Rachel Holmes


Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire


Community choirs

Additional information

I’m Rachel, a singer around Wallingford who loves to teach harmonies. I have over ten years’ experience running choirs and singing groups in my spare time. I directed my workplace choir for five years, born out of our need for something creative to do, leading to numerous local performances and a lot of fun rehearsing in lunchbreaks. After that I ran a weekly singing group for the Benson day centre for two years, and briefly ran choirs on behalf of SingForce and Singing Mamas before lockdown in 2020. Alongside an illustrious career in soil testing, I now focus on what I love to do most: leading people in song, especially if they have limited experience, have been told they can’t sing, or just want to let go and have fun. I have some musical training, but mainly do it because I love it and can’t help it.​

I’m also the proud lead singer of folk-funk band The Night Herons. You can see what I’m up to with them here: www.thenightherons.com​

Come along and meet me at a choir or gig!

My choirs

Chilton Song Circle

Easy, uplifting harmony singing in the beautiful village of Chilton.

Come and sing beautiful harmony songs from many traditions, all taught by ear with no sheet music, no auditions, no homework, and no pressure! Just beautiful music to enjoy – turn up and let loose. We meet in Chilton Village Hall, in The Morris Room. There is plenty of parking on site.

£40 for 6-week block, or £8 pay as you go. You can pay online or in person (card or cash), or just drop in if you prefer. Come and meet friendly people who love singing together. No experience or confidence necessary!

You can find our term dates at http://www.upliftchoir.com

Unsure? Come for a free taster. Email me to let me know to expect you.

I look forward to welcoming you!

Session times

Thursday evenings in term time

Cholsey Singing Circle

Find and free your voice

A relaxing and uplifting singing session with beautiful harmonies taught by ear. No sheet music or homework, just turn up and let loose! I teach music in many styles and languages, layering up simple parts to build beautiful music all without accompaniment.

Open to all, from near and far and all abilities. Great fun for “non-singers” and singers alike. Discover your voice and enjoy making music. Parents are most welcome to bring small children with them (please bring whatever they need, but the singing is for you!).

Session times

Fridays 12:45 - 13:45 pm


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