The One Voice
Watford Community Choir was launched in July 2008 following an initiative by Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and a grant from the Mayor's fund. The Choir meet during school term time at the Clarendon Muse on
the site of the Watford Grammar School for Boys, and is a community choir for the young people and adults living in Watford and the surrounding area.
The Choir's main objectives are to celebrate diversity through music and to give a warm welcome to new and existing members.
The Choir provides local opportunity to learn and sing a varied repertoire of modern songs with universal themes selected to convey positive
People who enjoy singing for pleasure are able to join One Voice without any previous singing experience, musical knowledge, auditions or the need to read music. One Voice has
developed an informal way and comprehensive method of teaching, where members self-select which voice group most suits their singing range. By learning breathing techniques and singing exercises
incorporating rhythm, timing and harmony, they are able to achieve great results.
The Choir membership is steadily increasing, with current membership of approximately 80 people, and an average weekly rehearsal attendance of
or more. Throughout the year the Choir conducts a number of performances supporting local organisations, including Age Concern, the Centre for the Blind and The Peace
The choir is managed by an highly motivated and committed committee, elected annually from the choir membership.
The choir is lead by Musical Director Jo Sear, and piano accompanist Ken Harratt, both of whom are professional musicians