in and around Stoke-on-Trent.
This listing is of choirs that took part in Stoke Sings Festival 2019 and 2020 and choirs who applied to take part but then were unable to. To watch and listen to the choirs performances on film at Stoke Sings 2019 follow this link.
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Alsager Community Choir. Led by Dan Hollingshurst.
Founded in 2012 by Matthew Thomason the choirs current leader, Daniel Keen, took over in 2018. The choir are open to everyone, no audition necessary, and currently have a membership of approximately 80 singers across both choirs. A Sandbach branch launched in January to make 3 choirs in the Community Choir portfolio. The choirs sing a mixture of all musical genres from Classical to Pop, Musicals to Jazz. All choir sessions have a break of approximately 15 minutes to make them a truly social experience.
Where – Wesley Place Church Hall, Alsager
When – Mondays 7.30-9.30pm
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Clay Chorus. Leaders Kate Barfield and Greg Stephens.
The choir has been singing since 2006. They sing music from anywhere and anywhen, from medieval to modern pop, and much newly composed music. Clay Chorus often sing as part of theatrical performances, in the New Vic, Bethesda Chapel, the Mitchell Theatre and the Penkhull Mystery Plays. We celebrate Stoke-on-Trent in all its manifestations, past and present. All welcome, no auditions, learn songs by ear.
Where – Penkhull Village Hall, Trent Valley Rd, ST4 5JB
When – 7.45-9.45PM on Monday nights
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Broughton Community Choir. Led by Martin Jones.
The choir welcome everyone even if they think they can’t sing. The emphasis of the group is on having fun while singing.
Where – Broughton Parish Room, ST21 6AB
When – alternate Tuesday and Wednesday nights
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Cornerstone Singers (gospel). Leader Victoria Ainslie.
Ladies gospel type choir.
Where – Wetley Rocks Methodist Chapel.
When once a fortnight, Wednesday 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Deaflinks Silent Choir. Leader Laura Thirlwall.
The Silent Choir was formed to fundraise for the currently unfunded dDeaflinks Charity. It is open to the Deaf Community we support, Sign Language Users and anyone wishing to support the charity.
Where – Deaflinks, Wellesley Street, Stoke on Trent
When – practices only take place prior to attending any fundraising venues. However, we are looking for volunteers with BSL skills to hopefully run these sessions weekly throughout the year.
Sessions – Free – the choir members support the charity by performing at various fundraising venues.
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Endon community choir. Leader Dan Hollingshurst.
Where – Endon Village Hall Station Road Endon.
When – Tuesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m term times only.
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Fulford community choir. Led by Dan Hollingshurst.
The Choir was set up originally 9 years ago to bring together the people of Fulford but over the years its membership has expanded and now includes people from many surrounding villages. The choir is open to anyone with a love of singing no auditions are required we sing a varied repertoire including popular, show, African, folk and classical – anything that we enjoy singing! We hold several concerts each year to assist in fundraising. This year we are excited to be taking part in the massed voice performance at Lichfield Cathedral singing “Zimbe” by Alexander L’ Estrange.
Where – Fulford village hall
When – alternate Sundays from 4 to 6pm.
Session £3 or £21 a term.
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Inter Theatre Choir. Leader Steve Mitchell.
An inclusive group of performers of all skills and abilities. Proud to have been part of the BAFTA award winning film Marvellous.
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Keele Women’s Community Choir. Leader Mary Keith. Sing-for-fun community choir established in 2012 by Rebecca Leach, with Mary Keith as musical director. They accept all women who want to join, no audition or prior experience required.
Where – Sustainability Hub, Keele University.
When -Thursday 7.30pm term time.
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Loud Mouth Women. Leader Kate Barfield.
A friendly community choir open to all women. Founded by Mary Keith in 2009. They sing songs from around the world: English folk songs, Maori love songs , classic pop songs Zulu lullabies.
Where – Unitarian Church, Stafford Avenue, Clayton, Newcastle- under- Lyme
When – Tuesdays at 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Session £5 (first one free) Annual membership £5
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MicWire (Crewe). Leader Kate Cubley.
An exuberant non-audition community choir who enjoy singing a variety of uplifting music.
Where – The White Lion, Weston, CW2
When – Wednesdays 7:30-9pm
Leek Peace Choir – Leader Penny Barfield.
Founded by Janet Russell in 2014, Lester Simpson took over the role of MD later that year. Our aim is to promote Peace, Friendship, Reconciliation and Care for the Planet through song. Lester continues as MD one Sunday afternoon a month with Penny Barfield as Assistant MD on weekday evenings. They have a repertoire of songs (mainly three and four part harmony) which celebrate peace, goodwill, reconciliation and friendship, social justice and related issues.
Where – The Friends Meeting House, Overton Bank, Leek, ST13 5ES
When – 1st and 3rd Thursday and one Sunday afternoon each month
Sessions £3 on weekday evenings and £7 on Sunday afternoons
Contact: Choir Manager, George Mahoney on Phone 07940 263100
Phoenix Singers. Leader Ashley Thompson.
A mixed community choir based in Leek. There are no auditions, all are welcome. This choir sings a wide range of music, many arranged by MD Ashley Thompson. In 2018 the choir sang at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Chatsworth House, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Monteverdi’s Vespers in Leek and appeared on BBC2 “The Sweet Makers” singing Christmas Carols. Where – Leek First School, East Street, Leek.
When – 7:30pm each Monday evening
Where – Leek First School, East Street, Leek ST13 6LF.
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Potters community choir. Leader Teresa Phillips.
Potters are a fun-loving, happy, music-loving community choir. They love to sing, and that is the only requirement.
Where – Birches Head.
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Staffordshire Community Choir, Leader Ashley Mellor.
They began with a first choir – a non-auditioned community choir in October 2016 and now have several choirs that run across the week in Staffordshire. Choir rehearsals are friendly, fun and engaging, and cover a wide genre of music.
Newcastle and Stone
Cost – first one free
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Swanbank Gospel Choir. Leader Trudy Purkiss.
Swanbank Gospel Choir was established in 2011. Their repertoire includes traditional gospel, contemporary christian music and some pop/musical theatre songs. It is a lively, friendly choir full of people of all ages and walks of life who share a common love and passion of singing and music. They have performed in a variety of different venues including the top of a bus in Scarborough sea front, singing with G4 on their tour date in Stoke and feature on their album Back for Good, weddings, funerals, local care homes and numerous charity concerts. SBGC is open to anyone aged 18 upwards who have a love for singing (and a bit of a sense of humour!).
Where – Swan Bank Church, Burslem
When – every Monday in term time 7:45-9:30pm
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University Hospital Choir, Leader Sue Pantin.
A ladies choir formed ten years ago. They sing a wide variety of music and perform at events throughout the year.
Up Men Sing (Restoke). Leader Paul Rogerson.
Up Men Sing is a male voice choir which started in 2019 and which is open to anyone who wants to experience the therapeutic benefits that singing as part of a team brings us! To flex their cognitive muscles further, the songs they sing are non-English – mainly from eastern Europe and Eurasia – and are full of wonderful harmonies and rhythms!
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Village Voices (Singing for Lung Health) choir.
Leader Kate Barfield and Greg Stephens.
A group for people with lung disease/breathing difficulties. We combine simple breathing exercises with singing. We occasionally perform, often joining the the Clay Chorus for the occasion. The group was set up by Kate Barfield three years ago, after being trained by the British Lung Foundation. All welcome, give it a try!
Before COVID they met in person at West End Village, London Rd, Boothen, Stoke, ST4 5AB
Currently meet online on Thursdays at 11am
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Wetley Rocks Male Voice Choir. Led by Ian Jones.
The choir sing both modern pieces and traditional male voice classics as well as songs form the shows and even Queen so there is something for everyone.
The Choir formed in 1975. They are a small friendly choir open to anyone who can sing a note in tune No musical reading ability needed and no formal audition. Just a desire to sing and to have lots of FUN. Each May they participate in Leek Arts festival, in Oct perform a charity concert and other bookings.
Where – Wetley Rocks Methodist Church
When – Monday evening 7:30 -9pm
Membership – After initial 2 months probationary period £10 per month
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Credits for official Stoke Sings photographs on this website go to Tony Jones, Kim Watson, Lydia Hopwood and Jaro Ralph.