About the Choir
We have an informal, inclusive approach. There are no auditions, and you don't have to read music or be an experienced singer - the focus is on having fun and enjoying ourselves and we just happen to make a great sound, too!
We sing in 3 parts – Soprano 1, Soprano 2 and Alto. If you have sung
before, you may already know which vocal group you are best suited to.
If not, a basic guide might be to consider how high or low your speaking
voice is. For example, a woman with a higher speaking voice may well be
You don't have to know before you come - the best way is to come along and try it out - you'll soon find out what part is most comfortable for you to sing
We aim to make being in the choir as affordable as possible. Membership subscriptions help us to cover the cost of a weekly payment for our musical director and accompanist, hall hire, promotional materials and any necessary equipment
Back in September 1959 the choir was formed by members of the Townswomen’s Guild (TWG) in Wollaton, and was therefore known as the Wollaton Townswomen’s Guild Choir. Lilian Brown was the Conductor at that time and Lilian stayed with the choir until her retirement in 1984. During these 25 years the choir entered many festivals, competing against other choirs and winning an impressive array of certificates, awards and trophies.
After Lilian’s retirement, Jean Shaw took over as Conductor and in 1986, due to the preponderance of non-TWG members, the choir’s name was changed to the Wollaton Ladies Choir
Jean Shaw continued as Conductor until her sad death in 2001. Gary Cawthorne took over for a short time, followed by Marjorie Rogers, who joined in 2002. In 2003, it was decided to update the image of the choir, and so the name Wollaton Singers was adopted.
We no longer take part in competitions, but arrange our own concerts, and over the years we have performed in conjunction with other musical groups such as the Boots Orchestra, the Saturday Singers and Attenborough Handbell Ringers. We enjoy singing at weddings and care homes, and our Christmas concerts are always popular.