'Rehearsals run from early September through to our concert in mid-December, then from early January to the concert in late April/early May. New members are always welcome - no auditions ... Despite the good audiences that the choir's performances attract, ticket sales do not cover the considerable costs of mounting concerts with professional soloists and a full orchestra. Like other similar choirs, therefore, the Choral Society has to charge its members a subscription ... as well as running various fund-raising events.'
'We usually have four concerts a year. Typically the Easter and October/November concerts are classical and the Christmas and Summer concerts less formal. Concert venues are usually in Hemel Hempstead, where we can be accompanied by a variety of instruments including piano, organ, harp or small orchestra. Occasionally we join forces with other choirs ... to allow us to perform larger scale works.'
'The Choir was formed in 1980 by Malcolm Brinson and several of the original founder members still sing with the choir ... We perform a variety of music based on 3 main concerts. Our Easter concert is usually a major choral work. At our summer concert we perform lighter pieces and the Christmas concert is seasonal with audience participation. We sponsor the annual Alcester Young Musician Competition and the winner is invited to perform at one of our concerts.'
'Aldeburgh Music Club was founded in 1952 by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears and has evolved over the years into one of East Anglia's leading choral societies with over one hundred members and supported by more than 120 patrons ...'
'Formed in 1994, and is a community choir. Membership is open to all and there are no auditions. We have a reputation for performing concerts of the highest standard in Newham, the area in which we rehearse and perform. Our repertoire of music is extensive, ranging from the 15th century to the current day. Included are the great works of many major composers. The chorus enjoys a good social life outside the rehearsal room and our annual weekend away provides the perfect opportunity to rehearse, socialize and relax. The All Saints Orchestra is a mix of seasoned professional players featuring instrumentalists from many of the major London orchestras. Together with the Chorus and our dedicated group of acclaimed soloists a wide audience is given the chance to experience great music ...'
'Founded 1992 ... Consists of between fifty and sixty singers from all over mid and west Kent from various choirs and choral societies, as well as a number of people who have had little previous experience of singing. Although the choir works to a very high standard, there are no auditions, and all are welcome to attend rehearsals ... The Choir has given three or four concerts, usually with All Saints' Festival Orchestra each year.'
'Founded in 1933, although records of a Choral Society can be traced to the middle of the 19th Century.During World War II the Society was suspended although Jackie Burn kept a choir going in Alnmouth until the Choral Society was restarted in 1947. Since then, regular concerts have been performed in local Churches, halls and the Playhouse, as well as more informal events in places such as Cragside, Hulne Park and Brinkburn Priory.'
'One of the leading choirs in South Cumbria and the Lake District with members coming from Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston. We are a very friendly choir whose members really enjoy singing and we are always very keen for new members to join us. We normally perform two major concerts in the year, one in December and the other in May and take a break during the summer months of June, July and August. There is a modest fee for singing with the choir which can either be paid annually or at the beginning of each term.'
'We are a Society with nearly 100 singing members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are professional musicians, and some are discovering for the first time the delights of live music-making. We have been singing for many years and celebrated our 85th anniversary in 2014 ... Join us if you are interested in singing or hearing some of the most beautiful and lastingly popular music in the world. We are committed to bringing an appreciation and love of this music to as wide an audience as we can.'
'The Angus Choral Society gives a warm welcome to new members. We rehearse ... starting at the end of August and continuing until our Christmas concert in early December. We resume in January to rehearse for our Spring concert towards the end of April ... Friends of the Society contribute to the Society’s finances through an annual subscription of £10. In recognition of this support Friends receive advance notice of our concerts each season and their names appear in each concert programme. Friends are also welcome to observe the Choir at its regular Friday rehearsals.'
'Choral society, based in the East Neuk of Fife, rehearsing and performing in and around Anstruther. We have a friendly and welcoming approach to everything we do and strive for high standards of performance ... There are two concerts each year, one in early December and one in March.'
'Ards Choral Society was founded in 1947 ... We hope that you enjoy our concerts throughout the year. We always celebrate Christmas by performing the "Messiah"; our newly introduced mid-February concert provides a mixture of Choral Music; and our Spring Concert plans to be a light-hearted affair with music to please all tastes.'
'The Society was founded in 1912; George V on the throne, Duke Henry in the recently completed Castle; the year of Elgar's Violin Concerto and Debussy's Preludes. The choir is made up of approximately 110 singers from the age of 17 upwards. Singers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, many with a choral music interest of long standing but others more recently attracted to the enjoyment of choral singing. Over a period of years the choir has typically performed major concerts in the spring and autumn of each year and carol concerts on two consecutive weekends in December, when children from schools in the Arun community join with the Society.'
'Founded in 1949 and has been bringing the joy of wonderful choral music to audiences (and singers!) in this area of Surrey – and sometimes much farther afield – ever since. We perform a varied programme of regular concerts, accompanied by professional soloists and orchestras, with music from ancient to modern and offering different works and different challenges every year with the occasional indulgent repeat of one of those great and familiar works that we all know and love so well.'
'A friendly, welcoming, non-auditioned choir based in Warminster, Wiltshire ... We have around sixty members ... We perform major concerts each year, usually featuring the main choral classics but also including the lesser known byways of the choral repertoire. We have performed contemporary music, including world premiers of commissioned works.'
'We perform two major concerts a year - Spring and Autumn plus a Summer Concert normally in June and a Christmas Concert in December. We also arrange a few Come and Sing Concerts of familiar works in local area Churches ... Some of our singing members do not read music, so don’t be put off if you are also in this category! Our rehearsals include help with how to understand musical notation and the texts of pieces that are not in English. Our rehearsals also include help with the basics of how to sing well and make the most of the voice that you have.'
'We don’t have auditions and we welcome singers of all abilities, preferably with some sight reading ability, but we work hard and aim to make our Thursday evening rehearsals fun. We have a professional conductor and accompanist and we achieve high standards in our performances with professional soloists and other musicians ... Is it hard work? We sing music of differing levels of difficulty, so sometimes concentration is required, certainly. For most of the time, we are just enjoying the challenge of making a grand sound. And of course, as the term progresses, we have learnt our way ...'
'Friendly, mixed choir of around 80 members ... The choir performs four public concerts each year, including the popular Christmas Words & Music concert in December. Other concerts are a blend of sacred and secular choral music, covering a wide repertoire from classical to contemporary works including commissioned works for the Society.'
'Founded in 1995, we are a four part choir and welcome new members. We sing a wide range of music, from the larger sacred works to a selection of Abba hits. We currently have around 80 members ... Concerts are in May and December, some times with soloists and an orchestra as well as an excellent church organ. Rehearsals start mid September for the Christmas concert, and mid January for the May concert. We have a very pleasant village pub nearby for any members to gather after rehearsals, and we also have social events after the Christmas and summer concerts.'
'We are a friendly choir that welcomes enthusiastic singers of all ages ... We warmly welcome students (aged 16 to 25 years in full time education) who will automatically receive free membership to the choir. In addition, if they wish, they can audition for the Banbury Choral Society (BCS) Youth Outreach Scheme that is a new community initiative.'
'Founded in 1976. The original choir was named the Barclays House Sports and Social Club Musical Society, and had ten founder members who all worked for the bank ... Membership was gradually extended to others outside of the bank who wanted to sing in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere, and the choir became a combined workplace & community choir, serving the Poole and Bournemouth areas. The choir continues to receive generous financial support from Barclays PLC, to whom we are immensely grateful. Barclays House Choir is now the only choral group associated with Barclays, and has sung at major corporate events.'
'The Choral Society was founded in 1951 and sprang from the choir of the local Women's Institute. It is a mixed voice choir with a current membership of about 55 singing members ... The Society gives three concerts per year, in local venues, with professional soloists and accompaniment ... Prospective new members, who are very welcome to "test the water" at a rehearsal or two, are invited to contact the Secretary ... There are no auditions.'
'We are a welcoming group of amateur singers with a warm friendly atmosphere and always looking for new members. Previous experience is not necessary. We sing a variety of great music – sacred, popular, folk and songs from the shows ...'
'BCS has a membership of around 140 but at most concerts the choir has about 120 singers. We are currently exploring the opportunity to substantially expand the number of members of the choir. We see this as a positive step to securing our future ... All new members are given a voice assessment by the Musical Director when they first join. This usually takes place after you have attended about three rehearsals by which time you will have decided whether you want to be a member. The assessment consists of singing a short piece that you know well (perhaps a folk song or hymn), followed by some basic aural tests and perhaps some sight reading ...'
'Established in 1971 and currently has over 60 members. In addition to performing at least three concerts a year, the choir presents additional concerts in support of charitable events in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. The Choir sings a wide range of music, from serious choral works to more light-hearted offerings. Baslow Choir also specialises in exploring the lesser-known parts of the choral repertoire.'
'Formerly Thomas’s Choral Society since 1999, the newly named Battersea Choral Society is a friendly and motivated choir with an enviable reputation. Our repertoire is varied and exciting and we perform with professional orchestras and soloists ... We are ambitious and, although we do not audition, we take our music and our performances seriously. Our rehearsals, sectionals and performances are sparkling fun for us and for our audience, with every member, whatever their experience, valued and making a contribution.'
'Battle Choral Society represents so much more than an occasional performance of classical music. It stands for togetherness, creativity, the sharing of a passion for music, the belief that working towards a goal in the form of a concert will add to one's sense of purpose and that there is more to entertainment than being on the receiving end of it.'
'BBC National Orchestra of Wales gave its first performance in April 1928 and occupies a special role as both a broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales ... BBC National Chorus of Wales was formed in 1983, and has developed into one of the leading large mixed choruses in the UK. While preserving its amateur status, the Chorus works to the highest professional standards ... achieving enviable critical acclaim and enjoying a close performing relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.'
'An amateur ensemble joined in performance by professional soloists and instrumentalists ... We look for singers who can follow music and blend with other voices and potential new members attend two or three rehearsals to sing with us. If after this initial period they decide to proceed, then they are given a voice test by the Music Director. The voice test is not an audition, but is intended to determine whether the potential new member's voice will fit in with the present sound and nature of the choir. Decisions as to who may sing in the choir, generally or for particular performances, shall be for the Music Director.'
'Our choir's first rehearsal was in May 1910 when it was known as the Newdigate Choral Society. The choir participated in the Leith Hill Musical Festival for the first time in 1914 but it was disbanded during the first world war and then re-formed as Beare Green Choral Society in 1937. Both names were amalgamated in 1974 ... We welcome all new singers, there is no audition, just bring along enthusiasm and a desire to listen and learn.'
'Formed following a performance of Handel’s Messiah at Christmas in 1968. From this modest beginning, the choir has grown in stature to take its place amongst Scotland’s finest choirs. With current membership of around 100, it is always keen to recruit new singers ...'
'We have a committed approach to our singing but our primary aim is to enjoy making music together. The choir is known for its friendliness, something which is highly valued by its members ... The society welcomes new members in all voice parts - soprano alto tenor and bass. We do not hold auditions and ask only that you are enthusiastic, committed and sing in tune. Our musical season begins each September and is divided into three terms. Each term we rehearse a work or works for concert performance generally engaging professional soloists.'
'The Choir history goes back over 150 years. We are a friendly amateur choir who enjoy singing and welcome new members without audition. Performing a wide variety of major choral works; supported by professional soloists and orchestra as necessary. The breadth of our repertoire extends from oratorio to opera and folk to specially commissioned pieces. December brings our locally famous Christmas concert where we are supported by children from local schools.'
'A mixed voice choir of about 80 voices founded in 1960 ... While we sing a varied repertoire, we are best known for our spirited performances of the great and exciting choral works ... We engage professional soloists and professional orchestral instrumentalists, with whom we have a long association, to perform with the choir ... We perform three concerts a year.'
'We are a friendly and thriving choir of 120 singers that enjoys singing large choral works ... Unlike some choirs, we don’t have auditions. We simply rely on our members’ ability to judge their own capabilities, which works well for us. Concerts are held in the wonderfully atmospheric Dorchester Abbey. Concert days start with rehearsals with the professional soloists and orchestra who are chosen by our Musical Director. Staging concerts is an expensive business, but the choir is well managed and on sound financial footing. This enables us to achieve the often ambitious plans that we set ourselves ...'
'We are a thriving 100-strong mixed voice choir, based in the Hertfordshire market town of Berkhamsted. St Peter’s parish church on the High Street is our venue for local concerts – but please don’t get the idea that we are "small town" in outlook. For major choral works, accompanied by a symphony orchestra, we join up with other choirs ... Our usual schedule is to perform three main concerts a year, in May, September and December. We also present concerts on tour every summer, generally in mainland Europe ...'
'We are a friendly, enthusiastic non-audition choral society in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. We currently have over 50 members and warmly welcome new singers, particularly tenors ... We perform 3 main concerts during the year, featuring a wide range of choral music. We also organise social events and have a thriving support group of Friends.'
' We are always looking for new members of all ages, especially in the male voice sections of the choir ... Excuses for not joining 'I've never been in a choir (Yippee!! We can train you our way!); I can't read music (Nor can Stevie Wonder); I have trouble hearing (Beethoven was deaf); I don't have the time (There's a clock in the foyer); I can't sing a solo (Don't worry, we won't ask you!); I don't do auditions (Neither do we) ... We realise it can be very daunting to take that first step into a new organisation but many of us who did have been greatly rewarded by the experience of providing much pleasure to our audiences.'
'We aim to encourage the enjoyment of a wide range of choral singing for our members and our audiences in and around Biggleswade .... We perform at least 3 concerts a year at various venues in the area ... We often combine with other adult and junior choirs, soloists and instrumentalists both amateur and professional.'
'We have over 40 members and perform a wide range of music, including popular song arrangements and larger choral works. We give 3 or 4 concerts each year, some jointly with other choirs, and enjoy a high reputation for our performances.'
'Formed in 1972 by Neville Ward from a choral class at Toot Hill School, Bingham. Its aim is "to educate and interest the public in music, particularly choral music, by the presentation of concerts and other activities". The original membership of 40 has now increased to around 90, with singers coming from a wide area of South Nottinghamshire, North Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The Choir performs three concerts in each season, including an ever-popular Christmas concert. We also hold a day choral workshop in February, extending a warm welcome to all-comers.'
'We are a long established group of singers who enjoy performing a wide variety of choral music, in both religious and secular settings. Singers over 18 are welcome. Members come not only from Birkenhead, but also from the wider surrounds of Wirral, Merseyside & Cheshire.'
'We perform two or three concerts each year, with orchestral or keyboard accompaniment and sometimes in conjunction with other choirs. Though our repertoire has sacred as well as secular music, we are independent of any religious organisation. BSCS uses a variety of venues both locally, such as All Saints, Hockerill, the Water Lane United Reformed Church and Rhodes Arts Complex, and further afield including Chelmsford Cathedral, Thaxted Church and even The Royal Albert Hall ...'
'The Society is well established, having given its first performance in 1949. Since then it has provided regular concerts in Sunderland with a repertoire which has been mainly classical - sacred and secular - with occasional pieces which are more contemporary. The choir seeks to achieve a very high standard musically in the chosen works and performances are always in conjunction with professional soloists and orchestras of a very high standard.'
'We are a mixed voice choir ... The Choir gives between 2 and 5 performances a year, often interspersed with Evensongs and acts of worship. Each summer the choir performs The Eddie Palmer Memorial Concert as part of the Brackley Music Festival, a wonderful opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of the choir’s founder and former musical director.'
'A very friendly, non-auditioning choir of approximately 120 members. We strive to deliver high quality concerts, performing a wide variety of music. New members are always welcome to join us, particularly tenors and 1st sopranos, and are invited to attend two rehearsals prior to joining.'
'Choral society of around sixty voices and growing! The Bradford Chorale is one of the leading choirs in Bradford and has been performing a widely varied repertoire of sacred and secular choral music to Yorkshire audiences for nearly forty years.'
'Formed soon after the opening of the new chapel building in 1990 ... The choir’s forty or so members include chapel members and also other choristers from the Bridgend area. Rehearsals and concerts are usually held at the Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Road, Bridgend. The choir performs music from a broad repertoire including classical and modern choral works, songs from musicals, folk song arrangements and contemporary pop songs.'
'Re-formed in 1949 by conductor Rex Browning, with the aim of providing music of quality from the classical choral repertoire in the town and district ... The Choir continues to perform two major concerts each year, one with a full professional orchestra and soloists.'
'Founded in 1946 by Gerald King, Director of Music at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. The choir originally consisted of cadets and staff of the College supplemented by a few local civilians. The collaboration between town and college continued well into the 1980s, when changes within the college resulted in the choir becoming a self-supporting, independent society. Under successive directors, the choir has sought to maintain the established traditions of first-class programmes and performances.'
'We currently have over 70 singers, men and ladies. Four concerts a year are performed, in local venues, mostly of sacred choral music but also including some secular pieces. We often have orchestral accompaniment and usually engage professional soloists ... If you would like to sing with us or would like to come along for a taster evening do get in touch ... You will have a very warm welcome.'
'A lively amateur mixed choir of over 80 voices, which meets regularly each week ... to rehearse for two annual concerts in May and December. Professional soloists and orchestra join with the choir for performances. The choir was formed in 1964 ... Each year the choir welcomes one of the country’s leading young choral directors to take a workshop.'
'Established in 1948 ... We are a warm, friendly, sociable choir, and new members are always made very welcome! No audition is necessary, and scores are provided on loan at no extra cost ... At present our two concerts during the year take place in the spring and at Christmas. We sing a wide selection of choral music, some of the great choral works and some not so well known ... As well as our two concerts a year members of the choir take part in many other choral events, some organised by Making Music West Midlands.'
'The Choir comprises about 55 singers and performs a wide variety of music, sacred and secular, from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. In the UK, they have sung in Bromyard, Ledbury, Hereford, Tenbury and village churches, as well as touring in the Isle of Wight. Further afield, during recent years they have visited Normandy, Holland and Finland, enjoying exchanges with choirs from those countries. The Choir generally engages professional or semi-professional soloists and accompanists for its concerts. Occasional vocal workshops take place led by professional singers.'
'The origins of the choir can be traced to the formation of the Coalville Mining and Technical College Choir in 1953 ... In 1976 the choir was reconstituted as Broom Leys Choral Society; self-supporting and with charity status ... (The Choir) has continued to develop a wide and varied repertoire with concerts by both traditional and contemporary composers ranging from Brahms and Liszt to Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber.'
'The Society is probably one of the oldest and long-established choirs with its roots going back to 1859 ... Concerts are usually held 3 times a year at the end of each term ... We perform a wide variety of choral music and engage professional musicians and soloists, when appropriate.'
'Bude Choral Society has a reputation for performing a wide variety of choral works in the local area. In addition to the traditional classical choral repertoire, we explore many different musical styles, lending us a diversity that ensures that we remain engaged with our singers and with our audience ... We usually perform at least two concerts a year, around Easter and in late Autumn/Christmas, and we are frequently invited to sing with other choirs in the area. We have around 55 members, who come from all walks of life, united by a love of singing. Current members come from as far away as Bideford, Black Torrington, Milton Damerel, Ashwater and Launceston for rehearsals. We are a non-auditioned choir, which means we are open to everyone ...'
'Currently has around 50 members ... Our objective is "to firstly" enjoy music then to advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in choral music by the study and performance of choral works in the town and district.'
'Burnley Municipal Choir is Burnley’s oldest established four part (SATB) choir. It was originally formed on instruction of Burnley Town Council in May 1920 and held its first concert at Palace Theatre, Burnley on 26th December 1920. The choir has performed a large number of major choral works since then ... The choir perform at least four annual major concerts, usually accompanied by the Burnley Municipal Orchestra.'
'We are a friendly group of people for whom music is important, but of equal importance are the friendship, good humour and team spirit engendered by the choir. In 2016 we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the society, which was set up by a group of Burton Joyce residents who enjoyed singing. Today, over half of our 70+ members live outside of the village.We are always keen to attract new members. We don’t hold auditions, but the ability to sight read is an obvious advantage. There is no age limit and if you haven’t sung for some time don’t worry ...'
'When Percy Hallam founded the Choir in 1932, his ambition was "to perform Bach's great choral masterpieces", and the choir took its name from the composer. In those early years, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach prevailed, but the choir soon began to explore the works of other composers. Over the years, performances have included music by Brahms, Britten, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, and many others, including some less well known twentieth-century composers. In recent years, we have included at least one work by Bach in each of our Season's programmes.'
'Chorus and Orchestra ... Founded in 1944, the Buxton Musical Society draws on the rich cultural life of the Buxton area to form a group of singers and players who regularly perform orchestral and choral works ... The Society performs five or six concerts per year.'
'A large community choir ... The choir repertoire is built around sacred choral music from all eras. We have performed in many of the major cathedrals in the UK ... The choir rehearses for three terms each year, these correspond roughly with the academic terms of Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity. There are breaks during Easter, August and Christmas (after lots of Carol Singing, of course) ... If you are interested in joining the choir you are welcome to come to a rehearsal and join in if you like. We do not audition and the ability to read music is not essential.'
+ Camden Choir New!
'Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We perform three concerts a year (usually in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, but further afield on occasions) plus we sing Christmas Carols in aid of charity. We aim to combine mainstream works with more unusual and musically challenging pieces by a wide range of composers ... A highlight of the choir year is its summer get-together (normally held in July), when we explore different styles of music during an informal weekend in the country ... You do not have to live in Camden ...'
'Has around 70 members from Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Watford, and the wider Chilterns area. Come and join us! ... We perform 3–4 concerts a year in well-known local venues, such as St Mary's Rickmansworth; typically, one is a large-scale work with orchestra, with the others on a smaller scale. From time to time major concerts are performed in larger venues, such as the Cathedral & Abbey Church of St Alban, in collaboration with other choirs. Music comes from a wide spectrum of the choral repertoire, from mainstream traditional music to less familiar contemporary works; in recent years we have performed specially commissioned pieces by composers such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Antony Le Fleming, and Bryan Kelly, as well as favourites from Bach, Handel, Mozart – not to mention Abba and Cole Porter.'
'Chipping Norton Choral Society ("Chippy Choir" to its friends) exists to provide amateur singers the chance to sing varied choral works together in a friendly environment. Members of the Society will testify that striving to improve musical ability does not have to temper the enjoyment of the music being sung. Many will additionally testify that a post-rehearsal pint at the local hostelry nicely soothes the vocal chords, especially after one of those fiendish pieces with high notes in ...'
+ Chiswick Choir New!
'Founded in 1976 in London W4 by John Thackray, a passionate musician who served as conductor for multiple London choirs ... Chiswick Choir rehearses and performs three concerts per year as the culmination of our Spring, Summer and Winter seasons. The choir is delighted to work with a variety of soloists, small ensembles and full orchestras to deliver works from our varied repertoire.'
'We are a friendly choir of around 60 members. We put on performances three times a year, which have included Rossinis's Petite Messe Solennelle, Fauré Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Handel's Messiah. Our performances are enhanced by professional soloists and orchestra ... If you love to sing and are interested in joining, do come and try ... There is no audition, but we ask that you love choral music, enjoy singing and that you attend rehearsals ... An ability to read music is helpful, but not essential.'
'The Society was founded in 1867, making it one of the oldest choral societies in the country - second only to the illustrious Huddersfield Choral Society, founded in 1836 ... Everyone is welcome to join at any time. You don’t have to audition, be a trained singer. All you need is a love of music, a good ear and loads of enthusiasm. Joining a choir can help you improve singing technique and, as a bonus, it’s a fantastic way to exercise. Our members come from all walks of life and all age ranges ...'
'This busy and friendly mixed choir ... performs four major concerts a year at local venues, including Congleton Town Hall ... We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to join our choir. If you can sing in tune and have some basic musical knowledge why not come along to a few rehearsals to see if it's for you? You will receive a very friendly welcome ... Congleton Singers is a small choir formed by some members of Congleton Choral Society. We have joined together as music-lovers to offer our support with singing at church weddings and funeral services.'
'One of the largest mixed voice choirs in the West Country with over 160 members, and although newly formed has already made a huge impact wherever they perform. The repertoire spreads across all aspects of music and includes classical, oratorio, showstoppers, opera, blues, folk music and jazz. Most remarkable is the fact that so many people can join together to make superb music that makes any audience sit up and take notice, yet still manage to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with members leaving rehearsals and concerts alike with a buzz of excitement, and a vibrant confidence in where the chorus is heading ...'
'Cranleigh Choral Society has been a regular feature of village life for over 100 years. Today it continues to provide opportunities to participate in music-making at the heart of the local community and to become part of a circle of music enthusiasts, both in and out of rehearsals.'
'Founded in 1981 by a local GP David Hiley who persuaded any of his patients who said they could sing to join him in creating a choir. From this small group, many of whom are still members, a strong society of some 50 to 60 singers has evolved ... As well as a major Choral Concert in November, the choir organises a community Carol Concert in Crickhowell where local primary school pupils perform along with other young people from the town and the audience is expected to join in too. We see the involvement of young music makers in our activities as essential to the future of the choir ...'
'Group of about 60 enthusiastic singers of all ages who enjoy making music from Handel to Hammerstein. Our regular concerts in Crieff include professional soloists and musicians. We perform two concerts a year, a serious classical piece in the Easter period and a more light-hearted programme before Christmas.'
'Established in 1960 and with a current membership of approximately sixty, the Croydon Bach Choir is one of the leading choral societies in the South East. Each season we perform a number of concerts in Croydon, including works by Bach but also a diverse range of other choral repertoire, generally engaging professional soloists and orchestras ...'
'Cumbria Rural Choirs comprises: Wigton Choral Society ... Keswick Choral Society ... Ullswater Choir, Penrith ... together with singers from all around Cumbria ... If you would like to sing some of the world’s choral masterpieces and perform them with the professionals then why not join us? Cumbria Rural Choirs welcome all singers – especially young singers, and tenors and basses of all ages.'
'Large mixed choir for Dalkeith and the surrounding district and has 70 or so regular members. We sing classical, sacred and some lighter music – all for the sheer joy of singing and entertaining our audiences. Our main concert performances are given in Dalkeith each year at Christmas time and in the spring. We also perform at other events along side other groups.'
'We are an enthusiastic and friendly choir of around ninety singers including experienced and novice members. We enjoy sharing our interest and musical talent with the local community in dynamic and exciting performances. We are also helped to develop our skills in regular workshops and rehearsals.'
+ Derbyshire Singers New!
'We are a choir of some 70 to 80 voices with members from north Derbyshire ... Being a member of The Derbyshire Singers can offer you the opportunity to sing with an inspiring conductor and to work with professional singers and instrumentalists ... New members are always welcome and may join at any time. Membership is by audition. You may come along to a few rehearsals before deciding whether you would like to join ... The choir usually performs three or four concerts per year.'
'Non-auditioning mixed voice choir of around 70 singers, drawn from Didcot and surrounding towns and villages. We encourage participation in choral singing for all ages and abilities, including those who have never sung in choirs before ... The choir performs three concerts a year in and around Didcot, performing a wide variety of choral music. In recent years, the choir has performed several concerts outside Didcot.'
'Formed in 1945 and gave its first performance in Dudley Town Hall on the 29th December. They performed Handel's Messiah under the baton of the founder Dr Mainwaring. Since then there have been seven conductors. In that first performance there were 114 ladies and 70 gentlemen. Today we have a more modest chorus of approximately 30 members. However we would always welcome new members! In the past we have had orchestral accompaniment, but this became too unwieldy as well as too expensive ...'
'Auditioned choir of amateur singers, currently about 40 strong ... Bach features in many programmes but the choir also performs a wide range of music from the choral repertoire. ECBC usually gives three concerts a year ... The choir employs a professional conductor throughout the year and professional instrumentalists and singers for the concerts. A particular highlight of our year is our Choral Singing Day, which is open to all.'
'We have been making music for over 40 years. We are a lively, friendly group of singers, performing at the highest level in Central and East London venues. The choir is based in Stratford at the University of East London and draws members from the University and the wider community in Docklands, East London and beyond ... We give four concerts per season in East and Central London. In addition we are regularly engaged to sing at weddings, carol concerts and corporate events.'
'Originally formed in 1983 ... The aims of the choir include encouraging people of all ages to sing and to involve the local community ... There are no auditions and lots of help are given with learning the music. Although aiming for the highest of standards, we don’t take ourselves too seriously! We’re a friendly bunch of people and there’s time to chat and make friends during breaks, on social outings and choir away days.'
'We are a long standing choir based in Egham since the 1970s. We perform at least three concerts a year. The spring concert is usually the highlight of our year and the music ranges from Haydn’s Creation to Carl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and the performance is usually distinguished by the addition of professional soloists and musicians. Our summer concert comprises lighter works that may include madrigals or jazz standards. For our Christmas programme we look forward to singing carols and other seasonal music which may include excerpts from works such as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio or Rutter’s Gloria. We try to include a concert for Remembrance when this is possible.'
'Long-established mixed-voice choir of about 45 members, based in Melrose ... We have two main concerts a year, one before Christmas, which is a mixture of choral works and carol singing. The other is in May, when the choir usually sings one or two major works, sometimes joining with other groups. We are a friendly choir and will welcome new members with open arms! Do come and join us ...'
'Founded in the early nineteen fifties by a group of largely local enthusiasts as a concert society with the aim to contribute to the cultural life of Ellesmere Port and district by mounting concerts of choral and other music. EPMS soon developed a choral section, which has become the main activity for today’s society. The earliest works were performed in local churches and included Elijah, Samson, Creation, Messiah and German Requiem ... For many years now concerts have been held in the Civic Hall and the repertoire has expanded so that there have been few areas where the chorus has not been led ...'
'Mixed voice choir of approximately 70 members who rehearse during the autumn and spring terms, for two concerts a year. The repertoire is based around masses and oratorios ... Our concerts are usually held with orchestras and always with good soloists.'
'Anyone is welcome to join the Chorus and although we do not ask prospective members to audition it is important that individuals have basic singing skills. Each person will be categorised according to his/her voice as soprano, contralto, tenor or bass and participate with other members in the appropriate choral section. The choral year begins in mid August when the local school summer holidays end and runs through till the annual concert in May the following year.'
'Consisting of over 100 voices, Folkestone Choral Society is the largest choir in the area and draws members from as far afield as Deal, Canterbury, Ashford and Romney Marsh. We exist as a Charitable organisation to bring the enjoyment of choral music sung to a high standard to the community of the Shepway District in Kent and many visitors to the area. No other country in the world has such a strong tradition of choral music ... Our programmes range from the great oratorios to more modern composers. Some concerts also include popular concertos and orchestral pieces to complement the choral works. The Society aims to cover over a number of years the major classical works for choir and orchestra from the 17th to 21st centuries.'
'Founded in 1860 ... one of England's longest-established Societies. Gainsborough Choral Society has a close association with local schools and performances regularly include concerts involving the pupils of Queen Elizabeth's High School. Our performances are at All Saints' Parish Church in November, December and March each year.'
'The Choir was formed in 1961 by Geoffrey Stark from members of the Signals Research and Development Establishment, Christchurch ... Initially, madrigals, chorales and part songs were performed ... By 1967, with growing membership outside of SRDE, the name "Grange Choral Society" was adopted, and a regular pattern of weekly rehearsals, and two concerts a year was established. Initially concerts were held in various churches and schools, until 1969, when Mozart Requiem was performed in Christchurch Priory; this became the choir's home ...'
'We are an enthusiastic group of singers numbering 70 plus voices who always welcome new members. In addition to our Autumn and Spring Concerts, we host two Christmas Carol nights, hold a professional-led Saturday Workshop in February and enjoy several social events each season.'
'We are a friendly, sociable, mixed voice choir, about 60 strong ... While based in Abergavenny, both singers and non singing members and friends come from the broad region of Gwent and neighbouring counties ... The GBS logo is taken from Johann Sebastian Bach's 1722 seal, used throughout his Leipzig years. It contains the letters "J S B" superimposed over their mirror image. The whole is topped with a crown.'
'Hardynge is the ancient name for Harpenden, dating from when it was a farming hamlet growing wheat for the nearby manor of Wheathampstead. The choir's name and logo symbolise these enduring connections. The Hardynge Choir started in 1966 and continues to provide a challenging outlet for singers wishing to perform mostly the mainstream Choral Society repertoire. The choir currently has 70 to 80 members. There are no formal individual auditions for entry or ongoing membership. We believe that singing should be taken seriously and worked at hard, but above all it should be fun and open to as many people as possible. Three or four concerts are given each year, usually with professional orchestras and soloists.'
Recently Added Listings
- * Beer WurlitzerCategory: Organ and Keyboard ClubsCreated:
- + Sale Brass BandCategory: Brass and Silver BandsCreated:
- * EYSMCategory: Summer SchoolsCreated:
- + Locrian Chamber ChoirCategory: Chamber ChoirsCreated:
- + Hertfordshire Chamber OrchestraCategory: Chamber OrchestrasCreated:
- + Melbourne Male Voice ChoirCategory: Male Voice ChoirsCreated:
- ~ Forton MusicCategory: Music PublishersCreated:
- * MorgensternsCategory: Classical Musicians for HireCreated:
- * Minehead & Exmoor Music FestivalCategory: Classical Music FestivalsCreated:
- + CoronachCategory: Early Music EnsemblesCreated:
- + Perth Choral SocietyCategory: Choral SocietiesCreated:
- * Tetbury Music FestivalCategory: Classical Music FestivalsCreated:
- + Royal Sutton Coldfield OrchestraCategory: Symphony OrchestrasCreated:
- + NoteAbilityCategory: Community ChoirsCreated:
- ~ Choir Schools' AssociationCategory: Music Associations and SocietiesCreated:
- @ Palace Theatre NewarkCategory: Theatres and Opera HousesCreated:
- + Whitburn BandCategory: Brass and Silver BandsCreated:
- + Chalfont Concert Wind BandCategory: Concert and Wind BandsCreated:
- * Wye Valley Chamber MusicCategory: Workshops and MasterclassesCreated:
- * Britten-Pears FoundationCategory: Composer SocietiesCreated:
- + Wyndham SingersCategory: Male Voice ChoirsCreated:
- + Ballet CymruCategory: Ballet CompaniesCreated:
- + Redhill SinfoniaCategory: Chamber OrchestrasCreated:
- * Cirencester International Organ FestivalCategory: Instrumental FestivalsCreated:
- + Brass Sounds InverclydeCategory: Brass and Silver BandsCreated:
- * Hertfordshire Music ServiceCategory: Local Music Services and TrustsCreated:
- + Erewash Musical SocietyCategory: Operatic and Dramatic SocietiesCreated:
- + London Symphony OrchestraCategory: Symphony OrchestrasCreated:
- @ Hever CastleCategory: Historic Houses and BuildingsCreated:
- + National Youth Choirs of Great BritainCategory: Young Persons Singing Groups and ChoirsCreated:
- * Leominster FestivalCategory: Community Music FestivalsCreated:
- + Plymouth Area Police ChoirCategory: Male Voice ChoirsCreated:
- * Wharfedale Recorded MusicCategory: Recorded Music SocietiesCreated:
- + Grantham Choral SocietyCategory: Choral SocietiesCreated:
- * NLMS Music Summer SchoolCategory: Summer SchoolsCreated:
- + West Wickham Operatic SocietyCategory: Operatic and Dramatic SocietiesCreated:
- + Amadeus Chamber OrchestraCategory: Chamber OrchestrasCreated:
- * Mark Kendall Artists ManagementCategory: Artist Managers and AgenciesCreated:
- + Wessex Concert OrchestraCategory: Symphony OrchestrasCreated:
- + VOCES8Category: Small Vocal GroupsCreated:
- + Camden ChoirCategory: Choral SocietiesCreated:
- + Broadland BandCategory: Concert and Wind BandsCreated:
- * Louth & District Concert SocietyCategory: Local Concert PromotersCreated:
- + Kings Langley Musical Theatre CompanyCategory: Operatic and Dramatic SocietiesCreated:
- + New Essex ChoirCategory: Community ChoirsCreated:
- ~ The StradCategory: Music MagazinesCreated:
- + Mereside BrassCategory: Brass and Silver BandsCreated:
- * Southern Early Music ForumCategory: Early MusicCreated:
- + Wadebridge Male Voice ChoirCategory: Male Voice ChoirsCreated:
- @ St Thomas of Canterbury BrentwoodCategory: ChurchesCreated:
- Show more...