Bingham and District Choral Society was founded in 1972.
We are a mixed, friendly, soprano, alto, tenor and bass (SATB) choir of about 90 people. We hold no auditions but achieve a high standard for our three concerts each year.
We sing in some wonderful locations and often with other choirs.
COME TO A CONCERT
Our interactive archive of programmes and posters, for the concerts we have performed since 1972, enables you to search for music from the Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, Baroque, and Post 1900 periods, as well as Christmas Carol concerts. You can also see the venues and collaborations with other choral groups.
Our next concert will be on Saturday, 25th November 2017 (7:30PM) at Southwell Minster in a joint performance with Mansfield Choral Society of Haydn’s Creation. Vanessa Bowers, soprano; Alex Roberts, Tenor; James Williams, Baritone; Ellie Martin, Conductor. Lincoln Chamber Orchestra.
Bingham Choral Society to launch bursary and prize
In the autumn Bingham Choral Society will launch a bursary and prize, to be awarded to an outstanding candidate aged 23 or under, who seeks to make a career in classical music. The bursary, donated by our Patron Mr. John Beaumont and his wife Barbara, will be worth £500. The winner will be expected to use the bursary money to advance their musical education. The prize will be the opportunity to take part in one of the Choir’s future concerts.
The competition for the bursary and prize is open to any musician (singer or instrumentalist) normally resident in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Rutland. Applications will be invited in the early autumn, with a shortlist announced in November. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a short recital at the public final, to be held in Bingham Parish Church on Saturday January 20th, 2018. The judging panel will include Angela Kay MBE, and Guy Turner, Musical Director of the Bingham Choir.
Full details, including information on how to enter, will be available shortly on this website. There will be a non-refundable entry fee of £10.
SING WITH US
We sing three concerts in each season, which starts in September.
We don't hold auditions – if you can read music it will make it easier for you, but we welcome anyone who is keen to sing! Experience the joy of singing with Bingham Choral by watching our video below.
Looking forward to a new season of challenge and enjoyment in equal measure.John Bannister, Chair BDCS
Everyone is very friendly, I have made some good friends and it’s an important part of my week now.Linda Hunter
I have tried a few other choirs actually and when I came to Bingham I just felt at home.Alison Marriott