About us


The evening choir started in April 2014 as a Women's Institute choir and evolved into a 40 strong mixed community choir with members from all walks of life.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming environment, eclectic repertoire and the amount of laughter that accompanies our rehearsals. 

In September 2017 Sing17 started a day choir for people who required or preferred to sing in the daylight hours. 

Sing17 is very much made up of local people of different ages and abilities. We love to collaborate with other community groups whether it's a choir festival, care home singalong or local event.

We have two mascots. One is the delightful 'Shelila' one of our wonderful member's vintage route master bus. The other is Tia the rescue staffie who belongs to choir leader Laura. You can see both of them featured in our logo!

(logo design by creativehannah.co.uk)

Laura Forbes - Choir Founder & Leader

Laura is an experienced choir leader and musician working with a diverse range of community groups in Waltham Forest and Haringey. 

Her passion is making music accessible and invigorating to people of varying abilities. Sing17 strives to create a nurturing and relaxed environment for the choirs which is perfect to overcome any singing hang ups or inhibitions. The effect means members leave the sessions feeling uplifted and bonded with other members. Although Laura has an informal approach she is sure to challenge and engage all singers with interesting arrangements. There is a strong sense of unity in Sing17 and this creates great music and high quality performances!

Anne - right hand woman

Anne is first to welcome new members to the choirs and fill them in on what's what. Along with helping with the admin, Anne has moved Sing17 from strength to strength by suggesting charities we can fundraise for, approaching communities to collaborate with and making sure Sing17 are on the gig map! We have raised over £3500 for charity over the last five years.

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