eight-part voice ensemble formed in 2008 and based in North Kensington,
West London. The choir’s repertoire covers sacred and secular works
from Renaissance to Contemporary, usually performed a capella.
Wadebridge Choral Society, Cornwall: e-mail only: contact
Eileen Luxford. About 40-strong, performing 2 local concerts a year at
Christmas and in the Spring
Wadebridge Male Voice Choir, Cornwall 60-strong community choir
singing in the Cornish tradition, both locally and more widely in the UK
Wadhurst Chorale, Wadhurst, East Sussex:
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Under the baton of Robert Fuller, aims to perform two or three times a
year; we are not the church choir but rehearse in the Parish Church of
St Peter & St Paul on Friday evenings for around six weeks before each
event. Over the last years, we have sung the Stainer ‘Crucifixion’, the
‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ and the Fauré and Rutter ‘Requiems’ on Good
Friday. We also sing more secular works: in the 2009 Etchingham
Festival, we sang settings of English songs to accompany readings of the
poetry of A E Housman and on Saturday Nov 7 2009 will be presenting
‘Greater Love hath No Man’ in the Parish Church in aid of the Poppy Day
Appeal. Additional voices are always welcome – no audition required!
Cathedral Choir, W Yorkshire The Cathedral Choir consists of boys,
girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth
Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to
13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their
introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are
recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast
distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which
the Cathedral is famed.
Wakefield Community Gospel Choir, W Yorkshire Established in 1996 the
choir now numbers 20 singers and at times a five-piece band. We are invited
by churches and organisations to lead joyful, exciting and vibrant
celebrations, and encourage others to invite us too.
Festival Chorus, W Yorkshire A relatively small choir (approx 50 members) but our
repertoire is wide ranging, e.g. from performing large scale sacred works in
large churches/cathedrals down to concerts in local venues in conjunction
with school choirs and brass bands. We always welcome new singers. The
ability to sight-read is useful but not essential. No audition is required.
Wakefield Rock Choir, W. Yorkshire
'WAKS Lyrical' (Wednesday Afternoon Knutsford Singers):
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Meets Wednesday Afternoons at
Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire. No
previous experience necessary. Fun, relaxed atmosphere. Many members singing
in a choir for the first time. Light refreshments after the practice.
Singers, Ickenham, Middlesex Each year they visit an English Cathedral
for a week, singing all the services in place of the resident choir. They
also sing by invitation at local church services and at concerts and
informal musical evenings
Wallasey Choir, Cheshire Based on the Wirral this well established 30
strong, female choir performs both nationally and internationally. The choir
was initially formed in 1966 under the direction of Beryl Beckingham and
continues today under the musical direction of Peter Mills. Their
repertoire ranges from oratorios & religious music to folk and pop songs
including works from Bach and Handel to the more modern compositions of the
Beatles and Queen.
Walsall Choral Society, West Midlands Walsall Choral Society is an
active and friendly choral society of about 75 members which was founded in
Waltham Abbey Choir, Essex
An adult mixed choir performing a wide
variety of secular and sacred choral music. They have a busy concert
schedule on top of regular services, plus occasional radio & TV broadcasts
and CD recordings.
Forest Community Choir, London
began, in Walthamstow, in February 2010. Since then we
have taken part in a number of concerts throughout
Waltham Forest. We are a self funded group with a
committee elected by members. Our choir has four
sections: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We are open to
anyone living in the Borough of Waltham Forest.
Waltham Singers, Great Waltham, near Chelmsford, Essex
We are one of the foremost mixed, adult choirs in Essex, rehearsing in Chelmsford town centre with 90+ members.
rehearse on Thursday nights at St. Cedd's School, New London Road, Chelmsford and we welcome new singers in all parts.
We do not hold auditions but we set ourselves high standards and relish the challenge of performing a wide range of choral music.
Voices, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
40-strong mixed-voice with a wide range of choral music, running 3 concerts
Wantage Choral Society, Oxfordshire A mixed choir of about 60 singers,
drawn from Wantage and surrounding areas, performing three concerts a year.
Wantage Male Voice Choir, Oxfordshire 36-strong, raising funds for
charity through its concerts
Ware Choral Society, Hertfordshire 100-plus strong, performing major
choral works with professional orchestra and soloists both locally and at
the Barbican and Albert Hall. They're a friendly society with an active
Choral Society, Dorset is a choir of some 50 voices
singing 2 or 3 concerts a year; and affiliated to the
Dorset Guild of Singers for larger scale works every 2
years. New members are always welcome for the enjoyment
and pleasure of singing in all parts ( Soprano,
Contralto, Tenor & Bass ).
Warlock Singers, Westerham, Kent:
new 18-20 voice chamber choir founded to promote British music and create
opportunities for performing and recording both mainstream and lesser known
works in the choral repertoire.
Warriner Choral Society, Bloxham, Oxfordshire
Warriner Choral Society was formed in September 1972, at the Warriner
School, Bloxham, drawing together pupils from the school, teachers and
parents to sing the great choral works. David Spencer was its first Musical
Director and held the post for six years. The choir’s first concert was
Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Links with the school still
exist with rehearsals held in the school’s lecture theatre on Tuesday
evenings. The society also plays an active part in the life of Bloxham
village, most of its concerts being performed in Bloxham church. It has
acquired a good reputation and attracts singers from Bloxham and
Warrington Choral Society, Cheshire
Warrington Choral Society is
an exciting new choir in Warrington. WCS is a non
auditioned choir, and anyone is welcome to join.
Rehearsals will start on Tuesday 10 September at St.
Mary's Church on Buttermarket Street, in preparation for
a performance of Handel's Messiah on 7 December.
Warrington Male Voice Choir,
Cheshire Following the Warrington IRA bomb in 1993,
the choir has been deeply involved in promoting peace and reconciliation in
Ireland, in addition to its more expected activities. Its Patron is Terry
Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society 100 strong, varied repertoire, 4
concerts a year, often in the wonderful St Mary's Church, Warwick. 50th
anniversary in 2003, celebrated with Verdi Requiem.
Warwick Revelation Rock Gospel Choir
We are a chamber choir of mixed voices, established
in 1969, and performing several concerts each year in various locations
Washaway West Gallery Choir, Cornwall A non-costumed choir, mainly West
Gallery, meeting in Washaway, Cornwall. Membership is by invitation.
Performing services and concerts.
Cantabile, Newbury, Berkshire The choir sings a wide
and varied range of sacred and secular music from the
Renaissance to the present day, both accompanied and
unaccompanied. Many musical styles are included as
well as a number of different languages.
Watford Philharmonic Society, Hertfordshire 150 singers and 40
instrumentalists guided by a professional conductor and leader -- one of the
few societies still to combine the two sections.
Watford Rock Choir,
Herts 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!
Watton Singers, Hertfordshire:
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Boarder. An occasional 'pick-up' choir giving local concerts and
going to France for a weekend of food, drink & a concert or two usually
twice a year. Repertoire ranges from Pretorius to Pärt.
Waveney Choir, Diss, Norfolk. As the principal choir in the market town
of DISS we number about 50 enthusiastic singers (SATB) of all ages and
experience. We rehearse in the United Reformed Church between September and
June with performances in the main at Christmas and Easter in local venues,
raising funds for local causes. The Waveney has been established for over 30
years and concentrates on sacred music from a wide repertoire - anything
from Faure to Stainer, Roger Jones to Poulenc. If you'd like to join us we
have two 'taster' sessions in early September but contact us if you'd like
more information or to come along at any other time.
Waverley Singers, Surrey We are an enterprising choir of over a hundred
people, based in Farnham, Surrey, England. We perform concerts locally, and
occasionally undertake foreign tours.
Waynflete Singers, Winchester They won the
Gramophone Choral Award 1994 for their recording of Delius'
Seadrift, and a Grammy in 1997 with Walton's
WDS Kids, Horsham
Weald Choir of Crawley, W Sussex Aims to present
top-quality concerts with a mixture of familiar music of
the masters and interesting & challenging works from 20th-century
Wealden Consort, Weald of Kent 16-strong chamber
choir singing mostly a cappella with music
ranging from Byrd to Britten, including modern pops
Welcome Choir, Bath
The Welcome Choir is
Wednesday evening non-audition choir which meets from 7.45pm to
9.30pm at Culverhay School, Rush Hill, Bath. There are already over 70
members! Come along and meet us one Wednesday. Culverhay is ideal for
people travelling from the Bristol / Keynsham as well as the Norton /
Radstock area and members come from all over. Rehearsals are in the main
upper school hall where there is ample free parking in the school car
park. Come along on your own or with a friend and discover the fun of
singing in a choir.
Wellensian Consort, Somerset
The Wellensian Consort has rapidly
established a reputation as one of the United Kingdom’s
leading chamber choirs. Its members met whilst singing
in the choirs of Wells Cathedral School and were
reunited by their conductor, Christopher Finch, to
celebrate the School’s 1100 year anniversary in 2009.
Since their debut concert, they have received great
acclaim for the quality and vibrancy of their
performances and have performed to a series of rapturous
audiences throughout the country. In November 2010 the
Wellensian Consort was awarded the coveted accolade of Choir
of the Year 2010.
Wellingborough Orpheus Choir,
Northamptonshire A mixed choir
of 50 voices, having strong links and exchange visits
with the Chorale André Léculeur in Wellingborough's twin
town of Niort, France.
Wellington Choral Society, Somerset
Choral Society is the local choral society for the town
of Wellington, Somerset and its surrounding area. We are
a very friendly society, comprising about 90 members at
present with a wide age range. We stage two main
concerts per year in late March and late November. The
concerts take place in Saint John’s Parish Church in
Wellington. The social side of the choir is important to
us. We have get-togethers after each performance, with a
buffet supper and practising for the next piece, and
hold a summer barbecue every two years, which is always
very well attended and popular with our members.
Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, Somerset
A choir of over a 100 members, we sing in Wells
Cathedral under the baton of Cathedral Organist and
Master of Choristers, Matthew Owens. Our season is made
up of two main terms, each culminating in a major
concert in December or March. We also perform occasional
charity concerts during the summer.
Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir WCVC regularly
deputizes for the Cathedral Choir, and sings for
weddings, funerals and special services in the Cathedral
and elsewhere. Special emphasis, and delight, is taken
in the singing of psalms.
Wellspring Community Gospel Choir, Dereham, Norfolk
We meet at the wellspring family centre,
Dereham, Norfolk on Sunday evenings from 6-7:30pm. Its
open to people of all ages, experience and ability, with
no audions and a focus on having fun. Wer sing a mixture
of gospel, rock, jazz, soul and popular music.
Welsh Camerata, Cardiff, Wales Formed in January 2004 this 20 strong choir
specialises in early and Baroque music, under the
musical direction of Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Head of
Early Music Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music
and Drama. The choir meets fortnightly in Canton Uniting
Church, Pontcanna, Cardiff.
Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir,
Established in 1935,
the 35-strong choir gives most of its dozen or so annual
concerts for charities or good causes. Rehearsals are
held on Thursday evenings in Welwyn Garden City AL7 3PN
and new recruits are always welcome; the ability to read
music is not essential.
Welwyn Garden City Music Society, Hertfordshire One
of the few music societies to support both a choir (of
about 70 voices) and an orchestra (of about 25 players)
Welwyn Gardin City
Rock Choir, Hertfordshire 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!
Welwyn Harmony Ladies Barbershop Chorus, Welwyn Garden
City A group of enthusiastic singers who strive for
personal excellence and a professional and polished
performance. They have a chorus of about 33 members who
come from a wide range of backgrounds and day time
occupations and from a wide geographical area including
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex or Buckinghamshire.
Wenhaston Girls Choir, Halesworth, Suffolk We are a young professional choir and have
just won three classes at the Suffolk Festival 2006 (two
distinctions and a merit). Number of singers 25 girls
aged 12 - 18. We sing choral sacred music, and musicals
and swing. We perform to order, for weddings. parties
and large social events including Southwold Clock
Festival, Blythburgh Church Christmas Concert. We have
also travelled further afield to Germany, and France -
performing at Disneyland in 2005! and again proposed in
2007. We also sing contemporary music, and new music by
composer Jana Rowland, including three commissioned
songs for Amnesty International and a version of
A.A.Milne songs from Winnie the Pooh!
Wessex Chamber Choir, Hampshire The choir is
acknowledged as one of the finest choral ensembles in
the Hampshire/Berskire/Surrey region, which at full
strength, numbers around thirty members. The music
performed comprises a religious repertoire with
madrigals, folk music and arrangements of current
A Ladies Barbershop/Acapella Group formed in 1981. The
based in Poole, have
who travel in from all parts of Dorset and Hampshire. The
repertoire is ever changing and songs such as “Memory”,
“Carpenters Medley” and “Beach Boys Medley” prove
ever-popular with audiences young or old. The group are all
members of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop
Singers (LABBS) and compete regularly at their Conventions.
In October 2004, the chorus were awarded the ‘Peter Caller’ trophy as the acclaimed winners of Division 2 of the chorus competition.
Wessex Male Choir, Swindon, Wiltshire
Wessex Male Choir, based in Swindon, Wilts was formed
some 13 years ago and has a membership of nearly 60 male
choristers. Under their new Musical Director Katrine
Reimers they intend being one of the best Male UK
choirs. Katrine Reimers has worked with Convent Garden
and the Royal Opera House as well as numerous community
choirs. Wessex Male Choir beat all contenders in the
Llangollen Eistedfodd in 2011 with a large margine and
won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2013 as well as major
achievements at the Mid Somerset choir competition 2013.
They invite interested male singers to visit their
website at for further information.
Wessex Singers, Wimborne, Dorset Wessex Singers is a
chamber choir of around 40 people, founded by
Christopher Dowie in 1979. Based in Wimborne, Dorset,
we perform three concerts a year, usually in Wimborne or
the nearby village of Holt. We welcome new members,
entry is by audition, please visit our website for more
West Barnes Singers, Merton, SW London A flourishing
choral society with wide and varied programmes, from the
African Sanctus to Sondheim
West End Kids,
is a “vocal harmony” group made up of outstanding
“singers” aged 10 – 21yrs from London and neighbouring
counties. WEK: Ovation are primarily a recording and
contest group – singing various vocal numbers from
Musical Theatre productions, vocal jazz, pop and RnB. In
addition to performing at outside external events, WEK:
Ovation also feature alongside other West End Kids
Companies at Review performances and enjoy an active
in-house recording schedule with recordings released
commercially via various online digital outlets (itunes,
emusic, rhapsody et).
Chorale A 35 voice Chamber Choir made up of the most
experienced choristers in the region. The repertoire of
the choir is wide ranging, but principally religious
music from the sixteenth century to the present day.
West End Gospel Choir
THE WEST END GOSPEL CHOIR is made up of 24 singers who
have appeared or are currently appearing in a variety of
West End productions including:- WE WILL ROCK
YOU,WICKED, JOSEPH, DANCING IN THE STREETS, JERRY
SPRINGER, THE LION KING and LES MISERABLES.
West End Singers, Southampton Our Mission is to
entertain to the best of our ability, singing mainly
modern songs in three/four part harmony style.
West Gallery Quire, Crediton, Devon Set up in
September 1991 in Crediton, Devon, and meets for
rehearsals, generally fortnightly, through the year. It
performs in costume at the least excuse, usually for
good causes, and is equally happy with concerts or
services. Membership is around 22 - four or five
instrumentalists, six sopranos, six altos, two tenors
and two basses, plus whoever is home from university.
Led by the dynamic musical director and composer
MJ Paranzino, the West London Choir is a
non-auditioning, all-embracing choir where everyone is
welcome - from the experienced singer to having no
experience at all, and everything in between. We sing all
styles of music from Mozart to Abba, Gospel to Musicals,
Swing, Jazz, Rock and new contemporary choral works.
West Midlands Barbershop Harmony Club, Birmingham, West
Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts (WOAPA) Singing
Group With no entry auditions or previous experience
required, whether your child dreams of a career in the
performing arts, musical theatre, or simply wants to
make new friends, WOAPA will boost their confidence …
and they'll have loads of fun!
West Somerset Singers, Taunton
More than 50 members, usually presenting 2 concerts
annually in April and December
West Sussex Philharmonic Choir, Horsham 100-strong,
performing 3 concerts a year, mostly in Horsham Capitol
and St Mary's and St John The Evangelist Churches. They
have a large and varied repertoire mainly devoted to
sacred works performed in a variety of languages.
Western Approach, Saltash, Cornwall An established
men's close harmony acapella choir. We sing Barbershop
and other favourites, old and new. Our members come from
across South Devon and Cornwall and we welcome
newcomers, whatever their talents and skills. We
rehearse on Tuesdays in Saltash.
Westminster Abbey Choir Now with RealAudio clips of
the choir & organ
Westminster Boys’ Choir, London This is the choir of
Westminster Under School, the preparatory dept. of
Westminster School, founded in 1560 by Elizabeth I.
Under the direction of Jeremy Walker, the choir performs
regularly in London and has toured throughout Europe,
Canada, South Africa and Brazil. The school also
provides choristers for St Margaret’s Church,
Westminster Abbey. Music scholarships are available at
Westminster Cathedral Choir
It was the intention of the founder of Westminster
Cathedral, Cardinal Vaughan, for the liturgies to be
furnished with the finest music available. Fortunately,
his vision was shared by the first Master of Music, Sir
Richard Terry, whose genius established Westminster
Cathedral at the heart of the English choral tradition.
Today, the Choir of Westminster Cathedral is recognised
as one of the finest in the world, with its principal
focus the daily celebration of the Divine Office and
Weston-super-Mare Choral Society, Somerset
A mixed voice SATB community choir dedicated to
furthering the study and performance of the choral music
tradition. Open to all ages from 16 upwards, all
abilities and no auditions.
Wetherby Choral Society, Yorkshire The Society is
constituted as a registered charity which serves to
educate and bring enjoyment in the art and science of
music through practice and presentation. We have around
95 members, of whom about 75 are regular singers. The
atmosphere is entirely friendly and informal. Our
objective is simple - to enjoy singing!
Wetley Rocks Male Voice
Choir, Staffordshire Formed in 1975 in the
Staffordshire Moorland village of Wetley Rocks, and
still including several founder members. A small choir
of some 28 voices, the choir has performed all over the
area, and as far away as the Isle of Arran and Germany,
singing a varied repertoire of traditional favourites
and newer material.
Wey Voices, Weybridge, Surrey We are a fairly small
group of mixed voices, about 16 in total, and are always
ready to accept new members. We sing a mix of light,
show-tunes, jazz, arrangements of popular songs to
classical pieces and sing for charitable societies as
well as our own concerts twice a year.
Weybridge Choir, Weybridge, Surrey Our mission is to
bring people together from all walks of life who all
share the same passion - singing! Whether it's
spirituals, folk songs, modern pop, contemporary or any
other form of musical expression, our voices will blend
in unison and harmony to produce sounds that will not
only ignite our own souls, but delight and inspire those
that hear us! We aim to introduce adults of all ages to
the skills, techniques and enjoyment of choral singing.
Being a member of the Weybridge Choir is a work of love
and costs nothing except time and dedication. It doesn't
require anyone to have a trained voice, or singing
certificates and diplomas - even if you have never sung
before, but have a burning desire to sing - you're
Weybridge Male Voice Choir, Surrey Formed in 1921
with currently over 70 members, Weybridge MVC is one of
the largest and best known male voice choirs in southern
England. We travel extensively to perform at home and
internationally New singers always welcome - no previous
Weybridge Rock Choir,
Choir for young adults and adults ages 10 upwards
singing Rock, Pop, Motown and Gospel
Weymouth Choral Society, Dorset
We sing a predominantly classical repertoire
ranging from Bach to Rutter, but also take part in
various civic events in Weymouth which require a rather
Community Choir, Shropshire
e-mail only: contact
firstname.lastname@example.org Formed in
the autumn of 2010 the choir meets for rehearsals every
Monday evening during school term between 7.00pm
and 8.30pm in The Bargates Hall, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
(The hall is behind St Alkmund’s Parish Church) The
choir is self funded through subscriptions. Prospective
new members are welcome to a free, no obligation, no
audition taster session.
White Rosettes, Horsforth, Leeds, W. Yorkshire A
Ladies Barbershop Chorus with approximately 60 singing
members who enjoy performing in shows, competitions and
charity events. In 2008 they won the Barbershop Class
at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and
were one of only 5 choirs to go through to the Choir of
the World final. They became LABBS Chorus Champions
for a record eleventh time in 2007 as well as being
overall winners of the Coleraine Choral Festival in
Northern Ireland. They also regularly perform abroad
having visited Canada, the USA and Europe where they won
a European Bronze Medal in 2003.
Whitehall Choir, London 80-strong, performing in
major Central London venues, with an ambitious and
varied repertoire from Renaissance to contemporary,
including first performances.
Whitehaven Male Voice Choir, Whitehaven, Cumbria A male voice choir formed in 1977 of
around thirty-eight voices based in Whitehaven a coastal
town on the west coast of Cumbria, nestling between the
Irish sea and the Lake District mountains. The choir
performs a varied repertoire from traditional male voice
pieces, opera, sacred music through to pop hits such as
'You Raise Me Up' (Westlife) and 'American Trilogy'
(Elvis). The choir perform around twenty concerts a year
raising many thousands of pounds for charity.
Whitland Male Voice Choir, Carmarthenshire, Wales
(Cor Meibion Hendy-Gwyn).
The Choir concentrates on charity concerts in the local
area and sings in Welsh and English. Presently 38
members but any new members are welcome to join. Meets
every week except August in the Memorial Hall, Whitland.
Whitstable Choral Society, Kent
founded in 1868, and now performing a wide variety of
music in 4 concerts a year
Whitton Choral Society, London A mixed four-part
choir based in Whitton, near Twickenham, West London.
With 3 concerts a year normally comprising a Christmas
Carol Concert, an Good Friday Church Service concert and
a more informal summer evening event.
Chorale, Oxforshire Formed in 2008 as a community
choir, the Wychwood Chorale has become an accomplished
group that performs multi-part arrangements of
classical, spiritual and popular works sung both
accompanied and a
capella. You’re welcome to join us either if
you’re a seasoned singer or if you’ve never sung before
or cannot read a note of music – all that is required is
your commitment to rehearse for a concert at the end of
Wide Valley Singers, Witcombe,
We are a 2 part ladies choir, about
20 in number, who perform mostly during the day to clubs
and care homes. and also perform 3 evening concerts
during the year. we raise money for charity,
particularly Sue Ryder. We would welcome new members of
We meets at
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School,
Springfield Road, Wigan
7.00-9.00pm. As a community choir there is
no audition and members do not have to be able to read
music although it does help. The 30 strong mixed age
and ability choir sings a wide range of music from jazz
to classical, folk to choral etc both accompanied and acappella. The choir performs occasionally but
performance is not our primary objective.
Wigan Community Choir, Lancashire
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Wigan Girls Choir, Lancashire
53 young singers from the Wigan/Bolton area, plus a training choir for younger
members. Older members form the chamber choir "Laudamus"
Wigan Parish Church Choir, Lancashire Wigan,
Lancashire, was home to Sir Edward Bairstow for 6 years,
and we maintain a reasonable choral tradition to this
day with 10 adults plus a Director of Music and an
Wigan Pier Town Chorus, Swinley, Wigan
We meet Wednesday evening at 8pm
Wight Harmony(Barbershop Chorus) Isle of Wight
Wight Satin (aka Garden Isle Ladies Barbershop Harmony
Chorus), Isle of Wight In November 1987, a group of
ladies with ages ranging from 14 years to 60 years and a
great deal of enthusiasm met in a Church Hall in Sandown
and Wight Satin was born. We entered our first
competition in April 1990 at Aston in Birmingham and won
through to the finals in Harrogate where we won the
Novice Chorus Trophy. Since then we have competed at
venues all over England from Exeter to Harrogate.
Wigston and District Male Voice Choir, Wigston,
Leicestershire Founded in 1972 by its Musical
Director, Peter Ward, the Wigston choir has grown from
an initial membership of 18 to its current strength of
some 80 voices and has built a
reputation for high class presentations and Celebrity
Concerts, which have featured many top class artists
from the world of music.
Wigton Choral Society, Cumbria Founded in 1950, with
the twin aims of taking part in the Cumberland Rural
Choirs Festival and entering music competitions.
Members come from a wide area around Wigton, including
Carlisle, Dalston, Caldbeck, Thursby, Keswick and the
Solway coast. The choirs currently numbers 60 mixed
voices. Part of Cumbria Rural Choirs.
Wildfire Women's Choir, Edinburgh
A community women's choir based in the centre of
Edinburgh. Open to women of all ages and backgrounds who
like or want to sing in a collective group. We sing
political songs, songs of struggle and freedom as well
as Scottish traditional material. Democratic decision
making. Public performances have included: International
Women's Day events, May Day celebrations, political and
William Byrd Singers, Manchester Founded in 1970,
the William Byrd Singers are a chamber choir of 8, 6, 6,
8 voices. They have performed widely around the UK, in
Italy, Ireland, France, Belgium, Poland, Holland and
Finland, and have broadcast and recorded four CDs. Their
repertoire extends from the Renaissance to the present
day, and includes valuable revivals and commissions. The
Byrds and their companion young string ensemble
Capriccio are directed by Stephen Wilkinson.
William East Quire, Ketton, Rutland. The quire
specialises in music published by local singing masters
-- William East, John Everet, Jonas Pratt, John Harrott,
John Valentine -- during the 1750s to 1780s. The
complex fuguing tunes peculiar to Leicestershire,
Rutland and Lincolnshire are enjoyable and exciting to
We started life in 2000 as an evening class, based at Countesthorpe College. We
eventually evolved into the Countesthorpe Women’s Wednesday Workshop (WWW) and sang
as a choir together for a number of years. Early in 2013, we felt that the name
WWW no longer reflected our growing confidence as a choir. The members each brought
a name and we voted on our favourite. The Willow Singers won by a mile and it seems
to suit us.
Willow Singers (The), South Leicestershire.
We are a ladies' choir.
Wimbledon Chamber Choir, London An enterprising
amateur chamber choir (until recently named Music in
Morden) exploring repertoire different from that of
other societies locally
Wimbledon Choral Society, London 175 singers,
performing in Fairfield Hall (Croydon), Guildford
Cathedral and other major venues. Singers of BBC's World
Cup theme Pavane
Wimbledon Community Chorus
Singing rallies the spirits and is a tonic for body and
soul - so let us sing together! Wimbledon Community
Chorus is a not-for-profit community choir accessible to
all members of the Wimbledon community regardless of
ability. Running under the musical direction of Soo
Bishop and accompanied by local musician Giles Kennedy
we sing anything uplifting, from pop music to world
music to choral music. Bring your friends, tell your
Wimborne Choral Society, Wimborne, Dorset A mixed
choir of 100+ singers, drawn from Wimborne and the
surrounding areas, performing 3 concerts a year in
Wimborne Minster (church)
Choral Society, Somerset Wincanton Choral Society is
a community choir. Membership is open to all who enjoy
choral singing (there are no auditions) and have paid
the annual subscription at the current rate. This is
decided each year at the AGM. The Society’s season runs
from September to May with a break at Christmas/New
Year. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening in the
Performance Enhancement Centre of King Arthur’s
Community School, Wincanton from 7.15pm to 9pm.
Winchester Cathedral Choir, Hampshire The choirs of
Winchester Cathedral are a fundamental part of the daily
worship which has been offered to the glory of God in
this historic place for over 1000 years. Our Choristers
have a vital role in continuing the glorious heritage of
English church music, a national treasure which is the
envy of the world. They are also involved in a wide
range of national and international concerts, recordings
and broadcasts. Choristers benefit from possibly the
finest musical education that a child can have. They
receive choral training at an exceptionally high
standard and individual singing lessons from a teacher
recognised to be at the head of vocal work for boys and
girls in the country.
Cathedral Chamber Choir, Hampshire Founded in 2009
by Richard McVeigh, The Winchester Cathedral Chamber
Choir was formed to contribute to the musical life of
Winchester Cathedral, which is already recognised as
having one of the leading Cathedral Choirs in the
country, and helps to further promote the cathedral's
work and mission throughout the diocese.
The choir aims to complement, rather than duplicate, the
Cathedral Choir’s repertoire. This includes music for
the liturgy as well as larger scale works for concerts.
Winchester City Festival Choir, Hampshire
The WCFC is an adult choir of about 60 singers and is
under the direction of Graham Kidd. In January or
February of each year the WCFC presents a concert with
professional soloists and orchestra. Each May, the WCFC
joins with smaller choirs in the Winchester & County
Music Festival to perform major choral works at either
Romsey Abbey or Winchester Cathedral.
Winchester College Quiristers, Hampshire William of
Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester founded Winchester College
in 1382. His statutes make provision for sixteen
Quiristers to sing at the Chapel services, and this
precious inheritance is still maintained by the College
today. The Quiristers regularly broadcast on BBC Radio,
have made several CD recordings, and have in recent
years toured the USA, Germany, the Czech Republic,
Scotland and Canada. Each Quirister learns two musical
instruments. Practice is timetabled and supervised. Many
Quiristers win instrumental awards or academic
scholarships to help with their secondary education.
Winchester Music Club, Hampshire
110+ members drawn from central Hampshire, performing in
Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College. Joined by the College
Glee Club and Quiristers for large-scale performances.
Windmill Singers of South Warwickshire A friendly,
mixed choir of about 40 voices, with a wide repertoire
from madrigals to pop, from church music to Gilbert and
Sullivan. We celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2004 and
will welcome new members to join us in a demanding and
exciting programme of events, which is being planned.
Wingrave Singers, Wingrave, near Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire A friendly mixed voice choir of about 25
singers was founded in 1977. We have a wide repertoire
of religious and secular music. The choir has a strong
background of visiting cathedrals around the country and
singing weekend services whilst the resident choirs are
on holiday. These visits are generally limited to two
per year. They also perform one or two concerts per year
and are available to sing at weddings. This is a robed
choir when singing in cathedrals, church services and
weddings. Currently the choir has bookings for cathedral
visits up to October 2010. The choir rehearse weekly in
term time on a Friday evening in Wingrave Parish Church
from 7.45pm to 9.30pm.
Windsor & Eton Choral Society, Berkshire
Founded in 1836 and has about 180 members. Performs
regularly in Eton College and St George's Chapel Windsor
Castle. It's conductor
Tim Johnson is Precentor and
Director of Music at Eton College.
Winkleigh Singers, Devon A chamber choir of 16+
voices based in rural Devon, with a very varied
repertoire. They sing 2+ concerts per year, some in aid
Winscombe Community Choir, Winscombe, North Somerset.
As a community choir, we are open to everyone. No
experience is necessary, there is no need to be able to
read music and there are no auditions! All you need is a
love of singing and music, and a good sense of fun.
Sound Community Singers, Warrington, Cheshire We meet each
Tuesday evening at 7.15pm - 9.15pm in the Pyramid, Palmyra
Square South, Warrington WA1 1BL. We
enjoy singing under the leadership of Marc Jenyon, an
enthusiastic and inspirational director. Choir
membership is approx 35. Charges are £25 for six weeks,
£18 for concessions.
The choir has been in existence since the 1980's, when
it began as an evening class. We are a weekly gathering
of enthusiastic singers from the local area. Our
conductor, Lynn Dean, is an experienced solo and choral
singer - a founder member of the
internationally-renowned Cantamus choir - and a singing
teacher. The repertoire of the choir is wide-ranging
and varied, and all singers are welcomed.
Wirksworth Community Choir,
Wirral Community Choir, Merseyside Started in 2006.
It is a large mixed community choir, performing 6-8
concerts a year in the Wirral peninsula, Liverpool and
Merseyside generally. Its musical director is Graham
Connolly. Its repertoire is an eclectic mix of show
songs, some opera choruses, some pop, and some classical
Witchert Chorale, Haddenham, Bucks A
Haddenham-based mixed voice choir, formed in 2004
which has two main aims - to sing and to have fun!
Witham's BIG Sing, Essex
choir for the community singing pop, soul and gospel
Witham Choral Society, Witham, Essex Established
for over 40 years Witham Choral Society is one of the
largest choirs in East Anglia. The Society performs
three major choral/orchestral concerts annually with a
repertoire running from the classics to 21st
century music. The warmth and passion for singing of the
members has developed and maintained an integrity that
has kept Witham Choral Society in the fore of choral
tradition in the area.
Chorus, Reading, Berks. We are one of the South’s
most exciting and innovative choruses. We uniquely bring
together a company of all abilities; ranging from those
who are new to singing and can't read music to those
who are full-time professional opera singers. In
addition to choral classics, we also give high-octane
staged performances of dramatic scenes from operas and
musicals, in a professional show at the end of each
season. We sing on Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:50pm at
Wesley Church, Queens Road Reading. We do not hold
auditions, for those who do not read music, we provide
specially-tailored practise CDs with a clear recording
of exactly what you need to sing in your voice section.
Woking Choral Society, Surrey A friendly choir of about 120
singing members, founded in 1897. We have a
wide-ranging repertoire, ranging from the 17th
century to the present, from large scale classics to
little-known works, deserving of performance. We
perform in Woking or at Guildford Cathedral, sometimes
in combination with other choirs. We have a list of
choral music available for hire. New members are always
Wokingham Choral Society, Berkshire A large,
friendly and dedicated amateur choir of around 130 mixed
voices, performing a wide range of choral works. They
attract the services of professional orchestral players
and soloists to accompany them when they perform several
concerts each year at a variety of venues across
Berkshire. Their current Musical Director, Aidan Oliver,
has inspired the choir with works ranging from the
awe-inspiring Berlioz Requiem in Guildford Cathedral to
George Shearing Music to Hear and Bernstein Chichester
Psalms. Several recent Musical Directors - Edward
Gardner, Stephen Layton, Paul Daniel and Graeme Jenkins
have gone on to develop international reputations.
Wolds Apart West Gallery Quire, Hull, Lincolnshire
drawn from The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Wolds area.
It comprises of 30 singers and musicians who meet on
the 2nd Sunday of the month to rehearse and to do West
Wollaton Singers, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
is a friendly and informal ladies’ choir with a current
membership of 35; singing a wide repertoire of songs
from the shows, folk songs, ballads, rounds and
classical music. We rehearse on Tuesdays (term time
only) from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at Wollaton Road
Methodist Church, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham. We
celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2009 and
hope to continue for another 50 years.
Wolverhampton Chamber Choir We are a chamber choir
of mixed voices, specialising in sacred repertoire and
performing three main concerts a year under the
direction of Geoffrey Weaver. Rehearsals take place on
Sundays at 8 pm at St Michael's Church, Tettenhall.
Annual membership is £70 (£25 termly), but free to
under-18s or students in full time education. Entry is
by audition, and applications from all voices (tenors
especially) are welcome.
Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir The
Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir was founded in
1943 by Frank Weaver and a number of experience singers,
the choir sings on average 25 concerts a year with
approx 39 members we are now in our 65 year.
Women sing East is
Spitalfields Festival’s choir for women. It offers
women the opportunity to enhance their singing and
performing skills, learn new songs and meet other
people who love to sing. New members are always
welcome and no previous experience is required. Led
by inspirational jazz singer and workshop leader
Laka D, the sessions are fun, informal and relaxed.
Women Sing East, London E1
e-mail only: contact
Wombourne & District Choral Society, Staffordshire
Welcome to all who enjoy high quality choral music,
whether as a participant or a listener. We are a
well-established, mixed choir of some 100 singers, drawn
from South Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West
Midlands. We have a varied reportoire, mainly full scale
classical works, often with an orchestra but sometimes
performing more intimate pieces such as madrigals and
Wonderyears Seniors Rock Chorus, Virginia Water,
UK's oldest seniors rock chorus and band. With an
average age of over 70 and the oldest at over 90, The
Wonderyears soon dispel any pre-exisiting images of
pensioners as they belt out classic rock, punk and
contemporary pop music. The 24 enthusiastic singers
(with a current waiting list) and the 4 piece rock band
Wooburn Singers, Buckinghamshire Founded in 1967 by
the conductor, Richard Hickox, who remains their
President. Since then, they have performed a wide range
of music, including much a cappella repertoire,
both in their South Bucks base and in the capital’s
concert venues. With visits to Venice, Paris, Prague and
Geneva in recent years, foreign tours are now a
significant feature of the choir’s calendar.
Wood Green Gospel Choir, London One of the foremost
and longstanding choirs in British Gospel. Formed as a
local church choir they initially performed in local
churches around London. As they reputation grew they
travelled the country. This in turn let to appearances
and the release of 2 CD albums.
Woodstock Music Society, Oxfordshire
Woodbridge Choral Society, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Founded in 1883 with about 50 singers, we now have 100
singers. We perform two concerts each year in and
around Woodbridge - but we have also filled Snape
Maltings for a performance of the Verdi Requiem. We'd be
happy to see new members - please see the website for
choir founded in May 2012. The aim of the choir is to
sing together, meet ne people and have fun! No one has
to sing by themselves and there is no audition to joins.
We sing a mixture of traditional and pop songs - some
for everyone and everyone is welcome
Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir Regular services
of Choral Evensong at the Cathedral, and at least 3
concerts each year
Worcester Cathedral Choir The first British choir to
tour South Africa after the end of apartheid. They've
recently visited or will soon visit France, Ireland, the
USA and Italy.
Worcester is just
about unique among English Cathedrals in having a
voluntary choir of the same make-up as the cathedral
choir that of boys and men. The Worcester Cathedral
Voluntary Choir was founded in October 1874 principally
to sing at the then new Sunday Nave Service at 6.30pm
and to deputise for the Cathedral Choir during school
holidays. Many of the original aims, intentions and
duties remain the same today.
Choir, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Worcester is unique amongst Oxford colleges in
maintaining two choirs, one one of boys and men and one
of mixed voices (the boys are drawn from Christ Church
Cathedral School). Between them they sing four regular
chapel services a week, as well as undertaking frequent
concert engagements, recordings and tours.
Worcester Festival Choral Society Founded in 1861
and had close links with Elgar. Now with a singing
membership of 200, it gives 3 concerts a year in
Worcester Male Voice Choir Members previously
associated with the Worcester Police Choir founded the
choir in 1987, and its reputation and membership has
grown steadily ever since. We have a current
membership of over 50 choristers, drawn from a wide
range of professions and age groups in and around the
county. We all share an enthusiasm for singing in
harmony and, at the same time, raise money for local
Acappella, SoundWorks, Beauley Road, Southville, Bristol
BS3 1NW WorldRoots Voice is now in its ninth year as
Bristol's foremost world music youth acappella ensemble
and is directed by Hannah Klewin. A non-auditioned choir
for performers aged between 12 and 23 which has steadily
risen in profile and professionalism to become
inspirational examples and ambassadors of Bristol's
creativity, capacity and achievement. Tuesdays
Wordsworth Singers, Cumbria The Wordsworth Singers
now hold a pre-eminent place in Cumbria's cultural life,
performing a wide variety of music to the highest
standard. Formed ten years ago as a small choir
specialising in a repertoire ranging from Bach to
Britten, Monteverdi to MacMillan, we have won critical
acclaim for our inspiring and pitch perfect performances
of largely unaccompanied works.
WorldSong, Coventry, W Midlands
Mixed voice community choir singing unaccompanied songs
from traditions across the globe. Specialising in
Eastern Europe and Africa, but covering pretty much
every musical genre. Everyone welcome, all songs taught
by ear, no experience necessary. Fun and informal, but
performed to a high standard.
Worrall Male Voice Choir, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Founded in 1970. Relatively 'young' choir but with a
professional and enthusiastic approach to music
Worthing Choral Society W Sussex Formed in 1997 and
now with 60-70 members giving on average 3 concerts a
year, at least one with a professional orchestra. Wide
repertoire from 16C onwards, with a particular
reputation for 20C music
Woven Chords, Stamford, Lincolnshire A mixed choir
who sing unaccompanied harmony songs from across the
globe. The choir specialises in traditional songs from
Eastern Europe, Africa, America and Britain. From gospel
to work songs, from haunting chants to rousing
celebrations, there is something here for everyone.
Wrekin & Telford Choral Society, Shropshire
The Wrekin & Telford Choral Society is a mixed voice
choir based in Telford, Shropshire. We have been
in existence for almost forty-five years, and the choir
has changed in that time. One thing remains the
same, we love to sing and are always happy to welcome
anyone who feel the same way.
Community Choir One Voice Singing for All
begins on Tuesday January 10th and aims to
bring people together through song and its membership
will reflect the diversity of the local community by
including songs from all around the world. There is no
upper limit to numbers and no experience is necessary –
the more the merrier. There are no auditions and the
choir is free and will meet every Tuesday evening from
7.30 pm to 9.30pm at the Wrexham Lager Club on Union
Road in Wrexham
Writtle Singers, Essex
The choir performs a varied repertoire from plainchant,
motets and madrigals to many styles of contemporary
music. As well as smaller, unaccompanied pieces the
Singers’ recent performances include
Bach St John Passion, Magnificat and the
Mass in B minor, Haydn Nelson Mass and
Purcell Dido and Aeneas, all with orchestra.
Themed concerts are also a feature of the choir’s
programme, with Venice, London, ‘the countryside’ and
Paris all coming under the spotlight. In 2004 the choir
took part in a collaborative performance of the Brahms
Requiem with the Valentine Singers and undertook its
first continental tour to Belgium. In 2005 Writtle
Singers took on a second continental tour this time to
Wroughton Choral Society, Wiltshire The
Society is a small choir based in Wroughton,
Wiltshire. Our principle aims are to sing for our own
enjoyment and to show this in the concerts that we give.
We are very happy to welcome new members and we rehearse
on Wednesday evenings at St Josephs RC Church, Wroughton.
Wulfruna Ladies Choir,
email only: contact:
email@example.comThe choir meet weekly on
Tuesday evenings at Bradmore Community Centre,
Birches Barn Road,
WV37BN. The songs performed are a lively mixture
of old and new music with some 2 and 3 part singing.
Keen for new members to join the choir. If you are
interested please email us
Wycliffe Choral Society, Stonehouse, Gloucester
We are a choir of 80-90, doing 2
main concerts a year of mostly sacred music, usually
accompanied by professional soloists and orchestra. We
welcome the experienced and novice singer alike, have no
auditions and aim for a good standard without
Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir, High Wycombe, Bucks
Renowned Male Voice Choir in process of regeneration to
goal of 60 active choristers, with recently appointed MD
Louise Langley and accompanist Michael McMillan. Long
history of competitive successes, most recently at
International Choir Festival in Jersey 2004. Choir has
busy 2006 programme of charitable concerts, and returns
to Royal Albert Hall in Oct 2006 as part of London Welsh
Festival of Male Voices.
Wycombe Philharmonic Choir, High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire A 70 strong mixed choir based in
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire where it is particularly
recognized for its performance of major oratorio works.
Under its present Musical Director, David Cooke, it
performs at least one oratorio with leading soloists
every year. In recent years, the choir has also
introduced a wider repertoire of part songs, motets and
spirituals as well as operatic choruses and modern
musical items which it performs at local concerts.
Wylde Green United Reformed Church Choirs, Sutton
Coldfield, West Midlands We have an adult mixed
voice choir - the senior choir - and a junior choir. The
choirs sing an introit and anthem at both morning and
evening services and we rehearse weekly on a Friday. We
are one of the few non conformist choirs to have sung in
many cathedrals over the years.
Wyncantores Choir, Shaftesbury, Dorset A Chamber
Choir singing madrigals, part songs and liturgical music
often a capella from Renaissance period to the present
Singers, Winster, Derbyshire A small, chamber choir
based in , specialising in a capella renaissance and
romantic choral music.
Wyre Forest Young Voices, Worcestershire Since its
formation in 1997 as the young choir of Kidderminster
Choral Society, Wyre forest Young Voices has earned
itself an enviable reputation for excellence.
Adjudicators in various competitions have written of the
Choir's lovely blended tone quality and rhythmic
vitality' and its 'polished presentation' and in 2002
the choir was named 'Choir of the day' in the Midlands,
at the Sainsbury's 'Choir of the year' competition.
Recent tours have taken the choir to Germany, the
Netherlands, Poland and Cyprus, where our choir joined
with other choirs and sang in very lovely places. A few
months ago the choir undertook a very successful tour to
Poland, with standing ovations in Zakopane and in a
joint concert with the Krakow Boys Choir in the
beautiful city of Krakow. Nearer to home the Choir has
given recitals in Bath and Wells Cathedrals.
Wyvern Singers, Leicestershire
Leicestershire's premier a cappella choir. Our concerts
are very varied and great fun! Being a choir member is
both challenging and rewarding. Why not contact us to
find out more?