Oldham Tuneless Choir

Following government advice to avoid unnecessary social contact, we will not be meeting in person for the foreseeable future.  Please sign up for our emails in order to find out when we start up again, and any opportunities for online singing.

Oldham Tuneless Choir burst into song with just over 50 singers on Wednesday 18th September 2019! Led by Sarah Wheeler and manager Gemma Cunliffe.  The pair worked together 13 years ago, at Oldham Crematorium.  This new venture couldn’t be more different!

The choir meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 7.30pm – 9pm with a break for refreshments,  at The Cotton Rooms, 3-5 Rock Street, Oldham, OL1 3UJ.

Dates for 2019/20

  • 18th December
  • 8th January 2020
  • 22nd January 2020
  • 5th February 2020
  • 19th February 2020
  • 4th March 2020
  • 18th March 2020
  • 1st April 2020
  • 8th April 2020
On street parking is plentiful and free after 6pm. There are car parks in the surrounding area but please check whether or not you need a ticket as some charges are in place.

Like all Tuneless Choirs, the choir is for those who “lack the ability, practice or confidence to sing in tune”.  People from different backgrounds and all ages will be coming together to enjoy the release of endorphins as they sing popular songs in their own unique ways.  No pressure, no judgment, just confidence-boosting fun and a great atmosphere.

Gemma was an enthusiastic member of Beeston Tuneless Choir, near Nottingham.  She’s since returned to her roots in Oldham, and has really missed being part of the choir, which helped her with her grief following the deaths of her partner Paul and her mum.  She needed someone musical to lead the choir, and her appeals were fortunately spotted by Sarah.

Sarah is a full time Mum who started performing in musical theatre when she was just 5 years old!  She wants to share her passion for singing so others can enjoy music.  She says “I would love to have a happy, give it a go, sing at full belt choir who when they leave each session do so with smiles on their faces and songs in their hearts.”

Newcomers pay £10.00 for their first session which includes registration. After your first session the regular price is £7 for ‘pay as you go’ or you can pay in advance for a term for the equivalent of £5 per session, so for example a 7 week term will be £35.00.

You’re welcome to join us anytime – it doesn’t have to be at the start of a term. It’s a good idea to sign up to our mailing list below, so you’re kept up to date with what’s happening.

If you have any questions about the choir then please don’t hesitate to contact Gemma on oldham@tunelesschoir.com or 07719 046 374.


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Sarah and Gemma outside The Cotton Rooms.

This Tuneless Choir sings like no one is listening in aid of Mind

Sarah Wheeler and Gemma Cunliffe

Sarah Wheeler and Gemma Cunliffe

Oldham Tuneless Choir Leader and Manager

Oldham Tuneless Choir singing like no one is listening!