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South Woodham Ferrers
Community Choir

Be part of a real community and make new friends when you sing with our community choir in South Woodham Ferrers. 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 is required!

“I joined Buskerteers last September. I always enjoy my Thursday nights in South Woodham Ferrers. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and it’s lovely to catch up each week.”

- Wendy Dicker

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About the South Woodham Ferrers choir group

Full of friendly people and a great sense of humour, our choir is a welcoming bunch. Packed support and enthusiasm from our singers, our sessions are always a great place to be in. With a buzzing atmosphere, 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.

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"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

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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.
 

Andrew Small

Choir Leader

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No previous musical experience needed

If you’ve never sung before or played any instruments, don’t worry! We can teach you how to sing with our professional, trained musicians. We’ll make sure you improve your singing while enjoying yourself 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.

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's the best way to start the week, uplifting and such good fun!”
 

-Barbara Cooper
 

Total raised for charity:

£101,380.86

Location and session times

Venue address

Village Hall
25 Hullbridge Rd
South Woodham Ferrers
Chelmsford
CM3 5PL

Session times

Every Thursday 8:00pm - 9:30pm

(Term Time Only)

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Why join our great 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 South Woodham Ferrers community choir. 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. 

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"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

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Ready to sing with our choir community?

Simply fill out the form below to get a free taster session in our South Woodham Ferrers group. We’ll send you a welcome email with the date and time of our next session. Alternatively, call us on 01206 209276 to speak to our friendly team. 

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