Fair City Singers,
Perthshire, Scotland The Fair City Singers is an eighty strong
independent choir for 11–18 year olds from Perthshire in Scotland. Their
musical director is Marion Neilson and their accompanist is Martin
Neilson. They aim to encourage choral music while giving children as
varied a vocal experience as possible.
Fairfax Singers, Wharfedale, West Yorkshire
have been enjoying singing for twelve years. Variety is our aim and
pleasure: from ballads to blues, madrigals to musicals, sacred to swing,
traditional to trendy. We will gladly sing for anyone supporting a good
cause - we have already helped raise over £12,000 for local and national
charities. If your charity would like a concert, please contact our
concert secretary Jan Wilkinson. We rehearse on Tuesday nights at the
Burley Salem Church Hall in Burley-in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire.
Fairford & District
Choral Society, Gloucestershire
There have been choral societies in Fairford for many years – in its
present guise, the Society was formalised in 2006. It performs two or
three concerts each year. The aim is to perform choral music of many
different types (sacred and secular) from the 15th century to
the 21st. It is a welcoming and friendly Society, forging
links with local schools to encourage participation of young singers.
North Norfolk All-age, all-ability choir with over 90
members. Varied repertoire including both sacred and secular
music. Three concerts a year with professional soloists and orchestra.
Rehearsals Tuesday evenings from September to June.
Fairhaven Singers, Cambridge A friendly choir of 40+ singers,
conducted by Ralph Woodward, with a wide and interesting repertoire.
Performances mainly in Cambridge, though we have been invited
to sing at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and in the Aldeburgh
Festival. Recent concerts have featured James Bowman and Emma
Kirkby, and we also sang recently on Radio 4.
Falkirk Caledonia Choir, Falkirk, Scotland
We are a mixed voice choir based in Falkirk
but with members from throughout Central Scotland. We rehearse during the
school term and usually perform 3 - 4 concerts a year. Our repertoire is
wide and varied so there is usually something for everybody. Our choir
strength is approximately 65 members but as with most choirs we are always
looking for new members.
- Falmouth Shout Shanty Singers, Cornwall We sing Sea Shanties, Songs of the Sea and Cornish Songs mostly for the love doing so but also to maintain age old traditions - keeping alive the history of Tall Ships and the days of sail. 'Falmouth Shout' takes its name from our groups strong connection with Falmouth Lifeboat. The 'Shout' being a lifeboat call or perhaps it is just the way we sing.
Falmouth Vocalz was
formed in September 2012 by founder conductor Neil Shepherd. Neil formed
the choir to fulfil a growing demand for younger, faster paced choirs
singing a varied repertoire of music.
Fareham Philharmonic Choir,
Fareham, Hampshire The Fareham Philharmonic Choir has been making
music in Fareham for over a hundred years. In that time its membership has
ranged from eleven people immediately after the second world war to a hundred
people at the time of our centenary in 1999. Currently there are about 85 of us,
and we always welcome new people - especially tenors!
Singers, Faringdon, Oxfordshire We are a small (35) friendly
choral society who perform regularly for charity throughout West Oxfordshire
and Gloucestershire, We are always on the lookout for new members with some
sight-reading ability. If you would like to join us or would like some more
information, please contact Joan Prichard on 01367-241707.
Bourne Choral Society, Surrey Formed in 1925, and now with about
120 mixed voices performing all types of choral music. All their
concerts are at Farnhams main venue,
Farnham Contemporary Vocal Group Have you always wanted to be a part of
a singing group, but thought that you might not be good enough? Would you
like to meet new people in the area? Then come and join us and sing songs
for fun in a relaxed environment!
Farnham Rock Choir, Surrey. Choirs for juniors age 6 to 10,
young adults ages 10 to 21 and Adults 21+ singing Rock, Pop, Motown and
Farnham Youth Choir, Surrey Sainsbury's
Youth Choir of the Year, 1998, and a choir with a positive
attitude to new music, such as
the first performance
of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Dream of Snow in 3/2001
Finalist Sainsbury's Choir of the Year 2002.
Faversham Choral Society,
Kent An open-access choir of approx. 55-60 members, they present 3
concerts a year, an Oratorio in the Spring, a lighter Summer concert and
a Carol concert with the town's Mission band.
Male Voice Choir, Wakefield, Yorkshire Featherstone Male Voice Choir
is based in the small Town of Featherstone in West Yorkshire. It has 65
members drawn from a wide area with members from as far as York and
Sheffield. They have a full programme of concerts throughout the year.
Felicitas, London A small
chamber choir based on the London/Essex border and formed in 1992.
Originally formed to sing a cappella music from the 16th and 17th
centuries, the choir has widened its repertoire to include works from late
mediaeval to 20th century.
Community Choir, Suffolk Felixstowe Community Choir is a choir for
over 18 year olds who enjoy singing pop song and songs from musicals. It
meets weekly on a Monday and for more news about the choir watch this
website, local press and media, Twitter and Facebook. Around 30-40 men
and women of all ages attend and are already developing a repertoire of
songs from The Beatles to Adele. There is no audition to join, and
singers do not need to read music, as sheet music is not used. Singers
assemble from 7pm, when the bar opens, and singing begins at 7.30. The
weekly fee is £4 per person payable on the door and a weekly raffle is
held to help defray expenses. The pianist conductor is Emily Bennett
from Felixstowe, a professional musician and teacher, who gets every one
laughing and singing - including the many members who have never sung in
a choir before.
Choir, London Formed in 2006 as an offshoot of London's premiere
rock school, Felix's School of Rock. Many of the parents of the rock
school kids (8-16) wanted to sing but didn't want to compete with a
band. The experiment worked and we have been going from strength to
strength ever since. We start with the premise that 'singing is good for
the soul' and we have evolved into a group of between 25-30 adults who
love to sing. It's no longer just the rock school parents. We sing
contemporary rock, pop and soul, from The Beatles, Crosby Stills & Nash,
Joni Mitchell, Earth WInd & Fire, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young, to name
but a few. We are a choir with a difference - no piano, no a cappella -
we have music director Baz Golin [me] on acoustic guitar, and choir
leader Lisa Powell conducting. As a community choir (non-readers, no
auditions), we develop all our arrangements organically, and the members
come up with many of the vocal parts during our singalong sessions when
we look at new material. We then refine the arrangements. We perform
publicly about 10-12 times a year in Southeast London at local festivals
(Lewisham People's Day, The Brockley Max Festival), pubs (The Jolly
Farmers in Lewisham, The Dirty South in Lee, The Hob in Forest Hill) and
other events and functions. We rehearse Monday Nights at The Tank
Gallery in Ladywell (behind the Ladywell Tavern, in Ladywell Rd).
Felling Male Voice Choir, Gateshead,
Tyne & Wear 80 strong choir performing regularly across the region.
Fellowship of the Sing, Whitstable, Kent
Fellowship of the Sing are a 20 voice chamber choir who sing a unique
blend of choral and jazz repertoire, Fellowship of the Sing reflects
current trends in choral singing whilst focusing on learning great vocal
technique, musicality and repertoire. They sing repertoire from Bruckner,
Byrd, Bartok and Tavener to Leonard Cohen and David Bowie. Members of
the choir usually have some singing or choral experience and repertoire
is taught using a combination of sheet music and ear learning. Members
who do not read music are taught to read sheet music and all are
encouraged to develop their ear training. Fellowship of the Sing was
formed in 2013 by Musical Director and Composer Emily Peasgood and is
currently led by Emily Peasgood and Dr Andrew Larner. They meet on a
Monday evening at St Andrews Church in Whitstable and accept new members
at several times throughout the year. Fellowship of the Sing do not
Fellowship Singers of
Shirley, West Midlands
Formed in 1952, we are a busy friendly mixed voice choir
of 45 voices. The choir meet at the Church House, Church Road,
Shirley, Solihull every Sunday at 7.30pm to commence rehearsals at
7.45pm until 10.00pm. No audition is necessary to join, other than
an interest in singing and enjoying making music.
Felsted Choral Society, Felsted, Essex The Society consists of
about seventy members who give three major concerts of choral works
in Felsted School Chapel with the Felsted Orchestra and professional
soloists each season which runs from September to June. There is
also a 'Come, Sing and Perform' day in October and a Christmas
Cracker Concert or Service. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at
8pm in Felsted Music School and our Conductor, Roger Lawrence
organises trips by coach to concerts in London. Felsted Choral Society offers a great variety of musical
experience, hard work but above all, great fun, musical
satisfaction and fulfilment.
Feltham Choral Society A
friendly mixed ability choir of about 30 voices led by a professional
conductor. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings. Baroque concerts with Early.
Music Orchestra a speciality!
Fellas, Cornwall Formed in
2000 just to give one performance as a guest appearance at the St. Feock
Pals Millenium Concert, the choir has grown both in strength and
reportoire. It now numbers nearly forty members and has its own
distinctive brand of delivery and humour.
The membership comes from in and around the village of Feock in West
Cornwall. The emphasis is on fun.
(formerly Musica Temprana) A professional chamber choir of about a
dozen voices, formed in 2001 and specialising in Spanish Renaissance
Fidelio Singers, Southend, Essex
The Fidelio Singers are a Southend-based ladies choir, experienced
in singing many different genre.
Their conductor is Margaret Cozens and accompanist Janet Walker. In
addition to performing many public concerts all over Essex and wider
afield, the "Fids" (as they are known by their friends) provide
entertainment at all types of private functions, including dinners
Consort. London The Fieri
Consort was founded in 2012 and is made up of vibrant and skilled young
ensemble singers based in London. The singers met studying on The
Sixteen’s prestigious young artists’ programme, Genesis Sixteen and, in
order to continue singing together and exploring similar musical
interests, The Fieri Consort was established. Members of the consort
sing with many other groups, including The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia
Voices, Tenebrae and many London churches. Fieri is a non-conducted
ensemble, often with one or two voices to a part. This makes for
invigorating performances where each and every singer is vital and where
all play an equal role in rehearsal and musical interpretation. The
name, Fieri, means ‘to become;’ a fitting title for this group of
dedicated young musicians who are embarking on their professional
Fillongley Singers, Coventry
contact: email only
Suzanne Whiting We are a small Choral society of around 25
members, which meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm for 2 hours
rehearsal in the Meeting Room at Fillongley Church. The singers aim to
give three concerts each year, the first at Christmas which is usually a
mix of Christmas Carols, readings and festive music in a lighter vein.
The second concert is around Easter and is usually a concert of more
sacred music appropriate to this point in the Christian calendar. The
performance often includes a complete work from a famous composer, and
the singers have in previous years performed both The Armed Man &
Requiem by the modern, present-day composer, Karl Jenkins. We also
regularly perform a Summer/Autumn concert, which is usually a more light
hearted selection of music and songs from musicals and popular
composers. We are currently very keen to have more members, particularly
Tenors, Basses and First Sopranos.
Film Choir, Notting Hill, London We rehearse every Friday from 7.30pm in Notting Hill London at St Georges Church, Aubrey Walk, W8 7JG. Sing your favourite movie melodies!
- Film Choir, Watford, Hertfordshire We rehearse every Saturday from 5.30pm in Watford at Watford Moonllight studios, 38A Estcourt Rd, Watford WD17 2PS. Sing your favourite movie melodies!
Filtones Choir, Filton, Bristol
friendly group of mainly retired ladies and gentlemen who meet on
Wednesday afternoons from 1.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. at The Pavilion,
Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, to sing four part harmony and to enjoy an
afternoon in good company. Concerts given to Clubs and Societies and
for charitable events. Vacancies exist for tenors and basses
Finches, North Finchley, London N12 0GA At the moment there are 20 members, men and women ranging from 22 to 65
years. There are no auditions and no expectation about music reading
but we do sing in 2/3/4 and sometimes get overexcited and sing 4/5 part
harmony. We use recordings and note bashing to learn the parts. We do
one big concert a year for charity and are building up on community
participation performance. We meet term time and run either 10 or 12
week terms. We have been running for around 14 years.
- Finchley Chamber Choir, London
Finchley Chamber Choir, recently described by Making
Music as 'one of London's finest amateur classical choirs', was formed
in 1973 and maintains close links with its sister organisation, Finchley
both groups giving regular seasons at Trinity Church, North Finchley,
including some joint concerts.
Finchley Children's Music Group,
Finchley, North London Founded in 1958 FCMG is well known and highly respected. Boys and Girls
aged 5 to 18 learn the joy and discipline of choral singing to a high
standard. Entrance to the Intermediate, Senior and Chamber Choirs is by audition while
the Junior and Beginners training choirs introduce children to vocal technique and sight
reading. New members always welcome.
Your Voice, The Sage Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
This is a group singing lesson which focuses on developing good
technique from the start, singing simple harmonies and explaining sheet
music in an informal, supportive and fun way.
Fine City (Barbershop) Chorus, Norwich, Norfolk
We are a
men's barbershop chorus based in Norwich and are members of BABS:
Barbershop singing was formally introduced to Norfolk in 1975 as
a result of an evening class set up at Wensum Lodge in Norwich
with the eight course members being conducted by Rosemary
Kimmins. Very shortly after this the group formed themselves
into the Norwich Barbershop Singers with Mrs Kimmins as their
first Musical Director- a novel choice for an all male group,
now some 35 years later we have another female Chorus Director,
Carol Logan. We sing unaccompanied, four part, close harmony
songs scored for tenor, lead, baritone, and bass voices. Many of
the songs date from the latter part of the 19th century onwards
and are special arrangements of popular songs of yesteryear. Now
of course more modern popular songs are sung such as written by
the Beatles, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael etc.
Finham Choral Society,
Finham Choral Society, Coventry was founded
in March 1980, as an adult, community choir. Over the years, our
friendly choir has grown in size, experience and expertise and now has a
membership of about 50 voices (S.A.T.B). The Choir has a varied
repertoire and has developed a reputation for high quality singing in
and around the Midlands. Finham Choral Society is a registered charity,
number 1143877 and affiliated member of Making Music. We meet Wednesday
evenings, 7.00 until 9.00, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Green
Lane, Coventry, CV3 6EA. New members always welcome, no audition
Finzi Singers Staffordshire
Professional choir specialising in British music of the 20th and 21st
centuries, conducted by Paul Spicer
Chamber choir in the East Midlands. We rehearse in Northampton - good
travelling distance from numerous places - and have a schedule that
involves three rehearsals over a weekend (or something similar) followed
by the concert. Opportunities for solos available.
Harrogate Started as a community choir based at St John Fisher
School , Harrogate. That was 6 years ago. Now we have around 80 members
who meet every Monday evening. During the last 6 years we have performed
just about everything! Our BIG moments have included David Fanshawe's
African Sanctus, Carmina Burana, Jenkins Mass for the Armed man and
Handel's Messiah. This year we have Mozart's Requiem on the agenda as
well as Philip Wilby's Passion For Our Time and the usual Christmas
evtravaganzas!! Come and join us!
Friends, Port Isaac, Cornwall The
Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac on Cornwall’s
rugged, panoramic north coast, who have delighted visitors and locals
there for more than 15 years, Down on the harbour front of the tiny
fishing village of Port Isaac, the authentic sound of the shanty can be
heard loud and clear via the mighty, brawny chorale of The Fisherman’s
Fishpond Choir, Matlock Bath,
Derbyshire Lively pub choir singing music from around the world in
many styles and languages. All ages and abilities welcome as long as you
can hold a tune! We rehearse on Monday nights at the Fishpond pub in
Matlock Bath, and perform regularly throughout Derbyshire and
occasionally as far afield as London and France. New members welcome.
Fitz Barbershop, Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Barbershop was founded 22 years ago at
Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, and has grown to be one of the
University’s foremost a cappella groups, with members drawn from across
the Cambridge colleges. Fitz Barbershop performs frequently across the
country, including at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Voice Festival UK.
Their most recent Fringe show, Aca-Demic (2016), was a sell out
receiving both popular and critical acclaim, whilst previous Voice
Festival appearances have drawn commendation including the
prestigious Ward Swingle Award for Originality.
Fleet Choral Society, Hampshire
We are a good, friendly choir, with over 100 members at present, and
perform a wide variety of religious and secular works in three concerts
per year. Our
main concerts are in May and October with a Carol Concert at Christmas,
and generally invite professional soloists and an orchestra to join us.
Fleet Singers, Camden, London
The Fleet Singers began in September 2008
when the Barts Choir decided to sponsor a local community choir. The
South End Green locality was approached because the Musical Director of
the Barts Choir, Ivor Setterfield, had conducted at two concerts
arranged locally by the South End Green Association. Subsequently the
Fleet Singers, together with the Barts Chamber Choir and Fleet School,
who were also involved in Carmina Burana, put on a local Christmas
concert in December. A strong link has been established between the
Fleet Singers and Fleet School.
Fleetwood and District Choral Society, Fleetwood, Lancashire 70-strong choir performing
standard choral repertoire with orchestra under the direction of a
professional MD. Concerts with orchestra in December and May plus
occasional lighter events.
Fletching Singers, Fletching,
Nr Uckfield, E Sussex
For over 30 years we have performed a wide variety of choral music in
mid-Sussex and have built up a large and loyal following in the local
community. The choir numbers about 45 regular members which enables us
to perform some of the great masterpieces of the choral repertoire, such
as Bach's St John Passion or Mozart's Requiem, as well as songs from the
shows, partsongs, madrigals and folksongs. We frequently perform in aid
of local charities, such as the St Peter and St James Hospice and
Voice Choir, Cumbria The choir has been in existence since the late
19th century and at that time consisted of more than 60 choristers. In
the early 20th century the choir changed its name to the Risehow and
Gillhead Male Voice Choir because of its close association with these
two local coal mines. The choir reverted back to its original name in
the 1970's after the closure of the local mines. It has appeared three
times at the Festival for Brass and Voices held at the Royal Albert Hall
in aid of Cancer Research. Presently the choir consists of 27 members
and offers its services free to charities, religious institutions and
community good causes.
Flint Male Voice Choir,
North Wales The choir was founded in Flintshire in 1975 and has some
75 members dedicated to the enjoyment of singing
Rock Choir, Bedfordshire
Nationwide phenomenon Rock Choir rehearses across Herts,
Beds and Bucks in Flitwick, Hitchin, Bedford & Milton Keynes. Members
learn a range of feel-good pop, gospel and Motown songs in harmony
arrangement. There is no audition and no requirement to read music. All
are welcome – try us out for free
Floreat Sonus, London
The ensemble comprises some of the UK's finest
professional singers, and is equally passionate about singing music from
the Renaissance as they are singing Baroque, Twentieth Century and
contemporary choral works.
Flying Shepherds, Usk, South Wales
over a decade the Flying Shepherds have become well known for their
choral performances, both sacred and secular. Taking their inspiration
from a shared love of vocal music, and their name from a musical
mistake, the Flying Shepherds have given concerts and performed musical
settings of the Mass and other Christian services throughout South
Society, Kent Consisting of well over 100 voices, is the largest choir
in the area and exists to bring the enjoyment of choral music sung to a
high standard to the community of the Shepway District in Kent.
Rehearsals are held each week to prepare for the four major concerts
normally presented each year, all with professional orchestras and
soloists. Some concerts also include popular concertos and orchestral
pieces to complement the choral works. The Society aims to cover, over a
run of years, all the major classical works for choir and orchestra from
the 17th to the 21st centuries
Folks In Harmony, Bedhampton,
Friendly mixed a cappella choir singing showtime favourites, popular and
traditional songs. Performs as whole choir, with duets, quartets, octets
too. Focuses on giving cheer in the community to those who need it.
Looking for men (especially) and women who love to sing.
Choral Society, Hampshire Fordingbridge Choral Society is based in
the town of Fordingbridge in Hampshire, with around 60 members drawn
from Fordingbridge and the surrounding area. Our repertoire ranges from
madrigals and part songs to the great choral masterpieces. The works of
Bach, Handel, Bernstein, Purcell and Haydn have all featured in our
Forest of Dean Male Voice Choir, Gloucestershire
Formed in 1984 with 18
choristers, the membership has now risen to 40 and under the leadership
of Musical Director Tracey Gwynne and Pianist Hayley Marangon the choir
has gone from strength to strength and is appreciated by a wide variety
of audiences. Over the years the choir has made many friends by singing
regularly with other choirs at charity events throughout the Southwest
of England and South Wales. The choir has also toured Cornwall on three
occasions and twice to Germany.
Forest Row Choral Society, East Sussex
The choir rehearses on Tuesday
evenings from 8pm to 10pm during term time at Forest Row Primary School
(see map here).
We welcome anyone who wishes to sing
with us. There are no auditions and rehearsals are paced so
that learning can be by ear. The ability to read music is by no means
essential. We have two main performances each year. In the spring term
we work towards our Easter concert and in the Autumn term a concert in
November/December, usually with a Carol concert too. In the summer term
we sing a variety of music from around the world, culminating in a
midsummer musical evening for our families and friends
Forest Singers, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire A mixed community choir of over 50 members now. We meet on Mondays from 7.30 at Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir Room, Hawthorns Rd, Drybrook, Gloucestershire
We are a 4 part mixed choir of about 22 members. We do 4 or 5 concerts
each year plus many weddings. Our rehearsals are on Thursday evenings
from 7.30 to 9pm in Mansfield and new members are always welcome to join
this long established choir.
Forest Treblemakers, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire We are a community choir made up of people who love to sing and would like to invite anyone who is interested to come and try a free session.
We do not audition members and always start with a foundation of having fun and build everything else from there. No need to read sheet music, we learn everything through listening. We have a range of ages and ability and our community is better because of it. If you’ve thought of joining a choir and never taken the plunge, please come on down and see if we could bring a little sunshine to your week.
- Formby Choral Society,
Lancashire Formby Choral Society was originally formed as an
evening class led by Roger Golder under the auspices of Lancashire
County Council. The Choir gave its first concert - Vivaldi's Gloria -
in December 1966. By 1968 the Choir was in a position to become and
independent Choral Society. It has continued to go from strength to
strength and now has over 100 singing members.
Choir, Forres, Moray, Scotland
community choir, started in January 2004, led by experienced musician
and choir leader Bill Henderson. We sing inspirational songs from around
the world – If it inspires us we sing it! African, East European, Welsh,
World Music, Taize, Traditional, Contemporary, and many more. I offer a
safe atmosphere to discover and develop your natural singing voice. The
choir is open to everyone, no auditions. No musical experience
necessary, learning by ear.
- Forte Gospel Choir, Coventry
We are a new gospel choir in Coventry (Warwickshire and West Midlands) We are an amateur up-and-coming
Coventry-based Gospel choir. We sing a mixture of
gospel music and gospel arrangements of other songs. Most songs are in
three parts – soprano, alto, tenor – and our
recent repertoire includes Israel Houghton’s
‘Who is like the Lord?’ and Queen’s ‘Somebody to
Love’. Anyone is welcome to join - it is an advantage to be able to read
music and/or have sung in a choir before, but neither are pre-requisites
Forth Valley Chorus,
womens' chorus, 90+ members strong, 2009 Sweet Adelines UK & Netherlands
Ladies Barbershop Champions, we sing at a variety of events and have
lots of fun!
Green Choir, Hampstead, London We (a group of 40 to 60
people) meet at Emmanuel Church hall at the bottom of Lyncroft Gardens,
West Hampstead, London NW6 1JU on Tuesday evenings in 'term time'. Come
along at 18:50 for a 19:00 start and sing your heart out up to 20:30. We
sing everything from pop to opera and when we sing in harmony we have
soprano, alto, tenor and bass parts.
Fosse Singers, Leicester
Fosse Singers was formed in 2007, so we are a young choir
(Before you collectively add up our ages !). We meet on Wednesdays during term time at the Fosse
Neighbourhood Centre, Mantle Road, Leicester, from 7-8:45pm. We perform a wide range of contemporary material from
folk, to pop, to spirituals, to jazz, songs from the shows, and light classical,
and welcome suggestions from members.
Foundling Museum Community Choir, London Our Community Choir is a sociable, adult choir open to everyone. Whether you’re a regular choir attendee, or wanting to test out your vocal skills for the first time, we would love to meet you.
Established in 2009, the Community Choir continues the Foundling Hospital’s musical legacy which famously began with Handel’s involvement in the eighteenth century. Today the Choir is an ever-growing group of enthusiastic members from Camden and beyond, who share a passion for music and singing. Absolute beginners are welcome and no auditions are needed. You don’t need to be able to read music either.
Four Lanes Male
Choir, nr Redruth, Cornwall With many successes in Festivals,
they've twice won the Elgar Festival at Worcester, and in 1983
received a special audience award for the most enjoyable performance at
Four Oaks Cluster Choir, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
is aimed at young singers in the Four Oaks area and throughout
various schools in the 'cluster'.
We currently have a strong membership of around 50. New members are
invited to audition each year, usually in September. Membership is free
of charge and is open to anyone in
year 5 upwards , and includes pupils from years 7 and 8. Our
foremost aim is to foster a love of singing. Enjoyment is a vital
element in what we do: being part of a choir can develop self-esteem and
confidence, as well as skills in teamwork and performance itself. There
are also many chances to make new friends! We hope that the experiences
the members gain though performing will stay with them for the rest of
Framingham Earl Singers, Norfolk Framingham Earl Singers was formed in 1994 by Peter Leonard who was Deputy Head at Framingham Earl School in South Norfolk. Our current conductor is Ian Hytch and our accompanist is Wilma Oliver. We are a friendly, mixed voice choir of 50 members and we do not audition members. We rehearse weekly during term times on Mondays evenings.
We sing a wide variety of music from Choral to Musicals and hold three concerts each year in Norwich and the surrounding area. For the last three years we have enjoyed singing with an orchestra in our spring concert. We also sing at Carol services in local churches and at weddings.
Free Range, Leeds, West
Yorkshire Free Range has been going strong
since 2007, currently we have 22 women and 10 men. We rehearse on
Tuesday evenings in North Leeds and perform at least once a term. We
sing a fairly wide mixture of popular and choral, songs from other
countries, and original compositions by Frances Bernstein, our Musical
Director. Our material is mainly secular and a capella, but nothing is
ruled out - in 2012 we collaborated with musicians to perform the Latin
American mass 'Misa Criolla.'
Singers, Sittingbourne, Kent We are a chamber choir with between 20
and 25 members who enjoy singing music, both a-capella and accompanied
"From before Bach to beyond Bernstein". We are based in Sittingbourne in
Friday Choir, Bloxwich, West Midlands: e-mail only: contact
Chris Doherty 60
strong choir established in 1985. 3/4 performances per year raising money
for various charities. Repertoire from show songs to choral works.
Friday Voices, Burton on
Trent , Staffordshire A mixed voiced chamber choir of 18
voices singing a wide range of music from Bruckner to Durufle,
Gershwin to Billy Joel. Performing in concert, competitions and
available for weddings and special events.
Friends In Harmony,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Friends In Harmony are based in Rotherham but have members from all over
South Yorkshire. We
are a friendly sociable choir which has grown to over 50 members.
We hold fundraising concerts for various charities. Our most
recent concerts have raised money for Rotherham Cancer Care Centre, St
Bartholmews Church, Badsley Primary School and MIND (Rotherham). We
also sing at local community events such as the Rotherham Hospice
Christmas Fair. We are members of the National
Association of Choirs - Yorkshire South group.
Friends in Harmony
Barbershop Chorus, Anglesey, Wales The ‘Friends’
first met in November 1978, a small group of four which gave its first
concert in 1979. It grew and blossomed and by 1980 had performed some 23
concerts. The group joined BABS (the
British Association of Barbershop Singers) in 1983 and continued to go
from strength to strength and by the 1990’s were singing in competitions
and appearing on television. Friends in Harmony currently has about 20
active singing members. Friends in Harmony is a fun group which lives up
to its name, giving enjoyment to many and also maintaining a strong bond
of friendship between its members.
Village Singers, Surrey
2017 offshoot of Ash Vale Village Singers, founded 2009. A small
friendly group, for those with previous choir experience or none. No
auditions, no reading. Men and women, mixed ages. Making particular use
of 'learning by repetition' traditions like spirituals, sea shanties,
African work songs etc. Also anything from medieval rounds to Elvis and
the Beatles. Main objective: to blow away the cobwebs with a good sing
on Mondays in Surrey school terms. Fieldian Hall, behind the Church on
the Green (Methodist Church), Frimley Green GU16 6HF, close by the Rose
and Thistle pub, 7.45 to 9.30 pm.
Frodsham & Distict Choral Society,
Cheshire Founded in 1970. The choir is
a registered charity and the aims are to educate the public in the art
and science of music, by means of rehearsal, concert performances and
other related activities. A mixed choir of amateur singers but we strive
to present a professional image whilst enjoying what we do. We give
three concerts a year of both sacred and secular music from Bach to
Rutter either with full orchestra or an organ accompaniment.
Froxfield, Petersfield, Hampshire Froxfield Choir aims to show
just what an amateur chamber choir in a small English Village can
achieve. Trained by our professional conductor Richard Smith we aim
for the highest standard of performance. Our repertoire extends from
the great choral works to lesser known pieces. Whilst we always keep
a friendly social side our main business is to sing and to sing
Fulham Camerata, London An exciting new chamber choir, the
Fulham Camerata is a unique combination of amateur and professional
singers. We hold weekly rehearsals with our amateur group, who are
joined by professional singers to create exciting and innovative
performances. Singers receive individual lessons with the Musical
Director and professional baritone Christopher Wray. The choir works
frequently with its Composer-in-Residence Alexander Campkin to
promote new music. We have recently changed our rehearsal day to
Tuesdays from 7.30 - 9.30 due to other commitments which our Musical
Director has on Thursdays, and have also changed our rehearsal venue
to St Peter's Church, St Peter's Terrace, Fulham.
Hammersmith Choral Society, London
The choir was
formed in 1951 and has grown into the ambitious, 100-strong choir it is
today. With no auditions, all skill levels are equally welcome. The
choir gives at least three public performances each year, at Easter, in
the Summer and at Christmas, when we also sing carols at a couple of
underground stations to raise money for charity. However, it is not all
hard work, we have socials every half term, an annual away day and the
opportunity to go to the pub around the corner after rehearsals!
Full Circle Vocal Group, Surrey
meets every week during term time and sings contemporary songs for fun.
There is no audition required and everyone is welcome. If you would like
more information on the choir and how to join, then please go to our
Fundamental Gospel, Beckenham, Kent
Led by experienced musical director Fiona Bolton, FUNdamentally
a fresh and exciting choir for residents of Beckenham and the local
area, providing them with the opportunity to sing as a community whilst
having lots of fun.
The Funky Little Choir Co,
Christchurch & Bournemouth, Dorset
Dorset's largest contemporary
choir - a choir for all ages singing KT Tunstall, Elbow, The Beatles,
Annie Lennox, you name it we sing it, Regional Winners of 2012
and 2010 In the Youth and adult section of BBC3 Choir of the year,
CBBC Glee and Don't Stop believing on Channel 4, performed at Orchestra
in a field and performing at
Camp Festival 2012 lots of events, lots of fun. A great community group
who love what they do.
Funky Voices Adult Choir, Essex
Founded in 2007, Funky Voices is the largest modern
community choir in Essex and Suffolk with over 800 singers. The choir
is open to anyone over 16 and no audition or experience is required.
Funky Voices sing modern music that can be enjoyed by everyone by
artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Queen, Michael Jackson and
more. The choir perform to entertain and help raise funds for charities
in the local community and worldwide on a regular basis throughout the
year and have performed at some outstanding venues both nationally and
internationally including the London Palladium, Trafalgar Square, London
Southbank, Disneyland Paris, Berlin Pop Festival, New York as well as
singing alongside Musical Theatre star Kerry Ellis, Brit award winners
Blake, appearing on radio and releasing multiple albums on iTunes. Funky
Voices also provide workshops and choir team building experiences for
workplaces and groups. For more information and to register for a free
taster session please visit our website.
Furness Bach Choir, Cumbria Furness Bach Choir is a mixed adult
choir of 30 to 40 voices, singing music composed over the past thousand
years. We were formerly known as the Ulverston Bach Choir and rehearse
in Ulverston on Tuesday evenings during term times. Members come from
all over and around the Furness peninsula in South Cumbria to enjoy
preparing and performing a wide range of choral music.
Fyvie Community Choir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland email
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