• 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.

Summer term details and registration form

Summer Term April 2017 We look forward to welcoming you to the registration and first rehersal for our Summer Term on Monday 24th April, 7.45pm , Broomwood Hall, Kyrle Road, SW11 We are rehearsing Faure: Requiem and Saint-Saens: Mass Op. 4 The concert is on Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm St Luke’s, Ramsden Road, SW12 Saturday … Continue reading

Registration form here –

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to the start of rehearsals on the 24th April. Please do come early as it is always a crush at the first few rehearsals. Here is the registration form which we would be grateful if you could fill in pre arriving. You can pay by BACs. On … Continue reading

Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem 20th May

The Festival Chorus invites you to join us for a ‘Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem’ Day on Saturday 20th May 2017. Guided by leading conductor and vocal coach Andrea Brown, you will learn all the choruses from Faure’s glorious Requiem as well as technical skills to help your voice, throughout the day, so that you … Continue reading

Review of the last concert

To the excellent Festival Chorus, My sincere congratulations on a magnificent performance of Messiah on Saturday night. Your singing, for me, was the highlight – with such attention to the text, the dynamics and articulation, the music became alive. The soloists and orchestra all commented on ‘the excellent choir’ and most assumed you were semi-pro … Continue reading

Final rehearsals + Concert Details Messiah 2017

FINAL REHEARSALS + CONCERT Messiah 2017 Monday 20th March-St Luke’s Church, Thurleigh Road, SW12, 19.45 – 21.45. This is the final Monday rehearsal and a must-attend. Small Choir rehearsal 6.45 St Luke’s Church Please find the sits and stands for Messiah attached Our final rehearsal will be on Saturday 25th November, 1.00pm, St Luke’s Church … Continue reading

Last rehearsal times etc

Our rehearsals leading up to our concert will all be at St Lukes Church, Ramsden Road, SW12 Saturday 11th March 10.00am – 1.00pm St Lukes Church, Ramsden Road, SW12 There will be the opportunity to socialise in the Nightingale Pub after the rehearsal Monday 13th March 7.45pm – 9.45pm Semi Chorus rehearsing 6.45pm St Luke’s … Continue reading

Conference Offer – The Evolution of Singing

I am writing to offer members of the Festival Chorus discounted tickets to our upcoming conference The Evolution of Singing, at the Church of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell, on 28 April 2017. This is part of a series of three conferences on the theme of Why Sing?, exploring the evolution, and the physical, … Continue reading

Faure Come and Sing Day – 20th May 2017

The Festival Chorus invites you to spend the day rehearsing Faure’s glorious Requiem. Guided by the leading conductor and vocal coach, Andrea Brown, you will learn all the choruses from the Requiem as well as technical skills for your voice, throughout the day, so that you will be ready to take part in a memorable … Continue reading

Amended rehearsal dates and schedule

Certain rehearsals have been changed. The first Bass rehearsal is now at 74 Alfriston Road, and a new general rehearsal schedule has been published. fc-rehearsal-schedule-jan-mar-17-2 The previous posts have also been amended.

Saturday Rehearsal

Our first Saturday rehearsal will be SATURDAY 28th Jan 10.00am – 1.00pm St Luke’s Church, Ramsden Road, SW12 We will be looking at all the material covered so far. After the rehearsal we will be going to The Nightingale Pub on Nightingale Lane – all welcome There will be the second Theory Support Session ( … Continue reading