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About us


The Conchord Singers were founded in 1986 by members of Southampton CND who enjoyed singing, and began giving occasional concerts, led jointly by Rita March and Rita Leighton. The idea evolved to have fun and to raise money for various good causes.

Our origial name was Concord Singers (without the 'h'), devised by Rita March to includ the letters CND. Eventually the choir was permanently costituted under Donald Hughes, who established links with the international organisation 'Sing for Pleasure'. At this time we revised our name to Conchord Singers.

Over the years we expanded our repertoire to include more ambitious works as our ablities grew. 


From September 5th 2023 we have a new rehearsal venue and have changed from Friday to Tuesday as our rehearsal night. So now rehearsals are every Tuesday during term time from 7.30 to 9.30 with a break for tea/coffee midway. We meet at Cantell School, Violet Road, SO16 3GJ. Our concerts are normally held at Christ Church, Freemantle, Waterloo Road, SO15 3BS. If you are interested in paying us a visit check first at the email below.

Join us

Subscriptions are £15 per month, with lower concessionary rates available if needed, and an optional £20 per month for those who feel they can affort it. Most members pay by standing order. We are always looking for new members in all parts. There is no audition, but an ability to follow music notation and a sense of pitch are important. Do try us out at a few rehearsals before deciding to commit. Contact us on

Who's who?

Musical Director Assisstant Conductor Accompanist
Musical Director
Craig Lawton
Assistant Conductor
Rosie Woods
Chris Bluemel