Welcome to the Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra official website.

The choir's aim is to promote the art form - MUSIC IS LIFE - involving local people in the choir and orchestra bringing a wide range of music to the Arun area, by local people for local people.


Our passion is music and we raise money for many different charities.


We hope you enjoy looking through our website.  You will find different ways to contact us, whether you wish to become a choir or orchestra member or just support us by coming to see our concerts.


Thank you for taking the time to support us.

Our Next Concert - ABC

The Choir will be performing the brilliant songs of Abba, The Beatles and The Carpenters.


We are supporting the following charities from November 2016 to July 2017 but this concert will promote MACMILLAN NURSES:-


Mission to Seafarers http://www.missiontoseafarers.org/ 

Enable Me http://enablemeproject.org.uk/ 

Cancerwise http://www.cancerwise.org.uk/ 

MacMillan Nurses  http://www.macmillan.org.uk/


8th July 2017 Doors open 6:45pm, performance commences 7.30pm.


St James The Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton BN17 7AN


Tickets £8 adults


Box office: Chris Allen 01243 582330 or Click here to purchase tickets

Latest News

Main charities - Year to July 2017

We are supporting the following charities for the year to July 2017.


Mission to Seafarers
Enable Me
MacMillan Nurses


 Our next concert promotes


Hampton the Hedgehog and the Pancake Olympics

Hampton the Hedgehog says well done to the Choir for coming 2nd overall in the Pancake Olympics, winning £50 for our Charity St Barnabas House.

Members' section

Members' section has been completed!

To obtain the password Contact Us to request it or see the notice board at rehearsals.



Review of our last concert



A classic and moving tribute to Good Friday was performed by the hardworking Choir and Orchestra at St James the Great Church in East Ham Road, Littlehampton on Friday 14th April, who have been in rehearsal since Christmas. 


They performed Mozart's Requiem in D minor and were accompanied by talented soloists Pat Franklin (Soprano), Jeanette Fido (Alto), David Bathurst (Tenor) and Richard Cooper (Bass). 


The choir also sang other pieces including "Were You There" a beautiful African-American spiritual that pre-dates the Civil War with moving words taking the audience on the journey of the last days of Christ's life. The choir also sang "Stay With Me Lord" composed by Will Todd completing a very moving programme that was fitting for Good Friday. 


The concert promoted the charity "Mission To Seafarers" who provide help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.

Fascinating Facts

Fact 1 - During the year to July 2016, the choir raised £6,374.79 for charities and good causes:-

  • St James Church, Littlehampton               
  • United Church, Littlehampton                   
  • RNLI                                                              
  • St Barnabus Hospice                                  
  • Chestnut Tree House Childrens' Hospic   
  • Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society
  • Littlehampton Carnival                             
  • Help for Heroes                                          
  • Bloodwise                                                   
  • Ferring Country Centre                             
  • Crossroads Care                                        
  • Royal British Legion                                   
  • Dolphins Swimming Club                         
  • NSPCC                                                       
  • MacMillan Nurses                                     

The total raised over the last 19 years is £136,000!

Fact 2 - The choir has its roots in the church so is often perceived as a church choir but it is very much a community choir.


We are a not-for-profit performing arts charitable organisation serving the Littlehampton and surrounding areas. Being a community choir:-


  • there are no auditions although the Musical Director will want to assess your voice.
  • the choir is not affiliated to any particular idea, culture or organisation (e.g. church or other faith group, particular style of music).
  • no prior musical knowledge is required (e.g. the ability to read music).
  • People are not excluded on the basis of age, race, gender,disability, sexual orientation etc.
  • we are a group of people singing together, unite by our love of music, which has created a strong sense of community.
  • we have an organising committee which represents the views of the choir as a whole, and who also helps to run social events for the choir.

Fact 3 - For 2017, we are proud to have 90 Patrons, 2 Life Members and 1 Honorary Life Patron.

Last updated : 15th April 2017

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Tel: Chris for tickets

+44 1243 582330 +44 1243 582330


Tel: Julie for membership info

+44 1903 502262


Email : edwinjamesfestivalchoir@gmail.com


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