East London Chorus

The chorus for East London and Docklands

Join Us

Being a member of East London Chorus means being part of a committed, lively and very friendly group of singers. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

We come from all walks of life, range in age from our 20s to our 80s and have a variety of singing experiences. We all share one thing – a passion for singing.

Together we perform at a high level, not just because of the support from each member, but because our rehearsals include expert tuition from our charismatic Music Director. You can expect entertaining and lively rehearsals, where over time you will develop your voice and improve your singing skills.

Please note that you need to be able to read music, and to have some sight-reading ability.

Recent concerts include Purcell, Te Deum & Jubilate Deo and Haydn, Nelson Mass; Choral Dances and Opera Choruses in “An Evening at the Opera;” “An Evening of Musical Appreciation” with music by Bach, Brahms, Schubert and Fanny Mendelssohn and “A celebration for St Cecilia’s Day” with music by Bach, Mozart, Rheinberger, Finzi and Britten.

Read some “quotes from the choir” about why we enjoy ELC.

Try us out

Want to try us out? Wondering about joining?

Come along to our open rehearsals which are usually at the beginning of term. For the dates of our rehearsals, please see our calendar.

If you are interested in joining our choir or coming to an open rehearsal, please contact our Membership Secretary.


Our rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in school term time.

We are currently rehearsing at St John’s Church, Stratford.

How to join

We aim for high standards and to help us achieve and maintain them, there is a friendly audition for new members. Prospective members are welcome to come and try us out first without any obligation. See above. After you’ve come along for two or three weeks, we’ll arrange an audition. These take place with our MD at the end of rehearsal in private. Read more.


We have a bursary scheme for students of UEL. Read more.

Subscription rates

See here.