It’s time to sing again! We restart rehearsals on Tuesday May 18th (barring any changes to the lockdown easing schedule), and we are looking forward to seeing friendly faces old and new. If you were singing with us when Covid struck, it will be great to see you again. If you sang with us before and have been away for a while, come on back, we miss you! And if you have never sung with us but are looking for the joy and fellowship that choral singing brings, get in touch and come along, we would love to have you join us. Please use the contact page to get in touch. We have set up a COVID-secure practice regimen. Our Risk Assessment can be found in the menu above.
This term we will be rehearsing at a different venue – details to follow, but not far away from our long-standing East Sheen centre of mass. The time will be the usual one, 7.45 on Tuesday evenings.
Our 10th anniversary concert, which was postponed from summer 2020, is still pending. We WILL celebrate our decade. Time and place and program to be determined.
About the choir
Sheen Gate Choir is a non-selective amateur choir based in East Sheen, South West London, UK. Formed in 2009, we rehearse every week in the Sheen area, and try to perform a major work every year, as well as other smaller concerts.
We find that singing is a cathartic experience. It is uplifting, challenging and rewarding, and is a social part of our members’ lives. You do not need to be able to read music or have previous experience in a choir to join us. All you need to do is commit to Tuesday nights during term time (and don’t worry if you cannot commit to every one, you can still be a part of the choir and a part of performances). Drop us a line and we can let you know where rehearsals will be.
We rehearse from 7.45pm to 9.30pm and then head to one of our local pubs to catch up.
In recent years, major concerts have included Faure’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Saint Saens’ Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem as well as more contemporary works by the likes of Britten, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre, Rutter and Goodall. We have travelled to perform with other choirs in Salzburg and Vienna, and at the Royal Albert Hall.
If you would like to join us, please complete the following form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. No audition is required – you can just turn up and have a go!