About us

What we do

Bristol Choral Society is a large, friendly choir with high musical standards. Regular meetings to rehearse are weekly on a Wednesday in central Bristol during term times

The choir’s repertoire ranges from major works by Mozart, Handel, Fauré to contemporary works by Chilcott, McDowall and Weir.

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Young people

Bristol Choral Society actively encourages and supports the next generation in the pursuit of singing and music through a range of youth development and outreach activities with schools and young people.

Young people thrive in and around music and we welcome any youngster who wants to try singing, regardless of ability.

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Founded in 1889 the choir has a tradition of high musical standards which has been cherished over the past 130 years.

We have an established reputation as the leading symphony chorus in the South West and we're proud of our long history and contribution to the musical and cultural life of Bristol and the wider region.

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Bristol Choral Society usually stages at least four concerts each year with professional orchestras and soloists, and we receive fantastic reviews from audiences, and local and national media.

We were delighted to be back performing in Bristol Cathedral with our fantastic orchestras and soloists.

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MusicAL Directors

We have been fortunate over the years to have worked with some wonderful Musical Directors.

Our Musical Director since 2016 has been winning composer and conductor Hilary Campbell and the choir has flourished under her direction.

Steven Kings is our distinguished Assistant Musical Director who regularly accompanies rehearsals..

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Whether you are interested in singing with us, if you are planning to attend an event, or if you have feedback after an event, we would love to hear from you.

We also have contact points for media, venues and others.

Even if you are simply after advice, we are here to help, so please click below to find your best contact point.

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