Ruth Ruddock


Towersey, near Thame, Oxfordshire


I run a fairly new choir for upper voices and am assistant leader of a mixed community choir.

Additional information

I run a choir for upper voices – Towersey Songbirds – on Monday afternoons, and am assistant leader of Village Voices Towersey Community Choir who meet on Wednesday evenings, both in term time. Songs of many types from around the world are taught by ear and there are no auditions. I keep things fairly simple and we have a lot of fun. I’ve come from a classical music background but discovering community choirs about 13 years ago has been a revelation and I love what we do.

My choirs

Towersey Songbirds

We’re a group for upper voices. In June 2020 a group of 6 of us got together to sing in a garden, and then a separate group of 6 was born. Eventually we joined to sing together on Towersey Village Green and in the beautiful courtyard at Towersey Manor, and our Songbirds group finally came together into our home at Towersey Memorial Hall. We sing rounds, some simple songs and the occasional more ambitious songs. Everything is taught by ear and everyone is welcome. We meet to have fun and to laugh singing together.

Session times

Monday afternoons in term time from 3 to 4.30 pm

Village Voices Towersey

Founded in 2009, we’re led by Sarah Westcott and sing a variety of songs ‘a cappella’ of many types, and from around the world. We perform in public occasionally, but mostly we meet to have fun singing together and are a very sociable and friendly group. Singing together (sort of) on Zoom through lockdowns and restrictions brought us even closer, and since we’ve come together again in person we’ve welcomed quite a few new members and are always open for more. Everything is taught by ear and we believe everyone can sing!

Session times

Wednesday evenings in term time from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

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