Community Choir

Who We Are and What We Do

Who Are We?


Rough Truffles Community Choir was started in Belper in 1999 by local people with a shared interest in singing songs from both the UK and further afield, reflecting a wealth of musical styles and genres. From folk to gospel, Syrian to African, peace to protest, traditional to newly composed, we’ve traversed the musical globe and sung down the ages.

Led by the inspirational and ever-patient Frances Watt, we learn by ear and meet on Monday evenings in the Queen’s Head pub.

We are a mixed voice community choir who welcome everyone, we don’t audition and we learn music by ear. 
Apart from singing we also spend a lot of time talking, laughing and making new friends.
Choir on  a Monday night is a tonic, a sanctuary and somewhere just to be you.

Each session 

Begins with a warm up which usually involves alot of laughing 
Followed by  new songs and old songs  (words always available for these)
Breaking at 9pm for a drink, notices and a high speed chat
Culminating in some more singing and usually a revisit of anything new we'd learnt in the first half
finishing at 10pm  which is often followed by more chat!

So if you'd like to dip your toe in the water, suck it and see or give us a go we'd love to meet you.

If you'd like to chat with someone or just want to let us know you are planning on dropping by please get in touch.