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A South London Choir for all singers

We are a long-established group of singers based in Balham, South London. We welcome any new singers to come along and give us a try without an audition.

Photo: Robert Vermote

Next event: Come and Sing - Choruses from Elijah

We will be hosting a Come and Sing event led by Benedict Lewis-Smith and Richard Moore at St Anne's Church in Wandsworth.

Score and cakes provided for the price of entry.

There will be a sing-through at 4.30pm so please invite your friends a family (no ticket required).

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Saturday 4 November 2017

  • Doors open at 10.00AM
  • Starts at 10.30AM
  • FREE Concert/Sing-Through at 4:30PM
  • Ticket Price for Singers: £10.00 - £15.00

St Anne's Church, 182 St Ann’s Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 2RS

Next concert: Handel Messiah

We are delighted to present a performance of the original version of Messiah from 1741, reconstructed by Martin Everett.

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Saturday 9 December 2017

St Anne's Church, St Ann's Hill, Wandsworth SW18 2RS

About the Choir

Established in 1886, the South West London Choral Society is an amateur choir of about sixty-five members.

During each of three yearly terms, we rehearse and perform a different work, usually in one of Wandsworth’s churches. We sing a variety of choral music and aim to make it enjoyable for performers and audience alike.

We have also given concerts in St Omer, Calais, Bruges, Lille, Brussels and Ghent. In 2000 we performed our Millennium Concert, A Thousand Years in Words and Music, as part of the Festival weekend in Elham Parish Church in Kent.

In 2005 and 2008 we gave concerts at St Peter’s Church in Harrold, Bedfordshire, and in 2006 we gave a concert at Farm Street Church in Central London.

In July 2011 we returned to Ghent having been invited back to sing in the city's annual Music Festival. Also in 2011 we celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the choir with a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass and an anniversary dinner. In April 2012 we gave a concert at All Saints Church in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

Our most recent trips abroad have been to Antwerp where we gave a concert at the Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk church in April 2015, and to St Omer for a concert in the summer of 2017.

Come to a rehearsal

The South West London Choral Society rehearses on Monday evenings at the following address:

Balham Baptist Church
21 Ramsden Road
SW12 8QX

Nearest stations: Balham BR and Balham underground on the Northern Line.

Rehearsals start at 7.30pm, and last till 9:30pm with a short break for coffee.