Welcome to the Bridgwater Choral Society website.
The Choral Society has been at the heart of cultural life in Bridgwater since it was re-formed in 1949 by conductor Rex Browning, with the aim of providing music of quality from the classical choral repertoire in the town and district. Early performances were in the Arts Centre and Town Hall, later moving to the fine parish church of St Mary’s. The church has recently undergone reordering so audience and singers alike can now enjoy excellent access, lighting and more comfortable individual seating. The Society engages a full professional orchestra and established or promising young soloists for concerts. Recent performances have ranged from familiar works such as Brahms' German Requiem and Bach's Christmas Oratorio to less-visited works by Bliss, Britten and Holst.
The Society has been fortunate to have been led by three outstanding conductors - Rex Browning, William Llewellyn, and now grows from strength to strength under the expert leadership of Iain Cooper. In May 2018 Iain led the choir in the first performance of his own composition, Benedicite, for choir, brass quintet, piano duet and timpani.
Sadly our 2021 Season has been disrupted by the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic and we have unfortunately been obliged to cancel our concerts. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update as soon as possible. Please stay safe in these unprecedented times.