Next Stage Choir

in Marlow, St Albans & Aylesbury

From Stage & Screen

An Amazing Season of Music in 2024/5

Our 2024/5 theme is ‘From Stage & Screen’ and includes music from:
Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, Rocky, Mamma Mia, Hairspray and The Muppets!

Upcoming projects include: 

Proms in the Park, Theatre performances, Performance at the Berlin Philharmonie, Tour to US/Canada,
Christmas concerts, Collaboration concert with visiting international choir in St Albans, UK Choir Festival,
Concert performance with Pops Orchestra in London


Next Stage Choir - 3 choirs in 1 Marlow | St Albans | Aylesbury


The Choir rehearses in Marlow on Monday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Christ Church URC
18 Oxford Road
Marlow SL7 2NL

St Albans

The Choir rehearses in St. Albans on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Homewood Road URC
Homewood Rd
St Albans AL1 4BH


The Choir rehearses in Aylesbury on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Aylesbury Grammar School
Walton Road
Aylesbury HP21 7RP

Next Stage Choir was formed in 2010 by Russell Scott and Sarah-Jane Olsen, having been dedicated to helping newcomers in singing to develop their skills. Sarah-Jane and Russell had been working together for over 6 years, with Russell running numerous singing workshops and courses to great success, before they decided to setup a permanent Choir in both Marlow and St. Albans. The Choir was transferred solely to Russell Scott in 2012 with further expansion of the Aylesbury choir in 2018.

Though the Choir is run alike other traditional choirs, it’s focus is on making great music in a fun and professional environment where vocal development and skill is as important as the development of the Choir itself.

Since its conception, the Choir has continued to develop and broaden its repertoire, building a reputation for its friendliness, its professional environment and its continued determination to be the very best it can be.

Its continued high standards of learning and music-making, combined with a passionate and visionary leader help to create unrivalled and bucket-list opportunities for the choir and its loyal membership.

“It is a known fact that singing regularly reduces stress, releases endorphins, promotes positive well-being, aids a wide range of medical conditions and gives you confidence. It’s fun, progressive and a skill almost anyone can pick up.”

Russell Scott 
Musical Director

Choir for Adults in Marlow

Next Stage Choir is a mixed, adult choir based in Marlow, St. Albans and Aylesbury, of people who love to sing!  The choir is not franchised and remains under the sole control of Russell Scott who directs all 3 choirs, keeping it personal, supportive and fun.  

The choir performs regularly and in festivals and charity events, as well as taking part in workshops and commercial recordings, both locally and on tour. 

It performs a range of music from classical, pop and rock to jazz and musicals, in a mix of styles including a cappella, but also with backing tracks and with professional live musicians and bands.

The choir has recorded four albums, and has toured in Austria, Sweden, Germany and the US.

Why Us

As well as making great music together, Next Stage Choir work on vocal technique to help your singing skills, your vocal production and your performance. It is a fun, dynamic, and enthusiastic choir with lots of energy. And for those who want even more, there’s a great social scene too – so come along, make new like-minded friends, and do something you love to do!

The choirs form together as one choir for performances making an incredible sound.  Joint rehearsals are held periodically and in the lead up to performances and are held at either the Marlow, St. Albans or Aylesbury venue or most often at a central location between the three venues.


Musical Director, Russell Scott has been in the music industry, professionally, for over 45 years working in the worlds of Classical and Musical Theatre. He is not only a Producer and Musical Director, but an accomplished Singer and Vocal Coach.

As a performer he has performed all over the world, as a soloist and with leading choirs and orchestras. With over 100,000 record sales across his 4 solo albums, he’s also appeared on countless film soundtracks, opera, pop and musical theatre recordings.

His company, The Russell Scott Organisation Limited has developed into a successful and reputable entertainment production company specialising in creating and producing high profile, high-end productions. It has produced a number of hugely successful shows across the UK including ‘An Evening of Don Black’, ‘An Evening of Tim Rice’, ‘The Wonderful World of Ashman, Menken & Schwartz, and ‘From Stage And Screen… And Back Again!’ which raised over £15,000 for charity. He produced the critically acclaimed ‘Godspell In Concert’ at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in 2014 which went on to tour the UK in 2015.

He regularly directs masterclasses and workshops, and has worked with choirs and ensembles around the world including the acclaimed Military Wives Choir.  He has also worked in Germany and the US. He is Musical Director of Next Stage Choir and in previous years was also Musical Director for Waddesdon Manor Choir and Westminster City Council’s Every Voice Counts.  He has directed several commercial recordings, recording at leading studios including Angel Studios and Abbey Road Studios in London.

Russell leads an enormously busy life having achieved great success in the cross-over of genres. Music is his soul and his passion, and he is committed to finding and developing new musical talent, giving opportunity to those with the ability and dedication to succeed at the highest level. 

Russell mentors Choir Directors to be the best they can be and to lead with passion. He is also creator and producer of the UK Choir Festival.  More info at www.ukchoirfestival.com.

To find out more about Russell Scott click here