Do you love to sing? Even if you don't but are just looking for a social evening each week with tea and biscuits, then join AHA today!

At the start of 2022 AHA and AHA:Milton merged. AHA is an unaccompanied, community choir based in South Oxfordshire. Whether you read music or not, whether you think you can sing or not, there's no need to worry! All songs are taught by ear and repetition in a relaxed and encouraging environment. We learn and grow together, but if you prefer to follow the sheet music, the option is available.

As the founder of this choir, Charlotte manages all aspects herself, whether that be musical director, administrator, budgeter and more. Focusing on acappella singing, Charlotte aims to teach a range of contemporary songs to the group. Please keep reading to find out more about the group and the songs we have worked on!

If you are interested please come along or contact Charlotte at

If you would like to see AHA come to an area closer to you, please get in touch, as Charlotte is eager to expand AHA!

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AHA meets weekly on Monday nights alternating venues between Appleford Village Hall, Abingdon and St Blaise Church, Milton. We rehearse from 6.30-8.30pm with a break for tea and biscuits in the middle. A weekly pay-as-you-go fee of £4.50 means it's accessible for all, or if you'd prefer you can pay £40.50 for a 10-session stamp card. This money goes towards the hire of the venues, music costs, refreshments, running costs and any additional extras.
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In 2017 AHA was formed as a fairly small choir, focussing mainly on 2-part harmonies. As time progressed we moved to 3 and 4 part arrangements. In 2018, Charlotte formed a similar group in Milton that focussed on 3 part harmonies. As a small organisation AHA and AHA:Milton were heavily impacted by Covid-19, so the groups merged, making it more sustainable; boosting confidence, and increasing the available repertoire without compromising standard!

Charlotte encourages the choir to suggest music as well as selecting it herself, allowing everyone the chance to learn a song of their choice. We sing everything from popular music to folk music to musical theatre songs and more. For a more detailed list of the music we have explored, please see below.

Since conception, AHA is a point of pride both with Charlotte and within the village communities and has resulted in continuing support from the Appleford Parish Trust and the Milton Parish Council. The Parishes provide the community choir with small amounts of funding to cover the cost of sheet music to ensure longevity of the group.

AHA in action!



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AHA at An Evening Of Brass and Acappella Singing with Abbey Brass Training Band, another Abingdon based community group.



AHA: Milton performing at St Blaise Church, Milton.


In rehearsal, working hard!



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Acapella Appleford choir

AHA are constantly working on new material and broadening our repertoire.

Here is a list of all that we have learnt to date:


All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span

Amazing Grace - John Newton

Angel - Sarah McLachlan

Annie's Song - John Denver

Any Dream Will Do - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Barbara Ann - Beach Boys

Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

Bring Me Sunshine - Arthur Kent

California Dreamin' - Mammas and Pappas

Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

Close Every Door - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Dream A Little Dream Of Me - arr. Norman Luboff

Drunken Sailor - Traditional Shanty arranged for AHA

Fields of Gold - G.M Sumner

Flashlight - 'Pitch Perfect 2'

From Now On - 'The Greatest Showman'

God Help The Outcasts - 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Gold - 'Once'

Half The World Away - Oasis

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

If I Fell - The Beatles

Irish Blessing - Bob Chilcott

Les Misérables Choral Selections From The Movie - arr. Mac Huff

Let It Be - The Beatles

Mamma Mia! Highlights from the Movie Soundtrack - ABBA arr. Mac Huff

May It Be - Enya

Number 1 Hits Medley - Various Artists arranged for AHA

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Psalm 23 - Howard Goodall

Riverside - Agnes Obel

Run - Snow Patrol

Send In The Clowns - Stephen Sondheim

Softly - Will Todd

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel

Tribute To The Everly Brothers - Everly Brothers

We Have All The Time In The World - John Bary

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Will Ye Go Lassie Go - Traditional Scottish Folk Song'

Wonder - Emilie Sande

You Raise Me Up - Secret Garden/ Westlife

Appleford Village Carol Evening









Past Events :


Song List:



AHA and AHA:Milton in Concert. June 2019.


May 8th 2023 - Appleford Coronation Cream Tea

December 24th 2022 - St Blaise Milton Carol Service

December 21st 2022 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshements

December 19th 2022 - AHA Social Evening

June 5th 2022 - Appleford Jubilee Picnic

December 11th 2021 - Appleford Street Nativity

December 22nd 2019 - Appleford Church Carol Service

December 18th 2019 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshments

December 9th 2019 - AHA Social Evening

December 8th 2019- Appleford Street Nativity

October 26th 2019 - Appleford Harvest Feast

2nd June 2019 - Acappella Harmonies in Appleford Concert at St Blaise Church, Milton

19th May 2019 - An Afternoon of Brass and Acappella Singing at Sutton Courtenay Village Hall

20th January 2019 - Village Tea at Milton Methodist Church

23rd December 2018 - Appleford Church Carol Service

17th December 2018 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshments

10th December 2018 - AHA Social Evening

9th December 2018 - Appleford Street Nativity

13th October 2018 - Appleford Harvest Feast

16th June 2018 - CD Recording

28th April 2018 - An Evening of Brass and Acappella Singing

17th December 2017 - Appleford Carols and Seasonal Refreshments

13th October 2017 - Appleford Harvest Feast

Christmas Music:

Away In A Manger

Christmas Lullaby

Coventry Carol

Ding Dong Merrily On High

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Good King Wenceslas

Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

Jingle Bells

Kings Of Orient

Little Donkey

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Once In Royal David's City

Past 3 O'Clock

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Silent Night

Walking in the Air - Howard Blake

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

White Christmas

Winter Wonderland

Appleford Coronation Cream Tea. May 2023.

Appleford Jubilee Picnic. June 2022.