About Us

This Year – 2023

Hurrah! Finally, we seem to be almost back to “normal” after so many months of lockdown, no singing, no entertainment … now we can look forward to a successful and pleasurable musical year in 2023!

Some things don’t change. We still meet at the beginning of each term for five or six practices and then have bookings for entertainment after that, some on Thursday evenings which is preferable, but we do take requests for entertainment on weekday afternoons.

I would be delighted to have some new choir members, particularly those with children who would like an evening out!

For further details do contact Margaret Smith, the music director – and we look forward to seeing you!

We began –

50 years ago, in a very small way, with just 10 women, meeting in the long-extinct Maycrete Hall where water dripped through the roof in the winter months and we sang around buckets on the floor! Our title was the Cringleford Evening WI Choir, but some time afterwards we became independent and self financing and “The Cringleford Singers” was born.

We are –

now a women’s choir numbering around 40, with “The Cringleford Musicians” -piano, flute, violin and percussion, for accompaniment.

We sing –

everything from classical to jazz, folk songs to selections from musicals, old favourites and we are always trying out new songs – from unison to 3-part.

We entertain –

around the city and local suburbs, with 20 or more informal “concerts” each year – sheltered housing audiences, entertaining a variety of clubs and societies, singing in churches, halls, supermarkets(!), hotels at Christmas – anywhere where we are invited and where we can bring pleasure and enjoyment.

We raise money for charity –

each year we raise around £3,000 for local charities. We are always willing to consider requests for financial help from individuals and groups.