Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bridgwater Choral Society had approximately 60 members of various ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Traditionally, our Season started in September and we generally performed two main concerts each year, one in May and the other late November or early December. These usually took place in the beautiful Parish Church of St Mary's, although we have also performed in Bridgwater Town Hall, Bridgwater Baptist Church and St Andrew's Church in Stogursey.
We are very fortunate that following the pandemic and the resignation of Iain Cooper, members of the Choral Society Committee have been able to secure rehearsals for a reformed section of the choir called Harmonia, which has since become an extremely friendly and supportive group.
Harmonia rehearses on Wednesday evenings in St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater under the leadership of Jackie Ayres, an experienced conductor, musician and teacher. We have already taken part in the Civic Carol Service, with a very positive response, as well as singing at Fyne Court and Blake Court.
For further details please contact Hon. Secretary Sue Pow on 01278 662755 or Conductor Jackie Ayres on 01278 652060
A little more history......
Bridgwater & District Choral Society was re-formed in 1949. In more recent years it evolved to become Bridgwater Choral Society.
The image used in the Choral Society logo is an illustration depicting part of The Cantoria (Singing Gallery), sculpted for the organ loft of the Cathedral of Florence by Luca della Robbia between 1431 and 1438.