Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Janet Wheeler

Join Us

We welcome new singers in all voice parts.

We are a friendly, all inclusive choir and along with professional orchestras and soloists, we undertake a broad repertoire from Renaissance and Baroque works to contemporary pieces – mostly drawn from the large choral and orchestral repertoire, but with occasional smaller works and a capella singing.

We are fortunate to have as our 'home' venue the amazing Saffron Hall, where we give three main concerts each year. The adrenaline rush from performing in front of a large audience in the wonderful acoustic of this splendid auditorium just has to be experienced. Our Christmas performances with local schools take place in St Mary's, the town's beautiful parish church.

Our rehearsals are normally held on Mondays, and occasionally on Thursdays. We're currently using Thaxted parish church for rehearsals to allow for social distancing (7.30 - 9.00pm)..

Rehearsals are often demanding and we work hard, but it's also great fun and very satisfying. 

If you'd like to become part of our dynamic and friendly group, then give us a try. We invite you to join us at three or four rehearsals before having a short, singer-friendly voice test with our musical director, Janet Wheeler.

If you would like to try us out, please contact our Membership Secretary at membership@swchoral.org.uk in the first instance.

We look forward to giving you a big welcome.

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