We sing four times a month around London. If you’re a beginner, the best place to start is our Third Monday Beginner’s Singing in Bloomsbury.

First Wednesday singing
6 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul – 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm
Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott Street, Bethnal Green, E2 0EF
Our venue in east London, a modern URC church with excellent acoustics. Come along for the singing, join us in the pub afterwards.

Easy to find, just a 60-second walk from Bethnal Green tube station. Take the Central Line to Bethnal Green, come out of the tube station via the “Bethnal Green Road” exit. You will be at the corner of Cambridge Heath Road and Bethnal Green Road. Walk along Bethnal Green Road for approximately 60 seconds. The church will be on your left, at the corner of Pott Street and Bethnal Green Road.

Second Tuesday singing
12 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul – 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DN

A two minute walk north up Heath Street from Hampstead tube station (Northern line).

Church is on right just after zebra crossing. You can’t miss it. We sing in the basement. Join us in the Duke of Hamilton pub after.

Third Monday singing school and singing
20 Apr, 18 May, 15 Jun, 20 Jul – 7.15 pm – 9.00 pm (ish)
St. George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, central London, WC1A 2HR

This is the flagship evening singing for beginners. Every Third Monday singing begins with a 45-minute introductory singing school for absolute beginners. We take things nice and slow and explain everything we do. Join us in the pub afterwards!

Tottenham Court Road Tube (Central or Northern Line). From Tottenham Court Road – Exit 4 (Centre Point), walk along New Oxford Street (eastbound) for about 8 minutes until Bloomsbury Way / New Oxford Street split. Church is on Bloomsbury Way immediately on your left.

The only big baroque structure in the vicinity – it definitely stands out! We sing in the main sanctuary. You have to experience this – it is stunning, both visually and aurally. People travel for an hour or more each month just to attend the singing, because of the “angelic” acoustics with an almost 3-second decay. We are so fortunate that this is where newcomers can get their first taste of Sacred Harp music in the capital.

Fourth Thursday Christian Harmony singing
23 Apr, 28 May, 25 Jun  – 7.30-9.30 pm
St Mary’s Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road, London NW3 3DJ

Nearest public transport: Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) or Chalk Farm (Northern Line).

From Swiss Cottage tube, walk south for about 5 minutes to the corner of Adelaide Road, turn left into that road and at the first traffic light, turn right into King Henry’s Road. Continue about 5-10 minutes along that road until you come to the church on your right.

From Chalk Farm tube, go on Regent’s Park Road until you come to the bridge across the railroad tracks, cross the bridge and turn immediately right into King Henry’s Road. Continue about 10 minutes until you cross Primrose Hill Road. The church will be directly in front of you at that corner.

5. And in some months (depending on how the calendar falls), there will be one additional singing somewhere (possibly in Nunhead). These will be announced by e-mail and on our Facebook page.

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9 Responses to Schedule

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  2. Cindy Kent says:

    where can I find out a bit more about the sort of music you sing?
    What is the deal on joining? Do I just turn up? Or do I need to be invited?
    Revd Cindy

    • Michael says:

      Please just turn up, you can find links under “Information for Beginners” to learn more about the background of the music. The best singing to attend for beginners is the Third Monday workshop at St. George’s Bloomsbury. Hope to see you at a singing soon!

  3. Lindsay Wakeman says:

    Hello. I have done some a capella singing (but am still very green) and I was interested to read about the 3rd Monday beginners sessions but cannot make the first one. Would it be better to leave it until the next ‘term’, or is each session standalone?


    • Michael says:

      Each Bloomsbury session is standalone. Even if you can’t make the Bloomsbury singing in October, it does make sense to try to attend a couple of the other singings each month though, otherwise learning this music will be extremely slow-going. We sing 4 times a month and beginners are welcome at all of them!

  4. Lucy Farrell says:

    We have the fantastic phil and cath tyler coming to play at our place this friday, 20/02/15, and they will be leading a sacred harp workshop the next day- from 10-2 if anyone fancies coming- spread the word!

  5. Elizabeth Adalian says:

    Please advise me where to attend as a beginner. I could not find dates for this month on your website. I live near Hampstead – thanks. I heard your choir by chance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the foyer last Saturday and was completely captivated! Thanks, yours, Elizabeth.

  6. Scott Stieg says:

    Hi, my son Max and I will be visiting London and I’d like to attend the 9 June singing in Hampstead. He’s 13, no experience, but I’ve sung Sacred Harp for about 5 years now, with Chicago and Madison groups in USA. Would he be welcome?

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