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UCL Community Choir

Our relaunched choir is off to a fantastic start! 

UCL Choir posing for a picture

We’re back, singing loud and proud. Who could have predicted the response since relaunching the choir in December 2023? Due to high demand, we had to pause registrations in early January as we reached full capacity. Over 70 colleagues have now joined, and a waiting list has been set-up for future terms. It is clear from the Tuesday lunchtime choir sessions this activity is much needed – the positive energy and joyous atmosphere is infectious! Thanks also to Gitika Partington, our choir director, who makes each session fun with her excellent teaching. Dates and details for the summer term will be coming soon… watch this space.  

To celebrate the end of spring term, please join us at our sharing performance:  

  • When: Tuesday 19th March 
  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Location: The UCL Student Centre, 27-28 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AW. 

About the choir 

Originally formed in 2018 with 100+ members, the UCL staff singing club staged several successful performances, both on campus and elsewhere. Following lockdown, a three-year hiatus, and then a one-off gig in the summer, interest in the choir was reignited – and the newly-renamed UCL Community Choir was relaunched in December 2023. 

It is an a capella choir open to all staff and PhD students, taught again by the amazing professional choir leader, Gitika Partington. Members learn all types of pop/world/folk and original pieces. The choir is open to singers of all experiences, there are no auditions, and you don’t need to read music. Members learn together with helpful resources. It’s a great way to spend your lunchtime, improve wellbeing and make music with other colleagues.  

UCL Community Choir Working Group 

(Meena, Faith, Lisa, Adey, Tracy & Malika)