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Welcome to Bexhill Choral Society!

We are a friendly, enthusiastic, non-audition choral society in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex and this year we celebrate our 70th year singing as a choir – our Platinum Jubilee!

We currently have over 50 members and warmly welcome new singers – particularly basses at the moment, but all voices welcome. Under our Director of Music, Kenneth Roberts, we perform 3 concerts during the year, featuring a wide range of choral music.

We also organise social events and have a thriving support group of Friends.

Concerts & Events

On 7th May 2022 we finally performed our ‘Great Choral Classics III’ concert, originally planned for May 2020! This was much enjoyed by performers and audience alike.

From Wednesday May 11th we are rehearsing two pieces for our next concert on 8th October 2022: Schubert’s Mass in A flat, which is full of wonderful melodies, and the rarely performed but joyously uplifting Bizet Te Deum. New members welcome!

On Friday 10th June, in association with the Bexhill Festival of Music, we have an exciting event – ‘Y Viva España’. Kenneth Roberts, our Director of Music and a very accomplished pianist and raconteur, will be giving a recital in which he plays and talks about some of the evocative music of Spanish composers such as Albéniz, Granados and De Falla. This will be at Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, Bexhill TN39 4SQ. Tickets £12 from Second Spin on Sackville Rd, from choir members, 01424 222801 or on the door – but booking recommended as this is always a very popular event.

Rehearsals

We rehearse on Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m., usually at Little Common Community Centre, Shepherd’s Close, Little Common, Bexhill TN39 4SQ, but on the 4th Wednesday of the month at St Barnabas Church, Sea Rd, Bexhill TN40 1JG. Recent studies have shown that choral singing improves physical and mental health – it boosts the immune system, reduces stress, improves breathing and lung function, and releases hormones which create a sense of well-being.  So why not give it a go? If you’d like to come along and try us out, please email bexhillchoral@gmail.com or get in touch via our Contact page. We’d love to hear from you!

Listen to Bexhill Choral Society on YouTube.

You can listen to Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus from our October 2019 concert here  Ave Verum Corpus – YouTube    and a selection from our Christmas 2019 concert here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ovx3bvqJi8  or search for Bexhill Choral Christmas on YouTube.   The concert was accompanied by the Cinque Ports Brass and this selection includes the sparkling ‘Caribbean Christmas’, conductor Kenneth Robert’s rearrangement of familiar carols for brass.

BCS Christmas 2019 compressed

Member of Eastbourne & District Choirs Association

The Society is affiliated to ‘Making Music’ (formerly the National Federation of Music Societies) and is a registered charity (number 285555).