The genesis of our choir was the closing of a group based in Leamington Spa in early 2010 when the conductor left to live in Spain.

Some of us missed the singing so much we had a 'get together' in October 2010 to catch up.
We decided to form our own choir and considered Phoenix Singers as a title, 'rising from the ashes' so to speak. Unfortunately there was another choir already using that name so Firebird Singers with about 20 voices was born. We now number over 60.

Our motivation, both then and now, is the pleasure of singing with the option of raising funds for local charities. We knew it would not be easy but we found a 'rehearsal room' which turned out to be a 'broom cupboard' at the Royal Warwick's Club in Coventry. We have come a long way since then, moving first to St. Laurence Church, Meriden and now rehearse in Meriden Village Hall.

Each concert has been better than the last and gift cheques have grown seven-fold, starting at £500 for the Stroke Association, growing to £700 for Stillbirth And Neo-natal DeathS (S.A.N.D.S.), £1000 for the Breast Cancer Unit at Walsgrave. We also raised £450 for Coventry & Warwickshire Kidney Patients Association. In 2014/15 we raised £1500 for The Macular Society. Our efforts for 2015/16 raised £2000 for the M S Society and our latest donation - to the Alzheimer's Society - was our largest to date at £3500. Additionally we had a MacMillan Coffee Morning in 2016 which raised £635.

This season our chosen charity is the Huntington's Disease Association.