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The Woodside Singers is an association of about 30 enthusiastic amateur singers (we’re looking for more members to build us back to pre-Covid numbers), governed by a constitution and run by a committee elected from the choir members. We sing a wide variety of four-part music, generally to piano accompaniment, ranging “from Bach to the Beatles”. 

We rehearse on Monday evenings at Hounsdown School 7:30pm-9:00pm.  

More info about us, expectation and subscription fees etc on the “About” pages of the website, and admission to the choir is without audition.

Thanks for checking in on our website.  If you would like to try us out please do let us know, we’ll give you a warm welcome.

Our conductor: EMILY CHRISTIAN 

Having studied at The Purcell School for Young Musicians, Emily achieved a bachelors degree in Music at Royal Holloway University, where she sang in the prestigious chapel choir.

In addition to her duties as a choral scholar, she took on the role of conductor for the Jane Holloway Choir, the largest unauditioned choir on campus. Emily has sung in many excellent choirs, including The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in which she was the Soprano 1 Section Leader. She has sung in multiple professional recordings and was a soloist on Gareth Malone’s album ‘A Great British Christmas’.

Emily is a particularly experienced church singer, having been a chorister at Rochester Cathedral before holding various choral scholarship positions in churches across the South East and London. Now living on the South coast, Emily is the conductor for The Woodside Singers and Musical Director of The Hayling Island Choir. She has a varied freelance career as a singer, conductor and teacher and continues to share her love of making music both locally and further afield.

[Page updated February 2024]

Fundraising from our  concert in April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the “bucket collection” by the Romsey and Wellow Friends of Cancer Research UK raised a phenomenal £336.63 at the end  of our concert at Romsey Abbey in April.  Thanks to all who came to the concert to support us, and for the donations.

Our 40th Birthday!

Our 40th anniversary bash in early September 2019 was a great success with many previous members of the choir coming along to reminisce over past concerts, rehearsals and social evenings.  Thanks to everyone who came along to make it such fun.

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We are looking for new members! If you love to sing, please get in touch…..


Hounsdown School,
Jacob's Gutter Lane,
Totton, Southampton.
SO40 9FT


Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

(term time only)

Hounsdown School

Jacob’s Gutter Ln, Totton, Southampton SO40 9FT, UK

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