Hackney Children Choir
Hackney Children’s Choir is a joint project between St
Paul’s Cathedral’s internationally renowned Music Department and St
Paul’s Church West Hackney.
The Hackney Children’s Choir is directed by Tom Daggett,
who leads St Paul’s Cathedral’s Music Outreach, and is accompanied by
Ginny Strawson, one of Hackney’s leading piano and violin teachers.
Singers The Hackney Secular
Singers are an awesome punk choir. We practice most weeks at St John’s
Church, Bethnal Green from 7.30-8ish. Why not join us? We love to do
gigs. We did one at the Dublin Castle in Camden the other day supporting
Trash Money. The consensus was that we rocked. The consensus among
ourselves, that is. But I think most other people there agreed too.
- Hackney Singers, London
From a small group of women singers as an evening
class under the leadership of Lilian Wilson, the Hackney Singers has
developed into an independent mixed choir with over 120 members. We are
different from many other singing groups. We have an open-door policy
and do not hold auditions
everybody, regardless of
experience, is welcome to join the Thursday night rehearsals.
Hackney Voices Community Choir, London We
started in 2010 and now have 43 members.
Cambridgeshire e-mail only: contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org An all-female choir based in the village
of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. We sing a wide range of music in
three-part harmony. Although standards are high, we have an open door
policy, and do not audition. New members are always welcome.
- Haddo House Choral & Operatic
Society, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Founded in 1947 by Lady Aberdeen,
Marchioness of Aberdeen & Temair, and her late husband, the society is
best known for its annual opera and oratorio productions. We have a
thriving junior section as well as the senior choir and our operas at
Easter are all professional, apart from the chorus.
- Hadleigh Choral Society, Suffolk
We are a 100-strong mixed choir with
roots that go back over 120 years. We enjoy singing mainly from the
established choral repertoire when we perform with the Colchester
Symphony Orchestra and professional soloists. We have two main concerts
each year which take place in the centre of Hadleigh at St Mary's
Church. We also perform a mix of lighter music at Christmas and two
Choir, Suffolk e-mail only: contact
A Choir for anyone over 16 who would like to sing with a choir and give
public performances for charity and other good causes. There are no
auditions and the music is light and popular. Rehearsals are on
Thursdays at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start in the United Reform Church off
Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DL
Hadley Court Singers,
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland The choir
is a chamber choir SATB of about 30 members, performing a wide range of
music in Haddington and other towns in East Lothian.
Choral Society, E. Sussex
You can find references to a choral group in Hailsham from the early
1930s, but it faded from view during the war - they probably had even
more troubles recruiting tenors and basses then! The present Society was
founded in 1961, so we are now in our 55th year and still going from
strength to strength.
Halcyon Singers, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Halcyon Singers are the youth choir of
Harrogate Choral Society.
Based in Harrogate, we aim to be the premier
youth choir in Yorkshire and are committed to helping you realise your
- Halesowen Choral
Society, West Midlands 60 members of all ages and from all walks of
life. This friendly and vibrant society welcomes new members with an
ability to read music or to learn quickly.
Half Circle Singers, Birmingham
Based in north Birmingham, England, Half circle singers
were founded 25 years ago by former members of the choir of Aston Parish
Church and some members of that group are still members of the choir.The
name comes from the half circle in which the original group stood when
The choir’s repertoire includes both sacred and secular
works of all periods, embracing both challeng classical music and light,
popular songs. In recent conerts we have sung peices ranging from La
Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini to I got Rhythm by Gershwin.
House Male Voice Choir, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Just come and have a
good time if you would like to sing with a good bunch of chaps. Your
singing will develop with time.No auditions or previous singing
experience is required just a good sense of humour.
Halifax Chamber Choir, Halifax, Yorkshire Halifax Chamber Choir was
founded in 1899 as the Halifax Madrigal Society. The name changed in
1989 to reflect the wider range of choral repertoire which includes a
wide range of sacred and secular music spanning the centuries. The choir
performs in Halifax and other venues in West Yorkshire.
- Halifax Choral
Society, W. Yorkshire Founded in 1817, HCS is the world’s oldest
Choral Society with an unbroken record of performance
Halifax Rock Choir, W. Yorkshire
The Halifax Morning Rock Choir is led by West Yorkshire based musician
Elliot Sutcliffe. We are the local community choir with the national
reputation - join the Halifax Rock Choir and experience the singing
phenomenon that Will Smith described as 'Fantastic'. Whilst retaining
our community spirit, we come together en masse for national and
regional events, giving our members unrivalled performance opportunities
and experiences beyond compare, ranging from singing on BBC Breakfast
Christmas Special in 2011 to our local West Yorkshire music, food and
Halifax Young Singers,
W Yorkshire The aims of the young singers are
to encourage young people to
enjoy singing and to develop their vocal
skills. The choir gives young
people a real feeling of what can be
achieved through teamwork
and being part of a successful group. The choir was formed 14 years ago
and singers have been on numerous tours throughout Europe, visiting
Germany and France. Young Singers is
fun, but we work hard and this
shows in our performances.
Hallam Choral Society, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Society is an established choir striving towards excellence
in performance. The choir has a membership at over eighty
singers who come from across the city and beyond to
perform four or
five public concerts a year with an eclectic mix of music. In
a time when many choirs are getting progressively older and
struggling to recruit young singers, Hallam choral Society
is proud to be attracting more and more young people to its
ranks. This is thanks in part, to a forward thinking Young
Halle Children's Choir, Lancashire
The Hallé Children’s Choir is for children aged
8-12 (academic years 4-8) who enjoy singing and love a challenge! It offers
a chance to have the very best possible introduction to singing at the
highest level in a range of singing styles. Children from all walks of life
are welcome to audition; all we ask is that they enjoy singing and are
prepared for the challenge of developing their ability whilst having fun!
Members receive tutoring to develop pitch, tone and sense of rhythm, and are
encouraged to learn to read music, while working towards memorable
performances with the Hallé and other Hallé Ensembles.
Halle Choir, Manchester, Lancashire Sir Charles Hallé founded the
Hallé Choir alongside the orchestra in 1858. Led by James Burton, the
Hallé's Choral Director, the Choir gives around twenty concerts a year
with the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall and other venues across the UK.
It appears with internationally renowned conductors and soloists in
concerts and recordings, performing an exciting and varied programme of
major choral and operatic works. The Hallé Choir is renowned for giving
performances of familiar repertoire, such as Handel's Messiah, Bach's
St. John Passion and Brahms's Requiem, as well as enjoying a reputation
for tackling more unusual works. Highlights from recent years include
Shostakovich's Second and Third Symphonies, Tippett's 'Ritual Dances'
from The Midsummer Marriage, Janácek's Glagolitic Mass, Rachmaninov's
The Bells and Aftertones by Colin Matthews, the Hallé's Associate
Halle Choral Academy, Manchester, Lancashire If you love singing and would like to understand a little more about how to
sing well and read your score, then the Hallé Choral Academy might be just
what you are looking for. Everyone (aged 18+) is welcome to join the Choral
Academy – no auditions or prior experience are required.
Halle Youth Choir, Manchester, Lancashire
The Hallé Youth Choir is a mixed-voice choir, founded in 2003, for
singers aged twelve to nineteen in and around Manchester. The Youth
Choir offers young people from across the region the opportunity to sing
stimulating repertoire to an extremely high standard. Under the
direction of Choral Director James Burton, Youth Choir members develop
skills, such as vocal technique and communication with an audience
through lively rehearsals, masterclasses and chamber groups.
Halle Youth Training Choir, Manchester, Lancashire The Hallé Youth Training Choir, established in 2011, offers promising young
singers aged 12-15 (academic years 8-11) a chance to develop their
musicianship in a non-pressured training environment, allowing time for
their voices to change naturally whilst still learning and rehearsing.
Members study a selection of repertoire designed to support their musical
and singing development throughout the year. Recent appearances have
included the Hallé’s Christmas Singalong concert and the Youth Ensembles
concert, both in The Bridgewater Hall.
Hallmark of Harmony, Sheffield, S Yorkshire
Formed in 1978, this chorus of about 45 members have been the
National Champions of the British Association of Barbershop Singers on
no less than six occasions. They sing a varied program of light music
which includes gospel, swing and songs from the shows as well one or two
songs from the more traditional barbershop repertoire.
Choir, Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7DZ
We are a community choir who sing for
fun and the love of singing. No auditions, no entry requirements, a good
sense of humour is a plus!
Halsway Manor Morning
Choir, Somerset Wake up your week and look forward to
Mondays in a beautiful Somerset manor house. All welcome. Everything is
taught aurally by Yvette Staelens. We sing seasonal rounds and songs in
harmony and absolutely no solo singing - come with friends! Halsway
Manor, Crowcombe, TA4 4BD on Mondays, 10am till 11.30. £6 per session.
Halwyn A Gan, Cornwall
We are a
mixed voice choir with a wide repetoir from Methodist favourites to
concert, musical and barber shop The choir's name Halwyn A Gan
translated as Whitemoor sings in Cornish.
Bowling Club Male Voice Choir Possibly the only male voice choir in
the UK to be attached to a Bowling Club. In 1945 a group of bowlers used
to gather around the clubhouse piano for an impromptu sing-along. A few
months later they decided to form themselves into a formal choir.
Although the early members were all bowlers, this is no longer the case
and we welcome non-bowlers into our fellowship.
Male Voice Choir
In 1940 Portsmouth was
subjected to intense attacks from the air and officers of the Portsmouth
City Police, together with wartime colleagues, spent many hours on
stand-by between air raids. To raise spirits the officers began to sing
together and a choir was formed. Very soon the Portsmouth City Police
Choir was in demand to lift morale and for fund-raising activities in
the battered city. Many concerts were given with the Band of the Royal
Marines and invitations to broadcast soon followed. After amalgamation
of police forces in April 1967 the Choir became the Hampshire Police
Male Voice Choir. It has about 60 members, of retired officers and
members of the Community. The Choir currently practices at 7.00 pm on
Wednesdays at the Sarisbury Green Social Club. It is always looking for
new members; you don’t have to be a member of the Police service or be
able to read music. The Choir has an excellent Music Team to help you
improve your singing. If you are interested please send your details
via its website.
Hampstead Chamber Choir, North London
The choir is something of a local institution, having an
unbroken tradition of singing in Hampstead for over three decades. Under
founder-conductor George Woodcock
it was originally known as Rosslyn Hill Choir. The choir was conducted
for several years by the distinguished professional singer Eamonn Dougan.
Then David Allinson took over from September 2006 to December 2009.
Iestyn Evans became our new conductor in January 2010.
Hampstead Parish Church, London
The fully-professional Choir at Hampstead Parish Church
consists of eight mixed voices. Many of its members have come from
Oxford and Cambridge collegiate choirs and sing regularly with other
professional choirs in London and the City churches. Under the direction
of James Sherlock they enjoy an enviable reputation for their
performance of a broad and diverse repertoire of Service Music at
Hampton Choral Society,
Twickenham, London HCS is an amateur choir which is non audition and operates
around the area of Hampton, Middlesex UK. There are about 90 members and
the repertoire is largely oratorio and the like.
Hampton Hill Community Choir, Twickenham, London "Singing for fun" is our motto. We aim to perform three times a year with a mix of classical through to pop music. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive. The conductor also coaches the singers in good use of their voices.
Hampton Singers, Hampton in
Arden, Solihull Formed in 1980 as a community activity for
people from Hampton and surrounding villages. We are a mixed choir of about 40
voices who come together once a week for the sheer joy of rehearsing and singing
music which will bring pleasure to others. We usually give two or three concerts a year in addition to a number of other
engagements and activities. As part of our continuing development as singers we arrange occasional Voice
Training sessions led by our vocal coach Gaynor Keeble. So far these have
been incorporated within our existing rehearsal schedule.
Hanley Voices, Worcestershire
We are a
friendly community choir with c.50 members based at Hanley Castle High
School, near Upton-upon-Severn. If you enjoy singing but are worried
about reading music or having to go through an audition, we are the
choir for you! Everyone is welcome to join us without audition. We would
especially welcome new tenors at the moment.
Hanover Choir, London
We are a choir of about 35 people, based in the City of London near
St Paul’s Cathedral. 60 years after our
foundation in Hanover Square, we are
still making great music and continuing to attract some of the liveliest
people in London. We sing most types of choral music, and have
occasionally dipped our toes into both jazz and folk repertoire.
Hanse Community Choir, Kings
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Formed in October 2008 for this years Hanseatic
festival in Kings Lynn. We are now around 40 strong, and growing (we
will stop at 50).
Leicestershire The Harborough Singers was
initially formed some 30 years ago. From its early years as a
predominantly competitive choir, the group has expanded its repertoire
to include a vast range of music from medieval to modern, classic choral
to contemporary rock and pop, full-scale oratorios to folk songs. The
choir's current repertoire includes the ever-popular Handel's Messiah, a
variety of Requiems, including the German Requiem by Brahms, Durufle's
Requiem, and a Requiem for rock band and choir, as well as a host
of sacred and secular part songs
Harcomble Singers, Chudleigh, Devon:
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Founded in 1990, is roughly
twenty-strong. We meet every Tuesday in term-time in Chudleigh parish
church at 8pm and rehearse for two hours. Choir members are drawn mainly
from Chudleigh but some come from Exeter, Bishopsteignton and
Abbotskerswell. Our core repertoire consists of the ‘standard’ choral
works of Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, plus the C19th romantics –
Mendelssohn and Brahms. We are also lucky enough to have had several
pieces written especially for us.
Hardynge, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Hardynge Choir started in 1966 and continues to provide a challenging outlet for singers wishing to perform mainstream choral works alongside inventive programming and the commissioning of new repertoire. The choir currently has 70 to 80 members, and gives three to four concerts a year in Harpenden and St Albans, Hertfordshire, usually with professional orchestras and soloists. We are unusual among successful large choirs in that there are no formal individual auditions for entry or ongoing membership. The Hardynge Choir is proud of its more inclusive approach to membership. Rehearsals are held at 7:45pm, in the School Hall of St Helen’s C of E Primary School, Wheathampstead, unless otherwise indicated.
in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
'Big Noise Choir', London Inclusive Youth Choir 7 -15 years. No
auditions, no experience necessary, all styles!
Meets at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Townhall Approach Rd, Tottenham,
London, N15 4RX. You choose the songs; R&B, Soul, Pop, Folk & original
Haringey Shed songs. Games & technique with a performance at the end of
'The Very Vocals', London Inclusive Youth Choir 16+ years. No
auditions, No experience necessary, no scores!FREE MEMBERSHIP!!! You
choose the songs; R&B, soul, traditional, folk, world music and soul.No
auditions, no experience necessary, all styles! Call & Response,
technique and a performance at a West End Venue 29th November. Meets at
the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Townhall Approach Rd, Tottenham, London,
Harlandic Male Voice
Choir, Belfast Founded in 1944 in the Belfast shipyard
of Harland and Wolff, the Harlandic has grown in stature over the years
and is today certainly one of Northern Ireland's better known choirs
with thirty six members in its ranks coming from all walks of life. The
age range of members is from 25-94! The choir undertakes about ten
musical engagements each year, between September and May. The range of
music includes part songs, folk songs, opera choruses, musical theatre,
traditional songs, church music and hymns. We have in the past sung for
the Northern Ireland Hospice at their carol service in Saint Peter's
Roman Catholic Cathedral, Falls Road, firmly establishing our commitment
to cross community arts and the fostering of good relations with all. We
have also sung at Ballybay Co. Monaghan, Donegal town and most recently
at the Dominican Church Athy, Co. Kildare.
Harlequin Chamber Choir,
Surrey: Harlequin Chamber Choir is a choir for singers who wish to
explore their musical abilities to the full. We sing a cappella,
mostly from memory and the group is deliberately kept small. We are a
competitive choir with high standards, but we also have a lot of fun: a
work hard, play hard choir. We launched in 2013 and meet in Cranleigh,
attracting singers from a wide geographical area. We hold weekday and
occasional weekend rehearsals to support members with busy work-lives.
Bristol A chamber choir performing music from Bach to Beach Boys,
and finalists in HTV's Sing Out competition
Harlow Community Choir, Essex Open to everyone aged 18+ who
loves singing! There's no audition and you don't have to be able to
read music - the focus is firmly on having fun and making music in the
process. We rehearse in Old Harlow every Wednesday evening during term
time. For more details or to arrange a taster session, please contact
the musical director Sarah Wiggins on 07503 918030 or email.
Harlow Chorus, Essex
120-strong, singing Bach to Bernstein, performing with nationally
renowned orchestras in a variety of prestigious venues and touring at
home and abroad.
Singers, Coton Ffun Unauditioned women's choir singing pop, musicals,
folk, world and light classics. Tuesdays 7.45-9.15pm Coton Primary
Maesteg, South Wales Harmony is a small ladies choral
group formed in February 2006 by a group of friends in the
Llynfi Valley. The choir consists of 18 members and sing at many
venues with a wide ranged repertoire of songs both A Capella and
Accompanied. Take a look at our new recent webpage. The choir is
well known for wonderful enthusiastic singing and their great
Harmonic sound - hence the name of the group and they never fail
to entertain and please their audience.
Harmony 303, Martock, Somerset
Our choir was founded in 2011. We are a flourishing, friendly mixed
choir, open to all. Everyone is welcome (16 years and over). The choir
sings unaccompanied songs for the sheer pleasure of singing, and we
don’t hold auditions. We sing songs from around the world, which cover
many different styles and eras; from folk to gospel, American to
African, pop to pavanes, all sung in glorious harmony. They are taught
by ear so there is no need to read music. We meet on a Tuesday Morning
in Norton Sub Hamdon village hall.
Harmony Community Choir, Leeds, Yorkshire The choir was founded in
2010 by Francis Bernstein, a local choir leader, and Barbara Kempf a
Community Services Manager.
Harmony Inspires, Oxford
Ladies Barbershop Chorus singing a cappella 4-part harmony. We have
around 40 members and love to entertain, performing in shows,
competitions and charity events. Our repertoire includes traditional
barbershop style and more modern arrangements ranging from beautiful
ballads to fun, up-beat numbers. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings
at Appleton Village Hall and we welcome new members.
Harmony Girls' Choir,
Ipswich, Suffolk High quality choir for girls aged 12 - 18, offering
residential courses, foreign concert tours and appearances in major
competitions. Two Training choirs for younger girls.
Harmony Gospel Choir, Manchester Harmony is a student Gospel Choir that is
run by Christians, and although we aim to take good contemporary gospel
into professional venues and sing our hearts out, there are no
prerequisites to joining - spiritual or musical! Membership changes from
year to year, but we have an average membership of around 60 students,
and some honouraries. Membership is informal - we don't take registers
or anything like that - people just turn up every week and sing.
Harmony Juniors, Ipswich, Suffolk
Choir for girls aged 9 and
upwards. Part of the Harmony Girls' Choir organisation.
Harmony Lincs Barbershop Chorus
Lincoln Barbershop Harmony Club (Harmony
Lincs) was founded in 1993 by Colin Russell & Tony Chapman, two seasoned
Harmony Men of Jersey, Channel
Islands have been in existence for fifteen years, we are 35 strong
and our musical director is Nick Cabot, M.B.E.
Harmony on Heels, Kentish
Town, Camden London Founded in 2008 by Musical Director Rachel
Staunton, The repertoires ranges from Jazz, Barbershop to pop and
A traditional barbershop chorus with a current membership of around
40. Rehearsals every Wednesday at Offerton Methodist Church, Marple
Rd., Stockport, starting at 7.45pm. Objectives: enjoyment and
development of music in the barbershop style - new members or
booking enquiries always welcome!
HarmonyChoir, Edinburgh 'HarmonyChoir is group is group of singers,some of whom have experience with mental health symptoms. We brought together to enjoy singing and enjoy others company and reduce stigma that is so associated with mental illness in our society'
Singers, Bamber Bridge. Preston, Lancashire
Harmony Singers Choir was formed by our piano accompanist, Jane Cranna
in 2011. We are a four part choir open to any one who enjoys singing for
pleasure. Our Director of Music, Susan Phillips, trains the members of
the choir in a wide variety of musical pieces during our rehearsals. Our
membership is currently almost fifty strong and we rehearse between
1:00pm and 3:00pm each Sunday. As a community choir we hold six to eight
concerts each year, at various venues around the local area. Also, when
asked, we sing at weddings and other special occasions. Monies raised by
the choir go to local charities.
We don't do auditions we just as to come along and see what they think.
Harmony Unlimited, Ilfracombe, North Devon:
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five piece, female, a cappella singing group. Although their singing
style is classical choral, their music which is arranged specifically
for their unique blend of voices, covers classical pieces, show songs
and pop mainly from the 60's and 70's.
Society The present society was formed in 1975 under Robert Gower.
There are now some 85 members under the direction
of John Andrews. In
recent years the choir has performed across the country and also toured
Normandy and Belgium.
Harpenden Music Makers
Music Makers is a Harpenden based amateur group of 36 adult members
whose ethos is to enjoy “making music”
Society, N. Yorkshire are an mixed voice choir of about 150
singers ranging in age from 17 to 70+, we rehearse on Wednesdays at
Christ Church in Harrogate from 7.30 to 9.30, our season runs from
September to our AGM which is usually held in early June. Our repertoire
covers the whole range of choral music including baroque, classics, well
known choral works, opera choruses, smaller works, modern pieces, a
capella folk songs and other works plus a wide range of Christmas music.
New members are always welcome ... you can just turn up to try us out
(note that you will ultimately have to audition and pay the membership
Harrogate Festival Chorus,
Barbershop Chorus, Yorkshire We
are a friendly group of male singers who enjoy singing in the
Barbershop, close harmony style. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from
7.30 to 9.30pm at St Paul’s Church rooms, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate HG1
1EL (opposite the library). We sing for our own enjoyment and undertake
a number of local engagements every year. We welcome new members
whether experienced singers or complete novices. There
is no need to read music as training CDs are provided as an aid
to learning our repertoire of popular songs.
Harrogate Male Voice Choir, N. Yorkshire
Formed in 1969 and now 45-strong, with a repertoire of modern and
Harrogate Rock Choir, N. Yorkshire
Harrow Apollo Male
Choir, Harrow, London
The Choir was formed in 1941 at the
de-Havilland Aircraft Factory in Stag Lane, Edgware and was originally
known as the ‘de-Havilland Male Voice Choir’. Throughout the subsequent
decades, the Choir changed its name to the Beverly Singers, Apollo Male
Voice Choir and more recently to the Harrow Apollo Male Choir to signify
the strong links with the Borough of Harrow. The Choir recruits from all
over North West London and performs to audiences in London, South East
England and overseas. The main repertoire consists of arrangements for Male Voice
Choirs, though a Barbershop Quartet exists within its ranks too.
Harrow Choral Society,
London This 170-strong choir has taken part in 18 BBC Prom,
conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent and Stokowski, among others.
Harrow Harmony, London We rehearse on Friday evenings during
term time at South Harrow Methodist Church, Eastcote Lane, South Harrow
HA2 8QU. We are a friendly, non-auditioning choir and have been in
existence for over 10 years. Our books are currently closed and will
open for male voices only in September 2011. We have three concerts each
year in a variety of localities in and around Harrow. Our Musical
Director and conductor is Hilary Musgrave.
Harrow Philharmonic Choir,
London The Harrow Philharmonic Choir was founded in Autumn
1959 with Isobel Baille as its Patron. By Autumn 1960, Ludwig Koch
was the President, a position he held until Isobel Baillie took
over. This was from March 1968 until she left the neighbourhood in
June 1973. Philip Langridge then held the presidency until May 1978.
In November 1978 Dame Janet Baker agreed to be our President and has
supported us in this position ever since. The choir
rehearses at the Victoria Hall, Sheepcote Road, Harrow Middlesex on
Mondays in term time at 19:45 (Map on website!). 4 voice choir,
Standard choral repertoire with some commissions. 4 concerts per
year. Come and sing next January 2008 Faure Requiem and Vivaldi
The Harsnett choir was formed in 1984
in the Chigwell, Essex, UK area, and is named after Samuel Harsnett
(1561-1631) - one time vicar of the parish of Chigwell, later Bishop of
Chichester, Bishop of Norwich and Archbishop of York. During the year,
the Choir usually sings two or three Choral Evensongs at Cathedrals or
similar places. We also have a Cathedral week in August visiting a
different Cathedral each year. During this week, the Choir sings
Evensong daily, starting on the Monday and continuing to the following
Sunday, a day when all the services are sung.
Soul Community Choir, Hartwell, Northampton. We are mixed voice, 4
part, non-audition choir, with current attendance of around 35 singers
each week, and we have been going since September 2011.
at Hartwell Primary School, on Wednesday nights 8.15-9.30pm.
Hart Voices, Fleet, Hampshire
A mixed-voice, amateur choir based in Fleet, Hampshire, but draws also
from the surrounding including Guildford and Basingstoke. Choir
membership remains steady at approximately 35 voices, the majority of
whom have sung with the society for several years. The combined
experience and enthusiasm enables us to explore new musical horizons -
both in repertoire and venue. We aim to broaden our experience, strive
for quality and musicality in our performances and involve young singers
wherever possible. Soloists are drawn from the choir, although for more
complex works we often invite professional singers to participate.
Hart Male Voice Choir, Odiham,
Hampshire Hart Male Voice Choir was
formed in 1975 and has become one of the UK’s leading male voice choirs
enjoying successes in National and International competitions, festivals
and concerts. This year the Choir is celebrating 40 successful years.
The Choir provides a platform, for men who enjoy singing, to indulge
their passion and at the same time support local and national charities
for which they have raised many thousands of pounds. Under the
leadership of their Musical Director, Margaret Brackenborough, and
assisted by piano accompanist Judith Morgan the Choir has developed a
modern image with an exciting and entertaining new repertoire of music
from all over the world. Since 1997 the Cross Barn in Odiham has
provided excellent rehearsal facilities for the Choir.
- Hartfield Singers,
Hartfield, East Sussex Mixed voice choir founded 30 years ago. Presenting 2 or
3 concerts per year, including one large scale choral work with soloists
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choir is open to all members of the local community and has been
highly successful, with around 250 singers on our mailing list.
We produce two concerts each academic year: one in November as
part of the World Aids day event organised by the charity Action
Aid, and a lighter summer concert, which this year was linked to
NSPCC. A short series of weekly rehearsals leads up to each
concert (usually just 6 rehearsals) and singers come from all
over Cheshire. There is no subscription; singers buy their own
music and pay £10 (£5 concessions) to participate, all of which
goes to the charity. Admission is free for the audience but
there is a retiring collection which is added to the amount for
the charity. Over the three years we have raised around £5000 in
Male Voice Choir, Cleveland, Durham
The choir perform for charity,
functions and private clubs, performing traditional religious and male
voice choir singing. For the last 20 years the choir has exchanged
visits with the MGV Eintracht Kleingladbach Choir from its twin town of
Hucklehoven in Germany.
Community Choir, Haslemere GU27 1LD We are a brand new friendly,
mixed voice choir (started in Feb 2016) We sing music from around the
world, English folk songs and contemporary arrangements of some old
favourites. We Rehearsals on Wednesday nights 7.30-9pm at the Haslewey
Community Centre, Lion Green. All welcome- no auditions and no need to
read music. New members welcome.
Society, Surrey The Musical Society was founded in 1923 and gave
annual concerts up until 1939. Since then it has performed two or three
concerts a year of classical works, and it now has a considerable
following. The H.M.S. is one of comparatively few societies to have both
an orchestra and a choir. The programmes include choral works like
The Dream of Gerontius,
Messiah and Creation, and the symphonies of Brahms, Beethoven and
Tchaikovsky; also a variety of shorter and more modern works.
Professional singers and instrumentalists are engaged as necessary for
Choir, East Sussex. Formed in 1928, 60-70 strong performing mainly
classical works - 3 to 4 concerts a year. Regular exchanges and
concerts with choirs in France and Holland.
Haverfordwest Ladies Choir We are based in the town of
Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd) the capital of the lovely Welsh
county of Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro) which has a strong
music tradition. Here you can find out about us. If you
would like to sing in a ladies' choir come and join us.
Male Voice Choir
How many other choirs can boast a
published book ("The First Hundred Years") chronicling their history?
Choral Society, South West Suffolk Haverhill Choral Society, founded
in 1860, is a friendly Society performing 3 concerts a year in our main
venue or in the local area. Generally two concerts are of the major
choral works and one "festival concert" of lighter pieces. SATB singers
of all ages are always welcomed.
Havering Singers, Havering,
Formed in 1946 as a section of the Hornchurch, Romford
and Upminster Music and Arts Society, the choir became the Havering
Singers in 1965 when the new London Borough was formed. The choir has
grown to around 100 voices and regularly performs in local churches.
Flintshire, North Wales
We are a group of 11 Sopranos, 8 Altos , 3 Tenors , and 4 Basses of variable ages ---mainly 40-50's--- based in the beautiful historic village of HAWARDEN
just 8 miles from the medieval walled city of Chester. Hawarden Singers has an enviable reputation and a pedigree of long standing. In the past the choir has successfully competed and performed both nationally and internationally , as well as at prestigious events.
Haxby Singers, Haxby, York: e-mail only:
Judy Laken We are a friendly, mixed choir. We rehearse weekly
and hold 2 regular concerts each year. We are looking to increase this
by performing at fetes, parties etc. There are no auditions.
Haydock Male Voice Choir,
Merseyside Formed in 1923 in what was the small village of Haydock
before it became part of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens. It draws
its membership from a wide area of Cheshire, Greater Manchester,
Lancashire and Merseyside. With the stated intention of promoting choral
singing as an enjoyable pastime both for listeners and singers, the
choir’s activities extend in three directions: concerts, competitions
Hayes (Kent) Philharmonic Choir, Bromley, Kent
A friendly choral society with
about 60 members. We were awarded lottery grants from' Awards for All'
for Arthur Sullivan's The Light of the World, George Dyson's Canterbury
Pilgrims and Benjamin Cooke's Ode on the Passions.
Singers, Hayfield, Derbyshire
choir rehearses in the church hall every Tuesday during the winter
and spring term. Performance twice a year in St. Matthew’s church,
in December and April, always on a Sunday at 7.30p.m. Founded in
1992, now approx. 55 members. All music provided. Annual/termly
subscription. No audition necessary---members just need to be able
to pitch accurately. Repertoire: from Schutz through to Britten and
MacMillan, mainly but not exclusively sacred. We have established a
partnership with The Hayfield Ensemble, drawn from professional
instrumentalists in the Manchester area and associated with the BBC
Philharmonic, The Northern Chamber Orchestra, etc. The Ensemble
often provides variety in the programme with purely instrumental
Choir, Nr Portsmouth, Hampshire
A 60 members, SATB Choir which has been in existence for over 21
years. They cover a fair spectrum of music and have a professional
Musical Director and Accompanist, performing three major concerts each
year, and support several other local events, sometimes combining with
other local choirs.
Haywards Heath Rock Choir, W Sussex
Rock Choir was started by musician Caroline Redman Lusher in 2005. It pioneered the
'No Audition' and 'No Need to Read Music' approach, and now people all over the UK are enjoying its mix of fun, friendship and community spirit.
Male Voice Choir, Stockport
In its present form the choir was born
Headington Singers, Oxford
A friendly, 80-strong amateur choir open to all (no auditions),
performing three concerts a year. Our kind of music ranges from the
great choral classics to lesser known works and we pride ourselves in
creating varied and interesting programmes. New members welcome.
Headingley Voices, Leeds,
Headingley Voices started out as Friends of Lawnswood School Community
Choir in January 2008, to provide an opportunity for parents, pupils,
teachers and members of the community to come together regularly to
sing. Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength. More
than 50 choir members regularly attend our weekly rehearsals. In
September 2016 we relaunched ourselves as Headingley Voices and have
changed our regular rehearsal venue to Shire Oak Primary School in
Heart and Music,
Milton Keynes The group was formed in July 2010 to sing concerts to
raise funds for good causes; our first booking was at All Saints Church
in Loughton in September 2010. The group comprises 13 singers and a
conductor, and we are fortunate to have the services of great
accompanists. We sing a variety of
music: musical theatre, traditional songs, folk songs, pop songs,
religious songs and fun pieces too. Our programme changes regularly, and
we are happy to hear what you think would best suit your audience.
Heart of England Chorus
England Singers, Marston Green, near Birmingham
An expanding, mixed
and open choir of some 70 voices, witrh repertoire from oratorio to
songs from the shows: Purcell and Mozart to Rutter and Lloyd Webber
Heartsong Community Choir,
Aberystwyth. We meet Tuesday nights in the Arts Centre.
Heath Mount Choral Society, Hertfordshire:
e-mail only: contact
Rehearses 8.00-9.45pms Monday in term-time at Heath Mount School,
Watton-at-Stone (between Ware and Stevenage).
Singers, Flackwell, Heath, Buckinghamshire This is a Ladies Choir
based in Flackwell Heath, but with members coming from all surrounding
areas. One summer concert and two Christmas concerts are performed in
the village - other venues as requested. Membership is by audition and a
knowledge of music is helpful. Rehearsals are relaxed and informal, but
a high standard of performance is aimed for, to maintain the reputation
the Choir has gained over the years. Most of the profits from concerts
are given to local charities.
Choral Society, E. Sussex A friendly town choir with ambition!
Repertoire from Byrd to Gorecki with newly commissioned works and
standard choral masterpieces appearing regularly in their programme of 4
concerts a year.
Heaton Voices, Newcastle
upon Tyne A community choir based in one of the most socially
diverse areas of NE England. We pride ourselves on our range of
repertoire, from early English, through African to contemporary folk.
Choir, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, Scotland We are a friendly,
mixed choir. We rehearse and perform in and around Helensburgh &
Lomond. The Choir has a professional musical director who also
conducts, and a professional accompanist. We have a broad-ranging
repertoire which suits most tastes. We sing quality choral music
from short and excerpts of oratorios to jazz, from mediaeval ballads
and classical songs to music from popular shows. There are
opportunities for members to sing solo and in small groups from time
to time. We include fun and experimental pieces. Rehearsals are on
Tuesdays and most concerts are held on Saturdays.
Helensburgh, Argyll, Scotland
Tartan Harmony) LADIES - do you like to sing? Would you
like to make new friends and increase your singing skills? Do you love
to perform to audiences and have fun? If you answered "yes" to the
above questions then TARTAN HARMONY needs you! We sing four part a
cappella style music - from old favourites to newer popular songs
you might hear on the radio. All vocal ranges are needed and no
previous experience is required - you don't even need to be able to read
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
A friendly and welcoming
mixed-voice choir of some 70 members giving five concerts every two
years. Has appeared on radio and TV. Rehearsals Tuesdays at
7.30 in West Kirk Halls, Colquhoun Square. Short voice check to
confirm membership. Concerts with professional soloists and orchestra,
usually in West Kirk but choir occasionally performs elsewhere. Works
drawn predominantly from the mainstream choral repertoire. Training
choir runs from time to time. Good reading skills an advantage but
HELIOS was formed in 1999 by our director Mark Sproson with a core of
professional and talented amateur singers. Performing mostly in central
London, the choir is
brought together for a number of projects each year, rather than for set
periods. Each project we undertake brings together a slightly different
combination of vocal talents, producing a distinctive balance between
choral sound and individual voices. In 2004 we released our first CD
TIME and concord, featuring some of the diverse and challenging a
cappella choral music that we relish. We are always pleased to hear from
singers interested in joining HELIOS for future projects.
Helston Chamber Choir,
Cornwall We are a mixed choir of about 30 – 40 people.
Some with more musical experience, some tentative beginners, but all of
us enjoy great music. We always welcome more members to give the choir
as rich a sound as possible – tenors and basses especially! Joining the
choir will stimulate and brighten the lives of any who love and have
some understanding of classical music.
Hemel Hempstead Singers,
Hertfordshire 30-strong SATB giving 3 concerts per year with a
Henbury Singers (The), Avon We are a 40-strong (approx) mixed choir, non-audition,
singing a variety of classical and modern pieces, and performing 4 or 5
times a year in various venues in and around Bristol. Proceeds go mostly
Henley Choral Society, Oxfordshire We are a
friendly, lively choir of all ages and the opportunity to sing together
to the highest standard has forged a strong and enthusiastic community.
Henley Choral Society was formed in 1973 and since then we have sung
music from a wide range of styles and periods: from Monteverdi, taking
in the old favourites, Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Brahms, right through
to a new piece commissioned especially for us by Ian D. Crew.
There is no audition for membership
as the size of the choir –over 100 – means that everyone who wants to
join can find a niche to suit them. We are going from strength to
strength under our dynamic young professional director Will Dawes and
welcome new members at any time. All you need is a love of singing: an
ability to read music is useful.
Henley Rock Choir, Oxfordshire
Founded in 2005, Rock Choir was the first compemporary choir in the UK and
its unique choir format has created a musical movement affecting thousands
of individuals and communities across the country.
Hereford Chamber Choir
was founded in 1983, and currently consists of around 30 mixed
voices. The choir performs about six concerts each academic year in
churches and other venues across Herefordshire and the West Midlands. We
perform a wide variety of music from the choral repertoire, both sacred
and secular, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir
also enjoys singing for services at cathedrals and abbeys. We are always
willing to hear from new members – currently we have vacancies for
tenors and basses. If you enjoy singing choral
music to a high standard and would like to join a friendly and sociable
group, please contact our Music Director, Simon Harper.We rehearse on
Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross
Road, Hereford. An informal audition with the Music Director will take
place after attendance at a couple of rehearsals.
Hereford Choral Society In 1837, the Organist
of Hereford Cathedral, John Hunt, founded the Hereford Choral Society,
and the Society's Constitution has, since that time, stated that the
Society's conductor shall be the Organist of Hereford Cathedral There
are currently 180 members and the repertoire of choral music ranges from
the 16th to the 21st centuries, from Bach and Handel to Bliss and
Mathias, and is constrained only by the size of orchestras needed. There
are normally three concerts per season, in November, December and March,
always in Hereford Cathedral at 7.30pm on Saturdays.
Hereford Got 2 Sing Contemporary
Choir Fun and friendly adult contemporary choirs at locations across
the Midlands including Stourbridge, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Bewdley,
Telford, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Gloucester. The
relaxed weekly sessions provide members with tuition in vocal technique,
harmony and performance as they sing songs from the world of pop, the
classics and musical theatre. There are also unique performance
opportunities, concerts, workshops, social events and choir tours.
You don’t need to audition, have any singing experience or be
able to read music – just a love of singing! Simply
turn up for a
FREE taster session
to see if Got 2 Sing® is for
you. Anyone 18 and over is welcome.
Male Choir was formed in 1957 to sing at a special thanks
giving service at Hereford Cathedral to mark the centenary of the old
Herefordshire Constabulary. It was made up then of serving police
officers together with some members of the ‘Specials.’ Today, the choir
continues to successfully sing at concerts throughout the UK and
overseas, although its ranks have long been opened up to men from all
walks of life. A few of the original police officers, now retired, are
still singing with the 65 strong choir. There is a large contingent of
choristers from the Worcestershire area. The choir retains its strong
links with West Mercia Police and the Chief Constable, Paul West, is a
very supportive President. The aim of the choir is to provide a platform
for its members to enjoy singing together, give pleasure to its
audiences, and along the way raise a lot of money for charities – over
£800,000 so far. The ability to read music is not essential. Whilst the
quality of music is paramount, the social life of members (and their
wives) is well catered for, especially on concert tours.
Hereford Rail Male Voice
The Hereford Rail Male Voice Choir (HRMVC) sing a range from their
extensive repertoire including a Matt Monro medley and a new arrangement
of the Robbie Williams song Angels. Mixed with a humorous interlude from
our MC, and possibly a solo or two, this is a recipe for a wonderful
Hereford Soul Choir
Hereward Harmony (The Posh
Chorus), Peterborough A barbershop harmony club specialising in the
craft of 4-part unaccompanied close harmony as a large group and as
Chorale, Yorkshire Meets for 1 3 hour rehearsal each month in
Leeds and performs 4 concerts each year of neglected Masterworks in
prestigious venues around Yorkshire, also records the repertoire
from concerts at the year end.
Choral Society The Hertford Choral Society
aims to make high quality singing an accessible and enjoyable experience
for the people of Hertford and beyond, either as members of the Society
or of the audience. With a history dating back to 1938, the Hertford
Choral Society has always maintained an open membership policy as a
community choir and currently has around 150 members covering a wide
spectrum of varied musical experience and of all ages (including several
of school age), coming from a wide geographical area. Although there are
no auditions, the Hertford Choral Society has a strong reputation for
high quality performances of an extensive range of music.
College Chapel Choir, Oxford
Choir is one of the few non-auditioning choirs of its kind in Oxford,
with many members both from inside and outside the college. The
choir sing music of all styles, from traditional Anglican choral
repertoire through to contemporary church music and to large-scale
The choir welcomes all
new members, regardless of previous experience. Our main aim is to
encourage everyone to have fun singing choral music to a high standard
in an amateur setting.
Hertford/Ware Rock Choir Nationwide
phenomenon Rock Choir rehearses across Hertfordshire in St Albans,
Hertford & Watford. 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!
Chorus Hertfordshire Chorus is one of
the finest large choirs in England, with around 130 members from
Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. It was formed in 1970. David Temple
has been its Musical Director since September 2000. The Chorus sings in
some of the most prestigious venues in the UK, with recent appearances
in the Royal Festival Hall (Mahler’s 8th Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem),
the Royal Albert Hall (Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky),
Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and the Barbican in London (Opera Gala
Nights). There is also an annual concert in St Albans Cathedra, as well
as overseas tours.
Choir Formed some 35 years ago we are a small choir of serving
officers, support staff and friends. We perform 6-10 concerts a year
with a wide range of music from classical to modern pop and musicals. We
welcome new members who do not have to be employed by Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire County Youth Choir We are one of Great
Britain's leading youth choirs and part of the Hertfordshire Music
Service. Our members either live in or attend one of the County's
secondary schools. Numbering approximately 50 singers, the boys and
girls are usually in school years 10 - 13. The music we sing is varied
and our singers come from backgrounds as diverse as rock groups, musical
theatre ensembles and church choirs. We perform in local Herts venues
such as St. Albans Cathedral, as well as major London venues such as the
Royal Albert Hall. The choir takes a European tour every two years and
participates in national music festivals and competitions. Rehearsals
are held in the Mid-Herts Music and Dance Centre in Hatfield on
Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30. Entry is by audition and
interested singers should contact the Hertfordshire Music Service.
Hethersett Singers, Hethersett, Nr
Founded in the 1960’s the choir has been providing musical
entertainment in the village for more than 50 years. We sing small
scale classical works and songs from a wide range of genres –
including choral arrangements of pop, film and show music.
Hexham Abbey Choir, Hexham, Northumberland The
Choir of Boys and Men sings Choral Evensongs each Wednesday in term-time and
Choral services on most Sundays, with rehearsals on Mondays (Boys),
Wednesdays (after Evensong), and Sundays. There is a large repertoire of
anthems, responses & settings. The choir have recorded 2 CDs in recent
years; toured to Milan (2005) Paris (2007) and Rome (2009) and recently sang
on BBC Songs of Praise. Meetings of a more fun and social nature are also a
Choir, Northumberland We are a 50 strong mixed voice choir under
the leadership of Glenn Davis performing a wide range of classical
choral works. New members always welcome.
Choir, St.Anne's on Sea, LancashireHexham Abbey Choir,
Heyl St. Piran
Singers, Hayle, Cornwall We are a ladies choir of
approx. 30 members. We sing a wide range of music including popular,
secular and musicals. New members always welcome.
Choir, Glasgow, Scotland
The Hidden Lane Choir have been singing together since around 2009. We
meet twice a month (one Weds and one Thurs) in the fantastic
Hidden Lane Tearoom in Finnieston, Glasgow. Rehearsals take place
between 7pm and 9pm
High Notes Junior
Choir, North Yorkshire.
High Notes Junior Choir, for children aged six to twelve, is based in
Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire. Rehearsals are every Thursday in
term time from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at All Saints church hall, Church Hill,
Sherburn in Elmet. There are no auditions. All you need to do is come
every week and like singing. We sing lots of different kinds of music,
from mediaeval to modern and everything in between. High notes costs £1
per week, payable half termly.
High Wycombe Choral Society,
The High Wycombe Choral Society welcomes new members and Sponsors.
The Society was founded in 1934, originally as the Wycombe Oratorio
Choir, to perform classical choral music of a high standard in High
Wycombe. The choir now numbers over 60 singers and performs two major
choral concerts every year with a professional orchestra, and a number
of smaller and less formal events. We also enjoy a number of social
occasions, and have active links with overseas choirs. Our members have
a range of musical skills, and come from all over the High Wycombe area.
Chamber choir performs in Highbury - North London. We explore the a capella repertoire from the early Renaissance to the present day. We
rehearse without piano. Confident sight readers welcome.
Highbury Youth Choir,
Highbury, London N5
Now in its 20th season, Highbury Youth Choir (formerly Highbury Young
Singers) was formed to provide children and young people with the
opportunity to perform with world-class professional musicians alongside
Highbury-based chamber choir Eclectic Voices. Our two choirs, now
comprise children aged 6-18, and perform all over London and beyond.
Choir, Highcliffe, Dorset
The choir was formed in 1969 and has always offered any child the
opportunity to sing. The aim of the choir is to make music and
music-making as accessible to as many young people as possible,
regardless of previous experience, to encourage self-confidence and
personal development through singing and learning together with
like-minded peers, to foster group support and team spirit through
performance and competition at a high level and to To promote a sense of
belonging and friendship between choir members.
Highfield Male Voice Choir,
A 50 strong choir with an extensive repertoire, which has been
established in the Runcorn area since 1911.
Highgate Choral Society, London
Founded in 1878, Highgate Choral Society is one of London’s
leading choirs and consists of some 200 members from across north London
It celebrated its 125th birthday in 2003, making HCS one of Britain's
We are a choir from
Wiltshire who sing a wide range of classical and light classical music
under the musical direction of Mike Avery. New members always welcome.
High Wycombe Choral Society,
Buckinghamshire The High Wycombe Choral Society (HWCS) was founded
in 1934 as the "Oratorio Choir" by a group of ambitious singers with
Constance Bailey as its conductor. 70 years on the choir is a thriving
choral force in the town.Its Membership comprises 80 voices and the
choir presents two major choral and orchestral programmes each season
with a high performing standard. The Choir's season runs from September
to May with weekly Monday evening rehearsals in the Union Baptist Church
complex in High Wycombe.In the summer months, the Choir has made a
number of trips to its sister choruses, The Virginia Choral Society,
USA, and the Cantilena Singers of New South Wales, Australia.
Highside Singers, Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon, North Yorkshire
The Highside Singers is a community choir based in
Kirkby Malzeard, rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm from
September to June in the Methodist Chapel.The choir perform about 6
concerts every year in local village halls,churches and chapels.The
singers enjoy learning and performing a wide range of music from Vivaldi
and John Rutter to The Beatles and Abba .Over the years the choir has
raised many thousands of pounds for various charities.
Society, London Formed in 1980 by conductor Peter J Williams,
Hillingdon Choral Society welcomes those who enjoy singing. Membership
is open to anyone over 18 years of age. There are no formal auditions
however, an ability to read music is desirable.
Union, Leicestershire A
established choir of around 65 members . The choir rehearses weekly
on Tuesdays and performs 3 main concerts a year. Our repertoire
includes major popular sacred works as well as good SATB choral
pieces of a lighter nature. We have also been known to sing Beatles
and Abba classics! Our musical director, Richard Archer, has led the
choir for over 30 years and has continuously strived to maintain a
high standards with an amateur group. We always seeking to add to
our membership. Auditions are not required, just an ability to sing
and be able to follow a music score.
Hitchin Rock Choir, Hertfordshire
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
(formerly the Meistersingers)
We are small friendly choir based in Chiswick and perform
regularly at St Michael All Angels in Bedford Park. We present a wide
range of choral music from plainsong to new music. New members are very
Hogia'r Ddwylan Male Choir, Anglesey
Hogia’r Ddwylan is probably the most romantic of all the
names for male voice choirs in Wales reflecting the magic of its native
environment. Literally translated it means “The boys from the two
shores” and is very apt to the choir as all of its members come from
villages and towns next to the Menai Strait, on the fringes of
Snowdonia, one of the most beautiful areas of Wales. The choir is based
in Menai Bridge on Anglesey, by the shadow of the bridge itself, which
serves as a permanent reminder of the engineering skills of Thomas
Telford as well as being an essential link between Anglesey and mainland
Britain. The Hogia’r Ddwylan choir was established over 48 years ago and
have entertained audiences throughout Wales, Britain and Europe through
their powerful yet enchanting music.
Holderness Grange Choir, Hedon, Yorkshire
Grange Choir is based in Hedon at the
Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village on
Draper’s Lane and meets every Tuesday
evening for practice. The Choir has a wide age range of singers and
they are always looking for new people – especially men.
Spitalfields, London, E1 6QR : email
End choir. Learn soul, world music, pop, contemporary and jazz music.
All levels are encouraged to join. Lead by Verity Standen, a Composer,
Performer and Vocal coach. Sessions are run on Wednesdays at
22a, Hanbury Street ,
open at 12:30, sessions run from 1-2pm. Run by Magic Me. Magic Me
are the UK's leading provider of intergenerational arts activities,
working with people in care homes, schools and other community settings.
Holman Climax Male
Voice Choir, Camborne, Cornwall In 1940 at the Climax Rock
Drill and Engineering Works, at Pool, between Camborne and Redruth,
Cornwall, two men working on the works roof saw the glow of the fires in
Plymouth caused by the bombing by the Luftwaffe. To alleviate distress
among the blitz victims they formed a small choir to raise funds. Within
a short time the late Edgar Kessell MBE commenced as the Musical
Director, and over the years built the small group into the
well-respected and well know Choir it was to become. Our current Musical
Director is Andrew Thomas, only the fifth MD since 1940. The Choir
originally known as Climax Male Voice Choir added the name Holman to its
title during the late 1960’s after the two companies of Holman’s and
Climax joined together. It rehearses at Camborne Community School on
Friday nights at 7.30 pm.
St Mary Choral Society, Dorking, Surrey
The choir owes its existence
to the Leith Hill Musical Festival, in which we participate each year.
We currently have about 40 members and meet weekly, except during school
holidays, from September until the Festival shortly after the following
Easter. Additionally we present a Christmas carol concert in the village
each year and occasionally put on a summer concert. There is currently
no audition and all voices are especially welcome, as we're endeavouring
to increase the overall strength of the choir.
Holme Valley Singers,
Holme, W Yorkshire Holme Valley Singers were formed in 1975 by Alan Simmons,
the head of music at Holmfirth High School, from pupils, staff and
parents. The Choir reached the final of the first Sainsbury's Choir of
the Year competition, singing at the Royal Albert Hall. The choir
has around 40 members and rehearse once a week at Holmfirth High School
during school terms, on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm.
Holmfirth Choral Society, W.
Yorkshire 90-strong, based in the popular and picturesque
the Summer Wine village of Holmfirth near Huddersfield
Holst Singers The Holst Singers are one of Britain's foremost choirs, described by the BBC as "a leading chorus on the international stage". Based in London, in addition to their busy concert diary, they frequently broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, and regularly record for leading classical labels. With the support of their President, James Bowman, and Musical Director, Stephen Layton, the choir has developed an interest in exploring new and neglected works as well as core choral repertoire.
Holy Cross Choir, Crediton,
Devon Crediton is proud of its long musical tradition which can be
traced back over hundreds of years. The Choir has always been at the
centre of Church life. Today the Choir still maintains extremely high
standards and is much respected in the West of England. The Choir
currently comprises some 25 adults and 20 juniors, as well as the
Director of Music, Organist and three Choral Scholars. The Choir is
proud of its musical tradition and takes it commitments to church music
very seriously. We sing a weekly service at Crediton - sung Eucharist
every Sunday and Evensong on the first Sunday of the month.
Church Choir, Rotherhithe, London. An amateur, adult mixed voice,
non-robed, church choir of 15 to 20 voices. New members always welcome,
no auditions. We aim to sing at all the major church festivals, once a
month at Sunday services and once a year for a Choral Evensong. The
choir’s repertoire is based on the Anglican choral tradition from Byrd
to the present day. Affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music.
Holymoorside Choral Society, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The
Society was first formed in 1941 as a village choir. The tradition
of singing a wide a variety of music at local events and raising
money for charity was established then, and has continued to the
present day. Now
a choir of 45 members we enjoy meeting together on Thursday evenings
at 7.30 pm for rehearsals in the United Reformed Church at
Holymoorside village, 3 miles SW of Chesterfield in
Honey Belles Ladies Choir,
We are a ladies choir that began in January 2014. We now have 30 members
and are expanding all the time. We sing a variety of music in 3 part
harmony and recorded our first CD in October 2015. Our main aim is to
have fun and enjoy Wednesday nights. We participate in outdoor events
and indoor concerts and are accompanied by a pianist in rehearsal time.
Choir, W. Yorkshire A friendly choir founded about 50 years ago, now
one of the largest in the Huddersfield area, with over 60 members
Honley Male Voice
Choir, W. Yorkshire Honley Male Voice
Choir, one of the top male voice choirs in Yorkshire. Honley Male
Voice Choir is based in Honley near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and
performs a variety of Male Voice music primarily to entertain and to
enjoy high standards of singing from the members. Under the direction of
our MD Steven Roberts and Accompanist Jason Hawkins we regularly perform
top class concerts within Huddersfield Town Hall and often with world
renowned performers like Lesley Garrett, Cory or Carlton Main Frickley
Colliery Brass Bands or other top bands and artists.
Hook Choral Society,
Hampshire A friendly choir singing a range of music from Haydn's
with full orchestra to Billy Joel
Hope Community Gospel Choir,
Beeston, Nottinghamshire. We meet every Wednesday evening at the
Pearson centre, Nuart Road, Beeston between 7.30pm and 9pm, and are open
to anyone over 16 who wants to sing for fun. There are no auditions and
you don’t need to be able to read music. We welcome everyone, from
talented singers to complete beginners. The songs are a wide range of
types, from traditional gospel, to modern gospel and even some pop
songs. We're also currently recruiting for band members.
Horncastle & District Choral Society, Lincoln A friendly SATB choir with 30-40 members, performing a
wide range of classical choral works at two concerts a year.New members
Horbury Singers, Wakefield,
The Choir started in September 1972
as part of the Further Education Scheme. We paid night school fees
applicable at the time. Colin Leech, Musical Director and Betty Heatley,
pianist, have been with us since that first day. We started as a Mixed
Voice Choir but good men were hard to find – and even harder to keep –
so we kicked out the remaining few in 1980 and set up as a Ladies Choir,
independent of night school.
Horley Singers, Horley, Surrey
Horley Singers are
based in Horley, Surrey and were founded in 1998. We
meet on Mondays, mostly in term time, at 8 - 10 pm in the Methodist
Church hall, Victoria Road, Horley.
Our singing year begins in September and finishes after our summer
concert. We perform public concerts in December and early summer. A
local charity is designatd to benefit from each concert although we
are not a fund raiser specifically for Charity.
Our programme of music covers both modern and
classical as we try to cater for all tastes of music
within the choir and our audience. Come
and give us a try. We do not hold auditions and you don't have to
Horringer Singers, Nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Based in the village of Horringer near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,
Horringer Singers was established in 1972, and in 2012 we are proud to
be celebrating our 40th Anniversary!
Led by our new
music director, John Catlow,
who joined us in January this year, we are a very friendly mixed group,
with approximately thirty members, who enjoy singing everything from
church music to songs from the shows. The choir performs three major
concerts each year. In addition, the choir participates in a variety of
musical events, from weddings to charity fundraising, and is available
for private functions.
Community Choir, Nr Woking, Surrey
A well- established Choir with over 40 singers attending the regular
weekly rehearsals. The rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings and the
atmosphere is friendly and sociable. Everyone enjoys making music
together and being astonished by the harmonious result crafted by our
inspirational and accomplished choir leader.
Society, Leeds, Yorkshire A mixed-voice choir founded in 1928. We
perform a variety of choral music including sacred music, folk songs and
spirituals, as well as choral items by contemporary composers.
Chamber Choir, W. Sussex
Horsham Chamber Choir,
founded in 1967, performs 3-4 concerts a year in the town and further
afield, using professional instrumentalists and soloists. As well as the
popular staples, our repertoire includes many lesser-known and often
challenging pieces by modern composers.
Horsley Choral Society,
Surrey A friendly, non-auditioning mixed choir of about 70 voices,
performing 4 full concerts a year, including at the
Leith Hill Festival.
Hospiscare Choir, Exeter, Devon The Hospiscare Choir is
based in Exeter, Devon, UK and is composed of Medical and
Administrative Staff, Managers, Volunteers, Friends,
Supporters of Hospiscare who all give their time voluntarily to form the
Hospiscare Choir. We
enjoy singing and performing easy listening music throughout the year.
Hotch Potch, North Shields,
Tyne & Wear Community singing for anyone and everyone!
We're back for a new term, this time at the Linskill Community
Centre North Shields Tyne and Wear. Tuesday Teatimes from 3.45 (or
up to 4pm if you can't make 3.45) to 4.30pm in term time. No
auditions, no need to read music and no pressure - just come along
and sing! HOTCH POTCH is aiming to make singing an enjoyable and
inspiring experience for old and young alike. The aim of the group
is to be as inclusive as possible and to attract pupils, parents,
staff and local pensioners - anybody aged 4years and over. Hotch
Potch will sing a variety of songs, rounds and harmonies, including
folks songs, echo songs and simple part songs, all of which are easy
to learn by ear. Singing is a great way to make you feel good, meet
people and create a fantastic sound. We hope that Hotch Potch will
be just that - a real mixture of people and talents with one aim -
to enjoy singing together.
Hough & District WI Choir, Weston, CheshireHough &
District WI Choir was formed in 2009 as a result of an idea by four WI
members and was eventually expanded to include members from other WI’s and
some members of the public. They welcome anyone who wants to sing,
membership continues to grow, and they have expanded their repertoire to
include a wide variety of music. If you want to sing with us, you can be a
member of any WI and there are a few non WI member places but we are
restricted on these. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at Weston
Church Hall, Weston (near Crewe) from 7pm - 9pm term time only.
Choir, East Sussex The local Hove choir is run by singer/pianist
Charlotte Fane. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become
chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members
bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought
they could do - from supporting national charities like Comic Relief,
Missing People and Refuge to singing at the UK's top performing arts
venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo. But through all this excitement,
we never lose track of our local community roots.
Howick Coastal Choir, Northumberland e-mail only: contact David Jackson This is a small community choir with members drawn from local villages. It started in 2012 as a group singing carols at Christmas and then, in 2013, took part in a programme organised by Howick Heritage Trust to commemorate, in a service at North Shields Fisherman’s Mission, the centenary of the wrecking of the Tadorne, a French fishing boat which was shipwrecked off Howick.
Since then, it has widened its repertoire beyond coastal songs and has performed two or three concerts each year, including the annual ‘Singing into Christmas’ community event, songs for World War One, May Festivities and Northumberland Day 2017. New members are always welcome and there are no auditions. We meet on Tuesday evenings at Copley Hall, Howick Village.
Wolves Chamber Choir, Walsall 38 piece Chamber Choir from the University of Wolverhampton, led by
Howling Wolves Community Choir, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
The Howling Wolves Community Choir is Wolverhampton’s very
own community choir. We formed in 2013, and meet every Wednesday at the
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, WV1 4AN from 7pm to 9pm. We
welcome everybody to share the joy of singing together. You don’t have
to be a great singer, or even have sung before. You don’t need to be
able to read music. We’re developing a wide repertoire that includes
pop, folk and traditional songs from many parts of Wolverhampton’s
diverse community and beyond.
Choral Society, W. Yorkshire The most famous of the Yorkshire choral
societies, founded in 1836 and particularly well known for its
performances of Handel's
Messiah. Today's choir has around 200 singers.
Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir, Yorkshire The HCGC is a community based gospel choir whose
mission is to bring diverse audiences together through life affirming roots
and gospel music. Through performance, workshops, and other community-based
activities, we seek to uplift, enrich, and educate.
Choir e-mail only: contact:
Anyone is welcome and we don't
audition and rarely perform - simply sing for the sheer joy of it. We
meet on Wednesdays at 7.00 pm for 2 hours at St Thomas Church,
Manchester Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Huddersfield Rock Choir, W. Yorkshire
The Huddersfield Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Elliot Sutcliffe.
We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join
our choir and take part in the local Huddersfield and wider West
Yorkshire county community. We are part of the pioneering Rock Choir
singing groups. We often team up with the other local West Yorkshire
choirs to sing in groups of any size, 100, 500 and even and even 12,000
Voices, Yorkshire Huddersfield voices was formed in 1946 and was
known as the Huddersfield Methodist Choir.
Hull Bach Choir, Yorkshire
The Hull Bach Choir, under its conductor Anthony Ford, has a
well-established reputation in East Yorkshire for high quality
performances of the world’s greatest and most popular choral works,
especially in the Baroque repertoire, ably accompanied by local and not
so local instrumental players who form the Hull Bach Orchestra.
Hull Choral Union, Yorkshire
Founded in 1929 when two local societies, Hull Harmonic Society and Hull
Vocal Society both established in the mid-1800s amalgamated, Hull Choral
Union (HCU) has continued their tradition of enriching the musical life
of the city. The Hull Choral Union continues the tradition of performing
an ever-extending repertoire from the great classical oratorios to
contemporary works. Membership stands at over one hundred mixed voices
and we are always pleased to welcome new members. The Hull Choral Union
is fortunate to have its own orchestra of local and regional musicians
but on occasion sings with professional orchestras including the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic and the Hallé. The society continues to work with
international soloists and conductors and is particularly keen to
attract singers at the beginning of their careers.
Hull Community Voices
We are a
natural voice singing group based in Hull. We are an inclusive group,
which means we welcome anyone whatever their age, experience or ability.
We provide opportunities for people to explore harmony singing through
singing a variety of material from around the world and to develop their
Freedom Chorus, Hull, Yorkshire You can apply to join the Hull
Freedom Chorus if you are 14 and over, however if you are 17 and under
you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. You don’t need
to have any experience, singing ability or be able to read music, you
just need to enjoy singing. You are expected to learn the songs and
attend sufficient rehearsals to be able to perform the songs at events.
You must attend all dress rehearsals and final performances. You will be
asked to give permission to be filmed and photographed as part of this
Hull Male Voice Choir, Hull, Yorkshire Established in 1911, the Choir is strong and
vibrant, fully aware of the great tradition of joyous singing which has
been inherited from its predecessors and constantly looking forward to
entertaining audiences everywhere. Concerts are given for a wide variety
of charities and local good causes. On 1 November 2003 the Choir
participated once again in the Yorkshire Festival of Music at the Royal
Albert Hall in London where some 1,000 male voices and 350 ladies from a
wide area formed a mass choir, enhanced by two top class Brass Bands,
the event raising funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research
Quire, Brighton, East Sussex
Hullabaloo sing wild and wonderful,
eclectic close harmony and deeply funky a cappella - from shanties to
soul, Doo-Wop to Hip-Hop, and Rock to Reggae, and well as contemporary
compositions for voice. There are no auditions and no need to read
music. Hullabaloo singers learn by ear and sing from the soles of their
feet! All you need are Monday nights free and a passion for song.
Belles Ladies Barbershop Chorus, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
We are a group of 40 ladies from all walks of life who meet every
Thursday to sing arrangements of songs in 4-part harmony, mainly in the
barbershop style. Our rehearsals re now held at Wendover Hall in
Humberstone from 7.15pm until 9.30pm.
Humberston Singers, Grimsby, N
Lincolnshire Mixed Choir of about 50 voices meeting at the
Humberston Church, Humberston, Grimsby.
Humble Swain, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Six local blokes who have been singing the carols in different pubs since
the 1960’s came together to enjoy singing the carols in disciplined harmony!
This objective has been at least partially achieved to the point where we
humbly felt that we could make a useful contribution to the tradition. If we
could help to encourage more harmony in our local sings we could die happy!
Hungate Singers, Lincolnshire
A 16 voice chamber choir with an unusually wide repertoire.
Originally an off-shoot of the Lincoln Chamber choir, Hungate Singers
was formed 15 years ago. Repertoire ranges from Bryd to the Beatles -
and beyond, from church concerts to weddings and Cabarets with Jazz
Harmonia Singers, Cambridgeshire. Fun
unauditioned women's choir singing pop, musicals, folk, world and light
classics. Thursdays 8-9.45pm Jubilee Park, Huntingdon.
Huntingdon Male Voice Choir, Cambridge This 60-strong choir rehearses each week in the splendid surroundings of
Hinchingbrooke House, former home of the Earl Of Sandwich
Choir, Cambridgeshire 100-strong and with their own orchestra,
putting on 6 concerts a year.
Huntingdon Rock Choir, Cambridge A feel good rock, pop and Motown
choir for people of all ages and abilities. No need to read music.
Hutcheson's Choral Society, Glasgow Hutchesons' Choral Society is an
amateur choir open to parents, staff and friends of Hutchesons' Grammar
School as well as to people with no connection to the school. The
choir is open to all with no requirement to audition. While the ability
to read music would be an advantage, it is not essential. We only ask
that you love choral music and that you are able to attend rehearsals on
Monday evenings (7.30-9.30p.m.), between August and March, in the
Fotheringay Centre, Fotheringay Road, Pollokshields. The Choral Society
normally presents two concerts a year, one in Autumn and the other in
Spring, in the Fotheringay Auditorium.
Shenfield Choral Society, Essex One of the leading choral societies
in Essex, with about 120 singers. They usually perform 3 concerts from
the mainstream choral repertoire per year, plus a summer concert of
lighter music and a highly popular Christmas Carol Concert
The Hyndburn Singers is a 45 strong mixed voice choir
which sings a wide variety of easy-listening music including pop and
show classics old and new, as well as more classical well known choral
music. Our repertoire includes a whole range of different styles ranging
from Mozart to Abba and Westlife. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 at Whalley
Road United Reformed Church, Accrington. New members are most welcome.
Some choral singing experience is helpful, but not essential.
Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy
Singers,Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales Currently having 75 choristers, aged
8-16 years, they've taken part in TV broadcasts spanning 160 countries.
They were the first British choir to travel behind the Iron Curtain, and
the first British amateur choir to undertake a concert tour of Moscow