Join us

We’re always on the lookout for new members, particularly in the male sections. If you enjoy singing, why not come along to a rehearsal?  You are welcome to join us at any time. We also hold regular open evenings for prospect new members; the next one will be in April 2020.

We practise in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and aim to develop individual musicianship, as well as present public performances to the highest achievable standards.

If you wish to become a member of SWEC there is no audition but you must be able to sing and we do ask that you commit to regular rehearsals and participate in the three season concerts.

I felt compelled to express my gratitude for your article in the local gazette that inspired me to join SWEC… rehearsals culminated in a truly joyful experience.” (New member 2016)

Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7.45 -10pm at Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1RB. 

The church is within a 10 minute walk of Loughton Underground Station on the Central Line and on bus routes 20 and 167.

Rehearsal terms for the 2019-20 season are:


Tuesday 24th September –  3rd December 2019

Tuesday 7th January , Monday 13th January, then Tuesday 21st January- 24th March 2020

Tuesday 21st April – 30th June 2020

For more information contact our membership secretary, Mary McElarney on 01992 812606 or email: