Come join London’s only Music Hall choir! We sing the songs that were sang in the East End Music Halls of London and more.
Music Hall songs are great! They’re funny, irreverent, sentimental and filled with interesting bits of local vernacular, history and culture. The London Music Hall Choir formed out of members of Wilton’s Music Hall choir where we used to rehearse. We are brought together by a love of music hall songs.
Each week we meet up and learn new music hall songs and sing through our growing repertoire. Some of the song are sung in unison and others are arranged into parts by choir leader Ed Hicks to make them even more fun to sing in a large group
All learning is done by ear and there’s no need to read music to be part of the choir. We are a non-audition choir and welcome singers of all ability and experience levels. Come and have a ding dong with us. It’s great fun.
We have also started to go out and give performances and we’re looking forward to doing more of that in the future.
Here’s some of the songs we’ve learned so far:
Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way
Knees Up Mother Brown
Two Lovely Black Eyes
Where Did You Get That Hat?
The Boy I Love is up in the Gallery
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
Wait a minute
Any Old Iron
A little of what you fancy does you good
Isn’t it a bloomin’ shame
Nobby Hall/Sam Hall
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Waiting at the Church
Wait a minute
Waltz me around again Willie
Ta ra ra boom de ay
I do like a s’nice s’mince s’pie
The Honeysuckle and the Bee