Singing involves virtually every muscle group, vibrating the whole system like a tonic massage. It increases lung capacity, improves posture, clears the sinuses and boosts mental alertness by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. And for good measure it exercises the facial muscles – helping to maintain youthful good looks.

Widcombe Choir

The choir meets for two hours beginning 7.30pm every Monday during term time at Widcombe Social Club at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.

Our members range in age from their forties to their seventies and represent a good cross-section of local people. It’s fair to say a lot of us wouldn’t think of ourselves as at all musical and we’re happy to have discovered that you don’t need to read music to make music. Our musical directors, Tessa McGinn and Rachel Phillips, are the magic ingredients and together we hit musical highs with a range of songs from the classical Kyrieto contemporary Human – and everything in between.

There are around thirty regulars and some of us step out in public several times a year. Our highlight performance is every May at the Party in the City as part of the Bath Festival. Visitors to the Widcombe Christmas Market are also entertained with seasonal songs.

After a free ‘taster’ session, the fees are £8 a session, or there are discounts for annual and termly membership. Come along, listen to us and join in!

For details see the website: www . groupspaces . com/widcombechoir <>  or contact the Choir Chair, Felicity Wikeley, at

Performance Photos