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Come & Sing Choral Evensong

Saturday 9 June, 3:00pm-7:00pm — St Andrew’s Church, Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4DS

St Andrew, Surbiton

A chance to sing Evensong in the lovely acoustic of St Andrew’s Surbiton, with the fine 3-manual organ played by Director of Music Simon Harvey, and conducted by Simon Hancock, Music Director of neighbouring St Matthew’s Church. Please to register. Under 18s must be supervised.


Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 7 July, 2:00-6:00pm — Southwark Anglican Cathedral, Southwak SE1 9DA

Anglican Cathedral, Southwark

The Friends of Southwark Cathedral together with the Royal School of Church Music invite you to join a Come and Sing event and perform the choruses of Handel’s masterpiece Messiah, Parts One and Two.

Under the directorship of Peter Wright, Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral, our gathered choir will rehearse during the afternoon. Following a break for much needed refreshments, participants will perform in front of an audience in the nave of this glorious Cathedral. You do not have to be part of a choir or sung in public before as all levels of ability are more than welcome to attend - the more the merrier!

The performance will begin at 4.45pm and will last an hour. The cost of taking part is £10 and tickets can be purchased from the Friends of Southwark Cathedral.


Three Areas Choirs Festival: Peace and Remembrance

Saturday 10 November, 11:00am–5:00pm — St George’s RC Cathedral, Southwark SE1 7HY

St George's Cathedral, Southwark

RSCM Southwark, London and Essex/East London join to sing a service of Remembrance and Peace at St George’s RC Cathedral, Southwark, with rehearsals morning (in the Amigo Hall next to the cathedral) and early afternoon (in the cathedral). Please put the date in your diary now and spread the word.

Suitable for singers of all ages, this event will be directed by Norman Harper (Director of Music, St George's RC Cathedral) with organist Frederick Stocken.

Registration, coffee and soft drinks from 10:30am. Bring your lunch and your robes! The music list will be announced soon.

Some journeys may be affected by the Lord Mayor’s Show so please allow plenty of time to get there!

Book tickets here. Prices:

  • Adults - £10
  • Affiliates and Individual Members - £10
  • Under-18s and full-time students - £5

For all enquiries please contact Jenny Dean, London Area Secretary:

Nearby Events

London Area

Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott
Saturday 19 May
Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

Sussex Area

An introduction to the organ
Saturday 2 June
St Mary’s Church, The Causeway, Horsham RH12 1HE

Organ workshop: the art of hymn playing
Saturday 7 July
St Peter’s Church, Bexhill TN40 2HE


Guildford Area


Rochester Area

Cathedral Day for Trebles
Saturday 21 April
Rochester Cathedral ME1 1SX

3 Day Evensong Course for Adults
Monday 22-Wednesday 24 October
Rochester Cathedral ME1 1SX