founded and directed by Ian de Massini, of "The Classic Buskers" notoriety.

  • Cambridgeshire Choral Society Formerly the Cambridge Village Colleges Choral Society, it enables amateur singers from the county to take part in a performance of a major choral work, with a professional conductor, soloists and orchestra, performing in places such as King's College Chapel.

  • Camden Chamber Choir We are a small, well- established chamber choir which rehearses in central London on some Saturdays and occasional Tuesday evenings, and performs in the Primrose Hill area, a repertoire that truly ranges from ancient to modern, including both reviving forgotten masterpieces and working with living composers. We specialise in singing unaccompanied choral music, but also perform works that are accompanied by a small instrumental group or by piano or organ, and there are occasionally opportunities for choir members to take on solo roles.  Under our experienced Musical Director, Peter Lea-Cox, we endeavour to give our audiences an opportunity to experience lesser-known works, thus developing a reputation for unusual programming.  We welcome enquiries from potential new members who have reasonable sight-reading skills, and hold an open rehearsal session at the start of each term.  

  • Camden Choir, London Recognised as one of the more adventurous London choirs. In 1985, they won one of the first Performing Right Society Awards for Choral Enterprise in promoting modern music.

  • Camden Harmony Voices e-mail only: contact aneesa@aneesachaudhry.com A choir consisting of approximately fifteen 10-18 year olds of mixed abilities. The aim of the choir is to encourage the pupils to sing not only in unison and 3 part harmony but to offer input into the vocal arrangements and become confident with their role within the small choir. Each student is encouraged to solo, improvise, play with vocal and body percussion, sing in different languages with good technique and learn the parts of their peers, thus switching parts if necessary. Sometimes students use instruments, dance and poetry in their performances. The choir members have taken part in performances with and without vocal amplification and members have learned about microphone technique, experienced the recording process and learnt about basic PA set up.  Last year the choir hosted a visit from a Palestinian school where I led a joint singing workshop for attendees.

  • Camden Singers, Camden, London A recently-formed choir of young professionals from across London who meet once a week in Camden Town to rehearse. Three concerts annually, ranging from Bach to Britten, often featuring a small orchestra.

  • Cameo, Ilfracombe, Devon: e-mail only: contact Janet Hopson. A female a cappella group with a repertoire covering madrigals to pop.

  • Cameo Singers, Wokingham, Berkshire Cameo Singers was formed as the Wokingham Madrigal Society in 1951 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2001.

  • Camerata Chamber Choir, Isle of Wight A brand new chamber choir on the Isle of Wight. The choir is still in the process of being formed and is looking for accomplished male singers to make up its full compliment.

  • Camerata, Milborne Port, Somerset is an occasional chamber choir formed from members of Milborne Port Opera and friends. The choir rehearses and performs between April and November in the opera group "off-season". The choir's repertoire consists of accompanied and unaccompanied choral music from the medieval period to the 21st century. The choir performs in and around the South Somerset area.

  • Canbury Singers, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London. The Canbury Singers is a local community choir based in the North Kingston area. We rehearse at 8.30pm on Monday evenings at St Luke’s Church, Gibbon Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames. The choir was founded in 2007 and has grown from a core of 7 to approximately 30 members today. The Canbury Singers perform at musical evenings and events throughout the year and  singing a wide-ranging repertoire including popular and classical songs, jazz, madrigals and major choral works.

  • Candover Valley and Benefice Choir, Hampshire  

  • Cannock Chase Orpheus Male Choir, Staffordshire Now 60-strong, they were formed in 1968 by the amalgamation of several colliery and village choirs in South Staffordshire

  • Canoldir Male Choir, Birmingham In 1966, a St. David’s Day celebration at Birmingham Welsh Rugby Club inspired a group of Welsh exiles together with some English comrades to form a choir. They decided that the Choir would be called ‘Canoldir’, because the name translates from Welsh as ‘Middle Land’. The Choir is known both for its unique sound, for which it has won numerous awards and also its extensive charity work. The Choir is very active in the local community and continues to rehearse at the Welsh Chapel in Birmingham City Centre. The Choir travels regularly both nationally and internationally. The Choir celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2006

  • Canonbury Chamber Choir, London Performing 6 concerts a year, usually with the Holborne Players, who are professional musicians specialising in the instruments and playing styles of 16C-18C 

  • Canoryon Lowen, St Neot, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall e-mail only: contact Jenny Hart A mixed voice choir which was formed in the spring of 2002 to perform at a “one off “ concert in St Neot Church on Bodmin Moor.  We enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to stay together as a part time choir, practising in St Neot, and living in the spirit of the name of the choir, which translates from the Cornish as “Happy Singers”. Canoryon Lowen has sung in a wide variety of venues, most recently in Smetana’s choir school in Prague, Truro Cathedral and in our ‘home’ of St Neot, in the church, Doorstep Green and Carnglaze Caverns.  In 2004 we hosted a male voice choir from the Dolomites, Italy and enjoyed showing them our wonderful County of Cornwall as well as performing in joint concerts.  In 2005 we spent 5 memorable days with them in Italy, singing and sightseeing in both Venice and the Dolomite region.

  • Cantabile, Lanner Redruth email only: contact Steve Webber Based in Lanner, Redruth, we are a well established, mixed voice SATB choir who present concerts throughout the year. Our music is carefully selected and can vary from Bach and Brahms through to Broadway and the Beatles. Whether religious, secular or both, we help to raise money for several local charities and meet to rehearse every Monday evening with a well deserved break for tea and biscuits.

  • Cantabile, Parkstone Community Choir, Dorset  e-mail only: contact Jean Holt  We rehearse in St. Luke's Church, Wellington Road, Parkstone, Dorset every Thursday at 7.30 pm (with a break in the summer) singing 2 or 3 concerts a year.

  • Cantabile, Leeds,  West Yorkshire Founded in September 2007 by the internationally-experienced choral director Jane Edwardson, we're a mixed group of about 20 experienced and enthusiastic singers dedicated to making a gorgeous sound and having fun.

  • Cantabile Ensemble, Jersey  Based in the island of Jersey, The Cantabile Ensemble was formed at the end of 2004. Specialising in “Church Music”, the choir of approximately 24 singers operates on a freelance basis. We tour to UK Cathedrals periodically and are regularly invited to give concerts and sing for special services in local churches and at other special occasions in the island.

  • Cantabile Singers of Pembrokeshire A county ladies choir with members aged between 16 and 60. Our president is Connie Fisher who rose to fame as Maria in the Sound of Music. The choir perform about 10-15 concerts a year for various charity and fundraising events. Cantabile also performs at weddings and other functions.

  • Cantabile Youth Choir, Nuneaton, Warwickshire Cantabile is a youth choir of thirty two members, at the moment, based in Nuneaton. Ages range from 9-21 years. All members are pupils of the Christine Sumner Academy of Music. Auditions are being held in late August/ early September for new members to join. Contact Allan Procter Tel. 024 76 326494 for details. The choir came 6th  in the Senior Childrens' Choir class at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod 2008.

  • Cantamici, Leicester A high-quality choir of about 40 voices with an eclectic repertoire mostly sung a cappella.  We are currently recruiting 1st altos, tenors and basses.

  • Cantamus Choir, Bournemouth Cantamus was founded nearly 16 years ago by Malcolm Wood who is still its Musical Director. It is a friendly chamber choir that specialises in liturgical music of all periods. We rehearse weekly and either perform a concert or sing a special service in a church in the area about once a month. We sing music from throughout the church and cathedral repertoire, pieces sung by the choir include music written by Palestrina, Tallis, Bruckner,Purcell, Tye, Elgar, Sumsion, Stanford, Bairstow, Vaughan Williams and others; more major works have included the Faure Requiem, the Cantique de Jean Racine and Messe Basse and the Vivaldi Gloria. Solo parts are sung by members from within the choir.

  • Cantamus Girls' Choir, Mansfield, Notts. 43 girls aged 13-19, plus 30 aged 10-14 in the Training Choir. Llangollen Choir of the World 1997, and Sainsbury's Choir of the Year 1986/7 & 1994/5 and twice “Olympic Champions” at the World Choir Olympics, Bremen 2004 and Xiamen, China 2006.

  • Cantamus, Havant

  • Cantamus Reigate Choir & Chamber Choir, Reigate, Surrey Cantamus Reigate is an ad hoc choir and chamber choir for experienced and competent choral singers - fixed separately for each concert - that performs twice or three times per year. We aim to achieve a high standard, but on few rehearsals. Participation in the main choir is by invitation, and in the chamber choir additionally by audition. We perform a wide range of standard repertoire works, from Durufle's Requiem, via Vivaldi's Magnificat to Shearing's Who Is Sylvia and Britten's Festival Te Deum. We have a policy of encouraging musical school-age children to sing with the adult choir in the hopes that later in life, perhaps at college, if they see a choir, they might think "Oh, that would be fun!" rather than "What's that funny bunch of people doing?"

  • Cantanti Camerati, Richmond, Surrey They specialise in unaccompanied music of all periods, especially English partsongs and madrigals. They gave the first performance of Three Choric Hymns by Malcolm Williamson, Master of the Queen's Musick

  • Cantate Boys' Choir Freelance choir of some 30 boys and 20 men, established in 1990 to offer boys from parish churches and school choirs the opportunity to sing together in a substantial authentic all-male choir

  • Cantata Choir, Liverpool One of the performing ensembles of the Cathedral Concerts Society. The Society is based at (but independent of) the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool Merseyside.

  • Cantata Ladies Choir, Luton, Bedfordshire A ladies choir which meets in Luton, England, once a week. Our purpose is to make music to entertain and raise funds for charities and churches. We number about 35 ladies plus our Music Director (Chris Young) and our pianist (Paul Craggs). The type of music we perform ranges from the light classical through to pop tunes and West End musicals.

  • Cantate Chamber Choir, East Kent  We are a local amateur choir who sing in East Kent, our repertoire is eclectic and we sing regular concerts and also at functions/weddings etc

  • Cantate Choir, Sevenoaks, Kent  Sevenoaks-based choral group seeking to achieve the highest possible standards of performance from the sung repertoire. Members of the Cantate are singers with some training and/or experience. Admission to the 40-strong choir is by audition. The range of repertoire is wide and exhilarating, from performances of the standard repertoire to compositions by contemporary composers

  • Cantate Domino, Cornwall A small mixed choir of experienced singers practising the first and third Saturdays at 6pm at St. Mary's Church, Biscovey, Par, and singing about 10 events a year, including 3 Gwesperow (Evensong in Cornish) services a year. New members warmly welcomed (fluent Cornish not required!)

  • Cantate Jubilate, North London Cantate Jubilate are a friendly SATB Chamber Choir based in North London. They perform three major concerts a year and sing three or four church services a year at different churches in North London.

  • Cantate Youth Choir, Hertfordshire 200 boys and girls, representing 75 schools, colleges and universities; Training Choir (8 yrs +), high-voice Junior Choir (10-13) and mixed-voice Senior Choir (14-21). Sainsbury's Children's Choir of the Year 2000 & 2nd Prize Winners, Let the People Sing 2001.

  • Cantatrice Voices, Steyning & Horsham, West Sussex A ladies choir of 100 members in Steyning, West Sussex & a sister choir in Horsham, West Sussex with 50 members.

  • Cantemus, Havant, Hants  A friendly mixed voice choir (SATB) of 35 -  40 members giving 3 public performances a year.  We meet at Bedhampton Methodist Church on Tuesdays 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. 

  • Cantemus, Canterbury, Kent A mixed voice chamber choir of about 20-25 people. We perform a wide ranging repertoire from the 15th century to contemporary choral music and perform in and around Canterbury about 4 times a year. The choir is friendly and would welcome new members.

  • Cantemus Chamber Choir, Newbury, Berkshire A new choir up to 24-strong, singing 16-20C. music, both accompanied and unaccompanied.

  • Cantemus at Calday, West Kirby, Wirral We are a choir of over 80 adults from in and around the community of Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby on the Wirral. All adults are welcome, including staff, parents, neighbours and residents of Wirral.  We meet during term time on Tuesdays, from 7:30 till 9:00pm singing a wide range of genres from Rock to Pop, Oratorio to Opera, performing one or two concerts each term. 

  • Cantemus Chamber Choir, Solihull A mixed chamber choir made up of a small group of friends who meet to sing challenging, mainly unaccompanied music, covering a wide repertoire.  The choir was founded in 1988 by its then musical director, Dominic Cain, and the joy of making good music to a high standard has been such that the choir has maintained its preferred membership of twenty-five, retaining many of its accomplished original voices and attracting new young voices as opportunities have arisen over the years.

  • Cantemus Chamber Choir, Stafford Approximately 35 voices, giving 2-3 major concerts per year plus charity work.

  • Canterbury Cathedral Choir, Kent Touring N. America in 1999, performing in some of the most distinguished venues in major cities and offering a rich, diverse programme of choral masterworks spanning the centuries

  • Canterbury Childrens' Choir, Kent CCC is a non selective choir for children aged between 6 and 11 attending Primary schools in the Canterbury area. Rehearsals are held on Fridays between 3.15 and 4.15 at Wincheap Foundation Primary School, Hollow Lane, Canterbury. Rehearsals - Friday afternoon (weekly) venue = central Canterbury

  • Canterbury Choral Society, Kent Canterbury Choral Society has been in existence for more than 50 years and has grown into a flourishing choir with around 200 members. The Society performs four major concerts in Canterbury Cathedral every year, hosts Family Carols at Christmas, and is recognised as one of the finest choral societies in the South East of Britain. The Society takes great pride that the Canterbury Festival has invited it to perform a major concert each year since the Festival’s launch in 1984.

  • Canterbury Girls Choir, Kent CGC is a non selective choir for girls aged between 8 and 18yrs. The repertoire (all SSA or SSAA) ranges from classical motets and madrigals to Disney and Songs from shows. CGC perform on a regular basis in and around the Canterbury area and have links and partnerships with groups in France and Holland. Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings between 10 and 12.30 at the Salvation Army Hall, Whitehorse Lane, Canterbury. Rehearsals - Saturday mornings (weekly) venue = central Canterbury.

  • Canterbury Girls Chamber Choir Kent CGCC is a selective chamber choir for girls who already have experience in part singing. The repertoire (SSA and SSAA) ranges from Madrigals and motets to female barbershop and popular arrangements. CGCC were thrilled to perform in the final of Top Choir Kent 2012. The girls perform on a regular basis at concerts and events across Kent and have recently performed at international festivals in France and Italy.  Rehearsals - Thursday 4.30 (weekly) venue = central Canterbury.

  • Canterbury Ladies Choir, Kent CLC is a non selective choir for Ladies of every ability in the Canterbury area. The choir performs a range of repertoire from Brahms to Irving Berlin and beyond. There is a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on enjoying both the music and the act of singing with others. CLC perform on a regular basis in the Canterbury area and have links with Die Hague Sanghers (The Hague Male Voice Choir) and will be travelling to the Hague in April 2012 for a joint event. CLC rehearse every Thursday from 6.30 - 8pm at The Salvation Army Hall, Whitehorse Lane, Canterbury. Rehearsals - Thursday evenings 6.30 -8pm (weekly) venue = central Canterbury.

  • Cantiana Choir, Faversham, Kent A mixed voice community choir of about 30 singers who give fund-raising concerts in the local area. 

  • Canticle Chamber Choir, Brighton, Sussex e-mail only: contact aliceochocka@hotmail.co.uk We are a fairly new choir, formed at the end of 2011

  • Canticum, London Around 35 mixed-voice singers, who've made several recordings for Radio 3 & Classic FM. They perform in London's major venues, and sing regularly outside London, including Douai Abbey, Berkshire, and Wimborne Minster, Dorset.

  • Cantignorus Chorus This 60-strong adult choir brings together staff and service users from 8 front-line charities associated with St. Paul's West Hackney. It was founded by Revd Niall Weir and its director, Tom Daggett. In December 2013, the choir released its dbut single, 'Holding out a helping hand', featuring poet and comedian John Hegley, and the choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral. The choir is non-auditioned, and residents in Hackney are most welcome to join.

  • Cantilena Choir, West Sussex A small chamber choir for female voices based in the Horsham/Cranleigh area. Many of the singers are music teachers and most play an instrument to a high standard: all have a love for singing and a desire to tackle a wide and challenging repertoire. Since their first concert in February 2010 they have performed plainsong, medieval carols, renaissance polyphony, madrigals, romantic partsongs, music by Charpentier, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Elgar, Malcolm Singer and John Tavener as well as Bob Chilcott’s popular Little Jazz Mass and a variety of barbershop arrangements.

  • Cantilena Singers, Cambridge A small a cappella choir of around 20 members from 25 - 75 yrs old, formed in 1984, who meet weekly and  perform regularly in and around the Cambridge area. Cantilena's repertoire  includes a great breadth of unaccompanied four-part choral music, both sacred and secular, composed over the last five centuries. Performances are generally given once a term, with proceeds given to charity, and often include items from prominent local instrumental musicians. One of the highlights of the choir's year is its working week-end at Burnham Windmill in Norfolk - yes we DO work, as well as walk, talk, jam  and indulge in the choir's cooking - yummm!

  • Cantiones, Oswestry, Shropshire A mixed chamber choir of around 26 voices with a wide-ranging repertoire, based in Oswestry, Shropshire. Considered to be one of the best vocal groups in the Welsh Border Area. Its membership is drawn from Welshpool, Wrexham and Baschurch as well as Oswestry and satellite villages.  

  • Cantiones Sacrae, Dundee, Scotland A small choir the specialises in polyphonic choral music of the Renaissance period. The weaving textures in the music of the Renaissance are ideally suited to the blend of voices present in the group, with no more than one voice per part. Currently the line-up consists of two solicitors, one teacher, and one doctor who all agree that music helps them maintain their sanities!

  • Cantium Singers, Rochester, Kent e-mail only: contact: Simon Tatnall This has 60 members and is held in Rochester Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone Rd Rochester Kent. We start at 7.20 on Thursdays and sing everything from Beatles to Verdi. All welcome with no audition.

  • Cantique, Farnham, Surrey The choir is around 20 people. Our programmes are very varied and generally shown on the website before a concert. We sing for charities, good causes and so on, and we make no charge for our services, although we accept donations if offered and we will charge if asked to sing at a wedding.

  • Cantique, Merseyside, North West England A 16 voice (4 part) choir singing everything from early Baroque to Modern day classics  [Viadana to Verve. We meet fortnightly in Skelmersdale to rehearse and perform a wide range of music that will both appeal to audiences and stretch the abilities of the choir members.  We give concerts to raise money for a variety of charities but also  self finance ourselves by promoting ourselves as 'Wedding Singers' in the area. Membership of the choir is by invitiation.

  • Canton Chorus, Cardiff, Wales A community choir which  meets on  Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm at Canton Uniting Church in Cardiff. We perform in two concerts each year, generally in February and July. We welcome singers of all voices and abilities. The main thing is that we enjoy singing!

  • Cantonelle Ladies Choir of Carlisle, Cumbria  Cantonelle Ladies Choir is an amateur ladies choir based in Carlisle, Cumbria.  The choir currently has about 30 members who give 8-10 concerts per year in a variety of venues in north Cumbria. Our repertoire embraces classical, operatic, musicals, spirituals and folksongs.

  • Cantores, Cirencester, Gloucestershire Chamber Choir formed in 1991 and singing mostly a cappella. Our aim is to perform music that is challenging and enjoyable. We like to think that our concerts have something to appeal to everyone, some familiar pieces and others less well known. The enthusiasm and dedication of its members complements the desire of audiences to hear choral music. Together we help to keep music live and alive.

  • Cantores Dominicae, Wye, Kent Cantores Dominicae is a lively, committed choir of approximately 40 mixed voices. We are based in Lyminge near Folkestone and draw our membership from as far afield as Canterbury, Dover, Sandwich and Ashford. Founded thirty years ago, the choir has built up a reputation in the local area, mixing high standards with a warm and friendly social life. We have undertaken several tours both at home and in Europe. In 2001 the choir hosted an exchange visit by Coro Vetta, a male voice choir from Ponte-in-Valtellina in the Italian Alps. The two choirs performed three concerts in Dover, Egerton and Wye. Cantores spent a week in Italy in 2002 and performed in four highly successful concerts.

  • Cantores Early Music Chamber Choir, Exeter, Devon The choir has its roots in the Cantors of Exeter University, which David Allinson conducted while researching his PhD, 1994-98. Almost the whole present-day line-up are Exeter graduates from that time. Most members of Cantores have sung together since university days.  It is this background of friendship and the consistency of our line up which makes our sound very distinctive. Over the years since leaving University behind we have built a strong reputation for passionate, emotionally-engaging singing.

  • Cantores Missae, London Catholic vocal ensemble of 4-12 singers drawn from such institutions as Westminster Cathedral and Brompton Oratory, often performing the finest works of the golden age of polyphony.

  • Cantores Olicanae, Ilkley, West Yorkshire  We are a mixed voice chamber choir with approximately 50 members. We give the opportunity for amateur singers from Ilkley and  neighbouring areas to take part in the performance of major choral works, under a professional conductor, with invited soloists and orchestral or keyboard accompaniment.

  • Cantorion Ardwyn Caerdydd (Cardiff Ardwyn Singers), S. Glamorgan They've given numerous first performances of works by contemporary Welsh composers, some of whom have written expressly for them. They were the first Welsh mixed voice choir in 40 years to win the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and have won other prizes at the Cork and Stuttgart Festivals

  • Cantorion Coety, Bridgend, Wales Formed in 2007 Cantorion Coety has grown to 31 mixed voices, and the repertoire extended to encompass all aspects of Welsh choral music including contemporary compositions together with traditional music and folk songs. The choir hold weekly rehearsals each Monday evening, during term times, at Gilead Chapel, Spencer Road, Coity, under the direction of their Musical Director Mrs Eira Paskin of Bridgend. The choir accompanist is Mr. Gareth Waite from Pencoed. 

  • Cantorion Colin Jones (also known as North Wales Male Voice Choir) 50-strong from across North Wales, and apparently deemed by other top competitors as the "Best Male Choir in Wales"... presently!

  • Cantorion Creigiau, Cardiff Formed in 1971, mainly from people from the village of Creigiau, eight miles north of Cardiff. The choir has music for every occasion, sacred or secular, highbrow or light. It performs well-known pieces, choral works and specially-commissioned works in both English and Welsh

  • Cantorion Cyfarthfa A choir re-form in 2001 from ex pupils from Cyfarthfa High School under the leadership of Derry Prothero ex head of music. The choir is hoping to achieve the same success as the original 1970-90 girls choir.

  • Cantorion Pontyclun, South Wales Cantorion Pontyclun first established itself as a mixed choir in 1977 and had an excellent record of achievement over a long period of time raising thousands of pounds for numerous charities at home and abroad. The choir also won prizes at numerous Eisteddfodau and performed in concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Wales’ own St. David’s Hall. Due to the falling numbers of male singers, the choir reformed as a Ladies Choir in September 2002. The Choir has performed in a variety of venues including an audience at the Wales Millennium Centre and will be performing at the St. David’s Hall in Cardiff next year. The choir's main function has been to raise funds for charities including amongst others, Kidney Research, The Brain Injury Trust, The British Heart Foundation, and Epilepsy Wales.

  • Cantorion Rhos Cantorion Rhos is a mixed choir, based in North Wales, with around 70 voices and which was formed in 1981. The Choir's wide repertoire includes 16th century motets and madrigals, music from oratorios, European sacred music, and works by contemporary Welsh composers, including specially commissioned works.

  • Cantorion Sanctaidd, Newport A new choir that will begins rehearsals in January 2013 and will rehearse and perform a variety of sacred music, to include the inspiring works of John Rutter. Rehearsals will be held at Shaftesbury Street Methodist Church, Newport, NP20 5JH on Wednesday evenings.  Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday 30 January at 7pm. This is an opportunity to get together with some like-minded people, have some fun, and sing some spiritually uplifting music at the same time!  We would love you to join us, whether or not you have previous singing experience. 

  • Cantorion and Symphonica Tywi, Llangadog, West Wales is a combination of amateur choir and symphony orchestra founded 17 years ago in the village of Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, Wales, whose members live throughout the Tywi valley and beyond in rural West Wales.

  • Cantoris, Chester Founded in 2004, Cantoris is a chamber choir based in Frodsham, Cheshire. We meet fortnightly to rehearse and perform regularly at a wide variety of events, including weddings, celebrations and charity fund-raising concerts. Cantoris has recorded 2 CDs and our music is regularly broadcast.  We were proud to be awarded a NCM Radio Mike Award in 2011.

  • Cantorum, Lichfield, Staffordshire Cantorum is a classical SATB youth choir based at Lichfield Cathedral School for singers aged 16-18. While the majority of the members are former boy and girl choristers from Lichfield Cathedral, the choir draws other talented and trained singers from the local community. Embracing the depth and complexity of a classical repertoire, Cantorum provides the ideal preparation for students aiming to apply for choral scholarships at university.

  • Cantorum Choir, Cookam Dean, Maidenhead, Berkshire A lively committed choir of approximately 40 mixed voices. It draws its membership from the Thames Valley and has built up a reputation as one of the leading chamber choirs in the area. As well as appearing regularly on Television and Film (including Inspector Morse) the Choir has undertaken several European tours. 

  • Cantorus, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire A mixed voice choir, established in 2008, that rehearses weekly in Stourport on Severn. The choir promotes and develops the enjoyment of music through singing a varied repertoire, giving concerts in community venues. Our membership is around 35 and we always welcome new members – there are no auditions and reading music is not essential, we just ask that you have a love of singing. 

  • Cantus, East London A chamber choir founded in early 2001, aiming to cover a wide spectrum of music from Bach, through Howells to the Carpenters.

  • Canzonetta, Staffordshire Canzonetta is the choir attached to the parish of St Andrews, Porthill. The choir has been establish since the church was built, over 100 years ago, and became Canzonetta in 2004. As well as providing the music in the life of St Andrew's. Canzonetta also perform at concerts, weddings, services and many other events across Staffordshire.

  • Canzonetta Chamber Choir, Manchester Since winning the 1993 Sainsbury's Choir of the Year title (televised by the BBC), the Choir has appeared in many different formats - at International Festivals including Cheltenham and Harrogate; for numerous music clubs and societies across the north of England, and in its frequent performances of Baroque masterpieces with the Manchester Camerata. Canzonetta is directed by Jeffrey Wynn Davies who has an established reputation as one of the busiest and most versatile choral conductors and trainers in the country.

  • Canzonetta Children's Choirs, Manchester Canzonetta Children’s Choirs were formed in September 2007 in response to a perceived need for high quality young choral groups serving the South Manchester and North Cheshire areas. They consist of a Boys’ choir, a Girls’ choir and the Junior Singers training group. Membership is available from 7 years of age. The choirs are based for rehearsal purposes at Withington Girls School.

  • Cape Cornwall Singers, St Just, Cornwall Formed in 1997 to resurrect in the local pubs a singing tradition that had declined after the local tin mines closed. It's now a very familiar sound at weekends and especially during St Just Feast

  • Capel Choral Society, nr Dorking, Surrey For over 100 years now, Capel Choral Society has drawn villagers of all ages and backgrounds to unite in a common purpose; to make music using the one instrument that they could all afford - their own voices. In the year of our foundation, 1904, almost every village in the district supported a choir. Since those heady, vital days the number of village choirs has sadly declined. Consequently Capel Choral Society has become even more important to those in the surrounding countryside with a desire to sing.

  • Capital Arts Children's Choir, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: e-mail only: Capital Arts One of the busiest and most successful children's choirs in the country. The choir was founded in 1991 by its director, Kathleen Shanks, and is in much demand singing in major choral works in concert halls in London and throughout the UK. Entry is by audition for children aged 6 to 16.

  • Capital Children Choir, London  The Capital Children's Choir is no ordinary choir.. It is made up of eight to thirteen year olds who can also play a range of instruments, and the music they perform is arranged specifically to show off both their vocal and instrumental talents. Every genre of music is explored in the Capital Children's Choir; from baroque to bluegrass or P. Diddy to Poulenc... there are no limits to what the choristers can do! The Capital Children's Choir performs regularly in some of London's most beautiful and famous venues; for charity galas and important events, and for their own musical evenings at the Amadeus Centre. 

  • Capital Chorus (Mens Barbershop Harmony Chorus) Ealing, West London. Capital Chorus sings a cappella (unaccompanied)  using four-part harmony in the barbershop style. The club has around 30 members, whose ages range from early twenties to over 70. New members are always welcome, and the ability to read music, though useful, is not necessary. Capital Chorus has won several national and local awards in recent years. Our aim is to sing well, provide entertainment of the highest quality, and have lots of fun doing it.

  • Capital Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus, Ruislip, Middlesex Capital Connection is the stage name of the West London Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club. Our members currently number around 35 and we sing a cappella (unaccompanied) four part harmony. Three times British Ladies Barbershop Champions, twice Sainsbury Choir of the Year semi-finalists.

  • Capella Antiqua, Beccles, Suffolk Based in Beccles, Suffolk and directed by Philip Thorby, Capella Antiqua is an a cappella mixed voice choir (SATB) of around 16 members specialising in Renaissance music. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings and new members are assured of a very warm welcome.

  • Capital Voices, Edinburgh We meet Tuesday 7-9 Greenbank Church, Morningside, Edinburgh. No auditions, no sheet music, call & repeat learning. Harmonies of Popular, Soul, Gospel, Scottish songs

  • Cappella Artois, London Cappella Artois was formed in 2001 by six Cambridge undergraduates. Since their early days as a traditional barbershop ensemble, the group has expanded their repertoire to include a wide range of male voice singing, from early renaissance music to arrangements of popular songs and vocal jazz numbers. The group is now based in London and is in wide demand, giving concerts and performances at different social and corporate venues.

  • Cappella Caeciliana, Northern Ireland 15-member Cappella Caeciliana is one of Northern Ireland's newest and most original choirs. Founded on the feast of St Cecilia in 1995, Cappella Caeciliana specialised from the start in singing the great choral repertoire in its liturgical context

  • Cappella Nova, North Wiltshire Choral Concerts in Wessex churches. A small mixed voice chamber choir (up to 25 members) performing a cappella and accompanied sacred and secular works ranging from medieval to modern. Based in Wiltshire and Somerset. We present three or four concerts a year and also provide music for weddings and other events.  Musical director Tony Shield.

  • Cappella Nova, Scotland One of  Scotland's leading professional vocal ensemble specialising in early (medieval and renaissance) and contemporary music. The group was formed by Alan and Rebecca Tavener in 1982, and has just celebrated its twenty-first anniversary.

  • Cappella Novocastriensis, Newcastle A 40-voice ensemble, founded in 1960 to specialise in singing music for worship

  • Cappella Singers, Gloucester A Gloucestershire based 24 voice chamber choir, founded in 1960, with a reputation for authentic performance of secular and sacred music, often with period instruments.  Recent tours include France, Spain and Greece. 

  • Cappella Singers, Upminster, Essex A mixed-voice chamber choir centred in Upminster, Essex. We do a concert a term of music ranging from Tallis to Taverner. We have a new conductor, Will Dawes BMus, PGDip, who has recently completed the conducting course at Royal Academy.  We are enjoying his exciting energetic approach! We are in need of one or two more men - especially basses - good readers preferred but not essential.

  • Capriccio Singers, Wallasey and Formby, Merseyside A mixed voice ensemble of 12 singers plus Musical Director, Susan Acty. Our membership is drawn from the Wirral, Wales, Formby and Southport area. We enjoy singing a wide repertoire of music to suit all tastes and are available to sing at weddings, receptions, fund raising events and after dinner concerts. 

  • Capricorn Singers, Cleveleys, Lancashire The Capricorn Singers have been entertaining audiences around the Fylde Coast while raising money for various Charities and Organisations since 1984.  They rehearse every Wednesday evening at Cleveleys Park Methodist Church School Room from 7:30pm until 10:00pm.  They are made up of three part female voices; Sopranos, Mezzo Sopranos and Contraltos.  There are currently around 35 singers directed by their Musical Director Joe Martin and accompanied by Jennifer Higginbottom.

  • Capriol Chamber Choir Westerham, Kent (formerly the Warlock Singers) A choir of 25 voices, all auditioned, aspires to the highest standards of performance, exploring unusual, mostly British repertoire, and regularly commissions new music. Engaged for recitals by mainstream music societies, such as the Ralph Vaughan Williams and Peter Warlock Societies. Performs in superb venues such as Finchcocks Museum of Music and Chiddingstone Castle.

  • Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir Formed in the 1960s as the Cardiff Athletic Club Male Voice Choir, following a chance remark on the standard of after-match singing in the clubhouse! Now with 50+ members, based at the home of Welsh Rugby

  • Cardiff Bach Choir, Wales  A mixed voice choir  formed in 1962 and plays an important part in the amateur scene in Cardiff.  During its many successful seasons the Choir has performed most of Bach's Cantatas.  In recent years, as the Choir has increased in size, has performed Bach's two great works, the Passions of St John and St Matthew. In 1998 the choir performed the Bach B Minor Mass at St David's Hall. The Choir's repertoire is wide ranging covering the works of Bach and his contemporaries, and gives young artists from the University, and elsewhere, a chance to perform.

  • Cardiff Male Choir. The Choir was formed in 1898 is about 40 strong and is looking to increase membership under our new young dynamic conductor

  • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, Wales The Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir sings in Wales' National Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, in the heart of this vibrant capital city. The Choir was established in 1959, when the Cathedral was reopened after restoration, following serious Second World War damage. The main Cathedral Choir consists of 18 boy choristers and 14 gentlemen. The boy choristers are educated at the choir school St John's College. The Alto, Tenor and Bass parts are sung by Lay Clerks, some of whom teach at the choir school, and volunteer gentlemen.

  • Cardiff Polyphonic Choir (Cor Poliffonic Caerdydd) One of Britain's leading mixed-voice choirs, it has performed in all major London concert venues and on TV and radio, and has represented Wales on numerous international tours

  • Cardiff Style, Wales  A 25 strong Ladies Close Harmony Chorus. Under the direction of our dynamic choral director, Angela Palmer, the chorus performs at a wide range of events.  New members always welcome. 

  • Cardiff University Purcell Singers: e-mail only contact t_cups@hotmail.co.uk We are a non-audition choir made up of students from many departments of Cardiff University. We sing mostly music of the late renaissance and early baroque, but often branch out to other period and genres.

  • The Cardinall's Musick. A good commercial site: in 1995 these singers won the Gramophone Early Music Award for a CD of music by Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521)

  • Caribbean Community Choir, Lewisham Caribbean Community Choir is a small & friendly choir that specialises in singing folk songs from the Caribbean. Founded in 2011 & based in the London Borough of Lewisham, all are welcome & no previous singing experience is needed.

  • Carillon Chamber Choir, St Albans, Herts The choir, formed and based in St Albans, is now in its fifteenth season. Members are all experienced and accomplished singers, many of whom work with other choral groups, locally or in London.

  • Carillon Singers, Badshot Lea, Surrey: e-mail only contact Ralph Earwicker Carillon is a 45 strong SATB choir performing a range of music ancient and modern for audiences in the Surrey and North Hampshire area. The choir toured Guernsey in October 2005 and plans to sing in and around Scarborough in June 2007. The choir enjoys input from composer Liz Sharma and has an enthusiastic ‘madrigal’ group of about twelve voices known as ‘Campanile’. The choir is friendly and open to new singers and joint performances particularly with young soloists and instrumental performers; please contact Ralph Earwicker to discuss. Carillon supports a number of events and charities especially Children in Distress.

  • Carleton Community Chorus, Fylde Coast, Lancashire. We are an SATB community choir of about 60 members. Performing 4-5 concerts per year (plus smaller events), we rehearse weekly on Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm during school term times. We perform music in a wide range of styles including classical, pop, gospel and musical numbers. All welcome; no auditions.

  • Caritas Harmony Ladies Choir, Streatley, Nr Luton, Bedfordshire (formerly Pasque Harmony) At the core of choir is love and friendship, formed in August 2003 by 4 former members of The Luton Girls Choir. We welcome any opportunity to share our love of music and in doing so extend a hand of friendship to those whose lives we touch by the funds we raise together in the process. Under the direction of our Musical Director, Margaret Patterson, all members from 16-60 are stimulated and encouraged to develop personally.

  • Carlton Male Voice Choir, Carlton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire A well known choir in the East Midlands and has travelled far and wide (including Prague in 2004).The Choir is aiming to have 100 members in its 100th year in 2008. We are a friendly choir and welcome new members; we meet on Wednesdays at Gedling Road Methodist Church, Carlton, at 7.30 pm. We hold a main Concert for Charity each April and otherwise have a full concert programme. In 2005 we are taking part in an Elvis 70th Celebration Concert in aid of Children in Need.

  • Carnforth Choral Society, Carnforth, Lancashire We are a mixed SATB choir with currently 60 members. We rehearse Thursdays 7-15 to 9-30. No auditions. Come along and sing with us.

  • Carol Andrew Singers, County Durham  International mixed-voice choir based in Darlington, County Durham.  The choir has 53 members drawn from Durham, Teeside and North Yorkshire and all are trained singers, some are semi-professional soloists.

  • Carpe Harmonia, Charing Cross, London We are a choir based in Central London that focuses on performing music from a variety of genres both accompanied and a cappella. We sing arrangements of Gospel, Jazz, Pop, Musical Theatre, Film, Choral, Traditional and Classical songs and much more. We aim to accommodate adults of all ages from all backgrounds and sight reading is not a must. We always welcome new members throughout the year and do not require auditions. We aim to perform to the public in order to showcase our love for music and singing as a group. Rehearsals are every Friday 6-8pm at Raindance Studios in Charing Cross. 

  • Carshalton Choral Society, Sutton, Surrey A friendly group of around 50 singers, performing 3 main concerts each year plus a carol concert and a come and sing event. Formed in 1946

  • Cascade (Southdown Ladies Harmony Chorus) Catherington, Nr. Waterlooville, Hants. The chorus is comprised of a group of friends who enjoy singing a capella four-part harmony at parties, concerts, weddings, fetes etc.  We run a free Saturday workshop each November in aid of Children in Need.

  • Castell Coch Choral Society, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales Castell Coch Choral Society is a mixed choir of around 70 singers from Tongwynlais, North Cardiff and beyond. The Choir practices most Thursday evenings at St Michael and All Angels Church in Tongwynlais and performs its major public concerts at Christmas, Easter and Summer in Tongwynlais.

  • Casterbridge Male Voice Choir We are an established Male Voice Choir, founded in 1941 and have been singing ever since. We have raised many thousands of pounds for charities over the years and have sung in many cathedrals around the country. We have also sung in the Vatican and on the radio (although, in fairness that was some time ago!). We currently perform about 10-12 concerts a year for various charities, including the British heart foundation, Dorset and Someset Air Ambulance, the leukemia research charity and many more. The Choir strength is about 30 men fairly equally balanced.

  • Castle Cary Choir, Somerset A community choir with about 45 members, mixed voices sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. We sing a variety of styles from sacred to spiritual to show music. The Choir was formed in 1965 and performs regularly at concerts helping local good causes raise funds. In the current year we have helped raise over 3000. There are no auditions, though if people can read music it helps and we would love some more tenors and basses to join us. We meet to rehearse on Monday evenings 7.30 to 9.15pm at the Methodist Church , North Street , Castle Cary.

  • Castle Singers, Heswall, Wirral, Mersyside The Castle Singers formed in 1994 from the old Wirral Choral Society. We sing to raise money for charity, and just because we enjoy singing. We are mixed choir, with about 60 voices. Our repertoire is very varied, including sacred music, folk songs, songs from the shows, and Gilbert & Sullivan. We hope there is something to please everyone. We have sung abroad, featured in a film, and cut a CD. We meet for practice on Mondays, 7.30 to 9.30, at the United Reformed Church, Heswall, Wirral. New members are always welcome.

  • Castle Voices, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire e-mail only: contact: Anne Loughran A big-hearted, small town community choir exploring acappella harmony traditions from around the world. All welcome, experienced or not.

  • Castleford Young Musicians, W. Yorkshire A wind band and choir founded in 1966, with musicians aged 8-18. They hold 2 major concerts each year, as well as performing many other concerts for charity

  • Cathays Methodist Community Choir, Cathays, Cardiff, South Wales We are a fun choir. last year we were the welsh Radio three's adult choir of the day. We accept singers from all sections of the community and we do not have an age limit. We regularly perform in Britain and our next exchange is with Stuttgart Chor-Art in Germany. Our aim is to bridge the gaps between cultures and community with our performances and we have a magic that once experienced is never forgotten!

  • Cathedral Chamber Choir An occasional choir, drawn from singers who value the English Cathedral and choral traditions

  • Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich, Norfolk The Cathedral Choir sings at the 11.00 Mass each Sunday and also on major feast days. Rehearsals take place each Thursday evening between 6.00 and 7.30. The age range of the members covers some seven decades and a friendlier choir would be hard to find. There are vacancies in all voices and we are particularly keen to encourage more young people to share in the joy of singing. We don't audition and previous experience is not essential, although it can be an advantage. We are an ‘International' choir with members from seven different countries (including the UK!) so please come forward. Regular social events complement our weekly work.

  • Cathedral Scholars (The), County Durham A male-voice close-harmony group offering light-hearted choral entertainment both in Durham City and further afield. They also put on a variety of more serious and high profile concerts (recently putting on a concert in Durham Cathedral) specialising in early sacred music performing works by composers such as Ockegham, Gesualdo, Josquin, Tallis etc. They are going on tour to Paris in September (2004) and are planning a tour to Lesotho in the summer of 2005.

  • Cathures, Glasgow Named after an ancient settlement on the banks of the river Clyde, Cathures are a small chamber choir of around 16 singers, conducted by Katy Cooper. We perform music from the renaissance and baroque periods through to the twentieth century.

  • Catton Community Choir, Norwich, Norfolk We believe that music crosses barriers and speaks all languages. Catton Community Choir is about bringing people together from all walks of life and enjoying the sense of community that music brings. No experience is necessary, we don’t hold auditions or expect you to read music – we just ask that people come prepared to get stuck in and give it a go! The choir is free to join and we don’t expect you to buy your own music. We just ask that each member contributes 1 per term to the social fund. This enables us to send each member a birthday card on their big day, and when there’s money left over, we have a meal together or organise a social event.

  • Cavatina Singers, Penarth, S. Glamorgan Well-established SATB choir who enjoy singing together and giving charity concerts.

  • Cavehill Community Choir, Belfast, Northern Ireland Cavehill Community Choir is a "no audition required" choir which has been created to inspire our community to get involved in the celebration of music and singing. It is lead by renowned choral director, Donal McCrisken. We sing a wide variety of vocal styles. No previous experience is necessary. 

  • Cavendish Singers, London the chamber choir of the John Lewis Partnership, regular tours, concerts, services and broadcasts - open to John Lewis Partners.

  • Caversham Rock Choir 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.

  • Cawthorne Choral Society, Barnsley, S. Yorkshire Friendly, enthusiastic, non auditioning local choir singing a wide variety of musical styles. Performs 3 main concerts annually plus charity events.

  • Cecilian Singers, Leicester: e-mail only: contact Clive Holland. 25-strong mixed chamber choir of highly committed singers, with a broad repertoire of music from Renaissance to the present day

  • Cefn Hengoed Ladies Choir, Ystrad Mynach Caerphilly This choir is a ladies choir of around 35 voices in the Caerphilly County Borough. We rehearse every Thursday between 7 and 9pm in Derwendeg School. New Members are welcome no audition required.

  • Celebration Choir of Sheffield, Yorkshire The Celebration Choir is a large independent, ecumenical Christian Choir aiming to serve God by proclaiming his gospel in song. Evolving from the choir formed to support the 1985 Billy Graham "Mission Sheffield", the Celebration Choir 200+ membership is drawn from nearly one hundred different congregations from the Church in and around Sheffield

  • Centenary Company. Blackheath-based amateur choir specialising in Gilbert & Sullivan productions 

  • Central Hall Community Gospel Choir, Southampton, Hampshire

  • Ceramic City Choir, Staffordshire North Staffordshire's largest choral society with over 100 singers.  Founded in 1942 under the conductorship of Sir Malcolm Sargent, we specialise in performing major choral works with renowned professional orchestras and top vocal soloists.  Our principal concert venue is the superb Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 - 9.15 pm at St Peter's Methodist Church Hall, Pilkington Avenue, Westlands, Newcastle.

  • Chad Singers, Pattingham, near Wolverhampton. South Staffs. We are a mixed choir of around 45 members who enjoy four part singing to raise money for chosen charities, our repertoire being varied from religious choral to show and pop medleys.

  • Chagford Singers, Devon Chamber choir of about 45 voices based in Chagford, Devon (20 miles west of Exeter). With a musical repertoire ranging from the 14th to the 21st Century, the singers rehearse weekly for two or three concerts a year.

  • Chamber Choir, The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Northumbria: email-only: contact susanna.wolfe@thesagegateshead.org The Chamber Choir is a four-part choir of around 30 singers, rehearsing and performing a broad range of accompanied and a cappella repertoire from around the world and from every period in history, from traditional sacred and secular music to contemporary and popular songs. The choir regularly performs inside the building and across the region, and even embark on summer trips abroad! It is a very active, lively choir and spontaneous singing opportunities both in and out of the building are a regular feature. Although prior chamber choir experience is not necessary, you will need to be able to read music and hold a line in harmony. All applicants will be invited for an informal voice evaluation - membership is subject to a successful outcome. Meets Mondays 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

  • Chamber Choir, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire Small chamber choir of 25-30 singers. We sing 8-10 times a year in and around Stratford-upon-Avon, in Cathedrals around the country such as Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral and Twekesbury Abbey, and have toured France a number of times in the the last 5 years. A varied repertoire from sacred to secular, accompanied and unaccompanied.

  • Chameleon, Ashbourne, Derbyshire A brand new mixed-voice choir springs to life in Ashbourne with Ray Taylor.  We will be singing a wide range of pieces - accompanied and 'a cappella' - by contemporary composers like Karl Jenkins and Bob Chilcott, as well as OUR versions of popular songs like 'Ain't misbehavin', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Seasons of Love', Danny Boy' and some fun stuff like 'Old Macdonald had a farm', 'Christopher Robin is saying his prayers'

  • Champagne Cornwall Chorus, St Austell, Cornwall is a 50 member strong ladies barbershop harmony chorus and part of Sweet Adeline's International.  We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 - 10.00 at St Mary's Methodist Church Hall in Par, near St Austell. We warmly welcome new members to come along and have a go aged 11 upwards.

  • Chancel Singers of Tunbridge Wells, Kent  Formed in 1990 by John Francis, we have sung in Abbey, Cathedrals and Churches throughout England. The singers have a wide repertoire which includes many of the famous service setting and anthems by 10th and 20th century composers. The choir is currently directed by Christopher Harris.

  • Chanctonbury Chorus, Steyning, West Sussex A well established group of about 50 singers who enjoy getting together weekly to rehearse a big choral masterpiece.  We are based in Steyning in West Sussex but our singers come from all around the local area.  We perform with our orchestra 2 or 3 times a year – often this is in the Steyning Parish Church but we also sing in Lancing College Chapel and other local venues. The great thing is that to sing with the Chorus, you do not need current musical experience as there is no audition and members are coached as we go along.  Nevertheless, the results are superb and a great part of Sussex musical life.

  • Chandos Chamber Choir, Central London Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir is a friendly amateur choir of 30 voices performing concerts in and around London. The choir takes its name from the Chandos Anthems of Handel, in turn taking their name from  the Duke of Chandos, Handel's patron from 1718-1719.

  • Chandos Choir, Coulsdon, Surrey. One of the older choirs in the area, Chandos Choir was formed over 51 years ago. With members' ages ranging from 30 to 70, we are a lively and friendly choir, always on the look-out for new members to join us. Currently 35 members strong,  performing two major concerts a year plus a more relaxed Christmas concert.

  • Chandos Singers of Bath A chorus of about 20 singers, currently concentrating on works, both sacred and secular, which by the time of the performance have not become over-performed by other choral groups. Where possible, the composer's first version is used.

  • Chansons, Perth, Tayside, Scotland We are an adult choir of approx 40 voices, performing usually 3 or 4 main concerts per year with sundry smaller engagements and short tours to add a bit of variety! Repertoire ranges from Rachmaninov Vespers to Palestrina madrigals and most anything in between.

  • Chantage, London 30-40 young singers aged 18-25 years of age. Winner of the 2006 BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Competition.

  • Chanterelders, Leicestershire The Chanterelders is a non-audition choir with members from across Leicestershire. Rehearsals take place from 7.30pm until 8.45pm on Monday evenings during term time at the Samworth Academy, Leicester. New members are always welcome.

  • Chanterelles Female Choir, Leicester A group of friends who were part of the Chanterelles Youth Choir which was a non –auditioned all girls choir aged 12-19 years who were formed in 1991 as part of Leicestershire Arts in Education. In 2001 the youth choir came to an end but, after 8 years apart, in 2009 the choir decided to get back together and is now an adult choir made up of ladies who live all over the country that were members of the original Chantlerelles Youth Choir.

  • Chanticleer Singers, Ryedale, N. Yorkshire 33-strong, mainly from the Malton and Pickering area, though their catchment area spans some 50 miles. Most of their 5-6 concerts per year are held locally, but they've been to France and the Netherlands and have appeared on radio & TV

  • Chantry Singers, Guildford, Surrey Formed in 1983 the Chantry Singers is a chamber choir based in Guildford which regularly performs three concerts a year under the leadership of Roy Rashbrook, who became our musical director in September 2004. Away from home the choir has sung services in several cathedrals, notably Rochester, Salisbury and St. George's Chapel Windsor.

  • Chantry Quire, Chichester Chantry Quire is a chamber choir of 20 singers, performing in the South of England, directed by Christopher Larley, a tenor lay vicar at Chichester Cathedral Choir.

  • Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, London A mixed voice choir made up of students of Royal Holloway, University of  London. The Choir sings daily in the beautiful college Chapel. The website includes information on obtaining choral or organ scholarships, the Choir's CD recordings, foreign tours, services, concerts as well as audio samples and details on hiring members of the Choir.

  • Chapelle du Roi Formed in 1994, this ensemble of 8 singers performing throughout Europe specialises in sacred music from the Renaissance, especially previously unpublished material researched & prepared by the group's director, Alistair Dixon, through the Cantiones Press. They're recording 9 CDs covering the complete works of Tallis.

  • Chapel en le Frith Ladies Choir, Derby We have been singing together in Derbyshire's High Peak for over 36 years.  We're here to make music, make friends, entertain our audiences and support other charities. We have around 50 members, of various ages and from all walks of life. New members are always welcome.

  • Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir, Derby Established in 1918, Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir is one of the leading male voice concert choirs in Derbyshire. We are always keen to welcome new members to our choir.

  • Chapter House Choir of York Minster, York  A 22 member SATB audition choir. The repertoire of the choir is very wide, ranging from 16th to 21st century, and the season always includes both accompanied and unaccompanied concerts. The choir presents at least 3 concerts beach year at York Minster, plus the famous 'Carols by Candlelight' (repeated 3 nights, always sold out), as well as concerts in other venues across the UK and Europe.

  • Chapter House Singers, Edinburgh Formed in 1995, a group of around 35 amateur singers based at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. They present two concerts a year in the Cathedral, as well as a Christmas carol concert, usually outside Edinburgh. They also sing the Cathedral services about six times a year when the Cathedral Choir is on holiday. 

  • Charing Cross Chamber Choir: e-mail only: contact Alan Glover. We are a small choir ( about 20 members in total) , affiliated to Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace, London

  • Charlton Kings Choral Society, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire  A mixed-voice choir of around 100 enthusiastic amateur singers, performing principally from the classical repertoire. Founded in 1957 in the village of Charlton Kings, they have evolved to become one of Cheltenham's leading choirs, while maintaining strong connections with their village roots.

  • Charmody, Framlingham, Suffolk: e-mail only: contact Howard Robinson. 8-strong mixed close-harmony group performing a cappella Byrd-to-Beatles arrangements. Available for engagements at any venue or event

  • Charvil Girls' Choir. Charvil, Nr Reading, Berkshire A girls choir for 11 - 18 year olds - rehearsals on Sunday evenings in Charvil near Reading. The choir take part in concerts, festivals and competitions.

  • Chase Choral Society, Hednesford, Staffordshire Mixed-voice, formed in 1981, and now 50-strong with a large and varied repertoire, Bach to Beatles

  • Chechelele, York 24-strong, specialising in African and Balkan music, but they'll sing traditional music from just about anywhere.

  • Cheddar Male Choir, Somerset The Choir was founded in 1995 by Mike Evans and the first concert took place in July of that year in the Village of Dundry. Since then we have sung in concerts both home and abroad.

  • Chelmer Village Ladies Choir, Chelmsford, Essex e-mail only: contact Jennife Arthurton

  • Chelmsford Citadel Songsters, Essex A Salvation Army choir, dating from at least 1890, singing music varying in style from contemporary gospel to classical

  • Chelmsford Gospel Choir, Essex. We were formed in 2008 under the Mid Essex Health Trust  to promote good  mental health through singing and performing inspirational songs. Since then we have performed in and around ( Including the BBC 2010 Choir of The Year) Essex,  for various charities and organizations. As a community choir we support others and seek funders to support us.

  • Chelmsford Male Voice Choir, Essex Chelmsford Male Voice Choir can trace its origins back to 1903 when it sang to raise funds for British troops fighting in the Boer war. The choir was re-formed in 1948 by Bill Gane, who was eventually succeeded by his son Jack. Many thousands of pounds have  been raised for local and national charities  and in 1999 the choir received a  Highly Commended Award for Services to the Arts from Chelmsford Borough Council. The choir  has a membership in excess of 70, drawn from many walks of life.  Our repertoire includes many modern as well as traditional male voice choir pieces.  An increasing number of these have been specifically arranged for Chelmsford Male Voice Choir by our Musical Director, John Taylor.

  • Chelmsford Singers, Chelmsford, Essex We are an 80 strong choir of mixed ages and abilities at the hub of music making in Chelmsford. Our concerts are generally held in the glorious setting of Chelmsford Cathedral under the expert (and fun) leadership of Peter Nardone.- Director of Music at the Cathedral, and professional counter-tenor and occasional conductor with The Kings Consort. 2006 concerts include Handel's "Israel in Egypt", "Laud to the Nativity" by Respighi and a summer weekend tour to France.

  • Chelmsford Star Harmony, Essex 30 male singers who love to sing in the Barbershop style

  • Cheltenham Bach Choir, Gloucestershire Performs music from 16th-20th centuries; Stephen Jackson took over as conductor from Brian Kay in 11/97

  • Cheltenham Choral Society, Gloucestershire 100-strong mixed-voice, 3 major concerts per year, Messiah performed every December

  • Cheltenham Gospel Choir, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

  • Chepstow Male Voice Choir, Monmouthshire, S Wales  It may be unique in the true tradition of male choirs in Wales in that it draws its members not only from established residents of the immediate locality but also includes men from further west in South Wales who came eastwards with the opening of Llanwern steelworks. Other members are drawn from the other side of the River Wye from the Forest of Dean which has its own long tradition of male voice choirs and wind bands. This amalgam of voices has given this choir a distinctive tone and balance as well as a feature frequently commented upon by audiences, a clarity of diction.

  • Cheriton Singers, Cheriton, Nr Alresford, Hampshire. Founded in 1969 and at that time known as The Cheriton Choral

    Society. The Society was formed by a number of enthusiastic members from within The Cheriton  Players who, in addition to acting, also enjoyed singing and making music together.  We are a friendly group of enthusiastic amateur singers and welcome members of all ages. In keeping

    with our policy of encouraging participation, there are no formal auditions to join the choir and the  emphasis is to have fun making music. When required, soloists and ensemble singers are selected from existing members which provides an opportunity for those wishing to rise to the challenge.

     Our repertoire is extremely varied and includes secular and religious music ranging from Handel to Lloyd Webber. As a full choir, we perform several concerts a year in a variety of local venues including a number of open-air settings in the village. In order to raise additional funds, Cheriton

    Singers will also provide various combinations of voices for “outside events”.

  • Cherwell Singers, Oxford  Mixed choir of about 28 singers.

  • Cheshire A Cappella, Wilmslow, Cheshire A new harmony singing group for women, launching Wed 18th February2009, from 7.30 p.m., based in Wilmslow/Manchester Airport area, at Morley Green Club, Wilmslow.

  • Cheshire Chord Company, Warrington, Cheshire Ladies Barbershop Chorus formed in the Summer of 1993. Membership soon flourished alongside the popularity of the new group. With a quickly developing repertoire and a desire to enter competitions, the chorus joined the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS).

  • Cheshire Community Choirs which comprises 6 different community choirs in the surrounding area, Bramhall, Heald Green, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford. All the choirs learn the same material each week and all come together at local events. Members can attend as many of the choirs each week as they wish. I also run a choir+ for members who wish to work on more complicated arrangements There is no audition process - anyone is welcome including people with disabilities, breathing problems, heart conditions etc as I spend time teaching singing techniques to improve lung function All the choirs are for fun so there is no pressure on the members.

  • Chess Valley Barbershop Singers, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. You will always find a warm welcome at our well established male barbershop group who sing A Cappella 4 part harmony.. Our 40 strong chorus performs under the stage name of Knights of Harmony and we rehearse each Thursday at The White Hill Centre Chesham

  • Chess Valley Male Voice Choir, Chesham, Buckinghamshire The objects of the choir are to bring quality singing to the Chilterns, to raise money fro charity and to provide pleasure for audiences and members. Formed in 1993 the choir has grown rapidly and has undertaken concert tours to Prague, Bruges and Bensheim.

  • Chester Bach Singers Chamber choir of some 40plus voices based in Chester. Founded in 1969 and now directed by Martin Bussey, Head of Academic Music at Chetham's School. Performs one large work with orchestra each year in Chester cathedral and other concerts of sacred and secular works.

  • Chester Cathedral Choir, Chester, Cheshire Maintaining and building upon a 900-year tradition of choral singing begun by the Benedictine monks of the abbey.

  • Chester Cathedral Nave Choir, Chester, Cheshire Supporting the musical ministry at Chester Cathedral, UK. We are a voluntary choir singing a choral evensong in the cathedral every week as well as a number of concerts and tours throughout the year. The choir was the first cathedral voluntary choir to be formed, founded over 150 years ago. It's members range from 14 to 65+. The choir has an active social life including a weekly curry night and a pub visit following the weekly rehearsal.

  • Chester Ladies Choir, Cheshire  A choir for voices of all ages, which enjoy singing a wide range of different music. Our portfolio contains classical religious music, traditional folk-songs (of many countries), music by renowned composers from home and abroad, plus pieces from the great shows. The Choir gives many concerts for charities as well as holding their 2 main concerts each year at Christmas and in the spring. We are celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2015. 

  • Chester Music Society Choir, Cheshire. We are a mixed voice adult choir of 170 singers performing five concerts each year in Chester Cathedral and on tour. We rehears every Thursday, and entry is by audition. Our repertoire is extensive: from Taverner to Tippett, from Bach to Britten

  • Chester St Cecilia Singers, Cheshire A Chester based mixed choir of about thirty voices who specialise in performing sacred choral music to a very high standard. We give concerts in and around Cheshire and North Wales and sing services at Cathedrals. Our Director is David Hardie who has held organ scholarships at Dunblane Cathedral and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He now combines postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music with the organ scholarship at Manchester Cathedral.  

  • Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society, Derbyshire We are a 35-strong mixed voice choir who perform 4 - 6 times a year in Chesterfield and Derbyshire, including one big orchestral concert per year in November.  We always welcome new members.

  • Chesterfield Male Voice Choir, Derbyshire  We are a 30+ strong choir with a long history who meet weekly in Chesterfield.  we do concerts locally and will attend weddings and funerals by request. 

  • Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, Derbyshire 4+ high-quality concerts a year, plus other activities. In 11/99, together with the Altrincham Choral Society, they gave the first British performance of the Requiem by Frigyes Hidas

  • Chesterton Choral Society, Cambridge A four part amateur choir of mixed ages, singing a varied selection of music, who very much enjoy making music together. The meet on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, Green End Road, Cambridge.

  • Chew Valley Choral Society, Somerset Formed in 1976 it is a friendly, non-auditioning mixed choir, which performs two concerts a year - one at the end of April and one in early December. Currently the choir has about 65 members, mainly from the Chew Valley although we welcome members from further afield.  

  • Chiarezza London-based early music consort set up 2 years ago. Website currently under construction but details of forthcoming concerts are posted.

  • Chiaro, Cookham, Berkshire: e-mail only: contact Howard Faulks  A 16 voice SATB choral group, formed in 2005, that performs an exhilarating repertoire encompassing every period during the past 500 years. Themed programmes included neglected gems and contemporary work (with some new commissions) as well as familiar choral highlights.

  • Chichester Chorale, W Sussex e-mail only: contact:  pollyrobson2003@yahoo.co.uk A medium sized mixed voice chamber choir which meets in the University of Chichester on Wednesday evenings from September through to the end of June. We sing a good range of music includings a cappella motets and madrigals and also larger choral works. We give a concert at the end of each term and also sing a regular Evensong in both Chichester and Salisbury Cathedrals. The spring concert is combined with the University Chamber Choir, professional soloists and a local orchestra to perform a large choral work in the cathedral. The choir is made up of a wide age spread including university students and enthusiasts from the local community. Admission is by audition.

  • Chichester Singers, W. Sussex 130+ members. Among other concerts, each July they sing a major work as part of the Chichester Festivities. In recent years short concert tours have included Paris, Chartres, Brussels, Ghent, Ravenna, Granada and Seville

  • Chigwell Choir, Essex The Chigwell Choir is an amateur choral society. The choir is under the leadership of Music Director Alexander Campkin. The choir currently comprises about 50-60 singers, drawn from a wide area including Epping, Loughton, Woodford, Ilford, Romford, and further afield. The Society started in the autumn of 1952 with 15 singers under the baton of John Auton, Director of Music at Chigwell School. Membership grew steadily and subsequent Directors of Music have built on this firm foundation. New members of all voices welcome, no audition required

    Children of the Kingdom Gospel Choir (aka CK Gospel Choir), London Children of the Kingdom - a new generation of gospel music. Children of the Kingdom, or CK Gospel Choir as they're more commonly known, are a 16 piece group from London, UK, who are united by their love of gospel music

  • Children's International Voices of Enfield, Palmers Green United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, London We are a large local children’s choir with 4 separate groups – ages 4 – 8; 8 – 14; 8 – 18+ and 14 - 25. We give young people in Enfield the opportunity to study choral singing at the highest level, and to perform to people of all ages both within the local community and further afield. We encourage international choir exchanges where we stay in their homes and they come and stay with us. We meet on alternate Sunday afternoons during term-times and give at least one local concert per term, in addition to any other concerts and recitals. Additionally, we organise weekends away for the choir. No entrance auditions are held and the only requirement is a love of and enthusiasm for singing.

  • Chiltern Choir, Rickmansworth/Chorleywood, Hertfordshire 50-strong, 3-4 concerts each year, with repertoire from early Baroque to modern.

  • Chiltern Music Academy Choirs, Buckinghamshire No child needs an instrument to make music! Choral singing is the first step to developing the all-round musician. We at the CMA believe that all students can and should sing, developing a sense of pitch, rhythm and phrasing through fun action songs in the early stages through to complex and challenging choral singing of the highest standard.

  • Chiltern West Gallery Quire, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire The Quire was founded in September 1993 to bring together singers and instrumentalists to enjoy west gallery music.  We meet monthly in Welwyn Garden City, and draw our membership from Herts., Beds., Essex, Bucks., Cambs., and London 

  • Chingford Cantando, London E4 40 strong Ladies and Men's choir, have a wide repertoire of music ranging from Palestrina to Rutter. Sung in cathedral's all over the world and UK, also have connection's with Bristol Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral and many more. If you are interested please email me.

  • Chippendale Singers, Otley, West Yorkshire Founded in 1990, we are a choir of about 25 members who meet weekly from September to July in Otley, West Yorkshire, the birthplace of Thomas Chippendale.  We are happy to take bookings for public concerts and private events, including weddings and parties.  Our wide repertoire of accompanied and a cappella pieces, sacred, secular, ancient and modern, means that we can put together a programme to suit almost any setting or audience.

  • Chippenham Cantata, Chippenham, Wiltshire We are a mixed choir of about 40 people, and we aim to create a friendly and sociable environment, made up of singers of varied ages and abilities.

  • Chippenham Male Voice Choir, Wiltshire Founded in 1940 by the Westinghouse Company of Chippenham to entertain the workers during the War. Now with 50 voices, but always looking for more, particularly tenors.

  • Chippenham Parish Church Choir, Wiltshire

  • Chipperfield Choral Society, Hertfordshire Mixed voice choir of 96 members. Delia Meehan’s inspirational leadership and extensive contacts have enabled the choir to perform major works with the best young soloists and orchestral players, including Emma Bell, who made such a wonderful impression when she performed in Brahms Requiem in 1999 and Haydn’s Creation in 2000 that she was invited to become our Patron, a position which she holds to this day. Concerts are at Christmas, in Spring and Summer , plus a biennial charity concert.  We are a friendly local choir with members happy to travel from quite a wide catchment area to join us.  New members are always welcome (especially Tenors and Basses) and encouraged.

  • Chipping Norton Choral Society, Oxfordshire

  • Chiswick Choir 80-90 mixed voices, repertoire from early Baroque to the 20th century.

  • Chobham Rock Choir,  Surrey. Choir for young adults and adults ages 10 upwards singing Rock, Pop, Motown and Gospel.

  • Choir 18, Herfordshire brings together singers from several choirs in the Hertford area to perform a wide repertoire in some of Europe’s most amazing buildings. In the past two years they have sung in St Mark’s Basilica and the Frari Church in Venice, the cathedral and Eglise St Jaques in Brussels. Choir18 has a 'pool' of about 30 singers. We take on a 'gig' when we have a quorum of 14+ and a good balance within the parts. We are always looking for new singers to add to the 'pool'

  • Choir 2000, Histon & Impington, Cambridgeshire As its name implies, it started in 2000, and is making its mark, bringing traditional music to the local area.

  • Choir at St. Leonard's, Newland, Malvern, Worcestershire. St. Leonard's, Newland is the fabulously decorated chapel of the Beauchamp Community offering worship in the traditional Anglo-catholic style and Choir at St. Leonard's supports all the services. We sing every Sunday at the 11 a.m. Sung Mass; on all high days and holidays throughout the year; and a few choral evensongs. We rehearse for an hour every Thursday afternoon at 4.30 p.m. and extras as required. When we sing on Sundays or other  occasions, we always have a warm-up practice for about 20 minutes. We sing carols at Christmas and special music at festivals such as Easter and Harvest. We have Faure’s Requiem, Stainer's Crucifixion and the Messiah in our repertoire. If you are a confident singer and sight reader living in the Malvern area of Worcestershire then we would like to hear from you.

  • Choir Invisible, Grantham, Lincolnshire Describing themselves as NATURAL BORN SINGERS, the Invisibles deliver the jazz and blues-inflected soul-gospel songs of the African-American tradition alongside the heart songs of South Africa - all in stunning, unaccompanied harmony delivered with an infectious spirit of sheer joy. The choir has 90 singers, men and women aged 16-70 who travel from across the East Midlands to rehearsals at Harlaxton Manor near Grantham. Led by Musical Director, Sally Brown, the Invisibles were finalists in the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Competition, and have since had extensive airplay on both BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3; and have most recently been filmed by BBC1.

  • Choir of Christ Church in Reading, Berkshire. We're a traditional Anglican robed choir with about 30 members and quite an ambitious repertoire. Here at Christ Church we enjoy a dynamic, multicultural and intergenerational community. Situated South of the town centre our parish covers a large geographical area which ensures a diversity of members, from longstanding resident parishioners to relatively short-term visitors studying at Reading University. Christ Church offers a variety of styles in its pattern of devotion.Common Worship,the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer and child- led family services form the mainstay of the morning Eucharist, whilst Choral Evensong services provide the backbone of evening worship. We also have choral scholarships available.

  • Choir of the Good Shepherd Church, Lee; London We are a small but active church choir in South East London, performing a wide range of music from Tudor polyphony to Taize chants, as well as works composed by members of the choir.

  • Choir of the United Benefice of Lyddington and Wanborough, and Bishopstone with Hinton Parva, Swindon, Wiltshire We are a small and friendly church choir (around a dozen members), serving four villages East of Swindon. We sing evensong most weeks (rotating around the villages), plus weddings and special events, including regular joint services with St Nicolas, Newbury. We are actively looking for new singers who will enjoy a very traditional village choral experience.

  • Choir of the 21st Century, London CC21 was formed at the beginning of the new Millennium by conductor, Howard Williams, and features some of London's most experienced amateur singers. The choir's repertoire is deliberately broad, sacred and secular, to reflect the depth and richness of the choral music which is our heritage. It performs three or four concerts a year in venues in London which have included St John's, Smith Square, and St James's, Piccadilly and the choir has also performed for the English-Speaking Union, the European Union of Women, the National Children's Orchestra and the English Music Festival. The choir’s sold-out performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in the English Chamber Orchestra’s Cadogan Hall series was critically-acclaimed. Concerts often mix composers such as Lassus, Purcell & Bach with contemporary music (Glass, Maxwell Davies, Penderecki etc). CC21 has recorded the Elgar & Kodly versions of The Music Makers with the Oxford Camerata of Oxford and Philip Glass’s Another Look at Harmony, Part IV on the SOMM label.

  • Choir of Christ Church, New Mill, Holmfirth, West YorkshireThis is a mixed choir (with juniors and adults, and a separate children’s choir) which sings a wide range of styles of sacred music, and has sung Choral Evensong in Wakefield Cathedral (July 2011)

  • Choir of St Augustine's, Edgbaston St Augustine's choir is comprised of non-professional musicians whom are all enthusiasts, rather than amateurs. Although only around twenty in number it manages to perform many different settings at both the 10.30am and 6.30pm Services. Choral Evensong - with Benediction and an introit included on Festivals - is sung every week, excepting Low Sunday and the Sunday after Christmas Day, as is the 10.30am Parish Mass. August is taken as the choir holiday. Psalms are generally sung to Anglican chants with an occasional plainchant with faux-bourdons. The proper plainsong office hymns precede the Magnificat. On Festivals, Benediction and an Introit are included at Evensong, which is Solemn, with incense. At all Evensongs the Canticles are sung to a setting and there is an anthem.

  • Choir of St John at Hackney Church, East London e-mail only: contact: musicaldirector@stjohnathackney.org.uk Mixed-voice, non-auditioned, robed SATB choir welcoming singers of all ages and abilities. Rehearsal 9am for 9:30 service every Sunday, with extra performances around Christmas and Easter.

  • Choir of St Marys' Parish Church, Tetbury, Gloucestershire e-mail only: contact Jonathan Adkins Tetbury Church has a long tradition of providing fine choral church music. The church has a good acoustic for music and has an excellent pipe organ. The choir sings for the Communion Service each week and for Choral Evensong on the first Sunday of each month. We sing for special services throughout the church year, and sing the Festival Eucharist for the Tetbury Music Festival in October. We aim to sing an interesting and varied repertoire to a high standard, enjoying ourselves in the process! The choir is supported financially by The Friends of Tetbury Church Choir who also administer the James Cowley Singing Scholarship for a junior choir member. The Organist and Choirmaster is always delighted to receive enquiries from potential new singers both young and old. Choir practice is on Wednesday evening in the church from 7:15 pm

  • Choir of St. Michael's, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire The Choir of St Michael's is a friendly, mixed voice choir with over twenty adults and children. The core repertoire is a varied one, centring on the traditional Anglican canon. The choir is not only the musical focal point for each Sunday morning Eucharist, but also gives concerts and recordings.

  • Choir of the School of Byzantine Music, London

  • Choir of Somerville College, Oxford

  • Choir on Fire, Hitchin Hertfordshire We are a Youth choir who believe that singing is for everyone, and that if you add a bit of movement and an element of fun; you get a musical performance which is engaging for both audience and performer.

  • Choirs R Us, Barnet, London A community choir singing pop, soul, R&B and gospel songs in harmony. It is open to adults 18+ irrespective of age or ability.

  • Choir Remix, Goldalming, Surrey A new and exciting choir being set up in Surrey, specialising in "a cappella" five part harmony and our repertoire will be based on swing songs, jazz standards and popular songs up to the present day. Starts September 2008

    Choir4Hire, London Professional vocal ensemble specialising in weddings, funerals and other functions.

  • ChoirJam, Keynsham, Avon We are a friendly pop choir open to anyone over 18 who loves singing and just wants to have a go!  Come along and have fun singing feelgood pop songs and make new friends – but don’t blame us if  you end up in the pub with the “Jammers” afterwards!

  • ChoirPower, East Grinstead, West Sussex A mixed choir, based in East Grinstead. Our purpose is to create a choir for people to discover and improve their singing abilities, so that they get enjoyment and satisfaction from singing and performing a variety of music to a high level of competence. There are between 40-50 singers at present, many of whom have been with the choir for many years. We are affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association.  

  • Chorus Natus Est, Yorkshire Chamber choir singing a repertoire from across the centuries with passion, precision and musicality. We stage our own concerts but also take bookings and can be available for corporate events and workshops.

  • Conchord Singers, Southampton, Hampshire We're a small choir (about 45 voices), open to anyone, and we've ve been going since 1986.  

  • Chor Anglais, Tewkesbury, Gloucester Chor Anglais is a male vocal group based in the Cotswolds. Made up from professional singers in the area, Chor Anglais puts on public concerts as well as being available for private bookings.

  • Choral Society Merton, London This is a collaboration between Choral Societies in the Merton area. Four concerts are performed each year and the music ranges from light hearted to serious, both secular and religious

  • Chorale Excelsior, Edinburgh is the choir of Heriot-Watt University. Chorale Excelsior gives concerts on and off campus throughout the year, including, interalia, leading the singing at the annual Carol Service. The choir joins up with the orchestra for the concerts at the end of term one and two. For term three, the choir performs its own concert off campus. Singers from the campus and the Edinburgh community are welcome to become members the choir. Rehearsals start on the first Tuesday of each term.

  • Chorate Chamber Choir, Reading, Berks Chorate is a Reading-based mixed voice chamber choir, formed in 2009 by a group of experienced singers wanting to sing, have fun and raise funds for good causes. The group gives concerts at churches and venues across, and beyond, Reading, as well as carol singing for local charities. Their repertoire comprises sacred and secular music from the 13th century to the present day, by composers from Palestrina to Rodgers and Hammerstein!

  • Chord-y-ality, Rayleigh, Essex Women's Community Choir

  • Chorley and District Choral Society, Lancashire: email only contact: alan@winmus.freeserve.co.uk 55 voices giving four concerts a year at Chorley Town Hall, including two major performances with orchestra, a Christmas Concert with the awesome Intrada Brass Ensemble and a Summer Concert which tours various scenic locations. 2006/07 is our 40th Session.

  • Chorleywood Choral Society, Chorleywood, Herts An eclectic and enthusiastic group of singers, our choral society is about 80 strong. We tend to give performances three times per year: September, Christmas and Summer (May/June), the summer one being our main one and the Royal Festival Hall being one of the venues in which we have sung. Our repertoire is wide-ranging. During the summer holidays, a tour is organised with our sister choir, Berkhamsted Choral Society, usually to a European city.

  • Choros, Oxford A semi-professional chamber choir based in North Oxfordshire. The choir performs a very diverse repertoire. The choir also organises choral workshops and community projects

  • Choros Amici Winner of the Sainsbury's Mixed Voice Choir 2000 title and overall winner of the Sainsbury's Choir of the Year 2000 competition. Around 27 amateur singers who gather occasionally from around the country to sing and socialise.

  • Chorus, Sheffield A 200 hundred strong non auditioning community choir in Sheffield performing regularly at the City Hall with the Sheffield Pops Orchestra. New members always welcome from 16years plus (no upper limit). We sing a wide variety of fun and accessible music under the  professional baton of Andy Booth.

  • Chorus Angelorum, Rustington, West Sussex: email only contact: Terry Warren A select SATB ensemble comprising 8 to 12 invited members, specialising in 18th and 19th century Latin Masses and motets for liturgical and concert performances. Its members sing all parts, including solos, and it provides its own organist. It is available for bookings, including weddings, throughout West Sussex and neighbouring counties. Recent performances have included Vivaldi's Gloria and Mozart's Coronation Mass and, after the summer recess, the choir has been booked to provide service music (including motets by Bruckner and Grieg) to celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of a church. On the eve of Remembrance Day we are singing Faur's Requiem during the Saturday evening Mass.

  • Chorus Cantorum, South Devon Based in the South Hams, Chorus Cantorum is a small choir that is available to sing at services across the South Devon area. Whether you just need us to lead the hymns at your service or would like us to sing anthems or other works, we are happy to fit in with your wishes. All our singers are experienced musicians and very friendly. We would be delighted to sing the music of your choice or, if you are not sure what to choose, to offer advice about appropriate pieces.

    Chorus Mundi, Southwark, London Chorus Mundi comprises a high-calibre selection of experienced singers drawn from a number of choirs throughout  Britain . We sing as a contribution to good international relations, to raise funds for children's cancer charities and, of course, because we love it. Rehearsals are held in Southwark and we sing in London and all over the world.

  • Chorus of Disapproval, Wells, Somerset e-mail only: contact: Andrew Brooke We are a new 40 strong community choir and our repertoire ranges from the Beach Boys to Britten. We rehearse every Monday at Stoberry Park Primary School under the baton of our dynamic young conductor, Verity Stoffell and we welcome new members. There are no auditions and no need to read music.

  • Chrissylis, Nottingham e-mail only: contact: christine.smith14@ntlworld.com Yes-its spelt this way-from my name, and my passion of butterflies,-which can be seen upon our uniform, and feature in our signature tune "Love is like a butterfly"

  • Christ Church Choir, High Harrogate, N. Yorkshire A large parish church choir, with boys and girls, singing choral services in the Anglican tradition

  • Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford Choristers attend the School as full boarders, and their duties involve singing at services up to Christmas Day and throughout Holy Week, as well as 7 services per week in term-time

  • Christ Church Choir, Bexleyheath Christ church Bexleyheath is fortunate to have a solid choral tradition stretching back over very many decades. Blessed with a fine acoustic in the chancel, a solid Hunter organ and the enthusiasm and commitment of the choir members the church retains a healthy four-part robed choir. The musical mainstay remains centred mostly around traditional hymnody, anthems, psalms and motets; in more recent years these have been supplemented by responsorial psalms, Taize music, and plainsong to reflect the changes in worship patterns and also adopted by many other churches in the UK and abroad

  • Christ Church Southgate Choir, North London Sings for the Sunday Eucharist at 10.00 a.m.; the Sunday Choral Evensong at 6.30 p.m.; and for holy days. The Choir, led by Director of Music, David M. Stevens, and accompanied by Assistant Organist, David Hinitt, is a lively group with a strong history, which - in addition to singing for worship at Christ Church Southgate – tours, records and gives non-liturgical concerts. The 36 person choir includes a line of boy and girl trebles, plus adult men and women. The repertoire covers a wide-range from plainsong through new compositions by composers such as Judith Weir and Arvo Prt. In March 2006, the Choir recorded an Evensong CD, featuring Herbert Howells' Collegium Regale setting of the canticles. A Christmas CD is in the planning stages. In August 2008, the Choir sang services in Paris at the Basilica Ste-Clotilde and at Notre Dame.

  • Christ with All Saints' Church Choir, All Saints Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1QA. Small, friendly, dedicated, robed SATB choir with large repertoire. New members always welcome. No audition. Thursday rehearsal 6:45pm. Sunday service 11:15am

  • Christ's College Choir, Cambridge The Choir usually comprises 8 sopranos, 6 altos, 4 tenors and 6 basses, along with two organ scholars. It is under the Musical Direction of Dr. David Rowland. Every member is auditioned, most holding Choral Exhibitions, and all attend the University of Cambridge, studying a wide range of subjects from Medicine to Music.

  • Christ's Hospital Choral Society, Horsham, West Sussex An adult choir of over one hundred singers based in the magnificent surroundings of Christ's Hospital (The Bluecoat School). We perform three concerts a year and are joined by professional musicians and pupils of the school to perform a wide range of choral music.

  • Christine Smith Blend, Nottingham  e-mail only: contact: christine.smith14@ntlworld.com can at maximum top 120 members-as this is open to anyone within my groups who is prepared to put in extra practice (as well as to the choir/s to which they belong).

  • Christminster Singers, Oxford We perform a wide range of music from the West Gallery tradition together with other songs in the same style, from both sides of the Atlantic. It is robust, uninhibited and existing music with powerful harmonies.

  • Churchdown Choral Society, Gloucestershire The Churchdown Choral Society  has been entertaining audiences since 1983. We are a choir of mixed voices who love to sing and enjoy performing together. A non-auditioning choir,  we are always ready to welcome new singers. There are two formal concerts each year covering many of the major choral works, and since our  formation, all of the popular composers have been performed. Our Spring Concerts feature orchestral accompaniment. Each summer a concert is given, usually in Churchdown Community Centre, where a less formal programme is performed, accompanied by an excellent supper!

  • Churchdown Male Voice Choir, Gloucestershire Formed in 1965 in a small village between Gloucester and Cheltenham, it now draws its members from surrounding areas and is one of the most popular choirs in the West of England

  • Church Street Community Singers, London The Church Street Community Singers are a small friendly choir who sing a variety of different types of music old and new, including pop, folk/world music, songs from musicals, and anything else we feel like singing. There are no auditions and you don't need to be able to read music. All abilities are welcome.

    Churches Drama and Opera in Thurrock (CDOT), Essex We are a mixed voice four part harmony group which gives about nine concerts each year for charity. Our growing repertoire is mainly modern pop songs, with light opera and an occasional piece that a choral society might perform. It’s Rock Around the Clock with a bit of Verdi or Mascagni. We are always trying new things and have a wide appeal. Our program includes solos and small group pieces and we welcome new singers. 

  • Churnet Valley Male Voice Choir, Cheadle, Staffordshire 17 or so singers aiming to enjoy singing, and to give entertainment and pleasure. They've kept a fairly low profile locally, but after 5+ years are bursting forth!

  • Chutzpah Choir, Brighton & Hove All backgrounds and singing levels are welcome, no auditions and singing experience necessary. The choir material features Jewish folk songs in Yiddish, Niggunim (the age old Jewish “songs without words”), also songs in Hebrew, Ladino, Russian and Ukrainian, combined with original compositions, improvisation in Jewish modes, with special attention to folk elements in singing; mainly a cappella. This secular community is open to everybody who enjoys singing, but we talk about historic context of our music, carefully translating from different languages and paying attention to details of the musical language.

  • Circle of Song, Stroud, Gloucestershire Generally 4 part, always acapella, we have no director as such, but all who feel able to are encouraged to teach/ lead a song. Very varied repertoire from Georgian to Shapenote to Bulgarian to some of our own material. All abilities are welcomed, new members welcome in the first 2/3 sessions of every term. We try to teach everything aurally, but some ability to read sheet music is always helpful.

  • Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire is an established chamber-choir of 20 mixed voices which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2003.

  • Circuit 16 Youth & Junior Choirs Kingswood, Bristol, South Gloucester e-mail only: contact: Cara Clark Circuit 16 Youth Choir was formed in 1996 by their conductor Cara Clark. The purpose was to give children in the local community of Kingswood, Bristol the opportunity to come together to enjoy singing along with the social pleasures associated within such a group. Numbers quickly grew and the success of the choir led to a junior choir formed in 2000. The Youth choir is non-auditioned as Cara believes that all children should be given the opportunity to learn to sing. Circuit 16 has enjoyed taking part in various competitions and has been  the Bournemouth International Music Festival Choir of the year twice, Sainsbury's Choir of the Day twice, BBC Radio 3 Children's Choir of the Day and in 2006 Radio 3 Choir of the Year Finalists.. Have appeared on Anglia T.V. (A short series) and South West T.V. Have also won the junior title in HTV's 'Sing Out' competition. Each choir now has over 50 members.

  • Cirencester Choral Society, Gloucestershire Mixed, 80-100 voices, giving 2 major concerts a year near Christmas and Easter

  • Cirencester Community Choir, Gloucestershire We sing a variety of types of song - pop, folk, gospel, world songs and more - so something for every taste.  A relaxed, friendly approach focused on singing for pleasure - no experience needed, no auditions and ability to read music not necessary

  • Citizen K Gospel Choir, London E17 Singers that exude sex appeal, are image conscious. Who are street wise and do not conform to the gospel tradition. Add this to strong gospel vocal versatility for the cultural revolution. Urban Gospel… citiZen K the innovative multi-cultural gospel harmony group.

  • City Academy Collective Choir, London City Academy Collective are an exciting contemporary gospel choir that meet in central London. The group sings a wide variety of musical styles including gospel, soul, pop, jazz and musical theatre. The choir is open to both men and women of any voice type, and is a great way of meeting like-minded singers in a fun and friendly environment. Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year. This includes the choir’s own dedicated concerts as well as performing as guests at some of City Academy’s other events.

  • City Academy Singers, London An exciting new choir in the City, who have an exciting varied repertoire from Pop and Rock through to Musical Theatre, Jazz and Soul alongside some more traditional choral work too. The choir is a mixed group with both men and women welcome, and provides a great way of meeting like-minded singers in a fun and sociable environment. Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year. This includes the choir’s own dedicated concerts as well as performing as guests at some of City Academy’s other events.

  • City Academy Songbirds, London A female only choir that meet weekly to sing an eclectic mix of material ranging from musical theatre to pop, rock to jazz, Motown to soul. Headed by tutor Katherine Hare, members of the City Academy Songbirds receive expert guidance in a fun and supportive atmosphere. It’s a fantastic opportunity to improve your singing skills at the same time as making new friends and having fun. Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year. This includes the choir’s own dedicated concerts as well as performing as guests at some of City Academy’s other events.

  • City Academy Voices, London One of London’s largest and vibrant choirs, singing a varied repertoire from musical theatre to pop, rock to jazz, and of course some more traditional choral works.The choir is our flagship mixed vocal harmony group and provides a great way of meeting like-minded singers in a fun and friendly environment. Membership also provides the opportunity to perform at a number of events throughout the year. This includes the choir’s own dedicated concerts as well as performing as guests at some of City Academy’s other events.

  • City Chamber Choir, City of London A highly professional amateur group, formed to explore neglected repertoire. Sainsbury's Choir of the Year semi-finalists in 1996.

  • City Chorus, Hertfordshire We are a thriving community choir based in Letchworth Garden City, about 35 miles north of London.  We comprise over 80 members of varying ages, backgrounds and abilities, united by one common passion: We love to sing! At City Chorus we sing a wide range of music, covering popular, classical, show and religious/traditional.  There’s something for everyone, and there are openings for budding soloists too. We were founded in 2010 with the mission statement “For the community, by the community”. Contributing to our local community is hugely important to us, and we can be regularly seen in Letchworth and the surrounding towns and villages, singing for events and local charities (most notably, Garden House Hospice, our affiliated charity)

  • City of Bath Bach Choir, Somerset 120-strong with a varied repertoire, and regular performers at Bath's prestigious Mozartfest

  • City of Birmingham Choir Perform regularly in Symphony Hall, performing nearly all their main concerts with the CBSO. They gave the first Midlands performances of many great works, including Messiaen's La Transfiguration and Tippett's The Mask of Time

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus Widely regarded as one of the finest symphony choruses in Europe, CBSC's amateur members achieve exceptional quality under the training of Director Simon Halsey. CBSC gives around 20 performances per year, with CBSO and other orchestras, locally, nationally and internationally, and features on numerous recordings. 

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus Formed in 1995 to fulfil requirements for symphonic repertoire including unbroken voices, CBSYC is divided into two choirs (Juniors aged 8-12, Seniors aged 13-18), both of which are conducted by Shirley Court. As well as regular performances with CBSO, CBYSC appears with other orchestras at home and abroad and competes in events such as the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

  • City of Birmingham Young Voices One of the most exciting young choirs in the Midlands, CBYV is an unauditioned community choir that welcomes anyone from 13-21 years who walks through the door. Under the leadership of David Lawrence, CBYV is testament to the fact that professional training and opportunities can bring first-rate performances out of any group of people, and the choir has performed with Jools Holland, The Kings Singers, a virtual Elvis Presley, and for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.

  • City of Bristol Choir, Bristol The choir is made up of 50 singers whose aim is to sing a wide range of choral music to the highest possible standard. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings and gives around five concerts a year in different venues around the South West, but mostly in Bristol.

  • City of Canterbury Chamber Choir, Kent The City of Canterbury Chamber Choir gave its first concert in October 1995 and in the seventeen years since foundation has made regular appearances at the Presteigne and Canterbury festivals, and also at the English Music Festival, for the Sittingbourne Music Club and has performed regularly with Orchestra Nova, both in concert and on disc.The choir performs an ever-widening repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the music of today, and has an enviable reputation for fine standards of performance. Audiences and critics alike have praised the precision and outstanding musicianship of the choir under the inspired leadership of music director, George Vass.

  • City of Chester Male Voice Choir Formerly the Cestrian Male Voice Choir, this 60-year-old, 60-strong MVC tours regularly, raising thousands of pounds for charitable causes

  • City of Coventry Male Voice Choir, Warwickshire A 50-strong choir performing concerts throughout the UK

  • City of Glasgow Chorus Graham Taylor founded the City of Glasgow Chorus in 1983. Since then it has established itself as one of the biggest independent choral groups in the West of Scotland and a significant player in Scotland’s arts environment. We perform a wide range of music, as can be seen from our current season’s programme and our past concerts, but our focus is on performing the less familiar, and in many cases more challenging, works from the mainstream choral repertoire. We are always looking for new members and welcome enquiries – come along and give us a try.

  • City of Leicester Singers We are an SATB choir approximately 60 in number and normally perform four major concerts a year

  • City of Lincoln Male Voice Choir, Lincoln, Lincolnshire About 24 strong TTBB male choir singing traditional songs for enjoyment and public performances for local charities

  • City of London Choir 70-100 singers, usually performing in St John's, QEH, RFH or Barbican. Repertoire 16C to premieres. Recently won the British Telecom/NFMS Innovation Award

  • City of Newport Male Choir (Cor Melbien Casnewydd), Newport, S. Wales A registered charity of around 55 persons who uses the art of music to help other charitable organisations. Established in 1943, 2003 was the celebration of 60 yrs of making music making friends. The choir has made successful tours to Belgium, Holland, France, Germany Denmark and Canada. We practice every Monday and Thursday from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. at Pill YMCA, Mendalgief Road, Newport.. New members are always welcome and for any information please contact the above named.

  • City of Oxford Choir Mixed-voice chamber choir formed in 1977, performing music from across the centuries.

  • City of Roses Chorus, Drumoak Aberdeenshire A female choir proud to be a member of Sweet Adelines International, a world wide body of women's barbershop harmony singers. Imagine the fun of creating exciting four-part harmony vocal music with friends, singing a variety of music specially arranged to suit female voices - here in Aberdeenshire! If that sounds appealing, then The City of Roses Chorus is for you!

  • City of Truro Male Choir, Cornwall Formerly Chacewater Carnon Vale Male Choir, which itself was amalgamation of Carnon Vale Male Voice Choir formed in 1942 and Chacewater & District Male Voice Choir formed in 1947.  Renamed the City of Truro Male Choir in 2003 we aim to be the most entertaining male voice choir in the South West and for the City of Truro to be justly proud of us.

  • City of Wolverhampton Choir Founded in 1948, the Wolverhampton Civic Choir is the premier choral society in Wolverhampton, performing four concerts each year within the environs of the City of Wolverhampton. The choir performs a wide range of choral music. The choir rehearses at Penn URC, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, on Monday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm. New members in all sections are welcome. In 2006 its changed it name to the City of Wolverhampton Choir.

  • City Philharmonic Choral Society, London  A small choir of about 30-40 people, performing a variety of works from the classical repertoire. The choir is based in Central London, not far from Holborn.

  • City Singers, Derby City Singers is a small, mixed voice, adult chamber choir, which meets monthly on Sunday afternoons. The choir was formed in Autumn 2003 and has a wide repertoire ranging from motets to jazz and pop arrangements. Membership is by audition / invitation and prospective members need to have considerable musical/vocal experience and a good sight-singing ability. We would  be particularly pleased to hear from tenors and basses. Interested singers should contact the musical director, Ann Miller, at The VoiceBox.

  • Citysound Choir, Bath We meet on a Wednesday evening at 7:45pm at St Stephen's Church (Crypt), Lansdown.  We are currently rehearsing for our Christmas concerts and are looking for new talent, so if you like to sing and are looking to join a choir, now is a good time to come along and find out more about us.

  • Citysingers, Lancashire A friendly, non-auditioned choir formed in October 2010 primarily from around 20 staff and friends of staff from Lancaster City Council. We sing non-religious, non-traditional, music from the 20thCentury onwards, including current chart music. Basically we sing songs that most people have heard of and love to sing, but arranged in a new fresh way for up to 4 part harmony. Our Musical Director is singer-songwriter Amanda Elsworth-Ross who arranges each piece for us. All members contribute song requests, from French love songs to Disney to Meatloaf to Lady Ga Ga, if it works for us, we’ll sing it! Songs are accompanied by piano, guitar or sung a cappella, depending on what we feel is right for the song. We meet every Tuesday 5.30-7pm at the Ashton Hall in Lancaster, where we perform twice a year.

  • City Voices Bristol A new non audition choir. No experience required. A lively and exciting repertoire in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. We are looking to start rehearsals on the 5th September 2011 at The Red Maids' School (TBC) on a Monday evening from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. We will work towards a concert in Bristol on Saturday 10th December 2011 (TBC) with exciting plans for 2012 and beyond.

    City Voices, Cardiff We are a 40 strong mixed voice group who perform music from music theatre and film. Formed in 2007, we perform 2 concerts a year in and around Cardiff. The whole basis of City Voices is about making singing for fun - new members always welcome, there are no auditions.

  • Clackmannanshire Choral Society: e-mail only: contact Ian Sutherland.. Newly re-constituted

  • CK Gospel Choir, London

  • Clare College Choir, Cambridge One of the leading university choral groups in England, with many recordings and broadcasts to its credit.

  • Clark Community Choir,Mussleburgh, East Lothian Formed following the sad passing away of Robert Clark founder of the St Ninian’s Junior Concert Party 50 years ago. It 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” The ethos of the Clark Community Choir is to unite generations in a common purpose - singing popular music for pleasure!

  • Clarkson Singers, Wisbech, Cambridge  A friendly mixed voice choir, with about 35 members, founded in 1992. The singers repertoire is wide ranging and covers church music, madrigals, folk songs and songs from the shows.

  • Classic Harmony, Peterborough, Cambs We are a friendly and welcoming group made up of ladies of all ages and from all walks of life. We sing pop songs, songs from the shows as well as ballads and jazzy up-tunes, all in four-part harmony and all a capella. You don't need to be able to read music as we learn our part from CDs. We have an open evening on Tuesday 21 November at Sawtry Junior School, Sawtry, Cambs, from 7.30 – 10.30. Anyone welcome – just turn up.

  • Clausentum, Southampton, Hampshire 20/30-strong. mostly recent Southampton graduates; they sing once or twice a year at a UK cathedral. They're about quality, not quantity of singing

  • Clay Chorus, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs: e-mail only: contract Kate Barfield A mixed community choir there are no auditions and no need to read music as we learn the songs by ear. We practice on Mondays from 7.15pm-9.15pm at Burslem School of Art,Queen St, Burslem,Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. Term starts on September 24th.

  • Claygate Choral Society, Claygate, Surrey A choir of 40 voices, formed in 1959 to perform Stainer's Crucifixion, the Society has greatly developed its repertoire. In recent years we have given good performances of Bach's Mass in B Minor, and both of the Passions, Durufls Requiem and Elgar's Gerontius. Poulencs Gloria, Rutters Requiem and Brittens St Nicolas are now in our repertoire. New members welcome, via our website.

  • Claygate Vocality, Surrey  Vocality Singing: Fun and friendly a capella choirs (and occasional workshops) in various locations in London and Surrey. We welcome anyone who loves to sing – men and women alike. Our unusual repertoire of beautiful, uplifting songs from around the world includes folk, spiritual, pop, gospel and ethnic songs from as far afield as Africa and Eastern Europe as well as the home nations. Led by experienced musical directors, the choirs are suitable for singers of all abilities: there are no auditions and everything is taught by ear. It’s all about the fantastic feeling of singing in harmony with like-minded others. Come sing with us!

  • Cleeve Singers, Bristol, Avon The Cleeve Singers choir in Bristol has vacancies for tenors and basses; would you like to join us? You don’t have to read music or have sung in a choir before (although, of course, it helps). We can provide a period of initial support that will enable you to decide if this is an activity for you. Singing together is a wonderful experience; you’re not exposed like a soloist but your contribution is essential to making a good performance - and you’re surrounded by others singing the same notes and the same words. The music we sing is generally light and melodic. We’re not into the big formal choral works; audiences always say how much they like the variety of music we perform.

  • Cleeve Chorale, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire We are a friendly choral society based to the north of Cheltenham with a history dating back over 70 years.  Our 3+ concerts a year have included music by Mozart, Rossini, Bach and Gilbert and Sullivan.  New members are welcome!

  • Cleeve Harmony, Gloucestershire Cleeve Harmony is an award winning ladies acapella chorus, formed in January 2013. We rehearse every Wednesday, 7.30 p.m. at Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve near Cheltenham. At present we have 35 members but we are always looking for more ladies to join us. We sing a whole range of popular songs - and no need to be able to read music.
    Clerkes of All Saints, Yorkshire We bring high-quality music to Anglican and Catholic churches in North and East Yorkshire which don't currently benefit from choral singing in their regular worship. We also sing services from time to time in larger churches and cathedrals, providing music when their regular choirs are unavailable.

  • Clerks of Christ Church, Oxford founded in 2001 in response to a popular demand for a group, which could provide flexible programming for a variety of occasions. Many members of the group are also involved with freelance singing with other consorts, including The Sixteen, Huelgas Ensemble and The Gabrieli Consort.

  • Clerkes of Old Sarum They specialise in unaccompanied music from 14C to 17C, and sing services at cathedrals and churches around the country

  • Clevedon Choral Society, Clevedon, Somerset A choir of fifty singers of all voices.  We sing mainly major choral works and have just started rehearsals of King David by Honegger (an unusual piece). Rehearsals are on Mondays.  Our MD is Ray Willis.

  • Cleveland Philharmonic Choir, Middlesborough Founded in 1968 the choir is a mixed voice choir of 120 singers led by Music Director John Forsyth MBE.  It rehearses in Middlesbrough and gives at least three classical concerts a year.

  • Click, Oxford Click are a five-piece London-based vocal jazz group with a strictly voice-only policy. Whether recreating the sound of big-band classics, or experimenting with other repertoire, Click offer jazz a cappella performances of syncopation, innovation and recreation in equal measure.

  • Clitheroe Pop Choir, Lancashire: e-mail only: contact clitheroepopchoir@hotmail.co.uk  We rehearse at the Oasis Room, St. James St. Clitheroe. Lancs. on Thursday evenings during the school term between 8.30 and 10.00pm. Generally we perform a concert each term. The choir presently has 60 members. There are no auditions to join the choir and we perform pop, rock, soul and gospel numbers. The choir was formed about 18 months ago by Susan Sykora.

  • Close Shave Chorus, Glasgow We are a male voice, a cappella (4 part harmony) chorus, comprising 16 guys of a certain age who enjoy singing. Members come from various parts of the West of Scotland, but the chorus is based in Glasgow, Scotland, and we rehearse weekly, on Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.30 p.m. during term-time, in Holyrood School, Dixon Road, on the south side of Glasgow. If you would like to consider joining us, you are very welcome to visit us at rehearsal.

  • Clwyd Clippers, Mold, Cheshire:  e-mail only: contact Gordon Wright  The Clwyd Clippers are the chorus of Mold Barbershop Harmony Club, founded in 1987, and has made successful tours in Ireland, Holland and Germany,

  • Clydebank District Choir, Scotland: e-mail only: contact  islay.mcvean@hotmail.co.uk We are a mixed voice choir formed 27 years ago with a current membership of around 35. We sing a wide variety of music from popular choral classics to spirituals, show tunes, Scots songs, modern songs and everything in between. The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings in Morison Memorial Church, Dumbarton Rd, Clydebank G81 1UA from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and all new members are welcome. There is no audition to join just an enthusiasm to be part of a friendly choir who perform 2 concerts (at Christmas and in the spring and occasional concerts in between) for enjoyment.

  • Clydebank Male Voice Choir, Strathclyde The oldest male voice choir in Scotland, founded in 1899 and now about 60-strong.

  • CMM (Christian Music Ministries) Choir, Birmingham Founded in 1995 and exists to rehearse and perform the musicals and other choral works by composer Roger Jones. The choir meets in two halves, one in West Birmingham (on Monday evenings) and one in East Birmingham (on Tuesday evenings) and comes together for concerts in and around the West Midlands, conducted by Annie Routley. 

  • Coalville & District Male Voice Choir, Coalville, Leicestershire We are a Male Voice Choir founded 1944 located in North West Leicestershire with around 30 members.  

  • Coastline Harmony Chorus, Portslade, Brighton 4-Part Harmony Ladies Barbershop Chorus. Currently Consisting of 40 Members.

  • Cobbydale Singers, W Yorkshire We are a group of 16 ladies who sing music that people like to hear. Its very light music and includes popular, secular and well known songs. We have been together since 1994. We sing mainly around the West Yorkshire Area, but recently sang in Germany as guests of a mixed choir in Pfortzheim

  • Cockermouth Harmonic Society, Cumbria An SATB choir of approximately 60 voices, dedicated to the furtherance of the choral music tradition within West Cumbria.

  • Cockwood Community Choir (aka The High C's), Devon Cockwood Community Choir (aka The High C's) was actually formed in the back of a car on the way home  from a girls night out at Christmas 2008, when a friend said to me, as you do, “Do you want a Choir Master?”.  After singing “Oh Happy Day” all the way home, I decided to contact her Choir Master, but unfortunately he was not available, only taught his own songs & was faaarrrrr too expensive!!  Not to be deterred, I thought we should get the ball rolling and we finally had our first meeting on Sunday 25th January 2009 at The Anchor Inn, Cockwood.

  • Coda Singers, Croydon, S London We are a well established small choir, rehearsing on Wednesday evenings in South Croydon. We enjoy developing our repertoire and cover a wide variety of songs including; Musical Theatre, Folk, Spirituals, Operetta, Choral Works, and contemporary popular music. All our singers are either good sight readers or prepared to learn the music thoroughly in their own time. Members are used to performing with only a few voices per part.

  • Codsall Singers, Wolverhampton A friendly 3-part ladies' choir with about 17 members, formed in 2005 from an existing choir called 'The New Day Singers' We sing a wide range of music including songs from stage and screen, spirituals, folk and swing.  New members are warmly welcomed. 

  • Cogan Coronation Choir, Penarth, S Wales The Cogan Coronation Choir started as a male voice choir in the Cogan Coronation Club. It turned into a mixed choir when men had to leave for different reasons. The choir is always open for new singers Men and Women.

  • Coggeshall Camerata, Colchester, Essex Aims to meet the musical needs and aspirations of good choral singers in and around the Colchester area by providing a concert season that offers opportunities to sing in a wide variety of choral repertoire to a high standard. Members must be competent sightreaders and able to devote time to individual learning outside rehearsals.

  • Coisir Ghaidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich (Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir), Strathclyde 20-30 members singing mainly unaccompanied gaelic music, with many accomplished soloists, duetists and instrumentalists within its ranks. TV appearances have included singing at the mouth of Fingals Cave, Staffa, on Music Live

  • Coisir Ghaidhlig Obae Dheathain (Aberdeen Gaelic Choir)

  • Coisir Ghaidhlig Thaigh An Uillt (Taynuilt Gaelic Choir), near Oban, Strathclyde We are an enthusiastic Gaelic Choir of around 30 members from the scenic Highland village of Taynuilt in Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, interested in promoting traditional language and culture whilst not forgetting to enjoy ourselves at the same time. Our aim is to establish links with choirs in the UK and other countries, especially Gaelic speaking / learning musical groups. Please visit our site if you are interested in Scottish traditional music and would like to share experiences and culture (and a bit of 'craic')!

  • Colchester Bach Choir, Essex A mixed choral group who perform a staple diet from the Western classical tradition. Unlike normal choirs, the rehearsal periods are short, the singers flexible and experienced, resulting in fresh musical performances.

  • Colchester Chamber Choir, Essex A mixed-voice chamber choir of 24 singers that seeks to promote and perform challenging works suitable for the smaller choir, particularly from the pre-baroque era as well as the 19th and 20th centuries. Lesser known works and works in their original language are given special attention.

  • Colchester Choral Society Large mixed-voice amateur choir and perform 4 concerts per year with professional soloists and orchestras.

  • Collavoce Choir, Vale of York, North Yorkshire  A 30+ SATB choir. Combining a passion for revisiting and revitalising the sacred and the popular with an eclectic folio of musical theatre, jazz and folk. Repertoire embrace Bach to Rutter and Sinatra to Sondheim and much more. and is available for Weddings, Concerts, Receptions, Charity events...... A mixed age of singers ensures freshness and experience: new members with enthusiasm for creating music with the voice are welcomed. 

  • Colla Voce, Worcester, Worcestershire A highly regarded local choir of approximately 21, singing songs from film, theatre, shows and musicals. Many members are working professionals or graduates from a variety of musical theatre and performance backgounds. All singers are encouraged to sing solos, duets trios etc, and a sense of humour is vital especially with the tenors that we have already!We average about 2 gigs per month and rehearse twice a week. Entry is by audition.

  • Colla Voce Singers, London. A chamber choir of young, talented singers, most either university students or recent graduates, majority having been pupils at The London Oratory School.  Directed by Lee Ward.  As well as sacred repertoire, focus on secular choral works, a genre often ignored by many young choirs today.

  • Collegium Laureatum, Cambridge Formed in 1974 by a group of graduates, and now 120-strong and open to all abilities. It performs a wide range of classical choral music, achieving high-quality performances

  • Collegium Musicum of London Founded in 1972 by Laszlo Heltay, this chamber choir with some 30 singers performs in London & the SE, mainly (but not exclusively) a cappella works early and contemporary

  • Collegium Singers, Taunton, Somerset  A 25 voice chamber choir of amateur singers. The choir specialises in the performance of lesser known baroque works with period orchestras, although they also have a wide range from  medieval  to the present day.

  • Collegium Vocale, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset Collegium Vocale is a consort of around sixteen distinguished singers including ex lay clerks and past and present Oxbridge Choral Scholars. The choir sings a broad repertoire ranging from 1500 to the present day serving in a deputising capacity for cathedral choirs, and also performs a number of local concerts. Collegium Vocale regularly sings at Westminster Abbey, Chichester and Portsmouth Cathedrals as well as undertaking an annual residency at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

  • Colliers Wood Chorus, Merton, South London Community choir of all shapes and sizes, with a superb atmosphere and an eclectic repertoire.  We make lovely noises through having fun.

  • Collis Choral Singers, Teddington, Middlesex An unauditioned mixed voice choir based in Teddington.  It was founded in 2010 by conductor Sebastian Valentine as a community choir for the Teddington area. We aim to bring together people of all ages who share a love of singing a varied range of choral music to a high standard. The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings at St Mark's Church, St Mark's Road, Teddington TW11 9DE from 8:15 pm to 10:15 pm.

  • Colmcille Ladies Choir, Londonderry e-mail only: contact annegallagher@live.co.uk 

  • Colmore Consort, London Founded in December 2003 this choir is becoming renowned for its critically acclaimed performances of contemporary English choral music. Recent regional premieres include James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados and David Matthews' The Ship of Death.

  • Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield, W. Yorkshire Choir of 80 voices. First choir to compete in the MV Choir class at the inaugural Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 1947. Since then has achieved six first (consecutively 1960/61/62 and 1998/1999), five second and two third prizes in 22 appearances there (as at 2004). Only choir to hold Male Voice Choir of the World and National Male Voice Championship titles in the same year. Equally at home on concert stage with leading soloists, orchestras, wind and brass bands.

  • Columban Singers Male Voice Choir, Kilsyth, Lanarkshire Founded in the 1950s

  • Colwyn Choral Society (Cymdeithas Gorawl Colwyn),Colwyn Bay, Colwyn. Founded in 1959 is a mixed voice amateur choir rehearsing and performing in the Colwyn Bay area  We have around 70 members.  Our main concerts are  in December and April. We aim to encourage a friendly atmosphere in which everyone enjoys singing.  We always welcome new members so just come along.

  • CoMA Voices, London CoMA Voices is London based and open to all singers and aims to develop the contemporary classical vocal repertoire accessible to amateur singers, working with established composers and music student for performances and workshops.

  • Come and Sing! Brighton Informal, friendly and fun community choir for people affected by cancer, meeting on Tuesday evenings. Everyone is welcome - no auditions and no reading music. We sing songs form a broad selection of musical traditions around the world.

  • Commotio, Oxford  A Chamber Choir (22-29 singers) specialising in 20th and 21st Century choral music. The choir is made up of students and working professionals. Recently gave the 2nd UK performance of Alfred Schnittke's 'Requiem' and the World premiere of Pierre Villette's mammoth 20 part motet, 'Inviolata'.

  • Community Choir at Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland email only: contact Vivienne Tegg. We practice in Fyvie Parish Church every Thursday at 7pm for an hour (followed by tea/coffee and home bakes !) We have 49 members registered, we started towards the end of 2012 and members come from Fyvie and the surrounding towns and villages (e.g. Banff, Methlick, Oldmeldrum, Rothienorman, Inverurie, St Katherines).  We try and have 3 performances a year (so far: Scottish night, Country & Western, Christmas) this year we’ll be doing a Sixties/Seventies night, WWI concert party and a Christmas concert as well as singing at other events.

  • Complaints Choir, Birmingham It all got started during a winter day walk in Helsinki. In the Finnish vocabulary there is an expression "Valituskuoro". It means "Complaints Choir" and it is used to describe situations where a lot of people are complaining simultaneously. The idea evolved to  transforming the huge energy people put into complaining into something else. Perhaps not directly into heat – but into something powerful anyway. The concept of Complaints Choirs grew and it is now an International reality. The Complaints Choir invites people to complain as much as they want and to sing their complaints out loud together with fellow complainers.

  • Compton and Shawford Festival Choir, Hampshire The choir was founded in 1921 for the express purpose of participating in the Winchester & County Music Festival concerts, which can be inspiring occasions. Every year in May we take part in one of them. In addition, we usually hold a concert of our own in December. The atmosphere is cheerful and relaxed. We sing mainly from the classical choral repertoire, and this has recently included works by Charpentier, Faur, Rutter and Bach. New members are always welcome.

  • Con Anima Chamber Choir, Aberdeen, Scotland.

  • Con Brio, Bradford on Avon, Wilts a mixed voice choir of 35 voices They are based in the Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon and were established in October 2002.Since then they have performed in a variety of venues around the area including the Guildhall, Bath and the Civic Hall in Trowbridge as well as further a field at Yeovil, Exeter and Witheridge in Devon. Charities benefiting from their events include Cruse, Childline, & Romanian Orphans as well as local churches & organisations.

  • Con Brio, London: e-mail only: contact Julian Collings. A flexible ensemble of between 8 and 12 voices which performs sacred and secular vocal harmony one-to-a-part. Based in London, Con Brio also performs throughout the UK and abroad.

  • Con Voce, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, South Wales. Con Voce was formed in the autumn of 2007, has some 20 members, Soprano, Contralto, Tenor and Bass and meets weekly in High Street Baptist Church in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday evenings. The Choir provides its members with the opportunity to continue to develop and share their musical talents through participation in a small SATB group. The Choir’s prime objective is to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in appreciation of the art of music by the presentation of public concerts of great choral music.

  • Conchord Singers, Southampton, Hampshire We are a small choir (about 45 voices) open to anyone, and we have been going since 1986.

  • Concordia, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Leicestershire Concordia is a relatively new choir in Ashby de la Zouch, formed in September 2007 by a group of friends and interested singers. We are now established with a core of twenty members, and enjoy singing a variety of four part pieces for mixed voices. We are building up our repertoire of  songs for public performances which can range from madrigals to calypsos, from traditional Maori to Lennon and McCartney

  • Concordia, Hampton Hill, Middlesex  A professionally directed, amateur chamber choir of approximately 40 voices, which started life as The Apocalypse Singers, having been founded in 2000 by Christopher Hodges. Their repertoire spans over four centuries, from the Renaissance to the present day, and includes a wide range of sacred and secular music. The choir is based in Hampton Hill, Middlesex, on the outskirts of London, and rehearses in St. James's Parish Church, an elegant Victorian church with a fine acoustic. We perform in this church and also elsewhere, both in the UK and abroad. Performances include both concerts and church services and we are always interested in finding new venues

  • Concordia Chamber Choir, Dulwich This choir performs three public charity concerts each season with a repertory ranging from Bach and Palestrina to Brahms and Fats Waller.

  • Concordia Singers, Crawley, W. Sussex  A professionally directed amateur choir of around 40 sopranos, altos, tenors and basses performing in three major concerts a year. Wide ranging repertoire of mainly sacred choral pieces but also expanding into other areas. No audition required and everyone welcome

  • Congleton Choral Society, Cheshire 60-strong, singing in 3 major concerts a year with repertoire covering early to 20C music, with professional players and soloists. Members also sing weekend services at cathedrals such as Wells, Durham, Worcester, York and Gloucester.

  • Connect Community Choir, Scotland A brand new type of Community Choir. The aim is to benefit the community by providing entertainment and fundraising opportunities for Paisley & Renfrewshire. However what makes Connect different from normal Community Choirs is that each of its members has been hand picked for their vocal ability.

  • Cononley Singers, Yorkshire e-mail only: contact cononleysingers@gmail.com

  • Consort of Voices, Edinburgh An ensemble of 10 voices, specialising in a cappella music & small-scale choral repertoire from 16-20C

  • Consortium, London Consortium is recently formed British choral ensemble based in London, UK. It is recognised for its historically-accurate performances of music from the 16th to 20th centuries. Its singers, which vary in number according to repertoire, are widely experienced as both consort and solo performers, between them working with all of Britain's top early music ensembles.

  • Constanza Chorus, London We are an exciting new choir in the City of London, based at St Mary's Aldermary, Watling Street, EC4, opposite the Mansion House tube station. The choir is open to everyone and will focus on the greats of the choral repertoire and will be led by the dynamic conductor and singer Joanne Tomlinson. We are currently looking for singers and there will be no audition, however we will be looking to attain a high level of performance. We meet on Monday evenings, 6.30 - 8.30 pm, starting January 2010. Our first concert in May 2010, will be an all Mozart programme featuring the Requiem.

  • Contempo Community Choir, Aldershot, Hampshire  Contempo is a modern choir who perform contemporary songs. The choir is run and vocal coached by Gemma Denman, a professional singer and coach. All skill levels welcome! Members must be 18+. You don't have to be able to read music and NO audition is required to join! Vocal training, warm ups, range building and vocal techniques are included in the sessions to develop members voices on an individual basis. There will also be performance opportunities.

  • Co-op Concentio Youth Choir, Ipswich, Suffolk (Formerly Young Harmony) A high-quality upper-voice youth choir meeting weekly in Ipswich, Suffolk. In addition to our regular rehearsals we also hold occasional two- or three-day rehearsal courses, workshops, and of course, concerts. We welcome new members who should be at least 11 years old and have some familiarity with written music, although perfect sight-reading is not a requirement. There is no audition - you are welcome to attend for a few rehearsals and see how you get on.

  • Cool and the Cucumbers, Bracknell, Berkshire e-mail only: contact: CoolAndTheCucumbersChoir@gmail.com Monday afternoon regional choir for John Lewis Partnership Bracknell Head Office.

  • Cr Aberteifi, the Cardigan Choir Formed early in 2016 with the aim of promoting choral music in the Teifi area. We meet every Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm (with a break for tea/coffee and chat!) in Capel Mair in Cardigan. If you would like to sing with Cr Aberteifi, you would be most welcome. We don't do auditions! Please speak to any member of the choir, or email info@cor-aberteifi.org, or just come along on a Monday evening.

  • Cr Alaw'r y Fennai, Menai Bridge, Wales e-mail only: contact: cor.alawr.fenai@gmail.com Regional choir at Waitrose Menai Bridge. It's name means "melody of Menai"

  • Cr Bro Ogwr ,Bridgend With 85 singing members this choir is in its 15th year and is on eof the most successful choirs in Wales. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and performs three concerts a year as well as touring every two to three years. Recent tours have included Russia and America.

  • Cr Caerdydd A mixed choir of about 65 members based in Cardiff.  Formed in 1992, it has won at the National Eisteddfod ten times, has performed at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and given concerts in Paris, Italy and northern Spain.  Rehearses every Wednesday evening.

  • Cr Cardi-Gan, Ceredigion, Wales The Choir came into existence when a group of 40 young ( ish!) adults from all over Ceredigion, met for the first time at Theatr Felinfach, Ceredigion on the 29th September 1999 The choir is a non competitive choir which has  developed a very active social life! With fifty members it continues to go from strength to strength and who knows what the future might hold!

  • Cr Cei,New Quay, Wales Cor Cei, New Quay Community Choir, is open to all, without audition, and welcomes members aged 14 years and upwards. The choir, which started in 2012, sings in English and Welsh, with a broad repertoire which, so far, has included English and Welsh folk music, Music Hall, popular song and spirituals. The choir meets on Monday nights at 7.30pm in New Quay Church Hall, Rectory Square, New Quay

  • Cr Cilcain, Cilcain, Flintshire, North Wales Formed in 1998, the choir is a mixed voice social group of some 20 singers. We support the local community by singing at the Cilcain Community Cafe, at Church and Chapel services and by leading Christmas Carols in the pub! We also take part in more formal concerts and musical events throughout the year, such as the famous Cilcain Music Festival (Gwyl Cilcain). We sing at weddings, christenings, fetes and other events by invitation. This is basically an amateur group, singing SATB, for enjoyment and entertainment - but above all it is fun.

  • Cr Cofnod, Wales: e-mail only: contact  Owain Gethin Davies A 65 voice  female choir

  • Cr Curiad Choir, Wales founded in 1995 by it's current Director Andrew Tamplin. From an original membership of the 12 the choir has grown not only in numbers but in stature to become one of the leading female choirs in Wales today.

  • Cr Cymraeg Coventry: email only: contact andrewjones400@btinternet.com  A new welsh language choir based in Coventry. We would be singing Welsh songs in Welsh, either in SATB or TTBB depending on the response

  • Cr Cymysg Dyffryn Conwy, North Wales (Conwy Valley Mixed Choir) Established in  October 2004 with the intention of singing oratorio for Christmas and Easter 2004 Conducted by Trystan Lewis (who is also MD of Maelgwn Male Voice Choir)

  • Cr Eifionydd, Wales. Formed in January 1986 to compete in the 1987 National Eisteddfod at Porthmadog. Since then many first prizes have been awarded to the choir in the National Eisteddfod, the most recent of which was in 1999 in Anglesey.  Over the years the choir has been very supportive of the smaller local eisteddfodau, and have held concerts towards local charities.

  • Cr Glanaethwy, Bangor, Wales the 162 member choir in the @BGT 2015 competition

  • Cr Godre’r Garth,  Pontypridd, Wales Cr Godre'r Garth is a mixed choir of 60 members based in Efail Isaf, Pontypridd. Our name means "The choir from the foothills of the Garth Mountain”. The choir was formed in 1974 with its main priority being to re-establish the Welsh language in the Pontypridd area.It successfully competes in the National Eisteddfod choral competitions.

  • Cr Llanfabon, Nelson, South Wales e-mail only: contact: corllanfabon@hotmail.co.uk We are a choir of ladies between the age of 16 and 75 and welcome new members particularly ladies with enthusiasm.

  • Cr Llanpumsaint a'r Cylch (Llanpumsaint and District Choir), Carmarthenshire, Wales Cr Llanpumsaint a’r Cylch is a mixed voice choir. The Choir was officially formed in October 1979 with around 25 members from the Llanpumsaint area. Since then the Choir has grown and now has around 60 members who come from a wide area. For some years we have been rehearsing every Thursday evening in Cynnwyl Elfed Community Hall.

  • Cr Llunsain, London A young, sociable female choir with Welsh connections, based in London. We have performed at the Houses of Parliament and on live television. No auditions necessary, rehearsals Monday nights in Borough.

  • Cr  Meibion Aberhonddu a'r Cylch The Choir practises every Friday evening in Llanfaes School Hall commencing at 7.00 p.m. You are most welcome to come along and listen to the Choir rehearsing.

  • Cr Meibion Aberystwyth Male Voice Choir The Choir was first formed in 1962 as Aberystwyth Post Office Gleemen under the direction of James Morse. The choir has travelled widely over the years with tours in Europe, United States and Canada besides engagements throughout Wales and England. Our concert venues have varied from village halls to national auditoria and great cathedrals. In the Eisteddfod field we have won two National first prizes plus several seconds and others.

  • Cr Meibion Cadicot , South Wales A well travelled choir, formed in 1963, having toured the US, Holland, Germany and Canada

  • Cr Meibion Caerfyrddin /Carmarthen Male Voice Choir The Carmarthen Male Voice Choir has been an integral part of the music scene in Carmarthen and its neighbouring villages for over half a century and, during that time, has travelled widely to such countries as Brittany, Germany, Holland and Canada. Although the choir plays an important role in supporting charitable causes, it has also found time to compete in Eisteddfodau and was successful in winning the primary award in its class at the Swansea National Eisteddfod. The choristers, the majority of whom have Welsh as their first language, are amateurs and represent a good cross section of occupations and professions. Their unifying factor is their love of singing.

  • Cr Meibion Caerwys, Fllintshire, North Wales The Choir is one of the newest and possibly youngest in Wales, having been formed in 2000. We specialise in Welsh choral music but do have a widening repertoire with many traditional songs included. The Choir consists of some 34 members and we do see ourselves as being in our ascendancy with a regular list of engagements.

  • Cr Meibion Colwyn, North Wales Cr Meibion Colwyn is proud of its long history recognising that there has been a choir in its home village of Colwyn since the 1890′s. Welsh is its first language however its rehearsals are held in both the medium of English with a good content of Welsh conversation. This is so as not to exclude our non Welsh speaking members but to also give them the ‘Welshness’ of the choir and opportunity to get to learn the language at the same time.

  • Cr Meibion Cwn Garw, South Wales We are a Welsh Male Voice Choir situated in The Garw Valley in South Wales. We currently have about 30 voices, down from a peak of about 45.  Last year, a typical year, we sang at 4 weddings, and 17 various charity, local community and church events. We hold a concert in aid of the British Legion Poppy Appeal each year, this year with the band of The Royal Corps of Signals, attended by the local M.P. and the Mayor of the County Borough of Bridgend.

  • Cr Meibion Cwm

  • Cr Mebion Cwm Rhondda A Welsh MVC of 26 experienced singers, with repertoire from Welsh Male Choir standards to arrangements of modern musicals and ballads

  • Côr Meíbion De Cymru (The South Wales Male Choir) Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales. It's the largest Welsh choir, formed in 1982 to bring together male singers from every valley & coastal plain in S, SE & SW Wales, plus exiles

  • Côr Meíbion Dolgellau a'r Cylch (Dolgellau and District Male Voice Choir) There was a very successful male voice choir in Dolgellau in the middle of the twentieth century, but sadly that came to an end in the early 1970s. The present choir was formed at the beginning of 1986. The original intention was to form a small singing party which would entertain at social functions, old people's homes etc. but there was so much interest that a choir had to be formed. Good-natured fun and community spirit are hallmarks of the choir.

  • Côr Meíbion Dowlais, Mid-Glamorgan 80+ voice the present choir was formed in 1965. It was a rebirth as the original Male Choir disbanded in 1927 at the height of the depression when so many men were forced to leave the area to find work. 

  • Cr Meibion Dyffryn Aman see Amman Valley Male Voice Choir

  • Cr Meibion Dyffryn Peris, Llanberis, Gwynedd:  email only contact emerson@llanber.force9.co.uk

  • Côr Meíbion Froncysylte, Clwyd They claim to be the most sucessful of all Welsh choirs, having won all the major competitions including 3 Firsts at Llangollen, and the Gold Award at the Malta International Choir Festival in 1995

  • Côr Meibion Gwent, SE Wales  A non competitive choir consisting of members of existing MV Choirs in Gwent, South East Wales, formed to tour Australia in 2003. It is and now going from strength to strength and enjoys singing at all types of functions, and will be undertaking further tours in the future. Rehearsals tale place on the first and third Sundays of each month in Pontypool, and any male Gwent chorister is welcome to join (especially bottom basses)

  • Côr Meíbion Llandybie: e-mail only: contact Keith Jones for anything to do with concerts, or Joe Grace for other matters. 45-strong: several successful performances at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and has sung in many charity concerts throughout UK, Europe & Canada

  • Côr Meíbion Llanelli Male Voice Choir They've sung in Germany, Canada, USA, France, Australia & New Zealand

  • Côr Meíbion Llanrwst a'r Cylch (Llanrwst & District Male Voice Choir) 25-strong, with about a 50/50 Welsh/English repertoire, with venues including churches and old people's homes. Took part in the 1,000 Welsh Voice Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1997

  • Cor Meibion Maelgwn, Llandudno, N Wales

  • Côr Meibion Morlais, Ferndale, Mid-Glamorgan an experienced 35-strong choir who have toured extensively in Europe and the US

  • Cr Meibion Mynydd Mawr Choir practices are held from 7pm to 9pm on Monday nights in Bethesda Chapel Vestry, Bethesda Road, Tumble with additional practices on Thursday nights as and when necessary. If you are interested in joining the choir please come along to a practice. You will have a very warm welcome from us all.

  • Côr Meíbion Porthcawl Male Choir The choir was formed in 1980 and now consists of some 45 members. Our aims include entertaining audiences through our concerts, supporting charities, promoting Porthcawl and the country of Wales and bringing fraternity and enjoyment to our members.

  • Côr Meíbion Pontypridd Male Choir It all started in the Pontypridd educational settlement on the 29th November 1949, when a small gathering of 19 men met with a view of forming a choir. The decision was taken and the choir formed with the title of "The Pontypridd Educational Settlement Male Choir". Mr. Gwilym T Jones was appointed conductor and miss Agnes Wilson accompanist.

  • Cr Meibion Trelawnyd, Rhyl, Denbighshire The largest N. Wales choir, with 103 singers who are highly successful in both competitive and charity concerts.

  • Cr merched Cana-mi-gei A Welsh ladies choir formed in early summer 2010; singing a mixture of traditional and contemporary pieces. Ffurfiwyd y cr ddechrau haf 2010, ac mae’r merched yn canu cymysgedd o ddarnau traddodiadol a chyfoes.

  • Cr Meibion Y Foel, North Wales e-mail only: contact emlyun@emlyn5.orangehome.co.uk

  • Cr Meibion Y Traeth Male Voice Choir, North Wales e-mail only: contact Derek Williams

  • Cr Merched Crisma, Cwmann, Lampeter West Wales An SSAA Girls Choir singing in Welsh, located in Cwmann village near Lampeter, West Wales, conducted by Carys Lewis and consists of over 40 members past the age of YFC and Urdd competitions but very young in mind.  As well as holding fund raising concerts locally, the main aim is getting together to have fun and entertain.

  • Cr Merched Maldwyn (Montgomeryshire Ladies Choir) Wales was formed by Chairman Mair O`Gorman and Secretary Gay Roberts in the latter part of 2001, primarily to represent the County by competing in the prestigious 2003 National Eisteddfod when the choir was awarded third place in the Ladies Choral Competition. The choir draws its members from a wide area of Montgomeryshire from Abermule to Llanidloes and Llangurig, from Beguildy and Llanbadarn Fynydd in Radnorshire and even from across the Shropshire border. Concerts are given within these Counties in venues such as Churches, Chapels, Community/Leisure Centres and Village Halls.

  • Cr Merched Rhos,(Rhos Ladies Choir)Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham. e-mail only entry, contact Anne Jones. cor.merched@rhos.co.uk 4 part Ladies choir of 35 voices. Formed in Jan 1998 this choir has been prize winners in both The National Eisteddfod of Wales and the Royal Llangollen International Eisteddfod

  • Cr Persain, Llandybie, Dyfed,West Wales We are a ladies choir, established in 2000, with 25 members providing a variety of English and Welsh songs and would like to have a link on your web site. 

  • Cr Rhosyn, Neslon, Mid Glamorgan Formed in June 2011 by a few like minded ladies who enjoy singing. We consider ourselves to be a Community choir and as Nelson is a friendly, close knit community, we believed it to be the ideal place to form a choir. We have members from 3 County Boroughs that joins with Caerphilly County Borough. Our main aim is to help raise funds for any charity or worthy cause, whilst at the same time enjoying the camaraderie that goes with choral singing. We think of our choir as “a family” and strong bonds have been formed throughout the choir .

  • Cr Rhuthun, North Wales A Welsh mixed choir with over 50 members led by composer Robat Arwyn. Established in 1981, the choir are prizewinners at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Sligo Choral Festival, and perform a varied programme of classical and contemporary work. CDs include Atgof o'r Ser with Bryn Terfel and Fflur Wyn.

  • Cr Ser Caerdydd, Cardiff, Wales: e-mail only: contact CorSerCaerdydd@gmail.com Regional Choir of the John Lewis Partnership

  • Cr Serenata, Port Talbot, Wales: e-mail only: contact Kerry Joshua A new and exciting group of 40 ladies. aged between 16 and 65, new member always welcome

  • Cr y Dreigiay, Pontypool, South Wales

  • Cr y Gyrlais, Cwmtwrch, South Wales The choir's name is derived from a small tributary known as the "Gyrlais". This feeds into the river Tawe near the small town of Ystradgynlais, nestling in the upper reaches of the Swansea Valley, and it was here that the choir was originally formed in 1963. The river finally reaches the sea at Swansea, commonly known by its Welsh name of "Abertawe", meaning the "mouth of the Tawe." The fact that there is no specific place called "Gyrlais" is epitomised by the choir having a catchment area for membership of some twenty miles or so from the practice hall. The venue for rehearsals has been deliberately moved many times to promote the choir's cosmopolitan identity within the Swansea Valley. The current headquarters are situated in the village of Cwmtwrch, which sits alongside the River Twrch - itself a tributary feeding the Tawe

  • Cr y Penrhyn, North Wales The Penrhyn Male Voice Choir is based in the old quarrying village of Bethesda in North West Wales. The village is situated in the Ogwen Valley in the Snowdonia National Park, some ten miles from the sea and the university city of Bangor. The Penrhyn slate quarry used to employ 3000 men providing roofing slate which was exported to most countries in the world. Automation has brought that number down to 300. The area is one of the strongholds of the Welsh language, the most widely spoken of the Celtic languages and one of the oldest European languages.

  • Cor yr Hen Blwyf, Maesteg, Wales: e-mail only: contact Wendy Murphy  A Male Voice choir in the South Wales Valleys who have competed in many eisteddfods over the years, travelled to many places abroad and regularly sing for the ever famous Paul Child's Shows throughout Wales.

  • Corby Male Voice Choir, Corby, Northamptonshire The Choir have a regular membership in excess of 50 and are always happy to welcome new members and we guarantee a warm and friendly welcome. Previous choral experience or the ability to read music is not necessary. We practice hard and the sense of achievement more than justifies the effort. We are a member of the National Association of Choirs. We promote the name of our town of Corby, Northamptonshire as we travel nationally and internationally to perform.

  • Corby Singers, Corby, Northamptonshire This group of singers, a subset of the Corby MVC (above) have a current membership of around 24. They perform daytime and evening concerts and bring live music to people who cannot travel, and to venues too small to accommodate the full choir  

  • Cordydd Choir, Cardiff An 80-strong choir formed to encourage young people in the Cardiff area, and singing to audiences of around 500

  • Cornwall Community Choir

  • Cornwall Symphony Chorus One of the largest mixed voice choirs in the West Country, is  based in mid-Cornwall , and draws over 150 members from Penzance to Liskeard. The repertoire spreads across all aspects of music and includes classical, oratorio, showstoppers, opera, blues, folk music and jazz. Most remarkable is the fact that so many people can join together to make superb music that makes any audience sit up and take notice, yet still manage to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with members leaving rehearsals and concerts alike with a buzz of excitement.

  • Coro, London Multi-award winning London-based chamber choir for experienced singers, formed in September 2000 and dedicated to performing a broad range of choral music to the highest standard. Since its inception Coro has undertaken a number of UK and international tours and has successfully participated in many European choral competitions. In 2003 the choir became the first Western European group to win the Grand Prix at the Tallinn International Choral Competition and, in 2007, were double category winners at the International Polyphonic Competition "Guido d'Arezzo" in Italy. Coro’s Musical Director is Mark Griffiths. Alongside these successes we maintain a vibrant social element!

  • Coro Cantabile, Torfaen, South Wales

  • Coro Cervantes, London a professional chamber choir dedicated to the music of Iberian and Latin American Countries.

  • Coro Nostro Chamber Choir, Leicester Mixed (mostly young!) choir of around 30 singers. Sacred and profane pert-songs and polyphony from middle ages to present; 3 motets commissioned in the last few years; European premire in Dec. 2006 of American Prof. Frank La Rocca's 'O Magnum Mysterium' with the composer present from California. Organ anthems from the Anglican and Catholic traditions. Visit our website for future concerts, to read what the public say about us, hear our live recordings, and to contact us.

  • Coro Stellante, Norfolk Coro Stellante is a choir of 30 female voices formed in 2010 by Michael Kibblewhite to explore the wealth of world music arranged for the female voice from the Renaissance to the present day. Based in Norfolk they perform 3 or 4 times a year to a growing appreciative audience and increasingly enthusiastic reviews.

  • Coro Val Ceno The Choir of the Valley (Coro Val Ceno) came into being nearly ten years ago when several Italian friends from the South Wales Valleys decided they wished to keep alive their Italian songs learnt in the district of Bardi, Northern Italy.

  • Corsham Choral Society, Wilts. We meet at Corsham Town Hall on Wednesdays form 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. term time. The choir is non audition, friendly and encouraging with a wide repertoire. We have three concerts a year. At present we have 56 members. New members are always welcome.

  • Corvedale Choir, South Shropshire The choir was founded by our Musical Director in February 2010. It consists of singers both experienced and inexperienced from in, and around, the Corvedale villages within South Shropshire. We are about thirty five members strong and give our own concerts, or as an invited choir supporting other functions and events. We sing a wide variety of music some of which is listed on our web site. The choir is more than happy to come and sing for you free of charge if all your proceeds are donated to a charity.

  • Coton Harmonia Singers, Cambridgeshire Fun unauditioned women's choir singing pop, musicals, folk, world and light classics. Tuesdays 7.45-9.15pm Coton Primary School.   

  • Cotswold Chorus, Dursley, Gloucestershire A mixed voice choir, one major concert a year with full orchestra and soloists. Christmas concert, smaller work, in lighter vein with organ and piano. The choir is a registered charity

  • Cotswold Male Voice Choir, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire The origins of The Cotswold Male Voice Choir, from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, date back to May 1949 when a group of employees from Smiths Industries in Bishops Cleeve, near Cheltenham, met one lunchtime and decided to form a male voice choir.  So was born Smiths Industries (Aviation Division) Male Voice Choir, part of Smiths Industries Sports and Social Club. Choristers are drawn from a radius of some 25 miles of Cheltenham. In addition to weddings, charity and corporate events, The Cotswold Male Voice Choir has enjoyed performing extensively throughout Gloucestershire and many other towns and villages in the U.K, as well as tours to France, Germany, Holland and Ireland. They have sung at numerous concerts, and in a variety of venues, from Village and Church Halls, to the Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, to Gloucester and Wells Cathedrals. Having toured to Annecy in the French Alps in 2006, this year the Choir will be singing in Cornwall, South Wales and York.  At the invitation of the Mayor of York, in April they will hold a charity concert in York's Guildhall and will also sing during the Sunday Service in York Cathedral.  In August, the Choir will be singing with the English Symphony Orchestra at the Three Counties Festival in Malvern. For further information view the Choir website at www.cotswoldmvc.org

  • Cottingham Singers, East Yorkshire The Cottingham Singers is a mixed, four part choir which sings a variety of choral pieces. These range from Operatic and Classical pieces to Folk songs from around the world, songs from Musical Theatre, Spirituals, Popular music favourites and of course, Carols at Christmas. The Choir performs at venues around East Yorkshire throughout the year, and holds two concerts at Bricknell Avenue Methodist Church every year. The Summer Concert and the Christmas Carol Concert are always enjoyable and well attended.

  • Cottontown Chorus, Bolton, Lancashire Barbershop in Bolton began in 1975, when four men from the local church choir decided to 'give it a go!' Together, they were known as The Four Strops. The quartet sang mainly for their own amusement and entertainment, occasionally getting invitations to sing-outs. Soon after their formation, other church members became interested. Soon, from the quartet, came the foundations of a chorus.

  • Counterpoint, Exeter, Devon A 30 strong mixed voice choir (including 7 countertenors) based around Exeter Cathedral Choir and Exeter University's Music Department. Singing 5/6 concerts a year including biannual visits to France to give concerts in Brittany.

  • CounterPoynt Ladies Choir, Poynton, Cheshire A ladies choir of 50 that meets Monday evenings, 7.30 - 9.00pm at St Martin's Church, Shrigley Road North, Higher Poynton

  • Courage Choir, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire A non- auditioning ladies choir for funky women who love singing, having a laugh and working towards a goal. We welcome singers of any age and standard to perform contemporary music, jazz, soul, musicals, gospel, classical and everything else that sounds beautiful and is inspiring. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Wednesdays 7.45pm-8.45pm at Christ Church School, Bradford on Avon. 5 a week or 50 for twelve sessions - First trial session is free! 

  • Courage to Sing Choir, Stockport, Lancashire We are a friendly, no-audition mixed choir based in Stockport, who welcomes new members. We sing together for pleasure and work towards performances for charity and events - please get in touch if you would like us to perform for you. Our repertoire is really varied but generally uplifting as we sing pop, musical theatre, gospel and some choral pieces. 

  • Courthouse Singers, East Grinstead, West Sussex Formed in 2007 we are a mixed choir and currently number around 20 voices. Our
    repertoire of music is ever expanding and includes jazz and swing, gospel, show songs as well as the more tradition music you
    would expect from a choir

  • Coventry Barbershop Harmony Club (aka Three Spires Harmony) Established in the early 1980's 'The Sound of Three Spires' are one of the fastest growing barbershop choruses in the UK, a growing, thriving group of men who like singing in tune; in shows; in competitions, and just for fun! Although barbershop singing is very much a minority activity in Britain, with BABS and LABBS (Ladies) combined national membership at only around 4000, our hobby is making a large impact on the choral scene.

  • Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Warwickshire A choir with a proud record: it gave the first British performance of Carmina Burana and the first performance outside London of A Child of our Time

  • Cowbridge Choral Society, Vale of Glamorgan A 60-strong choir from the Vale of Glamorgan; would like to join forces with other choirs

  • Cowbridge Male Voice Choir, Vale of Glamorgan About 80-strong, singing a mixture of Welsh/English, shows, religous, spiritual etc. Recently visited Ontario, Ireland & the Czech Republic

  • Cradley Singers,  Malvern, Hereford. We are a chamber choir directed by Kate Cheetham and erform in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire area (Malvern, Bosbury, Ledbury, Leigh). We rehearse on Wednesdays (term time) at Storridge Village Hall WR13 5 HF at 7.30.

  • Cramlington Community Choir, Northumberland Led by Jane Harland, we are a friendly, informal, mixed choir (about 40 singers) singing together for fun.  We sing a wide range of songs old and new from around the world.  All songs are taught by ear (no need to read music, though notation is provided).  We have singers with a range of experience from beginners to old hands.  We meet Wednesdays 7-9pm in term time. Doxford Methodist Church Hall, Doxford Place, Cramlington NE 23 6DY (7pm for a coffee and a chat and sing from 7.30pm). New members welcome (4 per session).

  • Cranbrook & District Choral Society, Kent 120-strong, with its own professional orchestra, the Cranbrook Sinfonia

  • Cranford Choral Society, Oxfordshire.  We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir based in South Oxfordshire. We perform two or three times a year in churches and other venues in and around Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

  • Cranleigh Choral Society, Cranleigh, Surrey Cranleigh Choral Society produces three concerts (mostly with orchestra) per year, including an annual concert in conjunction with Cranleigh School, a tradition that dates from the 1930s. Director of Music: Marcus Pashley Assistant Director of Music: Toby Moschard. Membership of the society is drawn from Cranleigh and surrounding villages, and as far away as Guildford. We currently have about 75 members and we welcome new members no matter what voice or degree of experience. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings between 7.45 and 9.45 in the Merriman Music School of Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh.

  • Cranleigh Community Choir, Cranleigh, Surrey Well established and popular community choir running out of Cranleigh Arts Centre on Thursdays, during term times.  The choir does two main concerts per year, plus additional performances in the community.  Choristers don't need to be able to read music and don't have to audition, but they do need to be able to sing in tune and in harmony.  It's great fun and the choir really love the repertoire, which covers folk, pop, soul, r'n'b, soft rock to classical.  Very friendly and lively atmosphere.

  • Cranmer Company of Singers: e-mail only: contact Cranmer Company

  • Craven Arms Men's Chorus, Shropshire Although the choir aims to achieve musical excellence it doesn't aim to enter competitions, but rather enjoy itself (and hope to entertain it's audiences).  It has a number of achievements to it's credit - including winning a cup, singing on radio and television, performing with famous artists like Owen Brannigan and, most importantly raising many thousands of pounds for charitable causes.

  • CREATE (Camden Road Education Arts and Theatre Enterprises) Community Choir, Tunbridge Wells Born out of a community play that happened in Camden road area two and a half years ago. As with the play there are no auditions for the choir, everyone who enjoys singing is welcome. We sing a wide range of music and perform at least 4 times a year.

  • Crescendo Lincolnshire: e-mail only: contact mauracook@fsmail.net Meets on a Thursday every week.

  • Crescendo (Derby Community Choir) Derbyshire. Crescendo is all about having some fun, and singing some great music - music that is more current, and up to date, as well as some musicals, and some great hits from the 70's & 80's! We don't care if you don't think you can sing, read music - this is all about having a good time, with no auditions, no dancing, and no need to be able to read music Crescendo is for anyone aged 16+.

  • Crewe Male Voice Choir, Cheshire Founded in 1957. The Crewe Male Voice Choir  began with 18 members, many from the former Rolls Royce Merlin Singers. The autumn of that year saw their first concert. Now the choir regularly gives 10 - 12 concerts a year. Over the years the choir earned a  reputation for polished performances in a wide range of musical styles. In past years it had considerable success in a number of competitions held at Blackpool, Morecombe, Llandudno, Chester the Wrekin and others. In the U.K. Crewe Male Voice Choir has performed at many venues throughout our home county of Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Wales and on the Isle of Wight. Further away the choir has undertaken overseas tours to France, Holland, Belgium and Germany.

  • Crickhowell Choral Society, Powys, South Wales Crickhowell Choral Society was founded in 1981 by a local GP David Hiley who persuaded any of his patients who said they could sing to join him in creating a choir. From this small group, many of whom are still members, a strong society of some 50 to 60 singers has evolved.

  • Crofton Singers, Woodford Green, Essex An amateur chamber choir of about 25 members but we are looking for new voices in all parts. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, both secular and sacred, from the 16th to the 20th century. We do three major concerts each year, each one raising money for a charity, and in the last three years we have raised about 6,000. But we also enjoy many social events too. Rehearsals are held at Bancroft's School, Woodford Green on Thursday evenings from 8.00 to 10.00 p.m., and are largely held in school term time.

  • Cromwell Singers, Newbury, Berkshire 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 URC Hall in Cromwell Place. When the choir was looking for a name "The Cromwell Singers" seemed very appropriate. The Cromwells decided to continue after their inception and grew to their present size of approximately 50 voices, musical direction given firstly by Stan, followed by  Steven Bowey, Nic Cope, David Wilcox, and presently Rosemary Evans, organist and  musical directory St Mary's Church, Kintbury

  • Crook and Weardale Choral Singers, County Durham Set up in 1 995, sings largely sacred music but has a policy of performing and visiting the churches and chapels in the Weardale area of County Durham

  • Cropwell Bishop Singers, Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire. A non-auditioning village choir since 2008.

  • Crosby Capriol Singers, Crosby, Merseyside The choir has about 35 members, and is based in Crosby, just north of Liverpool. Our repertory ranges from music of the 16th century to works of living composers, from major works to more popular programmes. We often invite local young soloists and also professionals to perform with us. We perform about 5 seasonal concerts with a varied programme throughout the year.  We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2010, and are always happy to welcome prospective new members. Rehearsals are held at Christ Church, Waterloo, on Tuesdays from 7.45 p.m.

  • Crouch End Festival Chorus, North London One of the leading symphony choruses in the country and has gained both national and international recognition. Now in its 24th year, the choir is known for its versatility and eclectic repertoire, promoting its own concerts with music ranging from the traditional classical works to modern and specially commissioned pieces. Recent performances have ranged from Beethoven and Britten to Bernstein and The Beach Boys

  • Crowborough Choral Society, East Sussex The Society was founded in 1967 by the present Musical Director Colin Moore and rehearses on Wednesday evenings during term times at The Herne School, Crowborough. Every year the society promotes two main concerts and a lighter style programme or concert performance of a show in the summer. The Society continues to actively promote a varied range of concerts of music from Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods as well as from the twentieth century, and to work with professional soloists of the highest calibre.

  • Crowborough Singing for or Fun, East Sussex A 45 member ladies choir who enjoy singing a wide range of music, performing concerts to raise money for charity. Emphasis is put on enjoyment and we work in a relaxed but productive manner.

  • Crown Singers, Wantage, Oxfordshire Founded in 2007 by a small group of singers based around Wantage we enjoy exploring an extensive repertoire written for a few voices per part ranging from Madrigals and Partsongs from the 15th century to newly composed pieces. 

  • Crowthorne Choral Society, Berkshire The Society brings together amateur singers of all four voices to prepare and perform choral concerts with professional orchestras and soloists. Concerts are normally held three times a year. December and March concerts are of the Oratorio type. The June concert is much lighter and includes a buffet supper.

  • Croydon Bach Choir, Surrey One of the leading amateur choirs in South London, around 80 strong. Repertoire includes sacred and secular music from 16C to 20C, and the choir has commissioned several new pieces

  • Croydon Community Choir, London Fun, friendly singing with Catherine Pestano and Katie Rose. Songs from around the world to raise your voice and lift your spirits. Enjoy the peace of easy, enjoyable singing without any pressure to perform: no auditions – no solos – no previous musical experience necessary.
  • Croydon Counterpoint, South London e-mail only: contact: CroydonCounterpointChoir@gmail.com John Lewis Partnership regional choir.
  • Croydon Gospel Choir The Croydon Gospel Choir is unique; it possesses the heart and soul with the vivacity and energy of a gospel choir, but with a diversity which is hard to find elsewhere. After all, where else will you find a choir which will take you on a musical journey beginning at Jazz, dropping in on Classical & Salsa, and concluding at Worship, all in one performance?

  • Croydon Male Voice Choir, Surrey 50-strong, venues all over southern England, including a past tour of Cornwall. Always interested in promoting joint concerts with others

  • Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Surrey One of the finest choirs in the South of England, performing regularly at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon

  • Crystal Chords, Manchester Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus . We are a growing and established a cappella 4-part harmony group with a unique blend and singing style. We entertain at celebrations and support the Manchester community at a variety of functions and events.

  • Crystal Palace Community Choir, London Crystal Palace Community Choir is an open to all choir that sings everything from Beatles to Bach.  No auditions or experience needed, just enthusiasm and a love of singing. We meet every Tuesday in Goodliffe Hall, Highland Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 1DP - 5 minutes from Gipsy Hill Train Station.

  • Cumbernauld Gaelic Choir, Lanarkshire, Scotland Cumbernauld Gaelic Choir was formed in 1969. In the early days many of the original members were Gaelic speaking Highlanders who had moved to Partick and from there to Cumbernauld. These days the choir members are made up of a mixture of Gaelic speakers, Gaelic learners and those who enjoy the music

  • Cumbria Rural Choirs, Cumbria comprises Keswick Choral Society, Wigton Choral Society, Meadow Singers, Gosforth, Solway Singers, Longtown, Ullswater Choir, Penrith and singers from Cockermouth, Kirkby Stephen and St, Bees. Today the choir is one of the largest amateur choirs in the country, with approx 180 voices (SATB) in total.

  • Cumnor Choral Society, Oxford We are a friendly, medium-sized community choir based in West Oxford, now in our 51st season. We normally give two concerts per year. Our repertoire is varied, but is generally within the mainstream of music for mixed SATB chorus. We are usually accompanied in concerts by a chamber orchestra or small instrumental ensemble.

  • Cunninghame Choir, North Ayrshire, Scotland  Established in 1978 we are a choir with a difference. We are an amateur choir that likes to challenge itself with a wide variety of choral music including genres from folk to traditional to full scale choral works.  The choir currently has 31 members and is led by Robin Versteeg with accompaniment from Maciej Granat.

  • Cupar Choral Society, Fife We are a long established choir of about 75 members.  Willing to tackle anything from classic choral works to modern pieces (sometimes commissioned by us). New members are most welcome (especially tenors!). 

  • Curtain Call Choir, Hove, Sussex A fun based choir singing songs from musicals.

  • Cutthorpe Ladies' Choir, Chesterfield, Derbyshire: e-mail only: contact Wendy Kirkland. 40 ladies performing both sacred and secular work around three times a year in the Chesterfield area.

  • Cuxton Music Group, Kent: e-mail only: contact Mary Cracknell We are a small mixed voice, SATB, choir who meet weekly in Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent. Our wide repertoire covers madrigals to motets, spirituals to show songs. 

  • Cwmann and District Male Choir, Wales The choir was set up during the 1963-64 winter in response to a request for participants in a local talent evening to be held at the end of January 1964. Most of the members at that time came from the Cwmann area but such was the enthusiasm and the fun enjoyed that evening that it was decided to continue with the choir. Soon news of the choir formation spread in the area and others from surrounding districts joined.  It was then decided to call the choir Cwmann and District Male Choir. The choir has also performed in Bristol, Birmingham, Grays Inn Road and the Albert Hall, London in addition to members singing in Holland, France, Canada, South Africa, America, Patagonia, Australia and New Zealand. In 2014 the choir is celebrating its 50th year and currently has 48 members. 

  • Cwmbach Male Choir, Mid-Glamorgan Formed in 1921, it has travelled extensively abroad and in the UK

  • Cwmbran Baroque Singers, Cwmbran, South Wales Formed in 1971, the choir has travelled widely at home and abroad. It has a special relationship with the Madrigalchor of Cwmbran’s twin town, Bruchsal in Germany and has exchanged visits with them on four occasions. The choir, with Prague, Salzburg and St. Petersburg visited so far, regards itself as an international choir, singing in many different styles and many different languages.

  • Cwmbran Male Choir, South Wales Cwmbrn Male Choir was formed in 1964, with many of the original members coming from older choirs in the area.  The choir performs regular concerts throughout the country, mostly for deserving charities, and the choir is also a registered charity. Our repertoire is wide ranging from the serious to the light hearted and includes spirituals, folk songs and choral arrangements of musical songs.The choir has sung in many languages including German, Japanese, Latin, Maori (New Zealand), Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish, and of course in Welsh.

  • Cytringan Singers, Kettering, Northampton A 20-30 strong, friendly and informal a cappella group combining two chamber choirs in one - ladies and mixed voice. We are very proud of our high musical standards and broad repertoire but mostly the fun and enthusiasm we bring to our singing.