Tyrannochorus join The Really Big Chorus at the Albert Hall

On Sunday 10th July a group of Tyrannochorus choir members went to from Cottenham to London to sing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Really Big Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall.

TongueTwisters Children’s Choir (part of Tyrannochorus) were a sensation and sung their part beautifully; what an amazing experience for the children, their proud families and friends.

We were conducted by Bob Chilcott and The English Festival Orchestra played Peer Gynt Suite No 1 by Grieg and Romeo and Juliet Overture by Tchaikovsky.   After the interval, 1,000 voices came together to sing Carmina Burana and it was amazing to be part of it.

The Fen Edge Community Association kindly paid for our transport to and from London; we are so lucky to be part of such wonderful community which gives us so many great opportunities to develop and flourish.

Cathy Stableford – a member of the Big Mouth choir (part of Tyrannochorus)

Tyrannochorus Cottenham choir cheque presentationTongue Twisters get centre billingTongue Twisters sing at the Royal Albert Hall

Tyrannochorus - the audience take their seatsTThe 1000+ voices behind the 70 Strong English Festival OrchestraMr Chilcott conductor joining audience to give children a standing ovation


Three Cottenham choirs: TongueTwisters, VoxPop and bigMouth which all rehearse and perform separately, coming together on occasions to form the award-winning group, singing a mix of rock and Rutter, jazz and Jenkins, folk and funk.


for children are aged between 4 and 11 who meet to rehearse a varied repertoire – with the emphasis on ‘singing for fun’ – on Saturday lunchtimes. As well as performing locally, they are veterans of the Music for Youth festival (in which they reached the finals) and have been lucky enough to perform at West Road, Cambridge and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.


is the older brother/sister to TongueTwisters. They meet on Thursday evenings to sing an eclectic mix of often bespoke arrangements, off the peg songs and even specially-commissioned originals. They are veterans of the Music for Youth festival (in which they reached the finals) and have also performed at West Road Concert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, London.

—-“A very musical and accomplished group!” (*)—-(*judges comments re VP)


started in response to parents of the younger groups and has blossomed into a fine and dedicated collective of like minds. They meet each Thursday night and, like a fine wine, they improve with age. Post rehearsal, they decamp to the kitchen for a glass of woeful plonk, which does not.