The Evening Chorus Choir

The Evening Chorus choir has been rehearsing at Bancroft's School for approximately 8 years.

We are a friendly, female choir meeting every Wednesday evening from 7.30 to 9.00pm during term time. We rehearse in the Prep School Hall at Bancroft’s, (although rehearsals are currently via Zoom) and our Musical Director is Helen Rathbone. Our repertoire is wide-ranging, from show tunes to Mozart and everything in between.

New singers are always welcome. We don’t audition, and although the ability to read music is not essential, enthusiasm and a love of music is. To help those who don’t read music, all voice parts of songs are available online. You are welcome to come along and try us out without charge for a week or two to see how you get along. More information on our choir can be found on our website.

We perform several times a year to raise funds for our charities. At the end of both the Christmas and the summer terms we hold a soiree to perform for our friends and families. In February we participate in the Stratford and East London Festival. More recently we have been invited to take part in several other events, including the Chingford Village Festival, the Woodford Festival, the Chigwell Riding Trust nativity play, and the NSPCC Christmas Fayre in Woodford Wells.

We have also been pleased to contribute to the musical development of a talented Bancroft’s pupil each year through the Evening Chorus Choral scholarship.

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