St John Singers has been unable to meet during "lockdowns". We held a few socially distanced rehearsals in October, grateful for the use of the spacious and airy St Martin's Church, and returned immediately after the November lockdown. We will hold a low key version of the "Magic of Christmas" on Wednesday 16th December. Unfortunately this will be for choir members and a very few invited guests only, and there will be no social mingling.


  • St John Singers sang the Salisbury Cathedral Services over the weekend 4/5th January 2020
  • Another great evening at the "Magic of Christmas" Concert on December 18th. With our partner charity, edUKaid, the evening made over £3500 towards education in Tanzania. Many thanks to all involved.
  • A concert was held on October 12th at Amesbury Abbey Church, with a popular mix of Psalms, Songs and Secular Music, and Billy Maton giving an amazing performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The concert made a much needed £700 for the church roof.
  • On July 6th 2019 our Summer Concert in memory of David Coram attracted a huge audience and raised almost £1500 for Encircles, a charity for the homeless. Hugh Hetherington delivered the Vaughan Williams Mystic Songs with great feeling, and the Mozart Requiem for David was spell-binding, both choir and soloists giving their all, and an amazing organ accompaniment from Sam Hanson.

Stephen Abbott and the Soloists at our 2019 Summer Concert


St John Singers was founded 45 years ago by John Powell MBE our Emeritus Director of Music. We are a mixed choir of some fifty voices with members coming from Salisbury and the surrounding area. The choir enjoys a varied repertoire covering sacred and secular music from the Tudor period to the present day. We rehearse weekly on Mondays during 'term time' and perform concerts and other events some four or five times a year in Salisbury and further afield, including visits aboard.  Our concerts have supported nearly two hundred different charities over the years, raising significant funds for them. Our Musical Director is Stephen Abbott, and our accompanist is Ben Maton
If you like good singing in a sociable environment and are interested in joining the choir,  please email the choir Chair, Simon Cox via the Contact Page 
The choir has no vacancies at present but we do keep a list of potential members for the future.
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St John Singers is a member of MUSIC IN SALISBURY
St John Singers - a leading choir in Salisbury
Registered Charity Number 1169985.