2014 and beyond!

We celebrated Christmas in style with the Pompey Pluckers at the Trinity concert in early December, raising over £1000 for the Church building fund & Enable Ability.

The Singing Social at the Square Tower was a roaring success, with various members doing a turn and having a turn, all in the cause of entertainment!

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We also had a seasonal sing at QA Hospital in the foyer, the Saturday before Christmas, which was well received.

2014 we are looking forward to our Spring Concert at St Judes Church Southsea on Sunday 11th May 2pm with pupils from Southsea Infants School & choirs from Southampton/IOW, Wickham Festival appearance early August, Sing for Water 14th Sept at the Square Tower 2pm, plus some busking and impromptu appearances!

Sing for Water Portsmouth 2013


Join the Southsea Community Choir to sing for water! Learn seven songs in eight weeks over the summer and raise money for Water Aid.




Starts on Tuesday 16th July until Tuesday 3rd September in, Southsea.
The performance will be on Sunday 8th September 2pm at The Porters Garden, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
(free event).

Fee: £40 for 8 weeks, includes teaching cd and music.
Times: 7.30-9.30pm

This year is a ‘best of’ selection from previous years, including Georgian, African, AfroBrazilian & American Pop! No experience necessary, just willingness and commitment to give it a go. Serious fun for the summer!

To book your place contact Janet on 02392 811802
or email contact@janetayers.org

‘Sing for Water’ is celebrating its 12th year! Started by Helen Chadwick, the project’s aims were to bring together choirs from all over the country to sing and raise money for Water Aid. The London event now sees over 1,000 singers come together. Sing for Water Portsmouth is now in its 4th year!
Come along and join in the fun!
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Boleh report!

Thank you to the guys who came along and sang on Sunday 28th April. Well done for braving the cold April afternoon. They had 240 visitors on the day which was great! Thanks to Simon for playing some folk music too and the Polite Mechanicals! See you in June. If you’d like to take part next time, email: contact@janetayers.org

Super Spring Concert!

Thank you one and all for a wonderful concert. We had an audience of over 200 on the afternoon of the 21st April at St Judes, for the afternoon concert. Southsea Infants were fabulous, Southsea CC we great and the first ever gig by the Polite Mechanicals went down a storm. We raised just over £950 on the day, which is phenomenal, it really is, considering the difficult financial times were going through. Beating the Blues is a really very worth while project, bringing people together through singing, improving people’s well-being… and having lots of fun. Thank you again to all who came, the choir’s cakes for the interval, Catherine, Margorie and Jilly for organising the refreshments and all at St Jude’s Church for making us feel so welcome in their lovely church. Maybe see you again next April? CD sales for the choir will take the total to over £1000, so a great success!


Final rehearsal before concert on Sunday 21st April!








Singers are in good spirits at the end of the last rehearsal before the concert!

Southsea Community Choir
Southsea Infant School
Polite Mechanicals – new folk band!
Community sing-song!
Sunday 21st April 2pm
St Judes Church, Kent Road, Southsea
An afternoon of song to raise money for ‘Beating The Blues’ local community music project. Come along and hear new songs and some old favourties!
Tickets £5 (donation for accompanied children).
Refreshments of tea/coffee/juice & cake included. Contact 02392 811802


TuesdayS 7.30pm
19th Feb, 26th March, 28th May,
10th September, 29th October
Want help finding your voice?
Would you like to join a choir but don’t know where to start?
Feel you have no control over your singing voice but want to improve?

It’s never too late to learn so come along and have a go!
Southsea Community Choir invites you to join them! Choir leader Janet Ayers is running  taster workshops throughout the year JUST FOR MEN!

These workshops are open to all men who like to sing, even if you’re not sure of your voice. No previous experience necessary! You’ll meet the other guys who sing with the group and get an idea of what it’s like to be part of a community choir.

£4 / £3 concession per session
At Trinity Methodist Hall, Albert Rd, Southsea
For more info or to book your place:

Email: contact@janetayers.org or call 02392 811802

Seasonal Sing dates for 2013

Seasonal Sing on a Sunday at the Sustainability Centre!
Sunday 24th March, Sunday 23rd June, Sunday 22nd September
& SATURDAY 7th December
Time: 1-4pm all in the green conference room with singing outside during the afternoon workshop.
Bring water to drink, money for the cafe and layers!
£10 in advance or £12 on the day! £30 to pay for all four workshops!
At the Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire


Seasonal Sing!

A great afternoon of seasonal songs on Saturday 8th December, rounding off a successful year of workshops at the Sustainability Centre! Watch this space for details about next year’s dates! Or, email contact@janetayers.org to add your email to the emailing list!

Christmas Concert

Sunday 2nd December 2.30pm
BIG BIG BIG THANK YOU to all who came and performed, helped on the day and of course the audience! Wow, there were soooooooooooo many of you!
We raised £1154.12! with half going to the Portsmouth Stroke Club and the other half to the Trinity Church Building fund.
I was so busy conducting I didn’t get to take a photo of the choir, hopefully one will appear soon. Meanwhile, here is one of the pluckers from the second half of the concert!