In 2009, initially subsidised by the government “Sing-Up” scheme, under our original name of Una Voce, we began rehearsing and performing together. Summer 2010 found us singing, with some 400 other voices, at the Victoria Hall, Hanley in a performance of “Zimbe” by Alexander L’Estrange.
Government funding ended in December 2010 and we had to choose between closing the choir there and then, or getting ourselves organised and re-starting. The choice, by a huge majority vote, was simple and Endon Community Choir was born. At that point, our newly independent band of singers was really quite small, but with bags of enthusiasm, encouragement, sleepless nights, fun, laughter and lots of T.L.C., we are now a well-established and thriving community choir.
As we’ve developed during the past few years, we’ve maintained our informal and fun approach to everything we sing. We’re remain very serious about what we aim to achieve, but we really do enjoy the process.
Endon Community Choir is all about people in the local community who enjoy singing.
There are no auditions, no solo performances and you don’t have to read music to join. We emphasise the fun element of singing and the challenge of achieving something you didn’t know you could do.