Community Choirs Festival

Welcome to a fabulous day of mass choir singing, socialising and performing

Community Choirs Festival

The Community Choirs Festival was founded in 2008 by Natural Voice Practitioners Alice Robin and Hilary Davies. Alice and Hilary organised the festival together until 2013 when Alice moved to New Zealand.

The festival started out at Warwick Arts Centre before moving in 2010 to its present location at King Edward VI school in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.

About Us

Helen Coll



Hilary Davies



Hilary co-founded the Community Choirs Festival in 2008. With a life long passion for unaccompanied harmony singing, she has fifteen years’ experience as a community choir leader and currently leads four choirs in the Midlands.

Hilary’s background is working in mental health, and as a Community Arts worker.

Mollie Guilfoyle



Mollie has been the Festival Co-ordinator since the start in 2008. She makes everything work like clockwork and heads our wonderful team of Stewards.

Mollie directs and teaches Mime, Mask and Drama at the University of Birmingham and Applied Theatre on Birmingham School Of Acting’s Community and Applied Theatre course.

Helen has been a steward at the festival since 2009. In 2014 she took on the new role of Festival Administrator, supporting Hilary.

Helen has worked in many different roles in music education, culminating in over 20 years in teacher education at Birmingham City University. Since retiring she has been keen to take on new challenges.

The Festival Team

The Steward Team

Our wonderful friendly team of stewards has grown and developed over the years, honing their skills and knowledge, until they now function like a well-oiled machine!  Again this year, they introduced themselves in song at the beginning of the day.

2017 “Superb organisation, very smooth running as a result. Well done!” Thank you for a wonderful day. Organisation of all  areas excellent. Great fun too! Playing workshop song 2016 I can hear a train a-comin’ by Nickomo