P&P Singers, Dorset
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.
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.
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 ).
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.
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.
Choral Society, near Reading, Berks. Formed in 1973, and now with
100 members singing 2 concerts a year, usually accompanied by the
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
enjoy an exchange arrangement with a village choir from Angers in
France, and travel regularly there to sing
Reading, Berkshire Nearly 50 mixed voices giving several concerts
a year, often to raise funds for charities. It contains an a
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
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:
Close-harmony male octet, repertoire from motets to barbershop. Made
their first CD 6/98
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
Streatley, Nr Luton,
At the core of Pasque Harmony is love and friendship,
formed in August 2003 by 4 former members of The Luton Girls Choir.
We welcome any opportunity to share our love of music and in doing
so extend a hand of friendship to those whose lives we touch by the
funds we raise together in the process. Under the direction of our
Musical Director, Margaret Patterson, all members from 16-60 are
stimulated and encouraged to develop personally.
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
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.
District Choral Society, South Wales
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.
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.
Penwith Deanery Choir, Cornwall: e-mail only: contact
A group up to 20-strong, singing services at churches in
the westernmost Deanery in Cornwall. Repertoire flexible, but mostly
mainstream Anglican 16th-21tst century (!)
Penyard Singers are an amateur, mixed-voice chamber choir based in
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England. We formed in October 2000 to
provide an opportunity for people of any age and experience to sing
together. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from baroque
to pop. All concert performances are for charity.
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
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 The 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 140 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. Nick and Nickomo 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 for its final rehearsals before a concert, performed at St
George’s (off Park Street ). 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) endeavours to arrange overseas engagements from time to
Persain, Ammanford, Carms
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
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
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."
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
There are two main concerts per year, in November/December and March and
the works sung are major sacred/secular choral.
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
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.
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
Peterborough Male Voice Choir,
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.
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.
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
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.
The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear,
Northumbria: email-only: contact
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, Trowbridge e-mail only:
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 working with the choir since January this
year. 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
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
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
email@example.com 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,
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.
Birmingham The Phoenix Singers is a mixed voice choir performing a
variety of choral works and are based in Birmingham. They
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.
Singers new MD is now Matt Beckingham.
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.
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
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.
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
A 40 member Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus affiliated to the Ladies
Association of British Barbershop Singers.
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
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
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 We sing A Cappella four part harmony (barbershop) and
are members of Sweet Adelines International.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Pontypridd Choral Society,
Mid-Glamorgan Founded in 1932 as a church choir (its first major
work was, auspiciously,
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, Framlington,
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!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org Whilst most of our voice groups
are full and we have a waiting list, we are currently looking for Alto
Singers, Cambridge A small, friendly & informal a cappella
group meeting for music, port and chat -- for their own pleasure more
than for public performance.
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.
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:
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
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 United Reformed Church on Thursday evenings. 2003/4
is our Golden Jubilee Season and our concerts will include a new Missa
de Profundis being written by our Musical Director Jonathan Coore. The
season will conclude with a concert in Clifton Cathedral, Bristol which
will include a work commissioned from local composer Robert Latham and
Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace.
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.
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, 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.
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
Poynton Community Singers,
Mondays 7.15 - 8.45 (term time only) Poynton
High School, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire
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,
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4 - 5pm (term time only) Poynton Methodist Church, Civic
Centre, off Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire. For young people aged 7 - 14
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
Preston Barbershop Harmony Singers
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Musica Chamber Choir, Rottingdean, near Brighton, E. Sussex A
recently formed group of experienced singers from E. & W. Sussex,
performing a varied repertoire.
Hampshire: e-mail only: contact
email@example.com 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.
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
The Publishing Quire, London: e-mail only: contact
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
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.