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 lovey food and drink too! And do other 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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Other events of interest
Kingston’s Big Sing 2018 was a great success. Kingston’s Big Sing 2019 is February 23rd. It will be a great singing experience again.
Last year they raised money to create a choir for senior citizens with dementia at Staywell Raleigh House New Malden.
This year they will be supporting Big Sing Soul choirs in Kingston who reach out with singing to the homeless, refugees and people in women’s refuges and other Rotary charities. See our gallery page for the flier
Tickets are available at Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kingstons-big-sing-2019-tickets-50260336018 and at the door.
SING FOR THE EARTH environmental community singing initiative being launched on February 4th and culminating in Earth Day celebrations on: SATURDAY APRIL 27th 2019