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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.[2]

The Hogwarts orchestra, also conducted by Filius Flitwick played alongside the Frog Choir sometimes.[2] It played waltz music at the Yule Ball of 1994 before the Weird Sisters came rocking on stage.[3] It also played The Hogwarts March before the beginning of the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament that year.[4]



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]


At some point during the 1986–1987 school year, Professor Flitwick announced in the Great Hall that there would be auditions for the Choir, as two members had left.[5]

Tulip Karasu felt her toad Dennis to be depressed, and that joining the Choir might cheer him up; since Tulip admitted to be a terrible singer, she asked Jacob's sibling to audition with her toad. Jacob's sibling agreed to do so and after bonding with Dennis over several events, one of which was playing pranks on Madam Pince, practised with the Weird Sisters.[5]


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.[2] The choir members sang while carrying toads (one of which was Trevor, Neville Longbottom's toad)[6] 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.[2]

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 practices 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.[7]

In early October 1996, the choir had an emergency practice that forced Professor Flitwick to retreat from Hogsmeade Village back to Hogwarts Castle; it is unknown if there actually was a Choir Practice or if Flitwick was merely using it as an excuse to avoid Slughorn.[8] 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.[9]

Known songs

Known members

Behind the scenes

The choir performing at the Theme Park


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Celestina Warbeck" at Wizarding World
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Chapter 8 (Welcome and Warning)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) - Chapter 19 (The Yule Ball)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) - Chapter 26 (The Enchanted Maze)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "The Frog Choir" Achievement
  6. Prisoner of Azkaban script on IMSDb
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) - Chapter 13 (The High Inquisitor)
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 11 (Cursed Necklace)
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Deleted scene
  10. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "The Frog Choir" Achievement - Part 4, Side Quest "Take the Stage!"
  11. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "The Frog Choir" Achievement - Part 3, Side Quest "Singing to the Choir"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, during a time-limited side-quest, Jacob's sibbling has the option to get on the Frog Choir or suggest Merula as a member.