About Us

Background

There has been a London Transport Choral Society for many years. Very few records exist, but it has provided music for the Corporation’s Annual Festival of Carols held at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square for over sixty years. In 2002, the society merged with the former British Railways Choir (the St Marylebone Singers) to become London’s Transport Choir.

Repertoire

We sing a mixture of secular and sacred music. In addition to providing Christmas Music at the Annual Festival of Carols and at the Railstaff Carol Service, we have performed classical programmes including Faure’s Requiem.

In 2010 we received a BBC Choral Ambition grant to broaden our popular repertoire - who knew there were so many catchy transport-themed tunes...

Recently we've sung at the completion of the orbital route on London Overground and at events to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Black History Month and World Day of Remembrance for Victims of Road Traffic Collisions.

Membership

Membership is open to anyone who enjoys singing and works for or supports transport in London - no audition required. The membership year runs from July to June and rates are £50 for a year (£25 for people who are retired or not in employment). To join, please complete a membership form and send with payment to Trevor Haynes, 5 Home Farm Close, Great Oakley, CORBY, NN18 8HQ. Payments can also be made by BACS.

Rehearsals
We offer rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and some Saturday afternoons. We have 3 or 4 terms per year with a break in January and Summer. Rehearsals are usually held at TfL offices at 55 Broadway or 197 Blackfriars Road.

T
he Future

We want as many colleagues as possible to experience the pleasure and sense of achievement of singing in a group. We would like the choir to reflect the people that work in transport and use it. We sing a varied programme of classical, sacred and popular music that we hope will appeal to a wide range of tastes. We'd like to expand our work and build on contacts with other organizations both within and outwith the public transport industry. We'd love to hear from you - please contact us using the Contact Page.





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