The multi award winning New Forest Children’s Choir was formed in 2008 by Alison Russell-Hayward and is based in Christchurch with weekly rehearsals at The Regent Centre.

The Choir is honoured and proud to have John Rutter as Patron.

The Children’s Choir is open to all children.

The children bring their energy and love of singing alive performing classical choral pieces, traditional folk songs, music from the musicals, gospel and some african songs songs to the highest standards, enabling the choir to perform at National and International levels. Alison develops singing technique with every child and opportunities for individual lessons are given. In rehearsals the children work extremely hard but also have fun in an atmosphere of trust and support.

In early 2011 a Training Choir was introduced to act as a feeder choir for the Main choir. The children have their own rehearsal and often join with the Main choir for part of their rehearsal.

In September 2011 the New Forest Chamber Choir was formed. This choir offers a rare opportunity for children and adults to sing together. For further details please go to their website at New Forest Chamber Choir.

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Come and Join Us

Auditions are now happening as exciting concert opportunities are coming up.

See the auditions page for details, or email the choir for further information.

Click here to view photos of our fun day visit to the Royal Festival Hall to compete in the final of Barnardo’s National Choral Competition.



“You have voices of angels - the purity of sound and your trademark legato phrasing is exceptional. It sounds like one voice when you sing”

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Competition judge 9th Feb 2016 20:02

Your Choir was absolutely brilliant. Their performances were incredible. I love what you are doing.

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