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St Mary's Stoke Newington church, image rendered in oil pastels.

Our hotly anticipated 2023 summer concert ‘Raise The Roof’ will be on Saturday 15th July at the beautiful St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington – more details and ticket information to follow very soon!

Have you heard the news? NTS Chorale are here to sing for you.

Available for singing engagements throughout Easter and beyond, this small group of dedicated singers from the New Tottenham Singers can be hired for events.

For more information visit our ‘Hire the Choir‘ page. But before you do, please enjoy a snippet from our most recent gig, performing for the Ash Wednesday service at All Saints Church, Edmonton.

Wash Me Throughly – S.S.Wesley

HAPPY 2023!

Happy New Year from all of the New Tottenham Singers!

If you’ve made a new year’s resolution to join a choir, come and give us a go.

A social media image detailing the New Tottenham Singers' three free rehearsals (730-930pm, Earlsmead Primary School, Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 January) and Come and Sing Day (2-6pm, The Engine Room, Hale Village, Saturday 14 January)

You can come along to one of three free rehearsals, Tuesdays 10, 17 and 24 January 2023, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Earlsmead Primary School, a few minutes’ walk from Seven Sisters Station.

Or join us for a free Come and Sing Day, Saturday 14 January 2023, 2pm to 6pm, at The Engine Room, a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Hale Station.

Any questions? Drop us a line via email. And if you’d like to hear what we sound like, our entire carol service at St Mary’s Church, Tottenham, is free to view on YouTube.


Join the New Tottenham Singers for Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Mary’s, Lansdowne Road, at 6pm on Saturday 17 December. This traditional service of festive readings and music for all the family is free to attend with a retiring collection. Refreshments will be available afterwards.

We will also be performing carols at the Antwerp Arms from 7.30pm on Tuesday 20 December – and our chorale, a small section of the choir, will be singing at a carol service at St Jude and St Paul’s Church, Islington, on Sunday 18 December.

If that inspires you to give yourself the gift of singing next year or make a new year’s resolution to join a choir, then come and give us a go in 2023! The first three rehearsals of next term – Tuesdays 10, 17 and 24 January 2023, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Earlsmead Primary School – are free to new joiners. And we’ll be holding a Come and Sing Day for you to try us out from 2pm on Saturday 14 January, too – full details to follow shortly.

NEW TERM: September 2022

Interested in singing? Fancy trying a new hobby? Thinking about joining a choir?

Come and give us a go – no commitment!

Our first three rehearsals of term are FREE – on Tuesday 6, 13 and 20 September, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at Earlsmead Primary School.

And we’re holding some ‘Come and Sing’ taster sessions at the Tottenham Flower and Produce Show on Saturday 10 September, 12pm to 1.15pm and 1.45pm to 3pm, with a performance after the produce prize giving.

Try something new, make some friends, and raise your voice!

Any questions? Get in touch!


Fresh from our (Covid-delayed) 10th anniversary concert, join us for a relaxed evening of song and celebration at Craving, from 7pm on Saturday 23 July.

Entry is free, with donations welcome. Drinks & snacks available for purchase. Details also available on Craving’s Facebook page.

And if you’re thinking of joining a choir… you can also come to our remaining rehearsals this term (7.30pm – 9.30pm on Tuesdays up to and including 19 July at Earlsmead Primary School) and give us a go! Email us for more information.


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NTS is delighted to announce details of our tenth anniversary concert, with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, on the evening of Saturday 18th June. We will be performing Mozart’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ ‘Serenade to Music’, Parry’s Coronation anthem ‘I Was Glad’ and the world premiere of ‘Alleluia’ by local composer, Christopher Wilson.

It will take place at St. Ignatius Church, 27 High Road, Stamford Hill, N15 6ND.

You can book tickets here (link goes to the external Discover.London site). If you are unable to attend but would like to support the choir, you can choose to donate the cost of a ticket instead.

In the meantime, rehearsals continue on Tuesdays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm (from 26 April) at our new home, Earlsmead Primary School, Broad Lane, London N15 4PW, a short walk from Seven Sisters tube and train stations. If you’d like to come and try us out at any point this term, please email us for more information.

Christmas is coming and we’ve got a treat in store!

It’s big, it’s schmaltzy, it’s everything we need for 2021…it is: The Glory Of Christmas


Our new term starts 7th September – here’s how you can get involved.

Our new term starts on 7th September with physical rehearsals taking place at Bruce Grove Primary School on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. Get in touch for more information!

Not sure if singing is for you? Come along to our ‘Come and Sing’ day on Saturday 11th September and try us – risk free! Details on the poster below.

New Tottenham Singers will be performing at the inaugural Haringey Fringe Festival at Lordship Hub & Rec on 31st July 2021. Entry is FREE.

NTS Musical Director Tom Fowkes and committee Chair (and Alto) Emma Franklin were delighted to feature on a brand new podcast – Anybody Everybody Tottenham – recently, talking life in Tottenham, our wonderful choir and much more. You can listen to the podcast here or through your usual podcast streaming app.

We’re in the paper! Check us out on Page 15 of the July edition of Tottenham Community Press talking about singing through lockdown and the roaring success that was our recent live broadcast Fauré Requiem….

We’ve kept the musical fires burning through lockdown and beyond and are delighted to announce the new date for our live broadcast of the Fauré Requiem 2021!


Book your tickets securely through Eventbrite using the booking form below (give it a second to load!), or visit the event page here for more information.

Faure requiem

A black poster with white text, the image is of the choir performing in formal dress on the stage of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. The text reads: Raise your voice...New Tottenham Singers are still singing! No auditions, all abilities and voices welcome! Visit for more info.

Bring the Festive Spirit – direct to your living room!

Free to view, from 7pm on Saturday 19th December, on our live page

A red poster with white snowflakes and glowing candles. Poster text reads: Nine lessons and carols from St Mary's Church with the New Tottenham Singers. Saturday 19th December, 7pm. Live online from St Mary's Church, Tottenham. For further details, find us on Facebook. All donations welcome.

A Light in the Darkness

‘Life will continue’ – this was the feeling of hope expressed by radical composer Charles Koechlin when hearing the Fauré Requiem. That’s very much how we feel, and why we want to share it with you at this time.

Join NTS for a live online performance of Fauré’s unique interpretation of the Latin mass, an icon of the classical genre for music lovers worldwide regardless of faith; beamed directly to your living room (or bedroom, kitchen, bath… you name it!)

NTS presents the Faure Requiem live in concert. Live online from St Ignatius’ Church, Stamford Hill Saturday 30th January 2021 at 7pm, and On Demand for a limited time £10 for access for the whole household For tickets and further information visit

Concert Postponed

It is with great sadness that we must postpone our Fauré concert due to the updated Covid-19 restrictions. New rules imposed for this lockdown mean it is simply not possible for the performance to go ahead as planned. We are so very sorry and hope you our audience will understand we must adhere to the guidelines and safeguard the wellbeing of our choristers.

What’s happening

We are determined however that the show WILL go on! Therefore we will be confirming a new date for this wonderful event ASAP and hope you will join us in the new year for the performance. Tickets will automatically be transferred to the new date, and as the concert will be available on demand as well as on the live stream there is no need for anyone to miss out!

Faure requiem

We are working as quickly as possible with the venue to secure a date in January and will be updating all ticket holders as a matter of urgency as soon as we have a fixed date. In the meantime if you have any queries please do get in touch via Eventbrite.

We will update everyone when ticketing reopens – we hope to see you again soon!


Statue with thought bubble: Time to get a new hobby?

In need of something to look forward to? Us too!

Good news is choirs have the go ahead to resume, with some careful measures in place, so we’re RARING TO GO with rehearsals from Tuesday 8th September.

Whether you’ve been singing with us for years, or are a total newbie looking for something musical to do, we look forward to welcoming you to the choir – from an appropriate social distance of course!

For more info on the new term, including our Covid-19 safety measures and plans, drop us a line at

Looking to the future of singing in a post-lockdown world

Throughout lockdown and beyond, whilst social distancing guidelines remain in place, NTS are continuing to rehearse weekly (albeit in a virtual environment) and learn new music, with the intention of continuing with our 10th anniversary concert plans next year.

In the interim we will be working towards smaller scale projects, focussing on community events supporting our local businesses and enterprises, as circumstances permit. If you would like to get involved, or would like to get in touch about New Tottenham Singers bringing some musical spirit to YOUR future event or business (within current guidelines) please drop us an email at

2020: Covid-19 UPDATE

In line with government advice, the 2020 Spring-Summer term for New Tottenham Singers is taking place virtually, via the joint mediums of Zoom and Facebook.

We feel it’s important we use these weeks to continue learning, as the plan for the choir is still to celebrate our 10th anniversary with a fantastic concert just as soon as circumstances and safety allow.

Furthermore, singing is really good for boosting your endorphins – and who doesn’t need an extra boost of happy right now! Singing along with digital rehearsal – whether it’s in your kitchen, living room or downstairs loo – is still great fun, and every rehearsal is followed by a virtual ‘pub’ session open to all members, which is really helping us all feel a bit closer and hopefully less isolated.

For a taster of digital rehearsals please enjoy….

New Term Starting Tuesday 7th January 2020

Join us for 2020 - our most exciting year yet!

Click the ‘Join Us’ tab above for more information, or get in touch on email

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas concert and gave so generously – with your help we raised around £350 for homeless charity Crisis.

Crisis: Together we will end homelessness

‘Tis the season!

New Tottenham singers present: Ring the Bells. A fabulously festive concert of traditional and modern choral Christmas crackers. Saturday 14th December 2019 at 7.30pm. St. Mary’s Church, Lansdowne Road, N17 9XE. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions). For advance tickets visit Tickets also available on the door. Supporting Crisis, together we can end homelessness.

Tickets are now available for our fantastic Christmas concert, returning this year to St Mary’s Church, Lansdowne Road.

Featuring such choral delights as John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol, a medley of the finest Judy Garland classics and ‘Ring the Bells’ by Paul Fincham, helping raise funds for homeless charity Crisis. Royalties from the score and all proceeds from the collection on the night will go to Crisis.

To book your tickets for this festive treat, please use the form below. 

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We’re hiring!

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NTS are on the hunt for a talented musician to join us as our new AMD/Accompanist. For further information visit our Vacancies page.

A new term beckons – could we be the choir you’re looking for?

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The New Tottenham Singers are a local choir who aren’t afraid to tackle challenging music!

We are holding open rehearsals for the first three Tuesdays of our new term: 3rd, 10th and 17th September 2019. Anyone can join in free of charge; come and see if the New Tottenham Singers are for you!

We are a group of dedicated choisters who enjoy working hard to create great music at our twice yearly concerts (plus the odd community appearance here and there!). Many of our members don’t read music but we all share a commitment to performing at our best. Rewards of membership include the opportunity to learn a wide variety of music with a friendly group of like-minded people and an active social scene. Our repertoire includes classical, liturgical, jazz and theatrical music.

**No audition or prior experience necessary**

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre (stage door); followed by socialising at The Beehive until late, for those who wish to get to know us better.

Join us to grow your voice, expand your musical skill and be part of some amazing performances. If you’d like to know more, email for further info.

Tickets now available for our 2019 Summer Concert, featuring an extravaganza of Shakespearean sonnets set to music!

New Tottenham Singers Conducted by Tom Fowkes present Songs and Sonnets Saturday 20th July 2019 7:30pm Featuring Songs and Sonnets by George Shearing and William Shakespeare Nidaros Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott and other choral delights St Mary's Church, Church Hill, Walthamstow E17 9RJ Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) For advance tickets visit Tickets also available on the door

A little something from the NTS Concert of Remembrance – A Gaelic Blessing

Could you be our next Choral Scholar?

Ruth Lynch, Jogo Sagoe Scholar 2018-19
Ruth Lynch, Jogo Sagoe Scholar 2018-19

The New Tottenham Singers are proud to offer four Choral Scholarships each year to new choristers, in memory of former chorister John ‘Jojo’ Sagoe (1960-2013), to commemorate his life and pay tribute to his proud contribution towards the choir during his lifetime.

Scholarships are open to singers of any voice between the ages of 16 and 30. The scholarships are offered for one season, September-July. Up to four scholarships are available per season and existing scholars are welcome to reapply.

For more information visit our Choral Scholarships page. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th May 2019.

Following the sell-out success of our fantastic Concert of Remembrance, we’re kicking into a new gear for our sparklingly delightful upcoming Christmas concert – Home for Christmas. Visit the Bernie Grant Arts Centre box office to book tickets now.

Home for Christmas 2018

THE NEW TOTTENHAM SINGERS PRESENT A CONCERT OF REMEMBRANCE Saturday 10th November 2018 For the Armistice Centenary Featuring ETERNAL Light: A Requiem By Howard Goodall With orchestra and soloists In the spirit of community tickets are FREE however advanced registration is strongly recommended

We present a Concert of Remembrance, on the centenary of the World War One Armistice.

Featuring a new Requiem by Howard Goodall plus other reflective choral works.

Saturday November 10 at 7.30pm.

St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill, N15.

Visit Eventbrite HERE to book (free) tickets.

New Term Starts!

Our Autumn Term runs 4th September – 11th December 2018.  New joiners this term will be invited to take part in our Christmas Concert on 15th December 2018. Membership enquiries always welcome.  Please email

Highlights from our Christmas Concert 2017