New Forest Community Choir
Be part of a real community and make new friends when you sing with our community choir in New Forest. Join our mission to raise £1 million for charity while singing your heart out. With lots of unique & fun fundraising events, you can let your hair down, put a wig on and dress in costumes! No audition required!
"Being a part of Buskerteers Choir has brought so my joy to my life and I ve made lovely life long friends. Performing and raising money for charities is so rewarding. Andy is a fantastic leader and so talented and energetic."
- Chris Richardson
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.
"It makes you switch off from everything else going on. I am really enjoying it. When I came home after choir on week 2 my gdughter thought I had been to the pub because I was so jolly!"
- Clare Davies
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About the New Forest 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 have met a new group of friends, had fun, it is fantastic for your mental health. The songs we have learnt so far are brilliant and we all get very excited when we have to go to an event to busk. I would recommend joining to everyone because there is no judgment if you think you can’t sing. Best thing I have ever done for myself."
- Kim Laverick
A message from your choir leader
My name is Kurt Munro and I am the Buskerteers Choir Leader for New Forest, Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth.
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.
Why join our amazing 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 wellbeing by taking part in this healthy hobby.
Our New Forest 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.
"It’s fantastic! I enjoy learning the harmonies and new songs, making new friends and leave feeling totally uplifted. I really enjoyed singing at the festival with all the choirs, such a lovely day."