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: Handel Messiah
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
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.