Peterborough Choral Society was founded in 1991 to maintain the great British choral tradition in and around Peterborough. Our repertoire ranges from from Bach's B Minor Mass to Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, from Monteverdi to Howard Goodall. We aim to have two “classical” concerts a year, with professional soloists and whenever possible a professional orchestra. Where works require larger forces we occasionally combine with other local choirs and as our Music Director Steven Grahl is also Music Director of Peterborough Cathedral, we look forward to more collaboration with Cathedral forces.
For a history of the Choir and details of our previous concerts see our Archive.
Our summer concert is usually a more light-hearted affair – in recent years we have joined with other groups from Peterborough to present a mixed programme of "lighter" music. We also have a Christmas concert each year, often joining forces with a local school in one of the surrounding villages.
We are about 80 strong, rehearse once a week in term time in St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Netherton, and always welcome new singers who want to enjoy singing major works to the highest standard. For further information about joining please visit the Join Us page. For information about our plans for the future see the Future Programme section. As singer or audience member we would be very pleased to see you.
The Society invites those who would like to support the objects of the Society to become “Friends of Peterborough Choral Society”. Friends are invited to our AGM and may visit rehearsals. They are also entitled to discounted rates on tickets. For more information see our Friends section.
Our President is the Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough Cathedral. Our Patron is Howard Goodall the well-known conductor and composer.
Peterborough Choral Society is a member of Making Music (the national society for Choral Societies).
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