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Community Choir

Lively Community Choir held in the Lecture Theatre, John Turner building at Shiplake College on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.00pm in term-time.

With 50-60 members aged from 20 to 70, we sing a mainly pop repertoire, in four-part harmony. We do sing from music scores, but music-reading ability isn't necessary. There is no audition, all are welcome. We have great fun and are a very friendly and lively choir, with interval refreshments consisting of wine and nibbles! The choir costs just £50 per year.

Contact: Louise Rapple Moore, Shiplake College email lrapple@shiplake.org.uk or call 0118 9405226

Some comments from our members:

“I was made to feel welcome and even though I was quite nervous, Louise makes it such fun. Even though you may not have the best voice, you still enjoy it. You get a great feeling of achievement after learning a new piece when it all comes together.”

“The choir is certainly very valuable to me as I know it is to the friends who joined when I did. It is what it says, a community choir which is open to everyone, all ages and all abilities. It is big asset to our local area.”

“Our very talented and hilarious leader Louise makes every session good fun and is very inclusive of all levels of ability. I always leave feeling I have enjoyed some great singing and had a good laugh.”

Community Choir Participating in Festive Concert


On Friday 6th December at 7.30 pm at Queen Anne's School in Caversham, there will be a Festive Concert packed with Heavenly Harmonies and Seasonal Favourites. Indigo May is the combination of two international sopranos who met while singing with the Swingle Singers. They will be joined by Shiplake Community Choir and it will be a Christmas Vocal Feast. Tickets are £10 and available from members of the Choir or on the door. For more information contact Pam Hudgell on 0118 9402105.

Article created / last edited: 29 November 2019

The Choir at recent events

Article created / last edited: 10 January 2019

Members of the choir

Article created / last edited: 10 January 2014