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Harrow on Song – Tuning up with our borough’s choirs

Our borough contains a wealth of talent and offers lots of free and cheap entertainment including plays, musicals, and concerts, and in this article, we’re looking at Harrow’s choirs.

Harrow Philharmonic Choir

A mixed voice choir based on Gayton Road, the Harrow Philharmonic Choir boasts Dame Janet Baker as its President. The choir performs ‘serious concerts’ in the autumn and the spring of each year, and the next event will take place on Saturday, the 13th of April, at Pinner Parish Church. The choir welcomes new members who are able to commit to rehearsals on Monday evenings between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm at Harrow High School. If you fancy adding your voice to this fantastic choir, you can email Kathryn Sweet at kathryn.sweet@btinternet.com

Harrow Apollo Male Voice Choir

Founded over 80 years ago, the Harrow Apollo Male Voice Choir attracts members of all ages, including my late father-in-law, Christopher Jones. The choir’s patron is the Mayor of Harrow, and the four-part ensemble performs a number of public concerts every year as well as being available for hire. The next scheduled event will take place at Love Lane Methodist Church in Pinner on the 20th of April at 7:30 pm. If you fancy launching yourself into the Apollo Male Voice Choir, newbies are welcome so pop them an email at harrowapollo@gmail.com.


An award-winning ladies choir, Jubilate, was founded in 1995 and, led by professional singer and choral director, Sarah Stroh, the choir currently boasts 40 members. The choir performs regularly and their next scheduled concert is a collaboration with Allegra in Newport on Saturday, the 22nd of June. The choir auditions new members who can make it to rehearsals every Tuesday evening between 7:45 pm and 10 pm at the Pinner Methodist Church on Love Lane. If this sounds right up your street, get in touch via the website.

Northwood Choral Society

With 30 current members, the Northwood Choral Society has been entertaining Harrow for over 50 years, and they perform a number of different types of concerts throughout the year – details of which can be found on the website. The choir rehearses on Sundays at 7:30 pm at St. John’s URC Church in Northwood, and wannabe members can get in touch via the website.

Getting in tune in 2024

Becoming a member of a choir requires a commitment of time and effort, but it can also be a lot of fun and offer opportunities to get out of your comfort zone, travel, and make new friends. If this sounds good, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with one of our borough’s choirs today.