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At the heart of English folk
Cecil Sharp House Choir performing at The Full English Discovery Day, British Library, July 2013, photo © EFDSS, photographer Roswitha Chesher

Cecil Sharp House Choir

“The Cecil Sharp House Choir are an incredible bunch of individuals that together create this soul searching sound. They were a dream to work with and listen to.”  

Ben Eshmade, Daylight Music

The Choir is run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and has English folk song at the heart of its repertoire. It is led by inspirational choir leader, Sally Davies, who composes most of the Choir’s arrangements. Since being formed by EFDSS in April 2008, Cecil Sharp House Choir has become known for its spirited and moving renditions of traditional songs.

The Choir concentrates on singing a capella folk and traditional songs from Britain and beyond. It is un-auditioned and is for confident singers who are able to hold a tune and are keen to perform. There’s no need to read music – all songs are taught by ear.

The Choir leader, Sally Davies, is a multi-talented vocalist, instrumentalist and composer with over 20 years’ experience as a workshop and choral leader.

Cecil Sharp House Choir has gone from strength to strength, performing regularly at Cecil Sharp House and at a host of other venues and events such as at the British Library, the Southbank Centre (Chorus Festival, Tapping the Source), Voices Now festival at the Roundhouse, the National Maritime Museum, Oslo Musikkfest and the House of Commons.

Job opportunity

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is looking to appoint an experienced freelance Choir Leader to replace Sally Davies, who has led Cecil Sharp House Choir from 2008 until December 2019. Apply by 1 November

Ten Years of Cecil Sharp House Choir: EDS magazine, Autumn 2018

Join the Choir

For more information contact:
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