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  • P&P Singers, Dorset Formed in 1998 as a new choir section of Poole and Parkstone Musical Theatre Society which has been providing entertainment since 1919. P&P Singers prides itself in singing an eclectic range of music from ‘pop’ and show tunes through to the classics.  Each year, in July, P&P Singers presents its annual concert.  There is the Christmas Concert at St Aldhelm’s church in Westbourne.  During the year there are repeat performances of both concerts at other venues plus additional appearances, with different repertoire, at festivals and days out to sing at, for instance, beautiful Stourhead.

  • Paddock Wood Choral Society, Kent Mixed-voice choir about 60-strong, performing a variety of music old and new in about 3 concerts a year. No auditions.

  • Painswick Singers, Gloucestershire are an established and friendly choral group of 40 mixed voices. We give 3 concerts a year specialising in a wide variety of music from Bach to Beatles. We rehearse on Monday evenings in the cotswold village of Painswick, led by Andrew Hopwood (ex Opera North ).

  • Paisley Philharmonic Choir, Paisley, Glasgow  The choir has around 80 members and is based in Paisley, just outside Glasgow. The repertoire is extensive and covers everything from folk and pop arrangements to full-scale oratorios.

  • Pakefield Singers, Lowestoft, Suffolk. We are a mixed voice (SATB) mixed age (14-80) 55-strong choir, formally constituted in September 2003.  We perform up to 10 concerts a year, with a wide repertoire of songs, including opera, musicals, sacred music and spirituals.  Many of our concerts support fundraising by local charities.  We have also collaborated with other groups including the Pakefield Singers and the Beccles and the Lowestoft Choral Societies.

  • Pangbourne Choral Society, near Reading, Berks. Formed in 1973, and now with 100 members singing 2 concerts a year, usually accompanied by the Philomel Orchestra.

  • Paragon Singers of Bath, Somerset A chamber choir, formed in 1976, specialising in Renaissance, Baroque and 20th-century music. As well as performing locally, they regularly travel to Alkmaar in Holland to perform with their twin choir, Good Company

  • Parbold Chamber Choir, nr Wigan, Lancashire Around 30-strong, giving 4 concerts a year, mostly with orchestra conducted by Jim Cooke. They enjoy an exchange arrangement with a village choir from Angers in France, and travel regularly there to sing

  • Parenthesis, Reading, Berkshire Nearly 50 mixed voices giving several concerts a year, often to raise funds for charities. It contains an a cappella group

  • Parklife Singers Community Choir, Queens Park, London NW6  The choir is run as a co-operative so the more members we have, the lower the fees. Members can get as involved as they like in the choir admin and repertoire - and if they prefer to just turn up and sing, that's fine too.

  • Parkside Colliery Male Voice Choir, Lancashire Originally formed as a colliery choir, we continue to entertain throughout the country after the colliery itself has closed. 50 voices.

  • Parkside Singers, Bedfordshire email only: contact ken-clairejones@ntlworld.com  A lively 4-part harmony mixed choir with members from all over Bedfordshire. We meet at Parkside Hall, Woburn Road, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2HX, Tuesday evenings as above 8 – 10pm throughout the year.

  • Parnham Voices, Beaminster, West Dorset We are 17 strong, based in Beaminster, West Dorset, and sing unaccompanied in venues around the area - Beaminster, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, etc.

  • Partners In Harmony, Yorkshire/Lancashire border: e-mail only: contact David Kelk. Close-harmony male octet, repertoire from motets to barbershop. Made their first CD 6/98

  • Partney Choir, Lincolnshire 25-voice 4-part choir serving local parishes and performing in and out of Church, and in the process having a great deal of fun in their singing and in their worship. English Folk Music is a special interest

  • Pebbles, Stafford, Staffordshire We are a group of friends from Staffordshire who get together because we enjoy singing. We sing a wide range of unaccompanied material from around the world. Our repertoire includes songs from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Croatia, Georgia, America and Scotland. We perform regularly in and around Stafford.

  • Peers of Harmony, Tyneside. The Peers of Harmony are a Barbershop harmony singing club based in South Shields. We are a 20 plus club specializing in traditional Barbershop singing. Formed in September 2007 as a result of a meeting of seven of the original Roker Peers of Harmony who were the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) gold medal chorus in 1982.We are a barbershop chorus

  • Pegasus A dynamic group of 20 voices. The choir has performed all over London, from Lambeth Palace to the Royal Court Theatre.

  • Pelenna Valley Male Voice Choir, Port Talbot

  • Pelham Singers, Immingham, Lincolnshire: phone only: contact Elaine Dix, 01469-517059. 26 female voices singing popular and traditional songs in 3 parts. Available for charity concerts and weddings.

  • Pembroke & District Male Voice Choir

  • Penarth Male Voice Choir, South Glamorgan, Wales The choir was formed in 1886 and apart for the war years has been in existence ever since.

  • Pencoed and District Choral Society, South Wales Pencoed and District Choral Society was formed in 1970 by the late John Davies who was the conductor until his sudden death in 1983. It therefore celebrates its 40th Anniversary during 2010 and is working on a number of events as part of that celebration. Please see our special Anniversary page for more details. The choir has about 30 members drawn from Pencoed and the surrounding areas and is always ready to welcome new members – especially MEN. A Choir well versed in choral technique and capable of making a beautiful sound is the general observation made by audiences at the end of concerts. Since its formation the choir has performed on radio and television, in St Davids Hall, Cardiff and taken part in the One Thousand Voices in the Royal Albert Hall on three occasions.

  • Pendyrus Male Voice Choir, Tylorstown, Rhondda, Wales The choir formed in Tylorstown, in the Rhondda Fach in 1924. Performed in Brussels, Moscow and St Petersburgh and toured Canada 3 times.

  • Pennine Chimes, Bradford, W Yorkshire Ladies Barbershop Choir formed in 1981 by a group of enthusiastic, music-loving women from all walks of life, whose common interest was creating 4 part harmony for themselves and others to enjoy We sing songs from many eras, all of which have been arranged for us in the barbershop style, and are well-known for our distinctive song choices. We are proud to have been the winners of the LABBS bronze chorus medal, and the small chorus trophy on several occasions. In 2000, we won the LABBS Millennium trophy.

  • Penny Black Choir, West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex A new contemporary choir. The thought behind it is to enjoy and explore the voice and vocal harmonies with the dream that it will become professional. We will be singing jazz, blues, folk and pop and would love any singers to come and join us.

  • Penrith Singers, Penrith, Cumbria A friendly mixed choir of 80+ voices founded in 1979 and growing in muber and reputation. We perform three major concerts and arrange a 'Come and Sing' event each year. We are a friendly group and would welcome your support as a member of the choir or in the audience for one of our concerts

  • Penshurst Choral Society, Kent  Formed in 1963 by the Rector and Doctor of the village who considered that regular singing might help to empty the Doctor’s surgery and encourage members to sing in church! From originally having a few members and rehearsing in Penshurst Church, the Society has grown to about 60 members and now meets at Holmewood House School, in Langton Green. Concert venues vary between several local churches including our home base at Penshurst Church, Langton Green, King Charles the Martyr in Tunbridge Wells, Holmewood House Jubilee Hall and St Paul’s Rusthall.

  • Penyard Singers, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire The Penyard Singers are a small, friendly, mixed choir   hoping to increase our numbers for the 2013-14 season. Our Musical Director, John Frith, has introduced us to a varied repertoire: classical, operatic, baroque, English folk, contemporary, musical show, swing and pop. Our rehearsals are fun and we enjoy singing together. The are no auditions, we just ask for enthusiasm and commitment. We meet on Wednesday evenings at Christ Church, Edde Cross, Ross-on-Wye from 7:30 - 9:30pm and perform 3 concerts per year. We also sing at charity events and weddings.

    Penzance Choral Society, Penzance, Cornwall. One of the oldest mixed voice Choral Societies in the country (founded 1858) and possibly the most western! Cornwall is an area with a rich history of choirs and singing and our 70 strong membership is proud to be a part of that. The site contains details of our past, present and future with our 150th anniversary drawing ever closer.  

  • Penzance Orpheus Ladies Choir, Cornwall We have been in existence for over 50 years and sing a wide variety of music. We are well known throughout Cornwall and abroad, having recently visited Brittany, Wales and Midsommer Norton. We meet every Wednesday at the Town Hall Marazion at 7-30pm and welcome any ladies wishing to join us. 

  • People of Note, Bristol This choir is an ‘open access’ community choir, meaning that membership is available to all without audition, based on the principle that the opportunity to sing together should be available to all, and that we all have the potential to sing competently. The choir now numbers about 150 singers, split between the Southville group, meeting on Tuesdays at the Southville Centre in Beaulieu Road , and the Clifton group meeting on Wednesdays at the Subud Hall in Wesley Place. Nickomo and Rasullah endeavour to cover the same ground each week in each venue, so that members who cannot attend on their usual night can drop in on the other group. The whole choir gets together at the end of each term, and for our annual Summer Concert  performed at St George’s.  After the Spring term (there are 3 ten-week terms per year) there is the big Choir Convention held at St George’s and organised by Nick Petts.  Other opportunities for performance arise from time to time, such as participating in community events and festivals. PONITA (People Of Note International Touring Association) arranges and overseas engagements from time to time.

    Persain, Ammanford, Carms

  • Pershore Choral, Pershore, Worcestershire  An amateur mixed (SATB) choir of about 100 voices and was founded in 1949 by the late Joan Philips. Normally performing three major concerts each season in Pershore Abbey - at least two of them with orchestral accompaniment. The Musical Director is Carleton Etherington. They welcomes potential members who can follow a vocal score and hold a line. Membership is by audition although potential members are allowed a few weeks to get to know us before auditioning.

  • Pershore Town Choir, Pershore, Worcestershire We are a mixed voice choir of about 50 singers based in Pershore UK with members are drawn from Pershore and the surrounding area. The choir was formed in 2007 and is developing a wide ranging repertoire under the enthusiastic leadership of musical director David Barclay. Our aim is to have fun singing and at the same time contribute to the music and cultural life of our area

  • Perth Barbershop Singers Their site says "Don't worry about tadpoles on wires - the others don't. Practice tapes make learning the songs a doddle."

  • Perth Choral Society, Perthshire Formed in 1890, Perth Choral Society is a mixed voice choir of around 90 to 100 friendly people who rehearse in St Leonards in the Fields Church Hall, on Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30pm. There are two main concerts per year, in November/December and March and the works sung are major sacred/secular choral.

  • Perth Gaelic Choir, Scotland Perth Gaelic Choir was re-established in 2011 with the aim of giving everyone in the area a chance to learn Scottish Gaelic songs in a fun and friendly environment. If you are interested in joining our choir then please come along to one of our sessions.
    The Peter Singers, Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan 30-strong SATB, most of them very able musicians as well as vocalists. Some members are soloists in their right and perform the solos for any works that the choir does, including on European tour. Repertoire is from madrigals to Masses and oratorios

  • Peterborough Chamber Choir, Cambridgeshire A 30-strong adult mixed Choir based in Peterborough, whose main activity is the singing of recitals and services in cathedrals throughout the country and abroad.

  • Peterborough Choral Society, Cambridgeshire Formed in January 1991 by a group of singers who considered there was a need for a society in the City of Peterborough to sing works from the great choral tradition. Now with 70 members and directed by Anne McDonald, it aims to be one of the best in the Eastern Arts area, and works towards performing three major works each year.

  • Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Cambridgeshire Established in 1936, 45 members, about 12 concerts per year. Recently toured the Isles of Scilly. Winners of the Morriston Orpheus prize at South Woodham Ferrers on three occasions and the Norman Arkinstall Trophy in 1993.

  • Peterborough Young Singers, Cambridgeshire Peterborough Children’s Choir and Peterborough Youth Choir give children and teenagers the opportunity to sing together to the highest standards and to participate in regular concerts. They have participated in performances and workshops across the East of England, with Bob Chilcott, Michael Kibblewhite, Sean Gregory, Sir David Willcocks and others. The choirs’ primary field is arts education - giving both a musical training and a joy in singing. In the concerts which the choirs present, they aim to achieve a high profile and a quality performance.

  • Peterhead Choral Society, Aberdeenshire .We’re a mixed adult choir who meet once a week (Tuesdays) and perform 2 concerts a year.

  • Petros Singers, Hammersmith, London (formerly St Peter's Singers) A vibrant auditioned amateur chamber choir, we perform a wide-ranging and diverse repertoire, collaborating with top-class orchestras and soloists in West and Central London and occasionally further afield.

  • Petrucci Ensemble, Cambridge  This six-member Ensemble concentrates on Gregorian chant, and the sacred and secular music of 1350 -1550 from England, France and the Low Countries. Though this repertoire includes some of the greatest ever composers (such as Josquin, Ockeghem and Dunstaple) the music is rarely heard in concert performances. We believe it can be enlightening, if not revelatory, to rediscover the earlier musical foundations on which the later Renaissance masters built.

  • Pewsey Belles The Pewsey Belles is made up of approximately 30 ladies from Pewsey and the surrounding area. Formed in March 2011, the choir has a wide ranging repertoire of both sacred and secular music and has sung at a variety of events around Pewsey as well as further afield in Bath. The choir’s musical director is Jules Addison who is a composer and music producer living near Bath. He also runs 4 Part Music which offers location recordings for choirs throughout the UK.

  • Pharos Chamber Choir, Dover, Kent

  • Philharmonia Chorus founded by Walter Legge in 1957 to record Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Philharmonia Orchestra. During its existence it has appeared with most of the world's leading conductors and orchestras, made more than 50 classic recordings and received five awards from the American National Academy of Recorded Arts and Science for the best choral recording of the year. Its varied repertoire encompasses both the great classical and romantic works as well as those of the 20th century. Wilhelm Pitz, the founding Chorus Master, was succeeded by a distinguished line of musicians which includes Walter Hagen Groll, Norbert Balatsch, Horst Neumann, David Hill and now Robert Dean, who was appointed Artistic Director and Chorus Master in April 1998. The Chorus was also delighted to appoint Deborah Miles-Johnson as its Associate Chorus Master in 2000.

  • Philharmonic Choir of Manchester A mixed choir of around 40 members formed in 1985 from members of the friends of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. No audition is required - a commitment to choral singing and wanting to sing is what really matters.

  • Philharmonic Voices, The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Northumbria: email-only: contact susanna.wolfe@thesagegateshead.org Gain an understanding of classical choral singing, develop your harmony singing, improve technique and sight-reading skills whilst singing in this new choir. This friendly and welcoming group also offers performance opportunities. Thursday 7.00pm - 9.00pm.

  • Philomel Singers Trowbridge A female voice choir which was founded in 1989 by Madge Norris and conducted by her until December 2008. The present director, Michael Johnson has been our Director since 2009 and . The accompanist is Stephen Cooke. Philomel (Latin for Nightingale) sings a wide range of music, both accompanied and unaccompanied, and gives at least four concerts a year. Wherever possible, it aims to raise funds for local and national charities. During the past 20 years over £23,000 has been raised by the group. The choir rehearses each Monday in Trowbridge and is always keen to welcome new members. In the 25 years since our formation we have raised nearly £30,000.

  • Philomusica of Gloucestershire & Worcestershire 100-strong, drawing mixed voices from all over Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. They give at least 12 concerts a year, though members take part in as many concerts as they wish

  • Phoenix Choir, Eastbourne, Sussex Phoenix Choir was founded in September 2002 – arising from two former Eastbourne choirs: Cantamus and The Heritage Singers. The inaugural concert included music from the traditional choral repertoire and culminated with a recent composition: “Praise and Revelation” by Stuart Johnson. Since then a gamut of choral pieces have been undertaken, from earlier composers such as Purcell to the 20th Centuries Bernstein – his Chichester Psalms – where not only the music but the language (Hebrew) proved challenging.

  • Phoenix Chorale, Ilford, Essex e-mail only: contact phoenixchoraleilford@tdcc.co.uk A small light-hearted group of singers founded by their Musical Director Margaret-Kristine Wallace in April 1985, who meet to rehearse on Tuesday evenings (7.45pm – 9.45pm) in The Wilson Room, St Andrew’s Church, The Drive, Ilford, Essex. The Chorale perform light and classical music, including songs from the shows, semi sacred and sacred vocal music, in fact music for all tastes. This friendly Chorale welcomes all those who enjoy singing and are eager to improve. Our performances are mainly for Charities and the community.

  • Phoenix Community Touring Opera Chorus, Stroud, Gloucester We welcome singers to join for our productions and concerts. Future productions include Orfeo ed Euridice, Cosi fan tutte and Hansel and Gretel among others.

  • Phoenix Ladies Harmony Chorus, Potton, Bedfordshire Phoenix Ladies Harmony Chorus was formed in 1978 to sing Barbershop with just a few enthusiastic singers, some are still with us! Now we have over 50 members, varying in age from 17 to 70 who travel all over the Eastern region - and beyond.

  • Phoenix Singers, Birmingham The Phoenix Singers is a mixed voice choir performing a variety of choral works and are based in Birmingham. They rose from the ashes of Chorus 2000 with Leon James as Musical Director. Philip Evans became Musical Director in 2001 and under his direction the choir has grown to a membership of some 90 choristers, and has continued to perform regularly in and around Birmingham as well as establishing an international reputation across Europe through a series of tours. The Singers new MD is now Matt Beckingham.

  • Phoenix Singers, Edinburgh The Phoenix Singers started life in 2001 and are now in their third successful year. We are a mixed voice choir with membership drawn from Edinburgh and the surrounding area

  • Phoenix Singers, Framlingham, Suffolk  Mixed choir with about 60 singers, presenting 3 main concerts each year. We sing in Framlingham (market town with Castle) about 20 miles north of Ipswich.

  • Phoenix Singers, Leek The Phoenix Singers are a mixed choir of about 75 members based in Leek Staffordshire. For 25 years this choir has been undertaking concerts in the region and has also sung in France, Holland and Italy. The choir also has a junior section “Young Phoenix”  open to schoolchildren in the area.

  • Phoenix Singers, Pontypridd, South Wales We are a newly formed ladies choir seeking new members of all ages from 16 and above to join us. We practice every Thursday between 7 and 9pm In Norton Bridge Methodist Church Pontsionnorton Road in Pontypridd. We are an up and coming choir and welcome all.

  • Phoenix Singers, Shrewsbury  A choir of about 40 members singing Sacred and Secular music from 1000-2001 including recently commissioned works

  • Phoenix Singers, Somerset Started life in Devon during 1971 and now based in Taunton is a prominent chamber choir. Members come from a wide regional area and the concert repertoire is wide ranging with an eclectic approach to styles and periods of choral music

  • Il Piccolo Coro, Stroud, Gloucestershire: e-mail only: contact John Button. Chamber choir of 10 singers, 3-4 concerts a year, rotating directorship

  • Pink Singers The Pink Singers are London's lesbian and gay community chorus. Formed in May 1983 we are the oldest established lesbian and gay chorus in Europe.

  • Pinsuti (lkley Chamber Choir) Yorkshire A group of about 16 singers, formed in 1995; we perform 4 - 5 concerts each year in the Wharfedale - Airedale area.  We take our name from the little-known Victorian composer Ciro Pinsuti.Sacred and secular unaccompanied music forms the core of our performances, each of which are individually tailored to each venue and audience. Most members follow professional careers in such diverse areas as architecture, dentistry, translation and journalism but we enjoy singing together and hope our audiences will equally enjoy our choice of music, some of which is not so frequently heard.

  • Pitchpipers, Havant, Hampshire A 40 member Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus affiliated to the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers.

  • Pitlochry & District Choral Society, Scotland Founded in 1987, Pitlochry & District Choral Society is a well-established mixed voice amateur choir with around 60 members. Whilst based in Pitlochry, its members are drawn both from  the town, and surrounding areas.

  • Platinum Consort, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire  The Platinum Consort was founded by Scott Inglis-Kidger during the summer of 2005. The consort not only specialises in bringing vibrancy to early music but also enjoys tackling new music, for which it hopes to make a name. The Consort is associated with the University of Cambridge and it’s singers are drawn from the best Chapel Choirs and ensembles in the city. They hope to venture out of Cambridge in the near future to broaden their performance opportunities.

  • Pleasure Singers, Horsham, West Sussex An amateur ladies' choir which was founded over 40 years ago in Horsham, West Sussex.Throughout the year the choir performs at retirement homes, care homes and community centres in the local area and organise concerts in aid of charities such as Chase hospice care for children, Breast Cancer Research and Chestnut Tree House children's hospice.

  • Ploughcappella (North Devon Community Choir) A thriving world music choir led by Alison Whittall, musician, singer, composer and choir leader based in Devon. This acappella choir is both inclusive and welcoming as well as committed to a high standard of performance.

  • Plumstead Choral Society, London A small, friendly, non-audition choir

  • Plymouth Area Police Choir, Devon: e-mail only: contact Patrick Grimley Members of Police & Support Staff of the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Ministry of Defence and British Transport Police, with invited guest singers.

  • Plymouth Barbershop Harmony Club (The Pilgrimaires), Devon

  • Plymouth Community Choir The choir performs songs and rounds from all over the world, with rich harmonies and lots of fun. Music types also include gospel, contemporary, pop and sacred – with plenty of songs in English.  Everything is taught by ear, in bite-size chunks, building up harmonies part by part. No previous experience is necessary and there are no auditions.

  • Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship We obviously sing G&S, but we also include 50% of material by other composers in both our concerts and stage work, and we would like to attract more singers, especially would you believe, younger sopranos and mezzos!

  • Plymouth Mayflower Chorus, Devon  Based in Plymouth, Devon, the Plymouth Mayflower Chorus is a dynamic women’s choir with over 60 hard-working, fun-loving women who love to sing and have a great time doing it! Our mission is to entertain, educate and enrich lives through musical excellence. We sing A Cappella four part harmony (barbershop) and are members of Sweet Adelines International.

  • Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, Devon  In 1946 an augmented Mutley Baptist Church Choir sang a few times together. They liked this so much that they decided to sing together permanently and so in July 1947 the Mutley Choral Society was born. It's first performance was a concert version of "Bizet's Carmen" with Valetta Iacopi and Frederick Harvey as soloists. For the next 10 years most of the performances were concert versions of opera and the Society employed professional singers from London, including Marion Studholme, Elsie Morrison, Joan Sutherland, Constance Shacklock and many others. In 1951 the name of  the Society was changed to Plymouth Choral Society and in 1970 the Plymouth Madrigal Society was amalgamated with the Plymouth Choral Society to create the new Plymouth Philharmonic Choir.

  • Police Male Voice Choir, Northern Ireland Formed in 1973, it is made up of former and serving members of the RUC and PSNI. It performs concerts, church services, festivals and tours as well it's own annual concert in Belfast.

  • Polperro Fishermen's Choir The choir was formed in 1923 by Eva Cloke & Thomas Mark, a lay-preacher who was known as the 'Fishermen's Bishop'. Until 1982 the choir uniform was a rough home knitted roll-necked jersey, knitted by the wives and daughters for their menfolk. In 1982 this changed to black blazer and roll neck shirt, with a blazer badge. 

  • Polymnia, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire A chamber choir of twenty-three voices based in the Milton Keynes / Olney area, which performs in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The choir was formed in 2006, and is named after the Greek muse of sacred song. We sing a very wide variety of music to a high standard, under the musical direction of John Byron.

  • Polyphony, London Originally formed by Stephen Layton in 1986, this professional group has given concerts in France, Spain, Brazil and at festivals all over the UK, and perform regularly in London. Their recording of Britten's Sacred and Profane won both a Gramophone Award and Diapason d'Or

  • Pontarddulais Male Choir. The most successful choir in Wales, the Pontarddulais Male Choir- Côr Meibion Pontarddulais is also internationally renowned, having appeared in many parts of Europe as well as Canada and the United States.

  • Pontefract Choral Society, West Yorkshire We have around forty members at present, some of whom have been singing with us since the formation of the choir in 1874. We Meet every Thursday during term time for two hours of singing and polite verbal encouragement (especially for the bass section) and we usually do at least three concerts per year. We have a come and sing night every time we meet, as new members are always welcome. There are no scary auditions and commitment to a good sing is as important as music reading ability.

  • Pontnewydd Ladies Choir, Wales Formed over forty years ago with a membership of seven. Since its inception the choir has benefited from having had few conductors who have shown great loyalty. Our present Musical Director, Mrs Shirley Adams, joined the choir in 1985, and we now have a membership of 60 with ages ranging from 21 to over 80 years, including two Life Members. The choir's repertoire is wide and varied and includes opera choruses, folk songs, ballads, music from the shows and, of course, traditional Welsh songs.

  • Pontnewydd Male Voice Choir, Wales

  • Pontypridd Choral Society, Mid-Glamorgan Founded in 1932 as a church choir (its first major work was, auspiciously, Haydn's Creation), this 50-strong group specialises in oratorio and other religious > works, with a varied selection of opera and lighter music

  • Pontypridd Male Choir, Mid-Glamorgan 50-55 voices; has won many eisteddfodau, including the National Eisteddfod and the HTV male choral competition

  • Pop Chorus of Suffolk We'll be tackling a range of songs - from Abba to Adele and Blur to The Beatles. It's a fun, sociable and rewarding way to spend a couple of hours; guaranteed to leave you de-stressed and smiling! Groups in Framlingham, Kesgrave and Ipswich

  • Pop-Up Choir, South-London A co-operative based 15-20 piece a cappella ensemble with a fun contemporary repertoire. Formed late last year by a small group of singers from a previous project entitled THE HEARD, its members meet every week above a pub to sing a mix of well-known modern pop tunes from Peter Gabriel to Kid Creole, Gnarls Barkley and beyond. Since April 2010, the Pop-Uppers have been led by musical director, Dominic Stichbury. The Pop-Up Choir has performed in venues around shouth London and by invitation for the charity SHELTER. Anyone interested in joining or booking the Pop-Up Choir can email thepopupchoir@googlemail.com  Whilst most of our voice groups are full and we have a waiting list, we are currently looking for Alto 2's 

  • Popchoir We currently have adult choirs in Dulwich, Clapham, Croydon, Chislehurst, Hampstead, Muswell Hill, Chigwell, The City, The West End of London and Launceston in Cornwall. You are most welcome to come and try a rehearsal before signing up for the term – so you’ve got nothing to lose!

  • Portfolio Singers, Cambridge A small, friendly & informal a cappella group meeting for music, port and chat -- for their own pleasure more than for public performance.

  • Poringland Singers, Norfolk We are an exciting mixed-voice choir, established for over 25 years, based in the village of Poringland just south-east of Norwich.
    Singing a wide range of music from popular classics and sacred music to contemporary songs and songs from the shows, we give concerts in venues around the county (and further afield), being pleased to help support charitable causes.

  • Port Sunlight Choral Society, Wirral, Merseyside The origins of Port Sunlight Choral Society go back to 1970 when a group of Unilever employees with a common interest in singing came together to form a small choir. Although shortly afterwards the conductor left to pursue a career move, the members continued to meet without a musical director until the Chairman managed to persuade the late Doris Parkinson, just retiring from her post of Music Mistress at Wirral Girls’ Grammar School, to take on the position. In 2013 Mark Humphreys-Green was appointed Musical Director.

  • Port Talbort Cymric Choir, Wales A Family choir who take their singing seriously, tour abroad extensively, and share many moments of hilarity. The Cymric as it is affectionately known is one of the oldest choirs in Wales having been established in 1911by Mr John Bowen Davies. The choir continues to uphold its tradition of raising several thousand pounds Annually for charitable organisations locally as well as in England and abroad.

  • Portadown Ladies Choir

  • Portadown Male Voice Choir Formed in 1926 it's origins can be traced back to a mixed choir made up of employees of the linen firm, Spence Bryson & Co Ltd and became known as the Spence Bryson or Clonavon Factory Choir. By 1925 the choir could no longer maintain a balanced mixed ensemble and in its place the Portadown Male Voice choir was formed.

  • Porthcawl Choral Society, South Wales. e-mail only: contact: david@bollandpc.freeserve.co.uk

  • Porthpyra Singers, Cornwall Formed in 1990 they are a mixed choir of male and female voices, but they began life as the Polperro Ladies Choir .The choir was then under the baton of Jack Libby, whose Bardic name is “Map Porthpyra”( Son of Polperro), whence comes the name of the choir. When Jack retired, Harold Miller took over as M.D. until his retirement in 2002, since when Anthony Trodd has been M.D. with Christine Puckey as the accompanist. The Choir numbers approx 20 voices and is a friendly and caring group of people. A warm welcome is extended to new members of all voices, but especially tenors

  • Portishead Choral Society, Avon  A medium-sized, local, mixed-voice choral society of some 60 members drawn from the Gordano Valley in North Somerset but based in Portishead where we rehearse in the St Joseph's Catholic Church on Thursday evenings.  We sing mainly the standard choral repertoire and give three concerts a year, usually in Portishead Methodist Church.

  • Portsmouth Baroque Choir, Portsmouth, Hants We are a small choir performing a wide repertoire of music from the late Renaissance to works of contemporary composers. Based in Portsmouth, we rehearse on Monday evenings and welcome new members who are competent singers and have some sight-reading ability.

  • Portsmouth Cathedral Parish Choir (St Thomas') Old Portsmouth, Hampshire Mainstream high-quality anthems sung by this auditioned, mixed, voluntary choir of c. 30 members aged 8 - 60+  [15 children & SATB] for  9.30 Sunday Eucharist and occasional extras, rehearsing Friday evenings within a welcoming, friendly but efficient family atmosphere. To join you need to read music, sing steadily in tune, be sympathetic to the Christian worshipping context, and have CRB clearance

  • Portsmouth Choral Union Originally established around 1880 as the Portsmouth Temperance Choral Union, their repertoire includes all the important works for chorus and many new and challenging recent compositions

  • Portsmouth Chorus, Portsmouth, Hampshire Formed in the 1930s, originally as the Portsmouth Glee Club, the Portsmouth Chorus brings together a love of professional-style singing of classical choral, musical, operatta and contemporary music with the spirit of a friendly, social society. We're around 100 members strong with our age range covering those in their early 20s to late 80s. We perform a minimum of three major venues a year in places such as Portsmouth's Guildhall, Kings Theatre, Fareham's Ferneham Hall and Petersfield Festival Hall, with up to six smaller concerts a year for charity. Most of our profits go to our chosen charity: The Rowans Hospice.

  • Portsmouth Festival Choir, Hants Essentially a large chamber choir, we often join forces with other choirs to perform large-scale works and such collaborations have included Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time and Brahm’s German Requiem with the Basingstoke Choral Society, Carmina Burana with the Leeds Philharmonic Choir, Britten’s War Requiem with Portsmouth Choral Union and Verdi’s Requiem with the Duisberg Choral Society. The Choir also makes trips abroad and has performed in Germany, Switzerland and France.

  • Potters Bar Choral Society  Our membership matches the society's age - forty. We sing mainly from the classical repertoire but are willing to try anything. Our main aim is to have fun (oh, and there are no auditions!)

  • Poynton Community Singers, Cheshire: e-mail only: contact cme08@live.co.uk Meets Mondays 7.15 - 8.45 (term time only) Poynton High School, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire

  • Poynton Male Voice Choir, Poynton, Cheshire. 45 Stout-hearted men singing traditional and modern repertoire in support of charities, with occasional music festivals. Monday night rehearsals.

  • Poynton Youth Choir, Cheshire: e-mail only: contact cme08@live.co.uk Meets Thursdays 4 - 5pm (term time only) Poynton Methodist Church, Civic Centre, off Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire. For young people aged 7 - 14 yrs

  • Praetorius Choir, London 20-strong auditioned choir, founded 10/2001, specialising in sacred continental music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

  • Prestbury Choral Society, Cheshire Formed over 50 years ago and currently has about 65 members who rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 8-10pm in Methodist church, Macclesfield Rd, Prestbury, Cheshire. We perform two major concerts per year in Spring and Autumn, our repertoire covering all the favourite choral works as well as some less well-known and more modern pieces from time to time. We also present a concert of Christmas music and a summer performance of music in a lighter and more secular vein. Although we would describe ourselves as enthusiastic amateurs we take our music seriously and for our performances we engage top quality soloists, often from the prestigious School of Vocal Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, together with local professional musicians to provide orchestral accompaniment.  

  • Preston Barbershop Harmony Singers e-mail only: contact bertypops@hotmail.com aka the 'Red Rose Chorus'

  • Preston Cecilian Choral Society Founded 1927. Three or four concerts a year, one with orchestra or band. Performs major repertory works but also many surprises!

  • Preston Community Choir, Preston Minster, Preston  Whether you’ve been dancing round the kitchen singing into a carrot, crooning into your toothbrush or trying to duet with the dog, help is finally at hand. Preston Community Choir is all about fun, meeting new friends and making some musical magic.

  • Preston Ladies Barbershop Singers aka the 'Red Rosettes' Preston Ladies Barbershop Singers celebrated their clubs 20th birthday in July 2001. In 1981, the wives of several members of The Red Rose Chorus (Preston Men’s Chorus), decided that they too would like to sing Barbershop Harmony. In order to interest prospective lady members, they placed an advert in the local newspaper asking any interested like-minded women to attend a meeting. That first meeting saw more than twenty ladies attending and The Red Rosettes Chorus was born.

  • Preston Orpheus Choir Founded in 1929 by Arthur Fountain who was organist of Preston Parish Church. Since the n the choir has performed many of the large scale choral works but in the lat 25 years the choirs repertoire has widened. The choir puts on 3 concerts a year, usually in the Spring, Summer & Christmas

  • Preston People's Choir, Preston. Lancs.e-mail only: contact moira.k.hill@btinternet.com

  • Priory Singers, Newport, Gwent 25-strong chamber choir singing music from Tudor times to the present day. Membership ranges from less experienced younger singers to semi-professional and professional singers with vast choral and soloist experience.

  • Priory Singers, Tynemouth, Northumbria was form in 1979 and is a medium size choir with a current membership of 60. Most, but not all, of our members live near the coast of North Tyneside where we hold the majority of our concerts. We have a no-audition policy so that singers from various backgrounds can come together to perform a wide variety of both scared and secular music.

  • Pro Musica Chamber Choir, Rottingdean, near Brighton, E. Sussex A recently formed group of experienced singers from E. & W. Sussex, performing a varied repertoire.

  • Proclaim, Tadley, Hampshire: e-mail only: contact proclaim@tiscali.co.uk We are a new Christian choir. Our purpose is to spread the gospel of Jesus by way of song, word and witness to the area around us. We visit prisons, drug-rehabilitation centres, hospitals, old peoples homes and churches singing and talking about our faith. We have an active membership (which numbers 32) are from 7 Christian churches in Tadley.

  • Protest in Harmony, Edinburgh We provide an opportunity for people to come together and sing protest songs from around the world. We also sing at events and demonstrations that are in line with the values of the group, celebrate cultural diversity, and promote social change through song. Come and learn songs of freedom and struggle from around the world. No need to read music. No singing experience necessary. Just come along with your enthusiasm & your voice! All rehearsals are open to anyone interested - dates on the website.

  • Prudhoe Gleemen, Northumberland One of the oldest (1903) and most famous MVCs in the NE of England, with around 50 members ranging from sixth-formers to fairly senior citizens

  • Psallite Womens Choir, London Psallite women’s choir, directed by Nancy Hadden, began in 1994 among nine friends in Stoke Newington, London, who were keen to sing Medieval and Renaissance music. The choir has grown to a membership of sixteen, among them doctors, therapists, barristers, artists, teachers, and professional musicians.  Taking original works for high voices as models, and using sixteenth-century practices of arranging music originally written for SATB choir, Nancy Hadden has created an impressive repertoire for women’s voices.  A number of their programmes highlight music and poetry by women - Hildegard of Bingen, Madalena Casulana, Raffaela Aleotta, Anne Boleyn. 

  • The Publishing Quire, London: e-mail only: contact Jane Elliot. Composed of people in the publishing world, singing from time to time in the grand setting of the Stationers' Hall

  • Pugin Singers, Cheadle, Staffordshire Established in 2000, The Pugin Singers is a chamber choir of around 25 voices. Their rehearsal 'home' is St Giles Catholic Primary School in the shadow of the Pugin church from which the choir takes its name. The choir enjoy giving concerts locally and overseas. In 2004 and 2007, they enjoyed successful trips to central France singing in Bénévent l'Abbaye and Limoges Cathedral. Past works have included Rio Grande (Lambert), Winchester Te Deum (Rutter), Five Negro Spirituals (Tippett), Hymn to St Cecilia (Britten), Alleluia (Thompson), Magnificat (Finzi), Dona Nobis Pacem (Vaughan Williams), Mass in G ( Schubert ), Requiem (Fauré), Nelson Mass (Haydn), Credo Mass (Mozart). They always aim to bring to their audiences some of the finest and most exciting choral music.

  • Pulloxhill Singers, Bedfordhsire The Pulloxhill Singers were founded as a mixed – voice choir in 1972, under the direction of the late Robert Gillman, who at the time was Musical Director of the Vauxhaull Male Voice Choir. Bob developed the choir into a talented and much respected four part group, and was instrumental in presenting lovely choral music to listeners all over Bedfordshire. There are members of the Pulloxhill Singers, who between them sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The various parts are remarkably balanced, which gives a good musical tone to the easy listening music

  • Purbeck Village Quire, Dorset is directed by Chris Pullen, and the research and programme development is led by Rollo Woods.  Their repertoire is large, and concentrates mainly on material from Dorset.  Currently the Quire is seeking additional members, especially Tenors  and a serpent player.

  • Purcell Singers, London Founded in 1994 by their conductor Mark Ford the Purcell Singers perform mostly late-Romantic a capella and accompanied repertoire. Their premiere recording of choral music by Georg Schumman received a Gramophone Critics Award in 2002.

  • Pure Glee, Southampton, Hampshire Pure Glee is a show choir for anyone over 16. Absolutely no experience is needed and there is no audition. We provide a relaxed and friendly environment for anyone who wants to sing, move and above all, have fun. There’s no pressure and whether you love to sing or you just want to see what it’s all about, everyone is welcome! You don’t need to read music or to have ever danced a step – our experienced leaders will be there to guide you from your very first note. Just like the TV show, we sing contemporary pop, rock and musical theatre songs. We add some simple dance moves and solos to those who want them, and we aim to perform the songs to friends and family once they’re ready. Our sessions are once a week on Tuesday nights between 8pm and 9.45pm.

  • Pure Gospel Community Choir, Edmonton, Enfield, London: e-mail only: contact vocallysound@gmail.com Pure Gospel is a brand New Gospel-ONLY choir that specialises in different styles of Gospel: classical, jazz, a capella, negro spirituals, and contemporary gospel.We aim to bring real gospel to the community, visit hospitals and prisons, provide gospel workshops for schools and hopefully perform to raise money for charities, amongst other things.  So if you want to sing real gospel music and would love to be involved in the community please contact Sophia Hutchinson to arrange an audition.

  • Putney Choral Society, Putney, London A very friendly choir performing a wide and varied repertoire; three concerts per year. No audition necessary, but ability to read music

  • Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir, Nottingham 30+ strong MVC from a traditional Nottinghamshire Mining Village. Formed in 1903 - one of the oldest MVCs in the country.

  • Pyramid Sound Choir, Warrington We sing a variety of songs including Beatles, Beachboys etc.  Our md arranges some excellent harmonies and is full of enthusiasm which is very catching! We meet on Tuesday evening at 7.30 at the Pyramid Centre in Warrington.  Anyone who would like to give it a try is welcome.