About us

Total Voice started as an idea for a community choir. Christine Mulgrew, then studying for a degree in music performance and technology, wondered if there was any appetite for singing in Milford on Sea, the beautiful coastal village in Hampshire where she lived. She decided to start a choir that would learn and perform rock and pop songs, and would be open to all.

The first rehearsal took place the Milford on Sea Guide Hut in January 2010. The weather was absolutely dreadful, with thick ice on all the roads. Only seven people made it to the venue that night, but the following week, after a thaw, the numbers began to climb. Nowadays, the hut is packed every week with up to sixty singers. The choir has performed at all sorts of local events and festivals and has gained a reputation for its well-known tunes, relaxed style and boundless enthusiasm.