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The Crofton Singers

The Crofton Singers is a friendly four-part chamber choir based in Woodford, East London, rehearsing on Thursday evenings at Bancroft's School, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex  IG8 0RF. New members (over 16) are always welcome: there are no formal auditions – selection is by mutual agreement after a few rehearsals. Jonathan Rathbone, as the Musical Director (and former Director of Swingle Singers), makes the rehearsals fun as well as creating an environment in which to learn and develop as singers.


We reach a good standard of chamber singing with the majority of members being able to read music and sight-read. We suggest some experience of choral singing would help. If you are interested in joining do  contact us or email:


For our next concert, the Crofton Singers will be joining Bancroft’s School for a performance of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, 7.00 p.m. on Saturday 9th November in Bancroft’s Great Hall, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 0RF


Then, our Christmas Concert - 8.00 p.m. Thursday 5th December (date tbc)

Bancroft’s School Chapel, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 0RF


We concluded our 70th Anniversary year with a concert on 14th December 2017 in the splendid surroundings of the Drapers' Company Hall.


To view programmes and videos from previous concerts click here.


Do you need a choir for a Wedding or other special occasion? Crofton Singers can offer a wide range of sacred and secular works and would be happy to discuss your requirements and choice of music. For more information on repertoire, availability and fees please email us using the Contact Us tab or email:



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"There are a couple of good reasons why I drive about 30 miles to hear a concert by the Crofton Singers. First, they are a talented group of people with evident enthusiasm for the music they sing and secondly, the music they sing is varied.  The concerts I've attended have included works by composers of the 16th century through to the present day with a consequent difference in style and musician-ship”

David Wightman

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Crofton's Rehearsal 25-01-18



We restart rehearsals on Thursday 5th September at 8.00pm at Bancroft's School.

Do get in contact if you might be interested in joining us.