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.
Verdi Requiem, Saturday 12th May 2018
Joint concert with Mansfield Choral Society.
A Singing Day with Marcus Farnsworth
Saturday 10th March 2018
Marcus Farnsworth provided great insight into singing technique, in particular the importance of breathing correctly, posture, relaxation, and pronunciation. It was a challenging day with two works in German and one in Latin so we had the duel challenge of sight reading sacred pieces that most were unfamiliar with whilst harnessing our choral technique.
The day was structured around J.S. Bach’s ‘O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht’ (Lord Jesus Christ my life and life); Brahms ‘Geistliches Lied’, and Edvard Grieg’s ‘Ave Maris stella’ (Hail, bright star of heaven). The day concluded with a short performance of the three works to a small but appreciative audience of friends and family who had come to support the participants.
Our thanks go to accompanist Ed Turner for his accomplished playing, Guy Turner for being Master of Ceremonies, and of course Marcus Farnsworth for a superb signing experience.
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
Everyone is very friendly, I have made some good friends and it’s an important part of my week now.Linda Hunter
Looking forward to a new season of challenge and enjoyment in equal measure.John Bannister, Chair BDCS