new study by the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London, with Tenovus Cancer Care, identifies the healing power of singing in a group, and urges us all to have a go.

Singing in Southampton

A list of many choirs in Southampton can be found here:


Below are the local choirs we have come across:

Solent Mind Wellbeing Choir

Join Solent Mind for tea, biscuits, a natter and a good old sing-song!  Sing a range of modern and popular songs in an informal setting every Wednesday from 3pm to 4.30pm.  No need to book in advance, just go along to the ground floor of the Marlands Shopping Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton. 

Southampton Tuneless Choir

Sing popular songs in your own unique ways.  No pressure, no judgment, just confidence-boosting fun and a great atmosphere under the direction of Pauline McWilliams.  Regular sessions run fortnightly on Mondays (with the exception of 2 dates that are Wednesdays) from 7.30pm to 9pm with a tea break half way through.

Meet at The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR. There is paid parking available on a meter for £1 for each half hour until 8pm or a large car park round the back for £2. 

More information here:

Chessel Chanters

Chessel Chanters is a choir of 20+ singers all of whom have Parkinson's disease or who are supporting someone with the condition.

Mayflower free 'Open Voices' singing group for over 55s.  More details here:

Open Voices Singing at Mayflower Theatre

Please call to check that the sessions are running.

Phone to book: 023 8071 1811

Wessex Sing for Life

Wessex Cancer Trust. Phone: 023 8067 2200 Email: [email protected]

Tempo Wellbeing

Contact: Mike Evans Email: [email protected] Website:

A new community choir has been launched at Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

The choir is open to anyone.  No previous singing or music experience is necessary to join.

“We want the group to be really organic and we hope people come along and enjoy getting together through singing,” said Countess Mountbatten Hospice’s music therapist, Alison Hughes.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned singer or someone who has never sung before.

“It’s about bringing members of the community together to have some fun and connect through music.”

Alison works at the hospice through a partnership with music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Concerts and other fundraising events will be considered, once the choir has been established.

Weekly rehearsals will take place at The Hazel Centre at Countess Mountbatten Hospice on Mondays between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Limited free parking is available at the hospice, located at the Moorgreen Hospital site on Botley Road, Southampton.

This group is led by a local singing leader who has taken part in our BLF Singing programme. This means they’ve been trained to lead singing groups for people with lung conditions.

British Lung Foundation Singing

When: Thursday

Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Call: Sandra 02380 268617 or Pauline, 02380 730087

Email: Sandra [email protected] or Pauline [email protected] 

The Underhill Centre, St John’s Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AF

RSCC | Rising Stars Productions

A community choir in Southampton. The choir is open to all.

Every Friday from 20:00-21:30 at Peartree United Reformed Church Hall. If you would be interested in joining, either pop along any week or email [email protected]

Phone: 07845 952107

Peartree United Reformed Church Hall, Bridge Road, Woolston SO19 7GU

'With A Song In Mind' Singing Group

Every Monday at the 3AC 2.30-3.30pm singing group held by Creative Options, run by Saire Herschel. All are welcome to join. Free of charge. Teas and coffees provided. No experience needed, just come along, have fun and meet new people.

Memory singing at Southampton City Libraries

Phone 023 8083 3007

Creative Maples

Drama, Dance, Singing and Games for children with additional needs of Pre-School and Primary School age. Saturday mornings 9.30-11am at the Salvation Army Community Centre, 85 Whites Way, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2GL

Open Voices Singing at Mayflower Theatre

FREE regular music sessions at Mayflower Theatre open to anyone over the age of 55 with a desire to sing. 

Dementia friendly folkdance sessions from FolkActive

For people affected by dementia and their carers. Each session includes a mix of live music, folk dancing, seated exercise, group activities and singing. Entry £5 per session including refreshments, carers FREE. Starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 then on the third Wednesday of the month (except August) from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HE

Sing Now Choir | Singing is for everyone. Community pop choir for …

A community choir based in Bournemouth, Fareham & Southampton.

Delicious Sounds Choir | Singing for fun in Southampton

Delicious Sounds Choir is based slightly to the north of Southampton city centre. There are no auditions, all songs are taught by ear, and they sing in 4 or 5 part. 

LoveSoul Choir

We meet in Southampton every Monday night. Sessions start at 7:30pm and run through to 9:30pm with social time mid-way through. Our Southampton choir is led by Dan Cooper & Jack White.

Most recently, our Southampton choir performed at a charity event in Titchfield but you can often find them in West Quay Shopping Centre at various events throughout the year. 2015 will bring more public performances. If you’re in Southampton or the surrounding areas, keep your eyes open for Love Soul Choir.

Love Soul Choir sessions cost £20 per calendar month.

02380 631637

[email protected]

Regular Singing | Singing Southampton

Southampton Philharmonic Choir | Making music live in Southampton

Central Hall Community Gospel Choir – “He put a new song in my …

Southampton Gospel Choir – Big Big Sing

Twitter @sotongospelsing

Talented Choir Southampton & Bournemouth | LoveSoul Choir

Sing Now Choir – Facebook

Sing Now Choir (@SingNowChoir) | Twitter

Southampton Choral Society: Home

A lively and growing choir, singing a range of popular and classical choral music, based in Southampton, Hampshire.

Thornhill Singing for the Brain

A structured music group to encourage communication and participation for people with Dementia and their carers, family and friends. Thursday, 2-3.30pm. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Thornhill Baptist Church, Thornhill Park Road, Southampton SO18 5TR

Thursday, 2-3.30pm. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month


Thornhill Baptist Church, Thornhill Park Road, Southampton SO18 5TR


023 8061 0159 (Office opening times: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.)


[email protected]


Vintage Sounds (Townhill Park Community Choir)

Townhill Park Community Choir is a small, friendly group that meets together weekly on Tuesday evenings 7-8pm to sing songs which lift our spirits and make us happy...
They cover all styles, from pop and rock, to soul & gospel...
All ages welcome... First session free. £5 thereafter or £20 monthly DD

Townhill Park Community Centre, Meggeson Ave, Southampton SO18 2FH

Contact Queenie [email protected]
or 07982 162 935

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