Thurrock Community Choir
Make new friends, find a new hobby & be part of a real community when you sing with our Thurrock choir. With no auditioning needed, you’ll instantly be part of our singing group with genuine people. Help us to raise £1 million for charity through our fun fundraising events where you can let your hair down and be silly!
"A fantastic friendly place to go. Great teachers and so welcoming."
- Elizabeth Cook
About the Thurrock choir group
The Thurrock choir are very friendly and welcoming. 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, you can find a safe space to be yourself & connect with others at our choir. Get support from like-minded people who genuinely care about you and find yourself again.
"A lovely friendly inclusive choir, great fun & it doesn’t matter whether you can sing or not - everyone is welcomed. You leave each session with a great sense of well-being that sets you up for the rest of the week."
- Valerie Self
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A message from your choir leader
My name is Dan Brock and I am the Buskerteers Choir Leader for Thurrock, Southend, Maldon and Colchester.
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!
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 Thurrock 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.
"Being a part of Buskerteers Choir has brought so much joy to my life and I’ve made lovely lifelong friends. Performing and raising money for charities is so rewarding. Andy is a fantastic leader and so talented and energetic."