About Us

Meantime Chorus was founded in a chilly Greenwich pub garden in November 2015 by a small group of friends who met at Bristol university through their shared love of barbershop singing. Their aim was to keep doing the hobby they loved whilst branching out to other styles and seeing how far they could push their skills. Since then the group has grown from strength to strength and their dedication to first-rate singing has allowed them to delight audiences across the country.

The group's early days were spent rehearsing in a mixture of music rooms, school halls and wherever else we could afford on the outskirts of London! It was here that they started the journey to discover their identity as a chorus. At the same time they were incredibly lucky to be joined by a number of talented singers who have helped them form the group they have today.

Meantime Chorus were delighted to win the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition and place second in the British Association of Barbershop Singers' Annual convention in 2019. We were also lucky enough to perform with our sister chorus London City Singers at the IABS mixed chorus contest where they won first place. They can't wait for what the future holds as they strive to improve their performance in the future!

Simon Arnott

Our Musical Director, Simon Arnott, is a British composer, arranger and musical educator who has worked with several award-winning groups and also directs our sister chorus, LCS. Simon also sings with award-winning quartets Park Street and Trailblazers.