Shaping the future of singing - Singing Together survey

Take part in the Peterborough's Singing Together survey to help the future development of equal voice choirs in the UK. 

Peterborough Sings announced its national choir survey this month in partnership with the University of Sheffield and SPARC (Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre). The survey, funded by Arts Council England, seeks to conduct research into leisure-time men's and women's choirs. 

This is an exciting and ambitious project, which will collect extensive data from equal voice choirs all over the country. Anyone who participates in running, singing in or leading these such choir is welcome to take part. The data gathered will be crucial in helping to gain a better understanding of how these choirs currently operate in the UK and contribute to the sector's future growth.  

Why is this important to your choir? 

If you are involved in a male voice or female voice choir, your insight and experiences will provide clarity on community involvement in singing in a group, highlighting opportunities for further focus on diversity and inclusion to help represent and engage with potential singers the community we live in. It also helps us identify ways to sustain and develop such choirs for the long run.

How to complete the Singing Together survey 

There are three sections to this survey: choir leaders (conductors/musical directors), choir leadership groups (committees), and choir members (for individual singers). Click on the relevant links below to take part. 

Choir Leader Survey 

Choir Leadership Group Survey 

Choir Member Survey

If you require a printable version of the survey or any further information, contact Peterborough Sings’ Marketing Manager Claire Hailey at

Information about GDPR and how your data will be stored and used is included in the survey. 

Please share this as widely as possible. Each response helps to gather vital information that can shape the future of choirs.

Find out more about Peterborough Sings and this survey on their website.