About us

We are one of the leading big city choirs in the UK and proud of our long history and contribution to the musical and cultural life of Bristol.

Established in 1889, we have an auditioned membership of 130 and are going from strength to strength under the leadership of Musical Director, Hilary Campbell. and were delighted have won several awards in 2021 including the Royal Philharmonic Society Inspiration Award.


Sing with us!

Singers of all voice parts are welcome to join Bristol Choral Society and we encourage you to attend a few ‘no obligation’ rehearsals before deciding if you would like to join the choir.

Experience of choral singing and sight-reading is helpful.

We would love to hear from you if you think that Bristol Choral Society could be for you.

Get involved


  • Come & Sing Zimbe!

    Sat, 26 Oct 2024
    Join BCS for an afternoon singing Alexander L'Estrange's Zimbe! We will be exploring this joyful upbeat cantata with conductor Hilary Campbell, accompanied by Steve Kings. Zimbe! (meaning ‘Sing them’) ... more
  • Hear My Prayer - Lieder by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and more

    Sat, 16 Nov 2024
    Bach: Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden Brahms: Geistliches Lied Bruckner: Vexilla regis Liszt: Ava Maris Stella Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden; Hear My Prayer Rheinberger: Ave Regina Bristol Choral Society ... more
  • Christus Natus Est - works for Choir and Brass

    Sat, 14 Dec 2024
    Anton Bruckner Ecce Sacerdos Magnus Bob Chilcott Wenceslas Cecilia McDowall Christus Natus Est Christmas carols Bristol Choral Society Conductor: Hilary Campbell Organ: Richard Moore Brass Ensemble: Jo Harris Mezzo ... more

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Support us

Bristol Choral Society greatly appreciates contributions from their Friends and Sponsors, whose financial contributions, large and small, significantly help to continue to maintain the standards of the wonderful concerts the choir is able to perform.

There are a number of ways you can support the choir and we welcome all enquiries!

How to help


There are a number of opportunities to hear and see Bristol Choral Society and to experience our music from the comfort of your own home!

We have several videos on our YouTube channel and our debut CD: The Big Picture, which launched in September 2020, and Podcast, are also available on Spotify. Click below for more info.



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