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Community Directory: Music

Adoramus choir

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Adoramus choir has 60-70 members and meets and rehearses on Tuesday evenings 8-10pm at Christchurch House, Chalk Lane, Cockfosters EN4 9JQ.

We aim to perform 3-4 concerts a year with a full orchestra in churches, arenas, schools and halls in North London and the Home Counties – we have performed at Palmers Green URC Church and already have members from your area,

Adoramus has a Christian ethos and preferably you should be able to read music or have a good ability to memorise music quickly and to blend in with others. Our repertoire includes classical, gospel, choral and songs from musicals. Joining the choir is subject to audition but you can come try us out first!

If we can’t meet face-to-face we meet and rehearse online on Zoom – you can still join – find out how below.

Contact us on or for more information go to

Last updated: May 2021

Adorned Community Gospel Choir

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Adorned Community Gospel Choir meet on Tuesdays 7:30pm-9pm at St Paul's Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR

Come sing your heart out with Adorned Community Gospel choir. Be uplifted and encouraged by upbeat contemporary and classic Gospel songs. All are welcome, no auditions, no need to read music, term time only. sign up at   or visit  Tel: 07980550542

Last updated: September 2017

Bella Cora Female Choir


Bella Cora is a creative and diverse upper voice choir. We rehearse weekly in Winchmore Hill, and perform regularly in north and central London. 

Our repertoire spans classical, folk and contemporary music. 

Bella Cora was originally formed 44 years ago at Winchmore School by Alan K. Gray as a madrigal choir.

Last updated: January 2021

Bowes Park Community Choir

bowesparkcommunitychoirCome and be part of a truly uplifting community experience! Everyone is welcome to join us – young, youngish and not so young. Don't be shy, there are no auditions, there's no need to read music, just bring yourself and a bottle of water (it can be thirsty work!).

We sing a variety of different songs selected from the genres of classical, world and popular music

Last updated: October 2014

Bowes Park Folk Club

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Live music - FREE - All welcome: come play/sing/listen.

The club meets most months on the second Thursday at 7.45pm and the normal venue is Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG (near Bowes Park station).


Last updated: July 2022

Children's Voices of Enfield

childrens voices of enfield logoA Voice for Every Child

Are you ready for your child to embark on a musical journey filled with friendship, joy, and personal growth? Look no further, because Children's Voices of Enfield is calling out to all young musicians.

We cater to young individuals between the ages of 5 and 16, offering two separate choirs to ensure everyone finds their perfect fit. Whether your child is a budding vocalist or an experienced singer, our doors are wide open


Last updated: January 2024

Da Capo Concert Band

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Seeking Brass Players now!

Da Capo Concert Band was established in 1997 with the principal objective of providing amateur adult woodwind, brass, and percussion players with a friendly, dynamic and challenging environment in which to play.

We rehearse every Wednesday at St John the Baptist, Barnet Church, Junction of High Street and Wood Street, Chipping Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BW and normally perform 3 major concerts at the church each year.  Our contact details are   and we can be found on Facebook and Twitter as well as our website 

Last updated: February 2016

ELODS (Enfield Light Operatic and Dramatic Society)

elodslogoELODS, based in Winchmore Hill, is an award-winning amateur musical theatre company which was founded in 1953.  They put on two productions a year, usually in April and October at the Wyllyots Theatre in Potters Bar.

ELODS are always on the lookout for new members and helpers, whether for leading parts, the chorus, or helping behind the scenes.

Rehearsals are held twice a week in Winchmore Hill.

Last updated: October 2014

Enfield Chamber Orchestra

enfieldchamberorchestraEnfield Chamber Orchestra (formerly Enfield String Players) was founded in 1942. We are a very friendly orchestra who first and foremost enjoy playing great music.

As a guide, a minimum standard of Grade 7 is needed to join, but a commitment to rehearsals and improving standards are the most important requirements. We meet on a Monday evening during term time.  Rehearsals are held at Oakwood Methodist Church and concerts are given at Palmers Green United Reformed Church.

Last updated: October 2014

Enfield Community Orchestra


We are an orchestra based in the London Borough of Enfield, open to all amateur musicians old and new. 

If you have ever played an orchestral instrument and wish you could pick it up again we are the group for you.

We do not have any minimum requirement we just ask that you enjoy yourself.

We’re a friendly bunch and always open to new players coming along, so get in touch.

  • We are not for profit, all unused money is filtered straight back into the orchestra
  • We are committee led, all members have a say in what happens
  • We are friendly and sociable and you may even find us chatting in the pub after rehearsals.

Last updated: February 2018

Enfield Film Orchestra

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Enfield Film Orchestra was formed on 28 April 2011 (our original name was North London People's Orchestra).

We wanted somewhere for local musicians to come and enjoy playing together, without the pressure and exacting minimum standard often required by other amateur classical ensembles.

The main thing to say is that we are not high brow, we are inclusive and it's okay to make mistakes at Enfield Film Orchestra - that's the way we learn. New players sometimes find themselves sitting with a novice on one side and a seasoned professional musician on the other. Everyone is friendly and encouraging and that's the way we like it.

If you enjoy playing a varied mix of material, concentrating on film, TV and stage music, and want to learn and develop, whatever your starting point, we would love to be able to help you through Enfield Film Orchestra. We also offer exciting symphonic collaborations with our sister-project, English Jazz Orchestra, swing big band and vocals in London and Manchester

Enfield Film Orchestra rehearses on Thursday evenings during academic term time between 8pm and 10pm at Oakwood Baptist Church, Merrivale, London N14 4TE. We offer a learner strings session preceding our main rehearsal, 7pm to 8pm at the same venue, in which we look in more depth at the orchestral arrangements.

All music is provided and you need bring is yourself, your instrument and a music stand.

Guest players are always welcome to sit in and we are looking for new players of all standards in most of our orchestral sections. Please speak with us to find out more


Contact details: Martyn Stogden (Musical Director) 07481 481 565

Last updated: January 2019

Enfield in Song

Enfield in Song choir members photographed inside a church March 2022

Enfield in Song community choir was started in July 2021 and is the successor to Enfield Community Singers.

It's a lively, happy choir that rehearses at Holy Trinity Church in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, on Monday mornings from 11am to 1pm. They perfom in care homes, retirement flats, churches - wherever they're wanted - singing in a variety of styles, especially show songs

Choir members pay a monthly subscription. New singers - all voices - are always welcome. If you're interested in joining or would like the choir to perform for you, please contact Mary Horsfield at .

Last updated: September 2022

Enfield Music Service



Enfield Music Service offers instrumental and vocal lessons to thousands of children and young people across the borough, including those with special educational needs.

Playing regularly with others as part of a group is a great way to develop musical skills. We have a wide range of fun and inspiring music groups and choirs for children and young people to join after only two terms of lessons, right through to the advanced stages.

Last updated: January 2021

ENJO English Jazz Orchestra


ENJO Jazz Orchestra is a full-scale professional-standard big band, complete with vocals and string section. We play classic swing and latin repertoire, featuring the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ted Heath, Perez Prado, Ray Anthony, Dorsey Bros and more.

We play everything from fund-raisers at schools and churches to gala nights, corporate functions and regional theatres.

ENJO Southgate

ENJO Southgate is a full-scale big band, rehearsing with vocals and occasional orchestral strings on Friday evenings in London N14.  We have a good, regular line up, but could do with more trumpets and trombones.

ENJO Enfield

ENJO Enfield was the founder-band of our Jazz Network.  We are a swing big band rehearsing on Monday evenings.  We have a solid, regular line up, but could currently make use of a drummer, saxes and trombones.

ENJO East Finchley

ENJO East Finchley is our jazz combo workshop, rehearsing with vocals on Wednesday mornings in London N2.  We are looking for instrumentalists of all varieties.

ENJO RAF Hendon (Heritage Swing Band)

ENJO RAF Hendon, Heritage Swing Band, recreates the sounds of the big bands from The Golden Age of Swing, rehearsing Thursday evenings at the RAF Museum London in NW9.

ENJO Youth Jazz Orchestra

ENJO Youth Jazz Orchestra launched in October 2013 and is our first jazz project designed specifically for young people up to age 23. We will rehearse on Friday evenings in London N14 and we're currently inviting applications from players of all big band instruments.

Last updated: October 2014



FFBOS is a thriving amateur musical theatre society based in Southgate in North London.​

As well as performing musicals each year, we also produce concerts and run social events (usually with a theatrical theme!)  to raise money to allow us to continue to perform.​

Our fundraising events are open to members and non-members.

We love to welcome new faces to the FFBOS family so please get in touch!

Last updated: January 2021


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 Why should I join MumSing?

  • You can bring you childen if they are still at home.
  • You benefit from  vocal coaching  included in each session from a crazy choir director who is also a mum!
  • You get to meet other mums who love singing.
  • You will get to experience performing live.
  • You  will have an amazing time.
  • Singing is a great stress buster.

What do I need to join?

  • A willingness to learn
  • A passion for singing
  • A free Monday morning
  • Your child's favourite toy and a snack to keep them smiling!

You do not need to have any previous experience.

Last updated: March 2019

New River Shanty Crew

new river shanty crew logoInclusive group singing sea shanties and folk songs in the Bowes Park. All ages and abilities welcome.

We are dementia-friendly and sing both familiar and new songs. Very sociable and welcoming, led by professional folk musicians.

£5 or £6 per session, refreshments included.

Shaftesbury Hall is wheelchair accessible and has modern facilities. Next to Bowes Park station, short walk from Bounds Green / 221 bus stop, on-street parking available.

Last updated: January 2024

North London Brass

northlondonbrassNorth London Brass (NLB) is a network of traditional British brass bands and our own Brass & Woodwind Learners' Academy.

Formed in 2010, NLB has now grown to a strong network of local bands and an Academy, working with scores of brass and woodwind players in the London area.

Our bands are organised into local Band Groups (Enfield & Edmonton, Muswell Hill & Finchley, Putney & Wandsworth) with rehearsals on a choice of evenings. We pride ourselves on encouraging and developing excellence. But we also retain a friendly and supportive ethos where everyone is welcome and included, especially learners and returning players of all ages and ability.

Last updated: October 2014

North London Sinfonia

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The North London Sinfonia, formerly the Tudor Orchestra, is a long-established and friendly amateur orchestra based in North Finchley. We are open to amateur and professional musicians of all levels of ability (no auditions required) and play under the guidance of a professional conductor, leader and principal cello. The orchestra provides a friendly and supportive environment for musicians to develop their skills, and prides itself on its adventurous programming.

We generally play more adventurous repertoire than a typical community orchestra and each concert includes a concerto with a soloist of a professional standard. Recent programmes have featured Sibelius's 3rd Symphony, Dvořák's 5th and 8th, and Borodin's 2nd - as well as concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Glazunov and Prokofiev.

We rehearse in Trinity Church, Nether Street, North Finchley, on Mondays.

Last updated: January 2021

North London Singers

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North London Singers - NLS - was founded by Claire and Martyn Stogden in 2011.

The choir has performed a wide variety of music in venues as varied as the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Enfield's Dugdale Theatre and churches and retirement homes throughout North London.

We have performed on our own and have featured in orchestral and brass band concerts arranged by Four Hills Music.;

Currently we number more than forty singers in soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections. We have singers who can read music and singers who can't.

We are a very friendly and often excitable bunch, and we try our voices at most styles of music. We sing in 2, 3 or 4 part harmony, although there is no requirement to be able to read music.  The emphasis is on fun and learning and striving to be the best we can be.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously (well, maybe a bit): there are no auditions to join, just an enthusiasm to be part of a happy throng of song

Last updated: June 2022

Southgate Opera

SOperaSouthgate Opera (formerly known as Southgate College Opera) is one of the premier amateur opera groups in the London area working under the musical direction of Neil Cloake and has enjoyed many years of successful performances of grand opera, light opera and musical theatre.

New chorus members are welcome - no audition necessary. Chorus rehearsals are held every Monday at Saint Mary Magdalene church, Enfield, starting promptly at 7.30pm and going on until 10.00pm

Last updated: November 2014

Southgate Symphony Orchestra

southgate symphony orchestra logoSouthgate Symphony Orchestra is an amateur musical group based in Southgate, North London. With the aim of providing opportunities for people to hear and make music, we have contributed to the cultural heritage of the London Borough of Enfield for over 50 years. The Orchestra welcomes all musicians of Grade 6 or above. Each season is tied in with school terms and culminates in a live concert at different venues around Enfield, often featuring concerti played by guest soloists.

Last updated: August 2020

St Harmonica's Blues Club

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We are delighted to have settled into the Southgate Club, just 5 minutes from Southgate Tube station with the entrance in Crown Lane. We’ll be there every Friday (except for the 1st Friday of every month which is comedy night) from 8.00pm and once a month on the Sunday following the first Friday of every month we’ll be holding our Blues Jam, now monthly.  Free admission (with your St Harmonica’s membership card) and donations into the hat to pay for the musicians and acts that we book. It is a terrific space with great bar, a stage and comfortable seating as well as some space to get down and boogie. The Southgate Club has a proud tradition of serving the community going back over 150 years and we are so pleased about this new partnership, it keeps us local, and we intend to make St Harmonica’ the blues venue in London.

Last updated: June 2020

The Big Choir

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The Big Choir is a group of enthusiastic singers who fundraise for research into 200 different types of cancer.  We are singers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and welcome anyone who just loves to sing.  We're not a choir for people who are affected by cancer, but sadly most of our members have been affected either personally or have lost loved ones.  That's why they are so happy to see their monthly subs going to such a worthy cause.  Our donation goes via Cancer Research to the scientists at, a new biochemical research facility for pioneering research into all cancers.  Apart from the fundraising, we have a very good time together, both during sessions and socially.  We really are one big happy family and we'll make you extremely welcome if you'd like to join us.

All our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit.

Choose between four locations for rehearsals:

  • East Finchley - Monday evenings
  • Enfield - Wednesday mornings
  • Winchmore Hill - Wednesday evenings
  • East Barnet - Thursday evenings

Get in touch if you'd like to come along.  

Last updated: March 2019

The Latymer Saturday Music Centre

The Latymer Saturday Music Centre is an independent Music Centre which is open to ALL children from reception year upwards. Activities take place at The Latymer School, Edmonton, on Saturday mornings, during term time.

Last updated: November 2014

The Rowantree Choir

rowantreechoirThe choir began its life as an evening class at Rowantree School in Winchmore Hill, North London, in 1960. It later became a separate entity, and is now an important part of Enfield's thriving musical activity. We are a mixed choir of about 70 members, made up of the four singing parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

Membership of the choir is open to anyone who can hold a tune! There are no auditions. All are welcome and, as an incentive for people who have never sung with us before, we offer the first term free, so that new members can take their time discovering whether they like us and what we do.

Last updated: November 2014

Winchmore String Orchestra

Winchmore String Orchestra

Twenty years ago a new musical venture began in Winchmore Hill – an amateur string orchestra. Called unpretentiously the Winchmore String Orchestra (WSO), or simply the Winchmore Strings, it was the creation of a local professional violinist and teacher, Stanley Lishak, and his wife Bertha, a viola-player.

Today, with a core membership of more than two dozen that is boosted by the addition of guest players at concerts, the orchestra is in fine form. Most of its members live in the boroughs of Enfield and Barnet, though some come from as far afield as Walthamstow, Islington and Hertfordshire. It gives a platform to up-and-coming soloists and a hearing to local composers. And many charities benefit from the funds it raises at its concerts, which are held at Winchmore Hill Methodist Church.


Last updated: November 2014

YTA - Young Talent Academy

A Place to Thrive! Located in the heart of Enfield Town at Enfield Grammar Upper School, YTA is an award winning, inclusive Performing Arts School where students between the ages of 3 - 21 years are nurtured and encouraged to build confidence and achieve to the very best of their potential. Students are taught in a warm, supportive and friendly environment by fully qualified, industry trained teachers. Coached in singing, drama and dance each week, students also have the option to join our Young Notes Pop Choir too. All teachers are fully qualified and DBS checked.

Last updated: June 2021