Our History

What we have sung




Our repertoire over the years is vast! We have listed a small selection of what the choir has sung.
If there are any not on the list that you would like to add then please email John.

Folk Songs

Scarborough fair
Cotton Jenny
Leaving of Liverpool
Strawberry fair
Polly Oliver
The sprig of thyme
The wraggle taggle gypsies
Blow the wind southerly
The Skye boat song
Cockles and muscles
Loch Lomond
Early one morning
Charlie is my darling
My bonnie lies over the ocean
Early one morning
The mermaid
The drummer and the cook
Some folks like to sigh
The bonny blue-eyed sailer
I know where I'm going
The gentle dove
The tree in the wood
The broadside man
The Curragh of Kildare
She moved through the fair

Underneath the stars
She’s like the swallow - Newfoundland
The Oak and the Ash
The wild mountain thyme
Take me up the Tyne
Sweet Waters of Tyne


International Folk Songs

Zion, me wan go home
I came from Alabama
Jackass him wid long tail
Spanish ladies
Naci en la cumber
Deep in the heart of Texas
Rio, Rio
Something to sing
Water come a me eye
Mocking Bird
Tinga Layo
Water come a me eye
Rivers of Babylon
Naci en la cumbre

Classical Pieces

Nymphs and shepherds
To music
A tragic story
Lead me, Lord
Brahms lullaby
Christopher Wren
Small part of the world
Smugglers song
The policeman’s song
One song
Sound the tumpet

Popular songs and music hall

The rebel Jesus

Lets all go down the Strand
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh! Oh! Antonio
Where did you get that hat?
She was one of the early birds
Can ye sow cushions?
Oh, what a beautiful morning
Boomps a daisy
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
Down at the old bull and bush
I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts
With her head tucked underneath her arm
On mother Kelly’s doorstep
Oh. Soldier, soldier
Waiting at the church
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
The Gas-man cometh
Wartime songs
Don’t dilly dally on the way
The Quartermasters Stores
Lilli Marlene
Bye bye blackbird
Keep the home fires burning
We’ll meet again
Hey, little hen!
What a wonderful world
Stranger on the shore
Sussex by the sea
She’s a Lassie from Lancashire
Bobby’s girl
Whiskey in the jar
When I’m 64
Moon River
Bridge over troubled water
The windmills of your mind
Fields of gold
Wooden heart
Mr Tambourine man
The sound of silence
You are my sunshine
Bring me sunshine
Don’t bring Lulu
Spread a little happiness
I'm forever blowing bubbles
Georgia on my mind
Sing a Rainbow
Lili Marlene
Keep the home fires burning
The Siegfried Line
We'll meet again
Stranger on the Shore
Around the world in 80 days
Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Hitler?
Pack up your troubles
Day trip to Bangor
Lady Madonna
All kinds of everything
Day by Day
When you’re smiling
Christopher Wren
Matchstall Men
Top of the world
Take me home country roads
I’ll take you home again, Kathleen
Foggy Birthday Shuffle
Someone else I’d like to be
Side by side
I’m forever blowing bubbles
One song
Fings ain’t wot they used to be
Let’s go fly a kite
In the Old Bazaar in Cairo
The Lonely Goatherd


From Musicals

Don't Cry for me Argentina
Hello Dolly
Oh! Mister Porter
If I were the only girl in the world
Any old iron
Leaning on a lamppost
Get me to the church on time
Give my regards to Broadway
Bring him home (Les Miserables)

I could have danced all night
Wouldn't it be luverly
Feed the birds
Food Glorious Food

Happy talk
Whistle while you work


Film Themes

Into the west
Under the sea
Whole new world



Amazing grace
God’s gifts
Prepare thyself Zion
All things bright and beautiful
God be in my head
Light of the world
Pie jesu
Laudaute dominum
Jubilate Deo
Litany to the Holy Spirit
Lead me, Lord
The First Mercy
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
(The white paternoster)
Rejoice in the Lord
The Lord bless you and keep you

Panis Angelicus



Swing low, sweet chariot
Climbing up the mountain
Kumba Yah!
My lord, what a morning
How far is it to Bethlehem?
One more river
Deep river
Nobody knows the trouble I see
Steal away


Busy Round
By the waters of Babylon
One World
Londons burning
Row, row
Three blind mice
I like the flowers
Frere Jacques
Mums and dads
Abram Brown
Garage round


Childrens favourites

Bananas in pyjamas
My grandfather's clock
Clap, Stamp, slap, click
Old King Cole
A Place in the Choir
Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Oliver Cromwell
Haunted House
Some folks like to sigh


Animal Songs

Cats and mice
There was a monkey
The frog
The crocodile
The wizard
You spotted snake
The common cormorant
The moon bird
The tiger
The hippopotamus song
Hey little hen
How much is that doggie?
The mocking bird
When the red red robin
Cat and Mouse Games


Rooster rag
Jack and the beanstalk
Up the beanstalk
Dick Whittington
Sweeney Todd
Jonah man jazz
Alexis the circus boy
Captain Corams kids
The singing game
Going west
Welcome to rustin‚ creek
Song of prairie
The ballad of Big Tex
Tramping song


Silent night
Christmas Cards


Father Christmas

Today is Christmas day

The biggest turkey in the land

The streets of Bethleham

Infant Holy
The truth from above - Herefordshire carol
Every star shall sing a carol
O come O come Emmanuel

Creator of the stars of night
Rocking Carol
The birds' Carol

The holly and the ivy
Once in royal David’s city
The innkeeper’s song
O little town of Bethlehem
How far is it to Bethlehem?
Happy Christmas
A New Year carol
The seven joys of Mary
Three Canadian carols
The cherry tree carol
The Huron carol
New year carol
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
O little town of Bethlehem
Coventry carol
Sing aloud on this day
Away in a manger
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep
Child in the manger
See amid the winter's snow
New year carol
O come, all ye faithful
Candle in the window
Hark! The herald angels sing
Christmas cards
Father Christmas
Today is Christmas day
The biggest turkey in the land
The streets of Bethlehem
The Three Kings
The Seven Joys of Mary



Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen (There is a flower)

Don't Cry for me Argentina

Why am I always the bridesmaid?
Streets of London
A bunch of thyme
The oak and the ash
I bought me a cat
A long time ago
Bessie, the black cat
The Riders
I courted a sailor
Who is Sylvia?
The fireman’s not for me
Bring him home
She moved through the fair
O irh Herren’
This place is on my mind
The curragh of Kildare
Dirty old town
Dalmatian cradle song
The Lord is my shepherd
The First Mercy
Calon Lan
Golden fish swimming in the lake
One hand, one heart
Take me up the Tyne
The summer of last year
Katie was there
This place is on my mind
Oh, won’t you sit down?
Feed the birds
Wouldn't it be luverly
I could have danced all night

The sweet nightingale
Give a little whistle

Underneath the stars



The Earl of Salisbury's carol

Rainbow twins
All things bright & beautiful
Garage Round

Spoken Verse

Haunted House 

Get in touch

We would love to hear from families who would like their children to join in the choirs and sing with a lively and non-competitive group of young people.
Contact us and arrange to come along there are no auditions, anyone aged 6 - 17 can join our choirs.

Tel: 0208 650 9164

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