Join us to listen or to sing!
Writtle Singers is a highly respected mixed-voice choir dedicated to performing music to the highest standard and enjoying ourselves doing it – that way, we know our audience will enjoy themselves too.
Although Writtle is our home, we come from as far as Southend, Epping and beyond to make music (and eat home-made cakes) every Monday evening.
Our repertoire is varied – in our repertoire list for the last two years you’ll find some old favourites like the St John Passion and Britten’s Flower Songs but also the new and unusual – Cecilia McDowall’s Shipping Forecast and Horowitz’s Horrortorio. We are never afraid to mix the old with the new in the same concert.
With fewer than 30 singers, every voice makes a difference. Development of good singing technique is encouraged in our warm-ups, led by our experienced and talented musical director Christine Gwynn, and by workshops with an internationally renowned vocal coach. Unsurprisingly, then, our soloists are usually drawn from the choir.
We usually perform in All Saints' Church, Writtle – but you may also find us at Chelmsford Cathedral, Ingatestone Hall, Stondon Massey Byrd festival, or even in a snowy wood at Christmas. Not content with that, we take our music abroad, most recently performing in Zurich, and even North Yorkshire! Then we should mention our three CDs, which encompass the breadth of our repertoire.
As well as our highly acclaimed musical director Christine Gwynn, we are also very fortunate to be having additional guidance and training from the internationally renowned vocal coach Ghislaine Morgan
We hold a very popular quiz night every year, have a swift pint after rehearsals, a social event every summer, so with all this going on, and some great music too, why wouldn’t you want to be a Writtle Singer?
Writtle Singers meet on
Mondays from 7.45-9.45pm in All Saints' Church, Writtle, CM1 3EN (Map) to prepare for
concerts and to enjoy making music together.
Vacancies do arise for new members so if you think you would like to join us, please email