New Community Choir

New Community Choir
New Community Choir

Choirs are back! Made famous by the TV Show “Last Choir Standing”, rock choirs are springing up all over the country. So why not join the first New Community ‘Rock’ Choir in Chichester. No auditions, open to all, free to join, meet new people, enjoy singing gospel, soul and rock anthems. The New Community Rock Choir started on 7th September 2010 after Steve, one of our Ministers, woke up in the middle of the night singing, “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah!” (Yes, he is a little strange!) Before coming to Chichester, Steve was in a full time Media and Music Ministry, but this was the first time he had been involved in starting a choir.

In September 2016, Emma Barnes, our Conductor, will be taking over the running of the choir, ably assisted by singer and musician, Sue Lindars. Richard and Jill Riley do an amazing (and demanding job) as our Administrators. Peter Bradley sorts out the technical requirements of the choir, on PA and back tracks.

Among the first songs in our “repertoire” were the classic rock song by Bill Withers, “Lean On Me”, the hit song made famous by Shrek(!) and the X Factor’s Alexandra Burke, “Hallelujah” and the old hymn which made TV’s “Last Choir Standing” so popular with a stunning performance by Men Aloud, the Male Voice Choir – “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah”.

We have added a number of classic songs to our repertoire: “Swing Low”,  “From A Distance”, Sister Act’s, “Joyful, Joyful”, Titanic’s, “My Heart Will Go On”, Abba’s “Mamma Mia!”, the Beatles, “Let It Be” and “In The Bleak midwinter.” Administration is a huge job as you can imagine, and one of our members, John Manning has taken on this significant role.

Want to know more?

Our dedicated website:

Administrators: Richard and Jill –  Email: