Everybody’s doing it! On TV, on U-Tube - and in reality. Singing in a choir is a wonderful thing to do.
It’s inspiring to be in the midst of all this music; challenging to learn famous choral works; and exciting to perform in public. The possibility of going from scratch to the polished performance is open to everyone
who wants to sing.
Finchley Choral Society is a North London choir which could offer you this possibility.
With a century of tradition behind us, the choir’s repertoire is large and varied,
having sung many well-known and lesser known choral pieces in a variety of styles and languages,from Rachmaninov’s Vespers in Russian and acapella pieces by Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten,to Bach Masses in Latin, backed by the big sound of a full orchestra and professional soloists. It is always a great moment when, after weeks of rehearsals, the choir reaches the final performance - and we are always favourably reviewed in the local press. Most of our venues are local but occasionally include central London churches for performances.
Our choir has around 80 members ranging from teenagers to retired people from a variety of backgrounds who all come together to make music. Rehearsals take place in a local school in Finchley on Monday evenings from 7.45 to 9.45pm.
If you would like to join Finchley Choral Society, it’s simple: just come along and do a voice test. You don’t have to be a proficient sightreader, just a love of singing and a desire to do justice to these wonderful choral works is all that‘s needed. You will be welcomed into a musical community which boasts an inspirational conductor and a talented pianist to help us achieve the highest standards. And, you will not only enjoy the experience of singing but also be able to join in social events such as carol singing at Covent Garden; quiz night at a local school; singing weekends [Wye Festival is on the agenda for May]; and concert outings.
We have open choir practices during the singing year for a taster,
or contact our Membership Secretary on 020 8449 8135.