Thinking of joining the choir?

We welcome new members near the start of each term (see dates here). The best way to join the choir is to turn up! We also list our rehearsals on Meetup.

You don't have to audition to join our choir; we welcome people of different abilities. The first two rehearsals will be free, and then we ask for donations after that.

We rehearse on Tuesday nights most weeks. Please be there for 6.45 pm as we'll start at 7 pm and finish at 9PM.

We rehearse near St Pancras Station at The Doreen Bazell Hall, 1 Goldington Street, London NW1 1UG

We have over 30 people for each choir rehearsal, so there is always someone there to welcome you to each section.

For more information, email

How do I join?

The easiest way to join is to come to one of our rehearsals on  Tuesday at 18:45 during our 'term' dates., which coincide with the school calendar.

There’s no audition, and we have people from different backgrounds, ages and musical abilities. The only three requirements are that you enjoy singing, can make Tuesday nights for rehearsals and have a vaguely humanist outlook on life. Membership of Humanists UK isn't compulsory but encouraged. We’re a friendly lot and don’t mind if you come and listen for a session.

The only times we don't accept new members are June (and the first week of July) and November, as we're very busy preparing for big concerts and our musical director needs us all to knuckle down!

When do you sing?

Every Tuesday at 19:00 - 21:00 during our 'terms'. Please arrive at 6.45 pm for registration as we aim to start our vocal warm-ups at 19.00 sharp.

Term Dates and Performances

Full-term dates and upcoming performances are on our dates and events page.

What will I need?

For the first week, bring yourself. We have printed music for new joiners, and the other singers in your section will help you get started.

If you decide to join the choir, we'll give you access to our Music Library, which has digital versions of the musical scores that you can print out and sing along tracks to rehearse. Our singers have a range of musical experiences, so we provide ways to learn your part whether you read music or not. You need a black ring-bound folder for your sheet music and a pencil for making notes.

When we perform, we wear all black (in your style) for formal concerts and black bottoms with a solid colour top for casual outdoor gigs.

Is there a joining fee?

We invite you to try us out for free, so don't ask for donations for the first two rehearsals before you join.

If you decide to join the choir, there's a termly recommended donation of £60.00 / £30.00 concession to cover rehearsal costs based on what you can afford. We want everyone to be able to participate and understand that some people may not be able to donate as much as others. Donations of higher amounts or of whatever you can afford are all welcome! Per-rehearsal donations are also available.  All donations cover the hire of our venue, buying music, accompaniment, Musical Director and other occasional expenses.

Payments should be made to the following HSBC Bank Account:

Account Number: 71026070 Sort Code: 40-11-60
Please use a reference of 'LHC surname'—there is usually a character limit, so type in as much of your surname as possible.
After you have made your transaction, please send a brief email to to let us know. Thank you so much.

What do you sing, and where do you perform?

Everything and everywhere!

We perform annually at our festive December singalong, annual One Life concert (featuring us and some of our favourite comedians), and Humanist UK events. We've performed at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe Festivals, been the 'Mouse Choir' for Sara Pascoe's Christmas Assembly, made some recordings, and even travelled to Norway!

We also performed at the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the Dulwich Festival of Choirs, and as part of Common & Kind. We're available to hire for humanist weddings and events.

We sing popular secularist music arranged for our choir and new compositions, including some beautiful pieces created for Humanist weddings and funerals.

Want to find out more?

Drop us a line at

Doreen Bazell Hall

Doreen Bazell Hall, 3 Purchese Street.