Based in the lovely Suffolk market town of Beccles, the Choir history goes back over 150 years. We are a friendly amateur choir who enjoy singing and welcome new members without audition.
Performing a wide variety of major choral works; supported by professional soloists and orchestra as necessary. The breadth of our repertoire extends from oratorio to opera and folk to specially commissioned pieces. December brings our locally famous Christmas concert where we are supported by children from local schools.
We are delighted to have Geoff Lavery as our Musical Director. Geoff brings his expertise and good humour, guiding us to achieve our high standards. Geoff is supported by Carolyn Gibley, a highly skilled rehearsal pianist and occasional sectional conductor.
Although we like to concentrate on traditional choral works we also sing music from contemporary composers, pieces arranged by our own conductor and/or our rehearsal pianist and fun, novelty pieces, particularly at Christmas.
Typically our performance venues are the magnificent St Michael’s Church in Beccles and the Beccles Public Hall. In recent years we have sung in Blythburgh Church, Loddon Church, Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, Snape Maltings and Kentwell Hall in Long Melford where we performed with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Gala Orchestra and with Aled Jones.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9.30 in the Hungate Church Hall.
If you would like to join us and share in the excitement or just seek more information please see our Contact page.
Here are some photographs taken at a rehearsal. For more see our GALLERY page
A more light hearted rehearsal activity!