Clacton Community Choir
Discover your singing voice and make new friends by joining our Clacton community choir. By taking part, you’ll also help us raise £1 million for charity through our various unique fundraising events! Find your safe space as you can let your hair down and be yourself with our choir. No audition needed!
“Singing with the choir makes me so happy. We raise money for charities big and small by going out into the community. We sing really cool songs like Blame it on me by George Ezra. And also I've made some lovely new friends. I would recommend the choir to anyone”
Learn from professionally trained musicians
Don’t worry if it’s your first time singing. We teach you how to sing with our professional, trained musicians. You’ll improve your singing and have fun every week.
It can be scary to sing in front of people so that’s why we’ll never make you sing on your own. You’ll always sing in groups, with friendly people supporting you.
Find your safe space with us
With increasing loneliness and anxiety, you can find a safe space to find yourself again or escape from the pressures of life. Get support from like-minded people who genuinely care about you.
"I joined Buskerteers Choir for a confidence boost, to meet new people and to give myself something to do of an evening for 'me' time. Best decision I've made in a very long time."
- Paula Harrison
Total raised for charity:
About the Clacton choir group
Our choir is a friendly and welcoming bunch. Packed with humour and enthusiasm from our singers, our sessions are always a great place to be in. With an atmosphere that’s full of life, we have a busy rehearsal room that is perfect for singing together in a group. Even if you’re nervous, we’ll look after you and take you under our wing.
"I’d recommend everything... sharing our love of music with each other, making new friends and feeling part of something rather special. Raising money is always a great thing to do, too"
- Barbara Holloway
A message from your choir leader
My name is Andy Ingram and I am the Buskerteers Choir Leader for Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree and Clacton.
I've been a professional musician for many years. I've travelled all over the world performing at many different shows, corporate events and weddings.
I'm very excited to welcome you into our choir and to take you on an amazing musical journey. We'll be learning songs and performing on stage together, and trying to raise as much money for charity as we can with our busking and performing.
I can't wait to meet you! Have a listen to my performance in the meantime:
Enjoy the benefits of joining our choir
If you love to sing, you’ll love Buskerteers Choir!
Start your exciting journey of building a support network, experiencing new events and improving your well-being by taking part in this healthy hobby.
Our Clacton community choir is open to everyone from all walks of life. By joining our community choir you’ll:
Have great fun
Sing great songs
Make new friends
Build your confidence
Raise money for charity
Pride of Britain awards
In 2021, our founder and Director of the Buskerteers Choir, Andrew Small, was nominated for a Pride of Britain Award for fundraising.
ITV News attended our local choir rehearsal to find out more about the Buskerteers.
“I joined Buskerteers to do something that is an essential part of my life, singing! To be able to do that and meet lots of great people and have a fantastically gifted, hilarious Maestro to boot is a win-win for me. I would recommend this choir to anyone, even if you think you can't sing. It's so rewarding on many levels. 5 Stars from me.”
- Sue Treadway