Who we are

The Community Choir Wakefield was founded in 2018 with the goal to create community spirit through singing and music. We believe in music’s power to bring people together and it’s social and emotional benefits that can help us all.

What we do

At the Community Choir, we have created a friendly and social atmosphere where our members can partake in musical activities such as our live performances and rehearsals. There is no pressure and no judgment, our members are all of mixed abilities- our only wish is for folks to have fun!

We currently hold weekly live rehearsals, which we stream for those who can’t or who may not wish to attend in person. Our streams are recorded to ensure members can rehearse whenever convenient.

We often have exciting choir events in the works, which you can check out on our events page!

Our team

Chairman

Tom Long

Tom Long is a retired property investor who is deeply involved in charitable works throughout Wakefield. He founded The Community Choir in 2018 and has worked with Jenna to build it into what it is today. His abiding passion is the eradication of loneliness and social isolation, particularly within but not exclusively, the older generation. His belief that nobody should feel lonely, especially in older age, is the driving force behind the charity.

Musical Director

Jenna Fan

Jenna Fan is a musician based in Ossett with 30 years of musical experience. A professional musician, Jenna runs a popular piano teaching studio in Ossett delivering both in-person and online lessons to individuals and groups. Jenna also directs two choirs in the area as well as delivering singing and music workshops to groups. As well as creating and performing music, Jenna enjoys sharing her favourite music with others through her pop choir Local Vocals, her own duo Perfect Measure, and through tuition and workshops. 

Treasurer

Alexandra Gayford

Alexandra Gayford is a semi-retired business consultant who worked in the waste recycling industry in Merseyside and Lancashire. Born in Malta, she spent most of her life living in Wakefield and Horbury, where she is a mother of two and a grandparent to four. Alexandra currently works as a part-time/secretary at a local members club in Middlestown whilst also volunteering at the Give box for Wakefield community foundation. 

FAQ

Have Any Questions?

No, you do not need to be able to read music. Our membership is for those across all musical abilities!

No, we do not hold auditions and welcome everyone irrespective of age, ability, gender, and background.

No, everyone is welcome irrespective of age!

Fill out our Membership Registration Form here.

No, if you do not wish to sing but want to get involved in our choir, you can volunteer with us as an alternative way to join in! Click here to find out more