Want to sing in choir? Youth and adult choirs based in London and the home counties welcome singers for audition. Concerts are given regularly in churches and concert halls and recorded with organ or orchestral accompaniment.
The Hythe Singers A small and enthusiastic group of amateur singers giving three concerts a year. They perform a very varied repertoire, including new works by young contemporary composers, mostly for unaccompanied voices.
Egham Hythe, Staines, Surrey TW18 3HD
Twickenham Choral Society TCS is one of the best amateur choirs in West London, friendly and thriving with over 100 voices drawing singers of all ages from a wide area. Rehearsals are held at Richmond Adult & Community College, Clifden Rd, new members welcome.
Twickenham TW1 4LT
BBC Sing BBC Sing website provides information on where and how to sing, both for enthusiastic singers who have never sung in a choir before and the more experienced. Singing events, opportunities, Gareth Malone's choir, learning to sing & taking part.
Whitton Choral Society A mixed four-part choir singing mostly religious works, based in Whitton, near Twickenham, in west London.
Whitton TW2 7BZ
Holborn Community Choir Energetic choir of 50 somethings want to recruit all ages. Wednesday mornings at Millman Street Resource Centre. Popular and stage songs from 1920s-current day, Classical, Gospel, World Music. Relaxed fun sessions, directed by Naveen Arles.
London WC1N 3EW t: 020 7406 7934
Amici Chamber Choir The choir consists of about 30 experienced singers performing music from the renaissance to the present day. The choir performs regular concerts in Harrow, Central London and further afield. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings in North Harrow.
Harrow HA2 6EQ
Church Street Community Singers The Church Street Community Singers are a small friendly choir in Westminster with a varied, mostly non-classical repertoire. There are no auditions and you don't need to be able to read music. All abilities are welcome.
Westminster NW8 8PJ
Haringey Shed The Very Vocals choir is a totally inclusive adult choir for ages 16+. No experience necessary, no need to read music. Material chosen by the choir's members; R&B, classical, Soul, Gospel and international songs. Wednesday evenings, free.
Tottenham N15 4RX t: 020 8365 5454
London Contemporary Voices A modern and forward thinking mixed-voice choir for adults, specialising in contemporary and new choral music. Regular seasons and concerts. Also available for projects, commissions, session work and private hire.
The London Community Gospel Choir LCGC is the first concert gospel choir in Britain known for their funky gospel flair, swing-beat, R'n'B, traditional and soulful arrangements, invigorating choreography, vocal gymnastics.
London E17 6QH t: 020 8509 7288
The Questors Choir A 60 strong mixed voice choir affiliated to The Questors Theatre based in Ealing, West London. Their repertoire is deliberately varied and they perform 3 to 4 concerts a year. They rehearse on Wednesdays 8pm - 10pm. New singers always welcome!
Ealing W3 9SQ t: 020 8816 7734
m: 07802 720 333
Harrow Choral Society A friendly, amateur choir of about 120 singers who aim to perform to the highest standard and to enjoy themselves singing. Based in Harrow they meet to rehearse once a week on Monday evenings and usually perform four concerts a year.
Harrow t: 020 8248 7625
Barnes Choir An amateur choir that has been performing in London since 1952 and continues to put on regular concerts at least twice a year
Barking and Dagenham Adult College Choir A non-auditioning choir still holding on to the principle that anyone with an interest in singing, a willingness to learn to sing parts and most importantly, the ability to sing in tune, is welcome to join.
Dagenham, London RM9 5QA
Navadina A group in Islington for all who love to sing. Meeting every Tuesday evening. Music that is eclectic and provocative, your voice is welcome.
Islington N1 2TZ m: 07809 144879
City of London Choir Described as ‘a leader among non-professional choruses’, the CLC has been singing in & around the capital for over 40yrs. Meets Monday, 100 active members, provides smaller groups to sing for church services & special occasions.
Fleet Street EC4
Crouch End Festival Chorus One of the leading large choirs in the country, with a wide repertoire encompassing both the standard classics and less familiar works from the twentieth century.
t: 020 8374 4463
London Pro Arte Choir A friendly 70 member mixed voice choir that enjoys singing a wide repertoire including major oratorios and modern music to a high standard. Three concerts per year are performed with professional musicians as well as a weekend in Europe.
Mill Hill NW7 1DD t: 020 8346 8367
The Zemel Choir Established in 1955 the North London choir is proud of its international reputation as one of the world’s finest mixed-voice Jewish choirs. Wide ranging repertoire embraces all the traditional Jewish cultures, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Yiddish, Israeli.
Whetstone N20 9EZ t: 020 8868 8423
London Concert Choir One of Central London's most ambitious, accomplished and friendly choirs, attracting members from across London and the home counties, and performing in major London concert halls, cathedrals and churches.
Bloomsbury Baptist Church WC2H 8EP m: 07780 607837
Raised Voices Choir ‘Raised Voices’ meets on Thursday evenings in Doreen Bazell Hall nr Kings Cross. They sing for peace, justice & the environment, against racism, sexism & capitalism. Their choir is mixed & they are currently recruiting more singers.
Somerstown NW1 1UG t: 020 8748 5688
Kingston Choral Society The Choir has about 100 singers and has retained a reputation for quality music making, covering a wide range of music from Bach to Gershwin. They give four concerts a year and often take on ambitious projects.
Surbiton t: 020 8546 9230
Tottenham Community Choir A newly formed (September 2009) inclusive choir for adults, young people, and children in Haringey, North London. All are welcome. Led by experienced musical director Tom Fowkes. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings.
Epworth Choir Woking's Epworth Choir, one of Surrey's leading choirs, has a membership of over 120, attracting singers from West Surrey and North East Hampshire. The choir sings to a high standard & performs regularly. New mwmbers welcome.
Woking, Surrey GU21 4LH t: 01483 756670
London Welsh Male Voice Choir The best of Welsh male choral tradition in London. The choir is innovative & sings at many of Britain’s prestigious concert halls, cathedrals, in the sporting arena, tours overseas, special events. Meets Thursdays.
Gray's Inn Road WC1X 8UE t: 020 8588 3288
Singology Choirs Singology is a vocal coaching company setup by Mark De-Lisser in 2000 to provide singing opportunities & tuition to people of all ages, no auditions. It has now launched 'Singology Choirs' to encourage more people to get involved in community singing.
Sydenham SE23 2UJ t: 020 8686 6479
Wimbledon Choral Society Large 150+ voice Wimbledon-based choir performing with professional orchestras and soloists. Venues include St John's Waterloo, Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Hall and Guildford Cathedral. Regularly invited to other special events.
All Saints Festival Choir A community choir in Kent, led by Mr Raymond Lewis, of 50 to 60 singers with new members of all abilities always welcome. They perform 3 or 4 concerts every year.
Orpington BR6 6HS t: 01689 859411
London Gaelic Choir Coisir Lunnainn, Scottish Gaelic music & four-part choral singers. London-based choir open to anyone with an interest in Gaelic music, the traditional music of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Meet weekly in Crown Court Church, Covent Garden.
Covent Garden WC2
Take Twenty North London vocal harmony group, have delighted audiences for years with their lively delivery and stylish arrangements of standards and hits, including jazz, latin and show tunes - from Sondheim to Sedaka, Berlin to Bacharach.
t: 020 8341 2996
The New Tottenham Singers A new choir for Tottenham welcoming people of all ages regardless of experience and ability, under the direction of Tom Fowkes. No auditions. Rehearsals on Tuesdays at St Philip The Apostle Church, Philip Lane, N15 4HH
Tottenham N15 4HH
Popchoir Adult choirs in Dulwich, Clapham, Croydon, Bow, Orpington, Eltham, Camden, Hampstead, Bow, Stratford , Hackney and for teens in Dulwich & Croydon. More venues being added for choirs in 2013. No audition. fun, inspiring & challenging.
t: 0845 5 190 890
Constanza Chorus The City of London's newest choir under the musical direction of Joanna Tomlinson. Based St Mary Aldermary, opposite Mansion House tube, rehearses on Monday evenings starting January'10. Unauditioned, open to all. 1st concert includes Mozart's Requiem.
St Mary's Aldermary EC4M 9BW t: 020 7248 4906
Choir of London The Choir of London occupies a unique position in the landscape of British classical music. Composed of professional singers & some of the UK’s most exciting young soloists & ensemble performers.
Chiswick Choir Amateur choir of 80-90 mixed voices, performing a varied repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the Twentieth Century, and have presented concerts in Chiswick for more than twenty years
Isleworth Baroque The only amateur group in West London dedicated to performing 17th and 18th century operas. Numbers include singers, dancers, instrumentalists and production staff.
t: 020 8580 8429
The London Forest Choir Their repertoire stretches from Bach's B Minor Mass to premiers of modern works. They don't formally audition new members, it's desirable that you have some understanding of musical notation but the ability to sight sing is not essential
Leyton E10 6EH t: 020 8989 8365
Wimbledon Chamber Choir Amateur choir who rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Raynes Park. Their philosophy has always been to perform music which is a little off the beaten track
Caribbean Community Choir Learn to sing folk songs from the Caribbean in Crofton Park, Lewisham SE London. No previous singing experience needed, everybody welcomed, you do not need to be from the Caribbean.
Crofton Park SE4 2AG
Bowes Park Community Choir Everyone is welcome to join, young, youngish and not-so-young and there are no auditions, no need to read music, just bring yourself and a bottle of water as it can be thirsty work. Sessions are held Thursday evenings, three free bursaries awarded a term.
London N22 7TL t: 020 8888 1689
Blackheath Conservatoire of Music & the Arts South East London choirs. Adult, junior and teen choirs, chamber, sing for pleasure, womens choirs, vocal techniques, trial sessions & find your voice. Perform in concerts, present musicals, special events, explore an astonishing range of music.
Blackheath SE3 9RQ t: 020 8852 0234
Orlando Chamber Choir Small friendly London choir directed by Will Dawes, performs 3-4 times per year in major Central London venues. The repertoire ranges from Renaissance and Baroque music to contemporary compositions, often performed with professional soloists or orchestra.
Sine Nomine Singers A high standard chamber choir based in South East London. They rehearse on Tuesdays and sing 16th century to 21st century music. Looking for new singers in all parts, by audition.
St Brides Church Choir The choir has 12 professional singers - 4 sopranos, 2 altos, 3 tenors and 3 bases and sings at two services each Sunday throughout the year & also for numerous special services, mainly memorial services, weddings and carol services.
Fleet Street EC4Y 8AU t: 020 7427 0133
Choirs R Us A community choir in Barnet singing pop, soul, R&B and gospel songs in harmony. The choir is open to adults 18+ irrespective of age or ability. There's no audition and no need to be able to read music. The choir is directed by Jenny Bennett.
Barnet EN5 4JJ m: 07947 300304
City Chorus The London based choir was established in 1920 and it welcomes all enthusiastic singers. They sing a wide variety of repertoire and perform in major London churches and concert halls.
City of London EC2R 8PB
Goldsmiths Choral Union An independent amateur choir of 120 voices performing regularly under its Music Director Brian Wright in London's major concert venues and several churches. Wednesday rehearsals. Audition required.