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  • Ruth Whitehead conducting Chorus of Dissent

Chorus of Dissent, Stoke Newington’s community choir

Chorus of Dissent

Our next event

Saturday 7 October, 5.30pm, Stoke Newington Town Hall – Tubular Bells and Two Hallelujahs

Our season finale at Stokey’s splendid Deco people’s palace….more

Buy tickets £11

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.

quote_left“That was a fabulous uplifting concert. I loved it. Thanks Ruth!”
Clissold Ward Cllr Sophie Cameron.quote_right

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.

All normal rehearsals are at St Matthias Church, Wordsworth Road, London N16 8DD, unless otherwise stated. They are usually 7 – 9pm, and 7 – 10pm on the final Wednesday when we rehearse with the orchestra. On the concert day the rehearsal is normally 2 – 5pm. More details 

Concert dress is black lower half, single bright colour upper half, no patterns or stripes.

We don’t charge a subscription. However, we do ask for a voluntary donation of £20 (or whatever you can afford) towards the costs of each concert.

Concert photos (above) by Mac Campeanu

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