Our Community Choir is open to everyone. We welcome seasoned singers and those looking to join a choir for the first time. No previous singing experience is required, nor a need be able to read music.
The choir operates on a termly basis, with a strong core membership who come back each term. Each term typically involves 10 weekly sessions, with a performance for family and friends on the final session. Rehearsals take place each week at ENO’s rehearsal studios in West Hampstead.
We sing chorus repertoire from operas in our current season along with a range of show tunes and folk songs. Sheet music is provided for those who read music, and word sheets and audio recordings are available to support those who prefer to learn by ear. Our Choir Leaders support members to develop their confidence, vocal and performance skills, and learn repertoire ‘off copy’.
Joining the choir includes opportunities to sing with professional opera singers and attend dress rehearsals of ENO productions at the London Coliseum. We create opportunities for the choir to sing in public events and alongside other choirs. In recent years the choir have sung in the Southbank Centre Chorus Festival, Roundhouse Voices Now festival, St Martin’s Courtyard and in the streets near the London Coliseum.
Join our community mailing list to keep up with choir dates and other singing and performance opportunities for adults.
The ENO Community Choir is generously supported by Shaftesbury PLC.