Welcome to the Chater Community Choir website

We are a community choir based in Rutland. We welcome anyone who simply enjoys singing.

We are a friendly and an enthusiastic group of around 30 members. Under the leadership of our inspirational musical director, Tracy Steward, we sing an exciting range of songs. We welcome experienced singers to become involved and encourage those who may be new to choral singing to come along and give it a try! It is not necessary to know how to read music (although it is very useful) and we have no auditions.

We meet on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm-9pm at Edith Weston Primary School, Weston Road, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8HH

We perform two main concerts a year; a Spring concert usually in May and a Christmas concert in December.  We have also performed at music festivals and take part in various local events throughout the year.

We start rehearsing at the beginning of the school terms in January and September for Spring and Winter concerts, but new members are welcome at any time of the year!

New Term Autumn 2024 starts Tuesday January 16th

Conducted by: Tracy Steward

Tracy Steward spent her teenage years in Peterborough then trained as a primary school teacher in Exmouth, Devon specialising in Music. Since school she has always sung with choirs and Peterborough Opera, regularly performing chorally and as a soloist and taking part in local and international competitions under the baton of friend and mentor John Walmsley. After having her children Tracy ran Music For Little People in Peterborough providing music classes for the under 5’s. She moved to South Luffenham in 2009, teaching music and singing in local primary schools. She now takes an active part in musical activities in the village along with being Chair of the Village Hall Management Committee and runs the South Luffenham church Toddler Stay and Play sessions. She sings with The Other Band and sings soprano with Uppingham Choral Society.

Accompanist: Ivan Linford           

Based in Oakham, Ivan is a member of the team of organists at Warren Hill Crematorium, Kettering and  plays the organ on Sundays at various local churches. He is also rehearsal accompanist to the Leicester Bach Choir and Harborough Singers. He is much in demand, both locally and further afield, for playing at weddings, funerals and concerts. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts from the University of Huddersfield and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Have look at our concert page where you can look at the dates of our forthcoming concerts and look back at our previous concerts and pictures.

Our Next Concert is: Friday 26th April 2024