Leominster Choral Society

Founded 1902                     Life President Vernon Thurgood

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Leominster Choral Society is a long established choir, its origins going back to 1902 - however, in its present form it was re-established in the mid 60s under the guidance of Vernon Thurgood who remained as musical director until he stepped down after 40 years in the post.   He has been succeeded  by James Atherton who was appointed in 2011.


Although much of the membership comes from surrounding towns and villages, the Choral Society is very much part of the town with Carols by Candlelight being a highlight of the town’s Christmas celebrations.  Carols by Candlelight, a summer concert in May or June and an autumn concert usually  in early November, all three in Leominster Priory, form the normal annual programme.



Welcome to the Leominster Choral Society website.


Here you will find details of forthcoming concerts as well as information about the choir, how you can join us, or become a Friend of the society. New members are always welcome whether you are an experienced singer or are joining a choir for the first time.


Read what others say about us here including the winning entry to our Haydn’s Creation review competition, and entries to our previous review competitions.

Our next concert



Carols by Candlelight will be on Tuesday 20th December 2016

at 7.00 pm in Leominster Priory


This concert will include Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with Jonathan Brown singing the solo.

Organist Andrew Caskie


Tickets are now on sale

at Fletchers Newsagents

 and Leominster Tourist Office