• Welcome to the Festival Chorus

    The Festival Chorus is a choir of over 100 voices based in South London- between Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common, London SW11/12. It performs three times a year, employs professional orchestras and soloists, and is one of the most established and accomplished amateur choral societies in South London. It is truly open to all, no matter what your ability or experience may be, and is very friendly and welcoming to new singers. There are no auditions. Simply turn up to one of our Monday rehearsals to join us.

Meetings with Colin Matthews

Our 40th Anniversary commission  – Voices Of the Air, has been composed by Colin Matthews. He will be running our Monday night rehearsal on the 31st October and giving a talk on his thoughts on the piece at a social evening on the 3rd November in St Luke’s Hall. The talk will be followed by … Continue reading

New Term Welcome

Our new term has begun and already we are well into rehearsals for our Autumn concert when we celebrate our 40th anniversary. The choir has certainly grown from its modest beginnings . Now we look forward to an exciting programme which will include our commission by Colin Matthews, Voices of the Air, a song cycle, … Continue reading

Spem in Alium Sound Files

Feeling like a rabbit in the headlights after last night’s rehearsal? Don’t panic! Cyberbass, do a rehearsal ‘tape’ for each part of each choir of the Spem in Alium. Here is the link http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Tallis_T/tallis_spem_in_alum.htm

Registration Closed

As expected, we have had a very large number of registrations for our Anniversary Concert in November. As we are limited in space in our concert venue we will not be able to take anyone more registrations. If this means you are disappointed , please do join us in the Spring when we will be … Continue reading

Rehearsal Schedule


Ticket alert!

We are anticipating that our Anniversary concert is going to be well attended by both singers and audience members. Paid up members for this term will receive 2 tickets for the concert to give to friends, but no more. If you think you will need more tickets you should apply for them through the St … Continue reading

Autumn Term 2016

Rehearsals will start on the 5th September for our 40th Anniversary Concert in November.We will be singing our new commission. ‘Voices of the Air’ is a piece in 6 movements and sets poems by Edward Thomas, Emily Dickinson, Rabindranath Tagore, Katherine Mansfield and Longfellow. Included in the concert is Zadok the Priest- Handel, Poulenc’s Gloria … Continue reading

Concert Review

Dear All, Congratulations to you all for such a splendid concert on Saturday! I thought your performance was rather excellent with moments of sheer brilliance in both the Dove and Orff. Our ‘orchestra’ played magnificently, deftly led by Elspeth and Will and our soloists, as well as singing beautifully, all commented on the confident and … Continue reading

AGM Tonight

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the AGM tonight 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road (opposite Fire Station), SW17 7RH. Closest Tube Tooting Bec. Some refreshments will be available from 7.30 and the Agenda is below via a link. We hope as many of you can attend as possible as it is … Continue reading


AGM 4th July , 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road (opposite Fire Station), SW17 7RH. Closest Tube Tooting Broadway. Some refreshments will be available and the Agenda will be circulated soon. We hope as many of you can attend as possible as it is always a great opportunity to get to know other members of … Continue reading