Vaughan Williams Singers

Vaughan Williams Singers, founded in January 2018, is a mixed-voice chamber choir based in the Surrey hills.  The choir sings a wide range of music, with a leaning towards 20th and 21st century unaccompanied works.

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We are named after the area's most illustrious musical resident, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), whose choral music features in our repertoire alongside that of his contemporaries and others, and whose 150th anniversary is being celebrated around the world in 2022.

Vaughan Williams Singers rehearse weekly during term-time on Tuesday evenings in Great Bookham.

Becoming a member of Vaughan Williams Singers

We are not currently recruiting, but if you are interested, we'd still like to hear from you as things can change.

New singers typically spend a couple of rehearsals with us after which they have a short informal audition. This will include a discussion about your musical experience and knowledge, performing a short prepared accompanied song of your choice, musicianship tests and a piece of sight-reading.

The choir's aims

  • To give polished and musically satisfying performances

  • To promote the music of our own time through innovative programming and presentation

  • To provide training to help singers further develop their musical, choral and vocal skills

  • To provide enjoyable, fast-paced rehearsals and exciting performance and touring opportunities

  • To help spread the understanding and enjoyment of choral music through outreach activities

The musical team

Vaughan Williams Singers was founded by Ian Assersohn, an award-wining composer and highly experienced choral director and teacher living in Leatherhead, Surrey. Ian also directs Leatherhead Choral Society and Epsom Male Voice Choir and has worked with many other choirs and ensembles.


Musical Director