The Festival Chorus is a non-auditioning amateur choir.
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The Festival Chorus is a non-auditioning amateur choir. We generally give a minimum of three performances a year, Spring, Summer and Autumn, and use professional soloists and orchestra, including traditional instruments where appropriate.

If you are considering joining a choral society, please do come to a Monday rehearsal, meet us and enjoy an evening of singing to give you an idea of how we work. When not in lockdown we rehearse on Monday evenings at 7.45pm in Broomwood Church Hall, Kyrle Road, London SW11 6BD.

A termly payment includes music costs and two tickets to the concert, which is usually held at St Luke’s Church, Thurleigh Road, SW12 8RQ. There are concessions for those under 25, but members who have some financial difficulties may speak to our Treasurer and arrange part/staggered payments. We do not want cost to be a reason you  miss an opportunity to sing so please e mail us or ask.

We are a non-auditioning but when you join you agree to abide by our conditions to ensure a professional concert. Singers who wish to perform in the concert must not miss more than three Monday rehearsals. The last two Monday rehearsals and the concert day are mandatory. Registration is required at rehearsals and non-attendees will be asked not to perform. Small choir opportunities exist at most concerts and sometimes these are auditioned, depending on the difficulty of the piece.

Lockdown vocal sessions

We will be running a series of vocal sessions starting on Monday 18th May at 7pm and continuing until the end of July to keep our vocal chords warm & all of us in touch. These will be via Zoom – hope to ‘see’ you there!

AGM  Our AGM is on Monday 29th June 7pm, again via Zoom

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Lockdown vocal sessions

We are running a series of six vocal sessions between 18th May and 22nd June to keep our vocal chords warm & all of us in touch. Rob Mingay-Smith will be leading these and we hope very much you will be able to join us. Even if you can’t, if you would like to consider paying the £30 as a donation it would be greatly appreciated.

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July Zoom vocal sessions

We are extending the vocal sessions through July. Rob & Andrea will be leading these and we hope very much that you will continue with/join us.

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10.05.20 - Lockdown vocal sessions

The Festival Chorus will be running six vocal sessions on Mondays at 7pm from 18th May. These will be led by Robert Mingay-Smith and will comprise a warm-up and some […]

16.03.20 - 28th March Concert Cancellation

It is with great regret that the committee of The Festival Chorus announce that with immediate effect all rehearsals are cancelled and the concert on the 28th March has also […]

29.10.19 - Save the Date – 25th January 2020

We have yet to finalise the details , but we will be hosting a Come and Sing day on the 25th January. We will be rehearsing and performing Durufle’s Requiem. […]