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 Daniel Keen.
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 and on Tuesdays 1.00-3.00pm
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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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Kate Barfield and Greg Stephens are running their regular choirs on zoom online. Clay Chorus on Monday evenings at 8PM. Old members always welcome back, new people always welcome. https://www.facebook.com/kate.barfield.7
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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Martin Jones is running Broughton Community Choir on zoom online
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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Dan Hollingshurst is running Endon Community Choir on zoom online.
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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Dan Hollingshurst is running Fulford Community Choir on zoom online,
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.
Where – The Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley.
When – every Wednesday, 1pm.
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Steve Mitchell is running InterTheatre Choir on zoom online,
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 – Newcastle Baptist Church hall, 35 Stafford Ave, Clayton
When – Tuesdays at 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Session £5 (first one free) Annual membership £5
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Kate Barfield and Greg Stephens are running their regular choirs on zoom online. Loudmouth Women on Tuesdays at 8PM. Old members always welcome back, new people always welcome. Contact https://www.facebook.com/kate.barfield.7
MicWire (Crewe). Leader Grace Allwood.
An exuberant and uplifting non-audition Choir who enjoy a mix of Soul, Motown and Gospel “Sweet Soul Sounds”.
Where – Crewe Lifestyle Centre
When – Wednesdays 7:30-9pm
Grace Allwood is running MicWire on zoom online.
Mow Cop community choir. Leader Vicky Thornton.
Established January 2018 as a way of bringing the community together through a shared love of music. Suitable for adults with no/very little singing experience. New members are always welcome to join their singing family! Where Mow Cop Community Hall next to St Thomas Church.
When Wednesdays 7-9pm.
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Peace Through Folk Choir (Leek) Leader Lester Simpson.
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 on Sunday afternoons, ably assisted by 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 – Three times a month.
Sessions £3 on weekday evenings and £7 on Sunday afternoons www.peacethroughfolk.org/choir.html
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.
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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.
When – Monday evenings.
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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.
When – Mondays – Newcastle Ladies Choir -1.30pm-3.30pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Westlands
Tuesdays – Uttoxeter Daytime Choir -10-11.15am at Waitrose Community Room, Uttoxeter
Tuesdays -Newcastle Daytime Choir – 12.30pm-1.45pm at St. Giles Church, Newcastle
Fridays – Staffordshire Community Choir – 7.15pm-8.45pm at Ash Green Academy, Trentham
Session – first one free
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Ashley Mellor is running Staffordshire Community Choirs on zoom online.
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!
Where – Victoria Hall, Hanley
When – every other Tuesday at 7pm
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Paul Rogerson is running Up Men sessions on zoom online. Check out The Up Men Podcast, where Sam, Jacek & Paul from Up Men sing discuss why they all keep singing together! “A choir where talking about mental health is as much a priority as learning a song” on their website: https://www.upmen.co.uk/podcast
Village Voices (Singing for Lung Health) choir.
Leader Kate Barfield.
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!
Session – suggested donation £2
Where – West End Village, London Rd, Boothen, Stoke, ST4 5AB
When – Tuesdays 10.30am-12.15pm
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Kate Barfield and Greg Stephens are running their regular choirs on zoom online. Village Voices (Singing for Lung Health) Group on Thursadys at 11AM. Old members always welcome back, new people always welcome. Contact https://www.facebook.com/kate.barfield.7
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.