Useful Links - Links to other local choirs

If we can't fit you into the Choir at the moment and/or if you're looking for something different there are other Choirs operating in the west London area.  The links to these other Choirs' websites (everything in blue type) are regularily checked to ensure that they work.  If you find that a link does not work or you would like to promote a local choir through this community page then please contact the administrator using the General Enquiry Contact Form (3).


Choirs

Canbury Singers

The Canbury Singers are a mixed choir based in north Kingston. The choir has a wide-ranging repertoire from popular and classical songs, through to jazz, madrigals and major choral works. With around 40 members, we are friendly group which rehearses weekly and performs regularly. The choir welcomes enquiries for events or new members. We are particularly interested in hearing from tenors and basses.

Cantanti Camerati - Richmond

Cantanti Camerati is a chamber choir that specialises in performing unaccompanied English music. We are also known for the wide range of music that we tackle - from band-accompanied Broadway shows to opera excerpts. The choir was formed in 1968, is based in Richmond-upon-Thames and rehearses on Thursday evenings at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College. New members are welcome to join the choir, and when space permits, entry to full membership is after a formal audition; members are expected to be able to make a regular commitment, in order that standards may be maintained. There is, of course, a membership fee but we believe that it is more modest than that for many choirs. We have reduced terms for students and those on low incomes.

Eclipse Choir

The Eclipse Choir sings a wide variety of music ranging from Palestrina through to Disney songs. Our termly repertoire always gives our members something to love, something to work hard on, and something to have fun with.

Earthly Voices

Earthly Voices is a friendly, a-capella, four part harmony community choir which meets weekly on Thursday evenings between 8.00-10.00pm at the Parish Hall, Church of the Sacred Heart, 25 Between Streets, Cobham KT11 1AA. The choir has up to fifty members of all ages and backgrounds, with one thing in common - we love to sing.

Hampton Choral Society

Hampton Choral Society is a friendly amateur choir which is non-auditioned and operates around the area of Hampton, Middlesex. We have about 90 members and our repertoire is largely oratorio and other classical works. The choir gives three formal concerts per year with professional orchestra and soloists, and occasionally tours to Europe in the summer. We also try to do our bit for charity and last year contributed to raising £25k for local hospices.

Hampton Hill Community Choir

Hampton Hill Community Choir (HHCC) is just what it says on the tin! They sing in Hampton Hill. They are also a community that is a choir and do not require auditions to join; they are open to all. They meet at United Reformed Church, 35 High Street, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NB on Thursday evenings at 7.30. They welcome everyone who wants to come along to sing. Their leader, Fiz Markham, is very keen that we enjoy singing and our warm up helps us to love using our voices. They sing everything from medieval through to pop music. Our tag line is "Singing for fun". Full details on website.

Kingston Choral Society

"The Choir has about 120 singers and has retained a reputation for quality music making. It performs with a period-instrument orchestra when singing Bach, Handel and other early repertoire and works with soloists of the highest calibre." Rehearsals on Thursday evenings, 8.00pm - 10.00pm, in the Main Hall at Hollyfield School in Surbiton. If you decide to join, there is a simple voice test - no preparation required, "nothing too terrifying"!

Kingston Madrigal Society

The Kingston upon Thames Madrigal Society has been thriving for over 100 years, and has been associated with many distinguished musicians, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Thurston Dart. We are a group of 30-35 singers, with sight-reading ability, which meets monthly (usually the first Saturday) from October to March. We sing for pleasure only, and do not normally give concerts. Meetings are from 7.30-9.30 and are held at Swinnerton Hall, St Luke’s Church, Gibbon Road KT2 6AB.

Kingston Orpheus Choir

"...always delighted to hear from prospective members". No audition - just come along to a rehearsal - ability to read music desirable, but by no means essential. Rehearsals from 8-10pm on Wednesdays at St John the Evangelist Church, Springfield Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 2SB.

KT6 Vocal Group

The KT6 Vocal Group is a 24-strong a capella group. They have been working together since October 2016. They regularly perform at festivals and events, and hold their own gigs at venues in south-west London. They have also spent time in the studio recording their latest material. KT6 Vocal Group ​rehearse in the Sixth Form Common Room at Surbiton High School each Wednesday from 7:30pm for a couple of hours.

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington.

It is worth checking out the Landmark Arts Centre website for details of choirs that it is running.

London Bulgarian Choir

For something completely different, the London Bulgarian Choir led by native Bulgarian singer Dessislava Stefanova. Weekly choir rehearsals in the Sofia Art Gallery, in the basement at the Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL, nearest tube South Kensington or Gloucester Road. Rehearsals every Tuesday 7:30 - 9.30pm. Newer people should come at 7.00pm to revise existing repertoire. Cost £5, or £4 concessions.

North Kingston Choir

North Kingston Choir is an informal and relaxed adult community choir with an emphasis on fun music-making! We sing mainly modern and uplifting music. No auditions - we believe everyone can sing! We rehearse and perform with our live band. Our rehearsals are on Mondays during term-time from 8 - 9.30pm in Kingston, Surrey, UK. For further details please refer to their website.

Off Beat Choir - Richmond

Offbeat is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned and paper-free choir based in Richmond, SW London. We sing a variety of songs from gospel, world, jazz - anything that’s fun to sing. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings and we do regular performances. We are welcoming new members so contact us to join.

Richmond Choral Society

The Richmond Choral Society runs as an evening class at Richmond Adult and Community College (www.racc.ac.uk) on Monday evenings. It is a non-auditioning choral society of about 30 members, very friendly and welcoming. Their repertoire ranges from the baroque to 20th century and at the end of each term the Choir performs a concert in a local venue.

Richmond Community Choir

Richmond Community Choir welcomes new members! The Choir doesn’t hold auditions: all they ask is that you can hold a tune. No need either to be able to read music. They meet on Thursdays at Orleans Primarily School, Harrington Road, Twickenham between 6.30 - 8.15 p.m.

Singing it Back

Singing it Back offers adult weekly evening groups, daytime singing and one day workshops.

Singers and Songs - singing courses

Singing Courses Lunch hour courses in Kingston and evening courses elsewhere: Learn to sing Develop your Voice Perform Solo and Group Singing

Stoneleigh Choral Society

A friendly choir who meet from 7.45-9.45pm on Monday evenings at The United Reformed Church Hall, London Road, Ewell, KT17 2BB. The Choir welcomes all voices, male and female, and there are no auditions.

Teddington Chamber Choir

Teddington Chamber Choir is an auditioned mixed voice choral group, singing mainly classical repertoire, based in Teddington. It was founded in 2018. The aim is to bring together people of all ages who share a love of singing a varied range of choral music to a high standard. The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings at St Mark's Church, St Mark's Road, Teddington TW11 9DE from 8:15 pm to 10:15 pm, including a tea break.

Teddington Choral Society

Teddington Choral Society is currently around 120 strong; new singers are welcomed for 'taster sessions', particularly male voices, but there is a waiting list for higher voices. TCS is thriving. We are always glad to welcome new singers, regardless of age; especially those who enjoy their music making. We like to rehearse and perform with our sense of humour switched on.

Twickenham Choral Society

Twickenham Choral Society is a friendly thriving choir of over 100 voices drawing singers of all ages from a wide area of West London. Programmes are chosen to provide the opportunity to sing great works from the choral repertoire as well as to explore less familiar music, ranging from Renaissance to the present day. Members are regularly canvassed for ideas and preferences.

West Barnes Singers

A friendly choir who are always looking for new members in all voice parts. Drawn from a wide range of ages, professions and backgrounds, we perform four concerts a year in the Merton area. There is no audition to join West Barnes Singers, just turn up on a Wednesday evening and join in the rehearsal with no obligation! Rehearsals are held in Holy Cross Hall, Adela Avenue (corner of Douglas Avenue), Motspur Park, Surrey, KT3 6LF from 8 to 10 pm.

The Wilful Choir

The Wilful Choir is a friendly, fun singing group, with an exciting and inspiring range of songs, for everyone. From complete beginners to more experienced singers. All songs taught by ear, including fun and effective warm-ups. Wide variety of songs from many eras and cultures from World, Folk, Jazz to Gospel, Latin and more! The Wilful Choir meets on Monday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm mostly in term-time, at the lovely Canbury Pavilion, Canbury Gardens, Kingston, KT2 5AW

Vocality Choirs : Barnes, Cheam, Claygate, Surbiton, Teddington, and Twickenham.

"Simply singing" you can find Vocality choirs singing and socialising in Barnes, Claygate, Cheam, Surbiton, Teddington and Twickenham. No auditions. World, gospel, pop music. Offer 1 free session. Contact 07985 094322 or catherine@vocalitysinging.co.uk