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Getting Involved

The choir always welcomes new faces - to join in just come along to the rehearsals as listed below.

†All rehearsals are in All Saints Church, Putney common from 7:45pm to 9.45pm. For more information please contact Alison Hunka


Welcome to the 1885 Singers

We are a community choir based in All Saints Church, Putney Common, and have been singing since 1997 under the inspired direction of Alison Hunka.

There are no auditions, and all that is required is a love of singing and a sense of commitment.† If youíre worried about not having much musical experience please donít be Ė there are plenty of strong singers sprinkled amongst the choir to carry you through, and we always achieve a very high standard!

We put on four concerts a year, usually at All Saints Church though we also sing at St. Maryís Church, Putney at Southwark Cathedral

and at St John's Smith Square . For the October and March concerts we usually rehearse for  6 weeks. For the December and June concerts we usually rehearse

for 4 weeks before the concert.

The rehearsals are on Monday and Wednesday evenings




Next Rehearsals and Performances



Rehearsals for the St, Matthew Passion

February 3rd,5th,10th,12th,24th,27th*( to avoid Ash Wednesday)† March 2nd, 4th*, 9th, 11th*, 16th, 18th*,23rd, 25th*

*rehearsal at St Margaret's church Putney Park Lane.


Rehearsals for Summer Songs to Lighten your Hearts

June 8th, 10th, 15th, 22nd, 24th, 29th  July 1st, 4th pm.


Rehearsals for the Cherubini and Beethoven Autumn concert.

September 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th, 

October 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th,.



What will you get from the choir?


 Rehearsals with uplifting singing, learning glorious repertoire and the thrill of a† performance


 the privilege of singing with professional soloists and a talented orchestra


 a friendly social gathering


 the opportunity to sing in a beautiful Grade II listed church, which was designed by George Street and has Burne-Jones/ William Morris windows



What will you be committing yourself to?


 There is a fee of £70 for the Spring and Autumn concerts and £40 for the Summer and Christmas concerts. This covers supplying your music,

†††† †††††† the rehearsal accompanist, the soloists and orchestra at the performance.


 Attendance:† It is hoped that you will attend as many rehearsals as possible; it is expected that you will be at one more than half of them.

†††† ††††† The rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert day is essential.

 Arrival time:

 The rehearsals start promptly at 7.45 and finish  at 9.45 on Mondays and Wednesdays

†††† ††††† in All Saints Church, Putney Common.