The choir

Epworth ChoirThe Epworth Choir was founded in 1958 by Walter Deakin who was the conductor for the first 23 years. The purpose of the choir was and still is, “To give and receive enjoyment through music whilst raising money for charitable causes“. So far the Epworth Choir has raised over £400,000 for good causes.

Each year, the Epworth Choir perform a spectrum of music ranging from major choral works in Guildford Cathedral to classical / popular music and carols at venues in Woking. The Choir also had the privilege to perform as one of the two stage choirs at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, on two occasions during the last 5 years.

Michael Waldron was appointed Music Director of the Epworth Choir in September 2014 and Makoto James became the Choir’s Accompanist in September 2022