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 -                                  PROM "Magical Musical Memories"

The Edwin James Festival Choir will join forces with St Mary's Choir to present another performance of their 21st Prom concert featuring songs from the musicals, old and new, plus all the Prom favourites. Flag waving and audience participation positively encouraged!


Date 21st September 2018

Doors open 6:45pm

Performance commences 7:30pm.


Venue: St Mary's Church, Grassmere Cl, Felpham PO22 7NU  


There will be a retiring collection for our chosen charities this year:- 


St Wilfrid's Hospice

St Barnabas Hospice

Chestnut Tree House Hospice


To reserve your ticket, contact our box office on 01243 582330 or click here


Latest News

Shuffleboard Evening - 6th October 2018



Join us for a fun evening of Shuffleboard on 6th October 2018, starting at 7pm.


Table of 6 - teams of 3.


This is a joint fundraising event with Littlehampton Twinning Association.




Tickets £8 to include a Ploughmans supper. Dietary needs can be catered for. Pleae bring your own drinks.


Contact: 01243 582330




Littlehampton Town Show and Family Fun Day



The choir set up a stall at the show and displayed information about the group together with details of our next performance.


They also had some great bargains to buy and the amount raised will be announced soon.


All proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase of music.





20th Birthday Party



The choir and orchestra celebrated their 20th birthday at a special dinner on 1st August at the Vardar Restaurant, Littlehampton.



Click here for a full write up and photos.











Main charities - Year to July 2019


We are supporting the following charities for the year to July 2019:-



St Wilfrid's Hospice

St Barnabas Hospice

Chestnut Tree House Hospice


Members' section



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


Review of our last concert -                      PROM "Magical Musical Memories" at Littlehampton

Write up to follow

Fascinating Facts

Fact 1 - During our financial year to December 2017, the choir directly raised £4,243.61 for charities and good causes:-

  • St James Church, Littlehampton
  • MacMillan Nurses
  • Enable Me
  • Cancerwise
  • Mission to Seafarers
  • St Barnabus Hospice
  • Alzheimers
  • Sussex Hospice
  • Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society
  • United Church, Littlehampton
  • Royal British Legion
  • Rustington Lions

The total raised over the last 20 years is £140,000!

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, united 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 help to run social events for the choir.

Fact 3 - For 2018, we are proud to have 93 Patrons, 3 Life Members and 1 Honorary Life Patron. 

Website created : August 2015

Last updated : 19th September 2018

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"Speaks what cannot be expressed,

Soothes the mind and gives it rest,

Heals the heart and makes it whole,

Flows from Heaven to the soul."


Ticket Booking Line: 

+44 1243 582330 +44 1243 582330


Membership Booking line:

+44 1903 502262


Email : edwinjamesfestivalchoir@gmail.com


Or use our contact form.


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