South West Essex Choir (SWEC for short!) is a large, friendly, non-auditioned choir, with a membership of over 100 people mainly from Redbridge, Waltham Forest and South Essex. We sing a largely classical repertoire along with some jazz-style pieces.

Celebrating 60 years of music-making!
SWEC is celebrating 60 years since the choir was established in our 2023-24 season. To mark this special year, we have put together a concert programme of some of our favourites including the Verdi Requiem and the jazz-inspired Mass in Blue. We hope you will join us for one or all our concerts!

Our next concert is the Verdi Requiem on Saturday 23 March at 7.30pm at Chingford Parish Church. Tickets are now available to purchase here. Early bird prices are available for tickets booked before 1 March 2024.

Sing with us
We will be singing the Verdi Requiem in our Spring 2024 term (January – March 24) and are looking for new singers to join us and sing this magnificent piece.

We’re holding a Verdi vocal workshop on Saturday 10 February 2024 at Holy Trinity Church, South Woodford. Everyone is very welcome! You can sign up via Eventbrite (subject to booking fee) here or contact Maureen as on the poster below. Tickets are £25 or £20 for SWEC members.

Join us
If you enjoy singing – even if you’ve not been in a choir for a while – why not come and sing with us? We are always on the look out for new members, particularly in the male sections. We’re a friendly bunch with singers ranging from the complete beginners to the very experienced. There is no audition but reading music is an advantage and you need to be able to sing in tune.

Come along and try us out with no obligation to join. Visit the join us page to find out more about what we sing, where and when we rehearse.