Making music in the community For more than 60 years


We aim to produce programmes of interesting, enterprising and varied music within the constraints of our resources and capabilities. The music we sing is drawn mainly from the standard, classical, choral repertoire eg Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart etc. In the area of early music our repertoire reaches back to Purcell and Monteverdi. While we cannot attempt some of the more technically demanding pieces of modern music, we have sung music by Britten, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Eric Whitacre and Karl Jenkins. We have also, over the years, had pieces written for us including a setting of Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord) written by Robert Latham for our Golden Jubilee. Most recently, for our Diamond Jubilee, Jonathan Palmer wrote Awake the Voice, a setting of six English texts relating to Christmas for soloists, choir and orchestra.

Our season starts in September and runs on until May or early June. We put on three concerts a year. The first concert in December is usually on a Christmas theme and typically includes one extended work and then a mix of carols and suitable readings. Our March concert is usually a major work (or works) from the main repertoire. Our end of season concert in May or early June often includes more light-hearted or popular music such as Gilbert and Sullivan, English folksongs or opera choruses.

Use the drop down links above to find out more about the content of both past and future concerts.