Leominster Choral Society

Founded 1902                     Life President Vernon Thurgood

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The Society is pleased to have James Atherton as our musical director and conductor.


He has extensive experience as both a professional singer and a conductor, while he is also a voicer of organ pipes for the firm of Nicholson and Co of Malvern – the builders of the fine instrument here in the Priory.




Our Musical Director - James Atherton

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Orchestras, Accompanists, and Soloists

We have worked with a number of orchestras and accompanists, and many soloists have appeared with Leominster Choral Society over the years. Click the button for photographs and links to further information.

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Our Life President - Vernon Thurgood

Vernon Thurgood revived the Leominster Choral Society in 1967 and was its musical director and conductor for more than 40 years.  In addition he is organist and choirmaster of Leominster Priory Church.

In recognition of his contribution to music in the county of Herefordshire he won the Elgar in Hereford Music Award in 2007.

Photo by Derek Foxton

Our rehearsal accompanist - Jane Nelson

Jane is from the Midlands originally.  She has worked mainly as an accompanist for choirs and singers, playing in venues such as the Symphony Hall, Birmingham.  Jane is a primary school teacher, and also teaches piano.

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