Dozens of people "raised the roof" at Royston Town Hall for the launch of the town's Somewhere 2 Sing choir.

The choir held a launch event on Monday (September 4), with more than 60 people attending.

Choir leader Teresa Wells and her team welcomed potential new members, and started by teaching songs from the choir's repertoire, including 'Only You' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'.

Royston Crow: The Somewhere 2 Sing launch event in RoystonThe Somewhere 2 Sing launch event in Royston (Image: Somewhere 2 Sing)

Mayor of Royston Cllr Lisa Adams officially opened the session - and also took part in the singing - before everyone celebrated the launch with a glass of fizz and a cupcake from local bakery Kelly's Kitchen.

Somewhere 2 Sing choirs encourage everyone to join, regardless of their level of experience.

They also organise large-scale experiences for their membersa and smaller events for local choir groups.

Royston Crow: Royston choir leader Teresa WellsRoyston choir leader Teresa Wells (Image: Somewhere 2 Sing)

This year members have performed at St Albans Cathedral, Disneyland Paris, Covent Garden and Abbey Road Studios - where singers recorded their first mini-album.

Choir leader Teresa said: "It doesn’t matter what singing you’ve done before, for it’s in the power of the ensemble and singing and developing together that we achieve such great results."


In addition to leading the Royston choir, Teresa is a vocal teacher and choir leader at Barclay Academy in Stevenage.

A Cambridge choral scholar and classically-trained soprano, Teresa has performed in operas across the UK, in major concert halls, solo recitals, weddings and other special occasions.

Royston Crow: Somewhere 2 Sing choir groups performing at Covent GardenSomewhere 2 Sing choir groups performing at Covent Garden (Image: Somewhere 2 Sing)

Teresa added: "Anyone can do it! And we invite anyone interested or mildly curious to come along for a free session to try it.

"I’m delighted to have joined the Somewhere 2 Sing family and look forward to welcoming new members with my enthusiasm for music and belief in the power of singing together in harmony, for both the performer and listener!"

Somewhere 2 Sing was founded in 2016 by Hertfordshire-based Duncan Rutherford, and the choir now welcomes 600 members every week in classes across the region.

Royston sessions take place in the town hall on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm.

To book a free taster go to