About our choir...


Ledbury Choral Society, formed in 1962, is a small, friendly group of over 50 dedicated singers.  We rehearse on Thursday evenings at the Baptist Church in The Homend from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. We present two major concerts a year, and often have other smaller engagements.

Typically our main concerts are:

  • We often hold a Come and Sing Event in January.
  • A concert around the beginning of November.  
  • December carol concert in our lovely parish church of St Michael and All Angels. Always a highly successful event in the town.
  • April concert featuring a major choral work, often with orchestra, and also in St Michael's church
  • Summer concert often including varied works from the renaissance period to the modern day. 

 

Our major choral concerts in recent years have included:

  • Chilcott Requiem with Monteverdi Beatus Vir and Handel O Come Let us Sing
  • Mendelssohn Elijah with Newent Choral Society
  • Elgar The Kingdom
  • Brahms German Requiem
  • Haydn Creation
  • Rutter Requiem
  • Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man
  • Mendelssohn Elijah
  • Orff Carmina Burana
  • Vivaldi Gloria
  • Fauré Requiem
  • Elgar The Music Makers
  • Bach Magnificat
  • Mozart Requiem
  • Handel Messiah
  • Dvorak Stabat Mater
  • Mozart Coronation Mass with Handel Utrecht Te Deum
  • Verdi Requiem
  • Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs


The Choir is fortunate to have Simon Harper as its Music Director, and Phillip Holland, as accompanist for the Society.

Simon is a freelance singer and conductor and a Tenor Lay Clerk in Hereford Cathedral Choir.  Simon is also Music Director for Hereford Chamber Choir and the Cantores Chamber Choir.  Philip is a teacher of music and organist and Director of Music at St Michael's & All Angels Church, Ledbury.

In addition, Kathryn Hindle acts as accompanist both for rehearsal and concerts, and has a successful career as a music teacher and pianist.

You can contact the Secretary of the Society on 01531 805080 for further details.