Peckham Rye Sings

Love to sing? Want to sing? Come and join us at my Peckham choir, Peckham Rye Sings!Peckham Rye Sings at our Christmas Performance in 2018


Our Summer Term runs from 16th May – 8 August, 7.30-9pm.

Peckham Rye Sings is a fun and friendly community choir based in Peckham and led by local choir leader Xenia Davis.

We meet on Monday evenings from 7.30-9pm at the Copleston Centre, and we sing beautiful a cappella folk, gospel and world music songs in 3 and 4 part harmony. All songs are taught by ear.

We were founded in June 2015 and we’ve grown to around 45 members.

Looking for a Peckham choir? Everyone is welcome to come and sing with Peckham Rye Sings, whether your singing is limited to the shower or you belt out ballads on the London Overground. There is no need to read music, and you don’t need to audition. You can start at any point in the year. And your first session is free, so there’s nothing to lose.


“We start the week with a smile rather than a groan knowing that Monday has such a treat at the end of it.”


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Want to find out more about Peckham Rye Sings? Here are some handy FAQs


When do you meet?

Monday evenings during term time, from 7.30 – 9.00pm.


Where do you meet?

Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, Peckham SE15 4AN


How much does it cost?

Full price: £9
Concession: £7
Full price plus: £11

A note on rates:

Full price: This is the standard rate.

Concession rate: This is for anyone who feels like they best fit into this category. I don’t need you to show me proof of low income or unemployment or anything like that – if it feels for you that this is the rate you need to pay, I trust your judgment.If you normally pay the standard rate and then for whatever reason you’re in a phase where you need to pay the lower rate for a bit, that’s fine, do what feels right for you. Again, I trust your judgment.

If the concession rate feels out of range and you wouldn’t be able to come otherwise, I’d rather you just come, and pay what you can (£3? £1?) if you like, or don’t pay at all. When finances are difficult, that can be really stressful, and singing is really good for stress, so those are the weeks you should definitely be coming and singing!

Full price plus: This is for anyone who feels like they’re able to pay a little above the standard rate. The extra goes towards supporting lower rates for those who wouldn’t be able to come along otherwise – it means that collectively as a group we can absorb this. You might want to pay this rate every week, or alternate with the standard rate, or just pay it once a term. Your call.


I really want to come but I don’t know if I can commit to every week. Is that ok?

Come along every week, or just come once or twice a term, whatever works for you. No need to commit to every week – we get that people have busy schedules!


Do you perform?

Yes we do. We usually do 1-2 performances per term. We’ve sung at the Southbank Centre, at local community Wassailing events, at the launch event of Peckham Citizens, at local community festivals, Sing For Water, and we’ve flash mobbed the London Overground and the Tate Modern.  Performing is totally optional though, it’s fun, but not everyone’s cup of tea, so if you’re not into performing, that’s totally fine.


What do you sing?

Here are some (live and lockdown) recordings of songs we’ve sung.





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