Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Great Totham

Great Totham Community Choir

Who are we?

A small, friendly band of people of all ages and abilities who enjoy singing in a group.

Why do I go?

To have fun! Led by Colin Heaviside, we have been established for several years. Although we are a dedicated bunch who work hard at our singing, we have few formalities, there is no audition, and we do not replace the church choir. We sing a variety of music in unison as well as in harmony; ballads, songs from the musicals, choral pieces and everything in-between; from ‘Agnus Dei’ and George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’, through ‘Moon River’ and Abba’s ‘Thank you for the Music’ to ‘The Wind beneath my Wings’ and ‘Who’s been Polishing the Sun?’. We practice carols for Christmas; you might have joined us at the Nine Lessons and Carol service or the concert at Forrester Golf Club last year.

What do I get out of it?

You only have to google ‘benefits of singing in a choir’ to get a long list: scientifically proven to be good for your health (more oxygen in the blood, increase ‘feel good’ hormones, improve mental health; enhance your immune system); a chance to make new friends; improve our musical ability; boost self-confidence… Put more simply, it’s thoroughly enjoyable, incredibly relaxing after a hard day, and has the added bonus of tea, biscuits (cake if it’s someone’s birthday!) and a chat halfway through the evening.

When do we meet?

Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm to 9pm in St Peter’s church extension.

Why am I telling you all this?

The more the merrier; phone Colin on 01621 893067 for a quick chat if you would like to come along.

Helen Mutton