Joining the choir

The choir is open to all regardless of ethnicity, age, religion, gender, nationality, identity, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation and no one is excluded from membership on financial grounds. There are no auditions and the choir includes people with a variety of musical experience.

We welcome new members and are interested in hearing from any keen singers who would like to join us.

After months on Zoom we are now back to rehearsing on Sundays between 5.30 and 7.00 pm at St John of Jerusalem Church, Lauriston Road, London E9 7DL. We are observing social distancing and ask all choir members to complete a questionnaire before coming. We ask non-vaccinated choir members to complete a lateral flow test.’

Choir subscriptions

We rely on support from the local community and from choir subscriptions to finance our rehearsals and concerts. We are committed to keeping entry to our concerts free which we believe is crucial in making them accessible to a wide audience. Our subscriptions are set at a level which helps to make this possible. We are a registered charity so a large part of the subscriptions from taxpayer members is eligible for Gift Aid.

2021-22 Subscriptions Standard rate Reduced rate
(low income)
Concessions (Benefit claimants)
Autumn and Spring Term £180 £90 £45
Single Term £95 £50 £25

We do not want subscription costs to be a barrier to membership. Please contact our Treasurer treasurer@festivalchorushackney.org.uk about what you can afford.

If you are interested in joining or just finding out more about the choir please contact the secretary, Annie Davies.