Thinking of joining the choir?

We rehearse on Tuesday nights at The Doreen Bazell Hall, 1 Goldington Street, London NW1 1UG, registration from 6.45pm, singing from 7pm.

Check our calendar for details of our next rehearsal, or 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 (see 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 18.45pm for registration as we aim to start our vocal warm-ups at 19.00 sharp. Check the calendar for rehearsal dates.

What will I need?

For the first week just bring yourself, if you enjoy it then you’ll need a black ring-bound folder for your sheet music and a pencil for making notes. When we perform we wear all black.

Is there a joining fee?

There's a weekly recommended donation of £8.50 to cover rehearsal costs. Term donations are also available. These prices are suggested minimum amounts, if you would like to and are able to pay more we would welcome your donation. All donations cover the hire of our venue, Accompanist, Musical Director and other occasional expenses such as buying music scores. We do not want to discourage anyone from joining and can provide concessionary rates upon application to our Treasurer via email.

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' - usually there is a character limit, so just type in as much of your surname as possible.
After you have made your transaction, could you 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 the Darwin Day Lecture, and  host our own annual One Life concert (featuring us and some of our favourite comedians). We've performed several times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 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 also available for hire for Humanist events.

We sing popular secularist music that is arranged especially for our choir as well as new compositions created especially including some wonderful pieces created for Humanist weddings and funerals.

For the latest events see our Calendar page.

Want to find out more?

Drop us a line on

Doreen Bazell Hall

Doreen Bazell Hall, 3 Purchese Street.