Who are the

All Saints’ 1885 Singers?

The All Saints’ 1885 Singers perform at All Saints’ Church, Putney Common. (Not as part of the service) The group was formed in 1997. It is made up of people who live in Putney and nearby. Some attend All Saints’ Church, some do  not. The Choir Director is Alison Hunka. The Singers perform all kinds  of pieces and give lively, polished performances.


How to join
Just turn up at rehearsals.
The All Saints’ 1885
Singers are unauditioned.
Or phone the Choir Director,
Alison Hunka,
on 020 8788 1031

When do the

All Saints’ 1885 Singers


The choir rehearses for 4 weeks before a performance. Rehearsals are at 8pm for an hour and a half on Mondays and Thursdays.


The All Saints’



Why 1885?

The All Saints’ 1885 Singers are named in honour of Harry Dancey, musician and organist of All Saints’ Church in the 19th century. He wrote a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis which were first performed at All Saints’ in 1885. It did not seem a good idea to call the choir ‘The Dancey Singers’ so ‘1885’ was decided on.


Future  plans

The choir’s plans
for 2010 include
Rossini's Petite Messe & Solennelle


What do they sing?

The All Saints’ 1885 Singers’ repertoire is wide ranging. They have sung Mozart’s, Brahms’s and Faure’s requiems. They have revelled in HMS Pinafore and The Mikado. They have exulted in Haydn’s ‘Creation’ and also sung works by John Tavener. They commissioned and performed a work by Howard Goodall to celebrate their 5th anniversary in 2002.