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Emily    July 2022


Every Thursday. 7.30-9pm

We meet in the high-ceilinged Great Hall. We'll be socially distanced with good ventilation and the bonus of an open fire in the hearth. Wear extra layers and bring a warm drink.

How to join

Contact Emily to find out more or just drop-in any Thursday.


13/1/22 - 17/2/22 6x week block

24/3/22 -7/4/22 ( no session on 24/3/22) 6x week block.


£40.00 ( discount)  if block of six is booked.

Contact Emily for BACS details.

£8.00 cash if you drop-in at the venue.

"This picks me up every time and is the highlight of my week at the moment. We will keep singing!" Louise

A non-auditioning women's choir meeting weekly in the wonderful setting of the Abbey grounds and Great Hall. This choir attracts singers who might not identify themselves as traditional choral singers but who still want to sing beautiful polyphonic harmony. Come to regular sessions to build skills and get confident. We work towards occasional gigs as part of the Abbey calendar but the emphasis is not solely on performance. 


An eclectic repertoire of songs in acapella harmony including folk, blues and gospel. We explore music from aural traditions around the world, for example Celtic lullabies and Georgian healing songs as well as Emily's own compositions and work written for unaccompanied voices by writers from the Natural Voice Network.


The Abbey Sutton Courtenay,
The Green,
Sutton Courtenay 
OX4 4AF​

Recent performances

  • Winter Solstice evening at the Abbey

  • Midsummer workshop

  • A Garland of Song Spring concert



"Emily is a fantastic teacher, so enthusiastic, funny, great fun and very very talented. She is always open to suggestions always makes everyone feel welcome and part of the group even from day one, when I arrived it was such a warm welcome. I would recommend to anyone." Gillian


Grace Notes choir



Thank you for choosing such a varied, fascinating selection of music...and especially for creating such a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
- Thomasin