Our ‘Singing for Pleasure’ choir, for the over 50s for benefits to health and fun, meets on Friday mornings at the Music Centre.
This drop-in choir is a popular activity under the able leadership of Sally Mears. The group meets at 11.15am for tea / coffee and biscuits before singing until 12.40pm.

The group is in much demand to perform at local venues.

Please contact the Abingdon Music Centre office for further information or come along to Abbey Baptist Church on a Friday morning if you would like to join this group.

Recent repertoire includes:

  • Medley from 'Oliver'
  • Various Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • When I'm 64 (The Beatles)
  • Various Flanders and Swann
  • Psalm 23: Theme from Vicar of Dibley (Howard Goodall)

Our performances this year include:

Abingdon Music Centre Summer Concert

Singing at various local care homes

Abingdon Music Centre Christmas Concert

Women's World Day of Prayer

Singing at a special service for families of donors to the South Central Organ Donation Services

Summer Garden party

Witt Fest

Sally Mears conducts Singing for Pleasure

Sally Mears

Musical Director of Singing for Pleasure

Sally read music at Merton College, Oxford then studied conducting as a part-time student at the Guildhall, London, becoming a finalist in the British Federation of Young Choirs conducting competition. As well as her work with Abingdon Music Centre, she now teaches piano at St Helen's and St Katharine's School, Abingdon and conducts Headington Singers in Oxford.



Although this group is a weekly drop-in, there are over 20 singers who rehearse weekly with this group. All singers are over 50 and some are even over 90!

(Please note: as this group is a drop-in rather than a weekly class, the singers in Singing for Pleasure are not officially members of Abingdon Music Centre)


New singers

New singers, male or female over 50, are always welcome. Please contact the Abingdon Music Centre office or come along to a Friday morning session.