Choral Society

Join a choir on the move

Buckland & Betchworth Choral Society is a very special body of people with one thing in common, we love to sing together.  Singing is proven to be ‘good for you’, irrespective of age.  No equipment or qualifications needed, just a love of using your vocal chords.

So why consider BBCS, there are lots of other groups around? 

  • We are well established. We’ve been competing in Dorking’s famous Leith Hill Musical Festival almost since it started in 1905.
  • We have a hugely talented young conductor at the helm. Appointed in January, Helen Smee has already introduced us to fun, but challenging modern music by John Rutter and Jonathan Dove; we are still revelling in the wonderful experience of being part of her Festival, Voices of London, singing in the Musicians’ Church St Sepulchre without Newgate in June.  And we’re looking forward to singing in Vaughan Williams’ childhood home, Leith Hill Place, in August. Helen will be leading us in music by two living composers Will Todd and Alexander Lestrange at the2018 Leith Hill Festival, ably assisted by concert pianist, Anna Tetsuya.  And if this not enough to attract your interest, we‘ll be preparing a choral gem, Fauré’s Requiem, for our Autumn concert.
  • We are not in the least bit stuffy. We have great fun every Wednesday evening from the beginning of September right through till the end of June at Betchworth’s well-equipped Village Hall.  We go to pub at least once a month after we have worked together for a couple of hours and we are constantly doing social things together.  We welcome, really welcome, ladies and chaps of all ages and all experience.  And even if you’ve never sung before, there’s always somebody willing to lend a helping hand to get you on your way.

Come and try us out.  You’ll never look back, and you’ll be part of a choir that is going places.  Our season starts on 6th September at 7.45 in Betchworth Village Hall.  Just bring along your voice and your interest in singing, that’s all you need.  And we promise, there are no auditions!

Contact our Membership Secretary Katie Bell: to learn more about our choir or log on to our website