We are SHE Choir London:
a collaborative pop choir in the heart of the capital

We're a volunteer-run choir for women, non-binary and genderqueer people based in London.

Singing original arrangements of pop, rock, R&B and more, we put our unique spin on favourites from Destiny’s Child to Carly Simon (with a bit of Human League along the way)!

If you can sing in the shower, you can sing in SHE Choir.

Performing

Members of SHE Choir onstage at Secret Garden Party. They are all wearing pink, singing, surrounded by rubber ducks.

We’ve sung at festivals, weddings and even teamed up with our pals in Chaps choir. In past years we’ve also been a regular fixture at the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre.

In 2018 we performed on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, celebrating the amazing women in the music industry making up the 2018 Power List.

In 2019, we performed our arrangement of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" for ComposeHER at EartH Hackney, an event celebrating women composing music for film & TV.

Our ethos

We’re unique because we are collaborative

The choir is open to and encourages active participation from all members, from leading the physical and vocal warm up to conducting and arranging songs or organising gigs. We try to foster a non-judgemental and open space where everyone feels able to have a go, regardless of experience.

We’re unique because we are low-cost

We don’t think cost should be a barrier to being part of the choir and so we’re committed to being open to all members of our community. Rehearsal fees are pay-what-you-can, no obligation.

We’re unique because we teach as well as learn

We don’t audition members, as we believe in keeping the choir accessible and available to all women, non-binary and genderqueer folks of any age. We create a safe learning environment to nurture talent through regular skills workshops and an annual residential weekend, where choir members learn vocal techniques, take part in arranging songs and take part in confidence-building and performance exercises.

Our history

SHE Choir London perform onstage at the union chapel, Islington

Founded in Manchester in 2010 by three music students (Susie, Hannah and Ellie - SHE!), SHE Choir moved to the capital in 2012.

Rehearsals began with 6 people in living rooms from Brockley to Olympia, before moving to a yurt in a North London skip garden. We're now based in a brand-new community centre in Aldgate.

SHE Choir has branches across the UK and elsewhere – see the SHE Choir Network for our sister choirs!

Learning

From conducting songs to organising socials, there's an opportunity for everyone. Even if you've never done it before!

SHE Choir is a safe space to learn, explore your voice, and sing your heart out. No musical experience required.

We run the choir as a collective, and everyone's encouraged to get involved.

Members of SHE Choir London rehearsing

Join us

SHE Choir London is for all women in London. No auditions, no joining fees. We’re based in the Aldgate area, and we rehearse on Monday evenings.

Our rehearsal space costs us to rent, so we ask members to pay what they can for rehearsals (an average of £2.50 a week). Contributions are voluntary and we don’t keep tabs on who’s paid what.

The bad news: we aren’t taking new members on right now, but we do have a waiting list. You can sign up here: SHE Choir London Waiting List.

While we can’t tell you how long the wait will be, we tend to do intakes once or twice a year. There's a backlog of a couple of years at the moment, due to the pandemic.

Frequently asked questions

Will I have to sing a solo?

No! We occasionally have solos in our songs but they're entirely voluntary.

Is your rehearsal space wheelchair-accessible?

YES! We meet in ground-floor space which is totally accessible.

Are trans women welcome?

Absolutely. Trans women are women.

Contact us

Send us an email at london@shechoir.com and we'll get back to you as soon as can!