About Colchester Choral Society

Colchester Choral Society works to uphold and strengthen the English Choral tradition by performing a variety of public concerts of the traditional large scale oratorios as well as exploring more intimate repertoire including regularly singing a cappella.

Under the directorship of Ian Ray since 1976, Colchester Choral Society has achieved enthusiastic recognition in the region for presenting concerts of the highest standard, successfully performing some very demanding works and regularly involving soloists of national and international distinction.

Whilst not neglecting the more well known choral repertory, the society brings audiences some of the less frequently performed choral music from the baroque period to the twentieth century.

We perform four concerts every year covering a wide range of traditional and more modern pieces.

An after concert reception is held for the choir and audience following all the main concerts.