The Frog Choir was a singing group of Hogwarts students conducted by Professor Filius Flitwick. They usually practised in the Great Hall. The choir is quite talented, being able to both sing fluently in Latin as well as polyphonically.



The Frog Choir was presumably founded sometime during Celestina Warbeck's time at Hogwarts (1928-1936) as a result of her mother's frequent letters to the school demanding, among other artistic pursuits, a choir.[1]

1993-1994 school year

Flitwick conducting

Professor Flitwick and the choir performing

On 1 September 1993, the choir led a presentation of Something Wicked This Way Comes during the Welcoming Feast after the Sorting ceremony. The choir members sang while carrying toads (one of which was Trevor, Neville Longbottom's toad[2]) which croaked during the song, and were accompanied by a harpsichord, a drum, a harp, and flutes. While Filius Flitwick joined the feast, the choir retreated from the Hall after the song.

1995-1996 school year

Umbridge inspecting Flitwick

Flitwick and the choir's inspection

In 1995, Dolores Umbridge was put in charge of observing teachers and their lessons and inspected one of Flitwick's choir practises in the Great Hall. As she watched, Flitwick turned and smiled at her while conducting, as though waiting for her to praise the Frog Choir, though she just got out a pink measuring tape. She seemed pleased and impressed, before embarrassing Flitwick with a measuring tape. 

1996-1997 school year

In early October 1996, the choir had an emergency practise that forced Professor Flitwick to retreat from Hogsmeade Village back to Hogwarts Castle; it is unknown if there actually was a Choir Practise or if Flitwick was merely using it as an excuse to avoid Slughorn. At the end of the school year, Flitwick had a rehearsal with the choir in the Great Hall late in the evening. As they sang the English and Latin song, In Noctem, clouds rolled in around the school and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower was soon to begin. Midway through the session, Minerva McGonagall interrupted and told Flitwick to wake the incumbent Potions Master, Severus Snape.

Known songs

Known members

Hogwarts Orchestra

The Hogwarts Orchestra, also conducted by Filius Flitwick plays alongside the Frog Choir sometimes. It played waltz music at the Yule Ball of 1994 before the Weird Sisters came rocking on stage. It also played The Hogwarts March before the beginning of the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament that year.

Behind the scenes


The choir performing at the Theme Park


Notes and references

Wizarding Education
Ilvermorny Crest 4
The Eleven Schools Beauxbatons · Castelobruxo · Durmstrang · Hogwarts · Ilvermorny · Koldovstoretz · Mahoutokoro · Uagadou
Specialised schools Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
Examinations First year exams · Second year exams · Third year exams · Fourth year exams · Ordinary Wizarding Level · Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Core classes Astronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · Transfiguration
Elective classes Alchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
Extra-curricular classes Apparition · Advanced Arithmancy Studies · Ancient Studies · Art · Flying · Frog Choir · Ghoul Studies · Hogwarts orchestra · Magical Theory · Muggle Art · Muggle Music · Music · Xylomancy