About Waltham Forest Community Choir

The choir was set up in February 2010 in Walthamstow Central. It has since gone from strength to strength and has expanded to its current membership of about 60 friendly, amateur singers. We regularly put on concerts and perform in events throughout Waltham Forest and sometimes further afield.

We are a self-governing group, with a committee elected by members, and the group is open to anyone living or working in or around the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Previous singing or musical experience is not required.

We believe that singing is a simple pleasure that should – and can – be accessible to anyone. With this in mind we are a non-auditioning group who welcomes everyone who is interested in joining us.

The choir also has a very active social calendar holding an annual quiz night with fish and chip supper, a christmas singalong at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown and an end of year social event at the Walthamstow Cricket Tennis and Squash Club that is open to all members and guests.

The choir is also a keen supporter of local charities and have sang at events for Age UK Waltham Forest, Homeless Meals in Central London, William Morris Big Local, Haven House and through the choir's own outreach programme.

The choir raises funds through our two annual events and also our free annual Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church.

Currently the choir is supporting two local charities.

  • Age UK Waltham Forest, a local self funded charity supporting older people in Waltham Forest, through its Information & Advice service, befriending programme and wide range of activities.
  • PL84U  who offer a number of services including food bank, free hot meals and a friendly environment to the elderly, people in need, the homeless and those who are living in conditions of social economic, cultural deprivation and isolation.

More information on our charity partners can be found here.

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