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At the heart of English folk
Cecil Sharp House Choir

Join the Choir

"This is the best ongoing musical experience of my life"

Member of Cecil Sharp House Choir

Who is the Choir for?

The Choir is for confident singers who are able to hold a tune and are keen to perform. It is open to everyone over the age of 16. We do not hold auditions but there is currently a waiting list. Everyone is welcome: there's no need to read music, just a basic ability to sing in tune. All songs are taught by ear.

When does the Choir meet?

Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm

Autumn term: Wednesdays 20 September – 13 December 2017 (no session 25 Oct)
Spring term: Wednesday 3 January - 21 March 2018 (no half term break)
Summer term: Wednesday 18 April - 11 July 2018 (no session on 30 May) 

Term fee: £82 | £66 concessions

Annual fee: £234 | £186 concessions

See our Events section for more information

How can I take part?

Due to the popularity of this choir, places are allocated through a waiting list. To be added to this list please contact our Education Administrator Beth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7241 8953. Please note that our waiting list starts afresh each term.

Terms and Conditions

Refunds: all courses are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by EFDSS.

Concessions are available to people who are in full-time education; in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance; in receipt of Income-Based Benefit (such as Income Support, Housing or Council Tax Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit). For concessionary rates please call the box office on 020 7485 2206. The box office is open between 9.30 and 17.00 Monday to Friday. Evidence of concession will need to be provided before the start of term by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of your supporting documentation.

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Cecil Sharp House Choir information pack (pdf)

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Are you looking to learn more about traditional folk song? Why not join our Monday Folk Choir Workshops?