If you aren't sure whether the Wilful Choir is right for you try us out for free any Monday, although nearer the start of term is better as there are more likely to be other new people.
We have wonderful end of term informal performances with lovely food and drink too! We do performances for local charities when we can.
Recently we have supported SPEAR, a local charity for rough sleepers.
How did we get to be called the Wilful Choir?
The choir was started by a young woman called Roshi around 2005 at the Cricketers pub in Kingston, then it was passed to Hannah Rose Tristram and finally us!
Roshi had named it after the Wilful Theatre Company she’d been in as a teenager in Wales, which was defunct but she thought it would be nice to keep some of the spirit of it going with her new choir venture.
I was a member of the choir when Hannah Rose led it for about 5 years and when she moved to Brighton I really wanted it to be kept going so I offered to teach it. Aaron and I started running it in April 2015. Now he has moved on and I'm running it with Laura Stephenson, a fabulous musician, from January 2019.
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