Bath Choral Society

Established in 1887 performing major choral and contemporary works.

Bath Choral Society

Established in 1887 performing major choral and contemporary works.

Bath Choral Society

Established in 1887 performing major choral and contemporary works.

Bath Choral Society

Established in 1887 performing major choral and contemporary works.

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Diverse membership

I’ve been in other choirs but none that has provided the magic combination I have found in Bath Choral Society

Colette C

The joy of music, friendship and healthy exercise, what more could you want?

John G

Rehearsals are the highlight of my week when we work together on a piece of music, preparing for our performance.

Debbie D

I was made welcome from the very first rehearsal and really value these friendships with others who are also amateurs that take their music seriously.

Colette C

Shean’s supportive approach means that we have a lot of fun while learning and developing as musicians.

Debbie D

Simply based on my experience of having attended more performances of The Crucifixion than the average person, I can honestly say that it sounded wonderful, and definitely up there as one of the most memorable I have attended

Great grandson of Sir John Stainer

Being a BCS bursary student allows me to immerse myself in a hobby and escape from busy University life, without worrying about the costs of joining a choir

Sophie W

We have a diverse membership from Bath and the surrounding area. Younger singers aged 16-25 are actively encouraged to apply for our bursaries to help support vocal and artistic development. We strive to create a friendly and supportive environment in which to make music of the highest possible quality.

Every other year the choir embarks on a tour to perform in one of the great musical cities of Europe. In 2015 we sang three concerts near Paris including a Sunday evening recital in Chartres Cathedral; In 2017 we visited Bratislava and in 2019 Dresden. We expect our next tour to be to Portugal.

Great musical cities of Europe

Together with leading soloists and orchestras

Bath Choral Society is an enthusiastic and committed choir of around 90 voices. We sing a wide range of sacred and secular choral music, and together with leading soloists and orchestras, we perform five concerts in and around Bath each year, including two performances of Handel’s Messiah in Bath Abbey every December.

Choral Bursaries

BCS offers successful candidates free annual membership of Bath Choral Society, vocal scores loaned without charge, £100 towards vocal tuition and a subsidised rate for choir tours

Choral Bursaries

Friends of Bath Choral Society

 

Are you a music lover who would like to receive advance mailing of concert details, attendance at the Society’s AGM, and the opportunity for early ticket purchases? ‘Friend’ Membership is by annual subscription at the rate of £10 per year.

Please contact the Friend of Bath Choral Society Membership Secretary.

Bath Choral Society

A Selection of Past Programmes