Sing Tower Hamlets is a community choir based in East London, open to all, taking place on Thursday evenings (7-9pm) at St Paul’s Shadwell.
If you love to sing, Sing Tower Hamlets is for you! The choir brings together people from various walks of life (across Tower Hamlets and beyond) to sing in a friendly and informal environment, making a joyful noise in the heart of the east end.
There are no auditions, and songs are mostly taught by ear, so you don’t need to be able to read music. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a nursery-rhyme-crooner, a karaoke king or a save-it-for-the-shower type, you are welcome — nay, encouraged — to come along!
We sing a range of styles — pop, gospel, world music, soul, folk, even a good old show tune every now and then — and do lots of fun warm-ups to build your confidence and free your voice!
“Joining Sing Tower Hamlets is one of the best things I did last year. Great fun, fantastic bunch of people, and the songs are fun to learn and perform. Something to look forward to every week!”
And finally, about me: I’m Leanne! I’ve lived and worked in East London for 13 years and set up Sing Tower Hamlets in 2013. I absolutely love this part of London and am passionate about building and celebrating community here. It was a long term dream of mine to run my own community choir*, and since moving to Tower Hamlets in 2008 and falling in love with the place, I can think of nowhere else I’d rather be doing it! (Handy really; the name wouldn’t really transfer…).
As well as leading STH, I write music, lead workshops, teach singing in schools, sing and conduct with London Contemporary Voices, and make art with words and watercolours at East London Lettering. I trained as a music leader with Spitalfields Music, and recently completed a Professional Masters in Vocal Leadership at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg (Denmark). You can find out more about my work at www.leannesedin.com.
Do get in touch if you have any questions – I’d love to hear from you!
“A lovely choir full of lovely people! Leanne’s enthusiasm is infectious and can inspire even the shiest of singers to give it their all! The perfect mid-week pick me up!”
“Such a friendly and welcoming bunch! Leanne’s passion, talent and hard work means she is able to draw the best from us as a group. I am always amazed at how quickly she can get us singing new material!”