About us

 
Wistow Village Choir began life in September 2001 when Janet, one of our original (and continuing) members, commented to our accompanist, Millie how lovely it would be a few people could get together to sing on a regular basis. The rest, as the saying goes, is history!

 
Since that time we have grown to a membership of 30 with a reputation that goes beyond Wistow, having performed in many of our surrounding villages, including abroad (well across the river to Stillingfleet and North Duffield anyway!). We have helped to celebrate 6 weddings, 1 birthday, 1 christening and 1 life well lived and in addition to raising our own running costs have given over £1,500 to charities connected to our village.

 
We perform all types of music, but in the main this is light hearted and easy listening and those who have experienced one of our concerts (such as the Wassail Evening in the run up to Christmas and the Pudding Party) will know that we don’t take ourselves too seriously! In fact our conductor, Alison, has been described as “a Yorkshire version of Joyce Grenfell” and our rehearsals as “the choral version of The Vicar of Dibley”!

 
Why don’t you come to one of our events and see for yourself? We think you will be pleasantly surprised at what a small village choir can produce! June 08

 
“Come and Join us.....”

So a famous Salvation Army song goes. If you enjoy singing, why not come along and meet us in rehearsal? When the choir was formed we only made one rule, which continues to this day. This is we never turn anyone away”. There is no audition and you don’t have to have any previous experience in choral singing. In fact we do more laughing than singing.
We meet at the Methodist Church on Thursday from 6-30p.m. to 8p.m. Both men and women are welcome (especially men - we only have 4 at the moment and they feel quite lonely at times!).