Singing for Pleasure

Friday mornings, 11.15am (tea/coffee) then 11.40am-12.40pm (singing)

Our Singing for Pleasure choir is designed for the over 50s, for benefits to health and to have fun.

It is a drop-in choir, led by Sally Mears and accompanied by Oliver Nicholls. The group meets on term-time Fridays at Abbey Baptist Church, Checker Walk. The session starts at 11.15am with tea / coffee and biscuits before singing from 11.40am until 12.40pm.

Although it is a weekly drop-in, there are over 20 singers who rehearse weekly with the group. All singers are over 50 and some are even over 90!

The group is much in demand to perform at local venues (performances are optional).


Sally Mears
Musical Director of Singing for Pleasure

Joining us:


New singers over 50, male or female, of any level of experience are always welcome. There are no auditions and no need to be able to read music. If you are interested in joining Singing for Pleasure, please contact the Abingdon Music Centre office for further information or to book a FREE taster session.

Recent repertoire includes:

  • She Was One of the Early Birds
  • The Mockingbird
  • I Heard a Robin Singing
  • When the Red, Red Robin…
  • It’s Christmas (composed specially for Singing for Pleasure by Oliver Nicholls)

Performances (optional) throughout the year usually include:

  • AMC Summer Festival
  • AMC Christmas Concert
  • Women’s World Day of Prayer
  • Several community performances at venues/ events in Abingdon

‘Singing for Pleasure’ is the highlight of my week!

(Alan, Singing for Pleasure)