Join us

SWEC rehearses on Tuesday evenings at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Rd, Loughton IG10 1RB between 7.45-9.45pm.  

We’re always on the lookout for new members, particularly in the male sections. If you enjoy singing, why not join one of rehearsals and try us out?  You are welcome to join us at any time.

You can just turn up or contact Mary McElarney, our membership secretary to let her know you are coming and ask any questions on tel: 01992 812606 or email:

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 would to join SWEC there is no audition but you must be able to sing and we ask that you commit to attending rehearsals and participate in performances.

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)

Rehearsal terms for 2022-23 are follows:


Winter Term – Tuesday 12 September – 27 November 2022

Spring Term – Tuesday 10 January – 21 March 2023

Summer Term – Tuesday 18 April –  27 June 2023

If you would like more information about joining the choir or attending a rehearsal, contact Mary McElarney our membership secretary on 01992 812606 or email: