Chorus of Dissent
We are a friendly, sociable, non-audition, project-based choir that welcomes singers from the local area and beyond.
Our sellout concerts feature innovative and eclectic programming. We think we are probably the only choir ever to perform Fauré and Freddie Mercury, and Bach and Elbow in the same concert. We aim to present the best music in our own inimitable and inclusive Dissenting style.
Our concerts aren’t what you would expect. Their mixed and unusual repertoire delights audiences and challenges us by taking choir members out of their comfort zones.
Ruth’s dedication and enthusiasm has created a real community. I moved to Stokey two years ago knowing no one, and there couldn’t have been a better way to feel part of the heart of the area.
Katherine Schopflin, Alto
You will need to be an experienced singer, able to read music and sing in tune in order to manage the delightfully short rehearsal schedule that precedes our delightfully short concerts. Our singers also work hard in between rehearsals to learn their parts at home.
One of the cornerstones of our success is our collaboration with our very own orchestra of local professional musicians, The Elastic Band, which expands and contracts as the music dictates.
Chorus of Dissent does it differently
It is our mission to break down the mystique and snobbery that exist around classical music, to perform good music of all kinds to the very highest standard, and to do so without one ounce of dumbing down.
If you’d like to join us, email dissentersN16@gmail.com with details of your experience and which part you sing, and we’ll get straight back to you.
Our next event
Saturday 4 June 5.30pm Music and Poetry Mix at Stokey Litfest, St Matthias Church
And wonderful news – our Hum About Mine Ears CD has just gone on general sale!