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.
Byron Festival, Saturday 7th July 2018
Summer Singing: An unique and exciting concert is taking place on Saturday 7th July, as part of the 2018 Byron Festival, at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Church, Newark. Involving massed choirs of 160+ and Newstead Brass Band, this will be a celebration of Lord Byron’s time in Italy exactly 200 years ago. The youth choir of Sarzana (Southwell’s Italian twin town) will be taking part – Sarzana is in the region in which Byron toured, and the choir will be making its second visit to Nottinghamshire at this time. Also singing will be Bingham and District Choral Society, the Newstead Abbey Singers, and the Choir of St Mary’s. Music will include settings of Byron’s poetry and Italian music. The band and each of the choirs will perform separately, and then combine at the end of the concert for the world premiere of BYRON IN ITALY, a setting of five poems by Byron written in, or about, Italy, by Southwell composer Guy Turner.
A message from our Musical Director Guy Turner
Sunday 13th May 2018
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for a fantastic concert last night. Certainly one of my most memorable - and certainly better than my previous Verdi. I was very proud of both choirs and the way they delivered everything that I wanted.
More at the AGM.
A small excerpt of how good you sound!
Comments from a member of the audience:
"I am not able to describe about being in heaven, but it is really difficult to describe how beautiful it was . It was out of this world, so moving. I didn't want it to end. I wanted to stay and listen, and listen....Thank you very, very much".
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.
I have tried a few other choirs actually and when I came to Bingham I just felt at home.Alison Marriott
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