Rayleigh Community Choir
Join our friendly community choir in Rayleigh and sing your heart out. Join our mission to raise £1 million for charity while you sing your heart out. We have lots of unique events to raise money for charity where you can put a wig on, dress in costumes and have fun. No audition needed!
"Having recently joined the Rayleigh group I’ve found it to be great fun, wonderful sense of community and Choir leader Andy is inspirational and very motivating. A very welcoming atmosphere."
- Irene Blount
About the Rayleigh choir group
The Rayleigh choir is very warm and compassionate. We’re a lovely group of singers with a great sense of humour. It's a busy rehearsal room with a buzzing atmosphere so it's the perfect place to get into choir singing. You’ll be very well looked after, surrounded by kind people.
"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
First-time singers welcome
If you don’t have previous singing experience, it’s okay! All you need is a can-do attitude and we can teach you the rest -if you can talk, you can sing. Our professional, trained musicians will be with you every step of the way to help you improve every week.
We know 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.
Escape your day-to-day
With increasing loneliness and anxiety, the pressures of life can be hard on you. Our members understand hardships very well and you can find genuine support in the choir group. Find yourself again with help from our choir.
"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
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Why join our amazing Rayleigh choir?
If you love to sing, you’ll love Buskerteers Choir!
Join in with the fun and begin your exciting journey of building new friendships, experiencing unique events and improving your general well-being by taking part in a healthy and active hobby.
Anyone can join our community choir in Rayleigh. We’re an open and friendly space that welcomes everyone from all walks of life. When you come to our sessions you’ll:
Have great fun
Sing great songs
Make new friends
Build your confidence
Raise money for charity
Pride of Britain awards
Founder and Director of the Buskerteers Choir, Andrew Small, was nominated for a Pride of Britain Award 2021 for fundraising.
ITV News attended our local choir rehearsal to find out more about the Buskerteers.
"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."
A message from your choir leader
My name is Andrew Small and I am the Buskerteers Choir Leader for Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rayleigh and South Woodham Ferrers.
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! Watch the choir perform a flashmob in the meantime.