Sing Hammersmith is a community choir led by professional musician Sam Chaplin, hosted by St Paul’s and open to everyone. We sing a mix of music – classical, pop, jazz, gospel – and seek to perform in a variety of venues in the community.
When does the choir meet?
The main term is the Spring Term, where the choir usually meets on Thursday evenings between 7-9pm culminating in an Easter Concert performance. We also run occasional Saturday workshop days in the Summer as well as the St Paul's Christmas Choir in the Autumn Term.
The next dates are:
7-9pm St Paul's Centre
Thursday 6 Februrary
Thursday 13 Februrary
Thursday 20 Februrary
Thursday 27 Februrary (including songwriting session at 6pm)
Thursday 6 March
(Break: Thur 13 March)
Thursday 20 March
Thursday 27 March
Thursday 3 April
Thursday 10 April
Wednesday 16 April
Concert: Saturday 19 April (rehearsal 12-4pm, concert at 4-5pm, tea from 5-6pm)
No. Most pieces will be taught without sheet music. If we need sheet music for some of the songs, we will teach in such a way that reading music isn’t necessary.
Do I need to be able to read music?
Is there an audition process?
No there isn’t. All you need is enthusiasm for singing and a readiness to learn.
What if I can’t make all the rehearsals? Can I still join?
We’re looking for people who are committed to the choir and our method of teaching the music relies on people attending the rehearsals . However, if you have to miss a few (up to 2) you’re still welcome to join.
What time should I arrive?
We recommend arriving at 6:50pm to be ready to start the rehearsal at 7:00pm.
Can my children join the choir?
Anyone around 16 and over can join the choir.
I have friends who want to come to the concert: where can I buy tickets from?
We recommend registering for tickets in advance. They are entirely free. The booking system goes live roughly a month before each concert.
| Follow us
St Pauls Church
Queen Caroline St
W6 9PJ T:
020 8748 3855