The Choir

The choir now known as Nailsea Choral Society has brought singing into the community for both listeners and performers since 1925. Singing is one of the best ways to unwind and de-stress, socialise and be joyful. When you are singing you cannot think or worry about anything else.

The choir is most ably directed by Tom Williams who brings with him great energy, professionalism and a huge dose of wit and humour. Rosemary Burgon has been our accompanist for over thirty years and is enormously valued for her expertise and experience.

Our recent repertoire has encompassed choral works such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Mozart’s Great Mass in C. We have also sung the requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Rutter and Fauré and other works by Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Tallis, Byrd, Stanford, Wesley and Parry.

We are a friendly, happy group, open to all ages and voices. There are no auditions, but an ability to read music is useful. We meet from September to May, rehearsals taking place on Tuesday evenings at Christ Church in Nailsea. We usually perform three concerts a year. We would like to welcome new members, especially tenors, so please get in touch if you are interested in joining the choir. We do require that singers attend at least 75% of the rehearsals for any concert in order to take part in the performance.

We are delighted to have Sir David Pountney as our President and Christopher Jennings as our Vice-President.

We are managed by a small, hard working Committee, made up of active members of the choir. We are also grateful to have the assistance of additional willing volunteers who help with setting up and running concerts and events.

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