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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 over the age of 16 who are able to hold a tune, willing to memorise song lyrics and vocal parts, and committed to performing. There's no need to read music as all songs are taught by ear and performed from memory.

We do not hold auditions although due to the popularity of the choir it can sometimes take a term or two before a space becomes available.


When does the Choir meet?

Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm

2018-19 season

Autumn term: 19 September - 12 December 2018 (no session on 24 October)
Spring term: 9 January – 3 April 2019 (no session 20 February)
Summer term: 24 April - 17 July 2019 (no session 29 May)

Term fee: £82 | £66 concessions
Annual fee: £234 | £186 concessions

2019-20 season

Autumn term: 18 Sept – 11 Dec (no session 23 October)
Spring term: 8 Jan – 1 Apr (no session 19 February)
Summer term: 22 Apr – 15 July (no session 27 May)


How can I take part?

Summer Term 2019
Bookings are now closed for the summer term. Autumn Term bookings will open in July.

Autumn Term 2019
Current choir members will be given a priority booking period to enrol themselves onto the Autumn term. After this priority booking period has passed, any remaining choir places will be made available on a first come, first served basis to anyone wishing to join the choir. 

Booking dates will be updated by 1 July.


We currently run two other singing groups you may be interested in: our Song class and the Monday Folk Choir Workshops. Many of those waiting to join the Cecil Sharp House Choir attend one or both of these classes.

If you have any specific questions relating to the choir, 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. 


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)

Discover more

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