WELCOME!

 

Welcome to Grantham Choral Society's website. We are an enthusiastic group of singers numbering 70+ voices drawn from around the Grantham area.

We sing a wide range of choral music and welcome new (or returning) singers.

Although unauditioned, we aim to achieve a high standard of singing under our Musical Director and conductor David Humphreys and give regular performances within the splendid settings of  Grantham's St Wulfram's Church and ChristChurch, Finkin Street.

 

We're Here.....Join Us!

Although the difficulties and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still very much with us as we start 2021, we are delighted to be able to say that Grantham Choral Society is very much up and running for people who want to sing and socialise.

We are meeting every Tuesday evening via Zoom and have started to work towards a special concert in December to perform Handel's Messiah in the grand setting of St Wulfram's Church that will include orchestra and soloists.

We would be thrilled to see new faces at our weekly rehearsals via Zoom which are a varied mix of rehearsing this special work along with musical diversions and talks from our Musical Director and a general natter with members. We will meet again in person as soon as it is safe and the situation allows.

 

In spite of the difficulties that 2020 threw our way, we were still able to create this fabulous recording of Herbert Brewer's God is Our Hope and Strength especially for Armistice Day 2020.

If you would like to join us and want to be a part of our big plans for this year then contact our secretary, Fiona Zealley for more information or keep checking back here on the website for updates in the new year.

NORA ENGLISH

One of the Society’s founder members, Nora English, died in early January this year in her one hundredth year.  

EDNA CHAPMAN

All her life Nora found music to be a great joy to her and belonged to many of the town’s music groups.  Along with the Choral Society, Nora also belonged to Grantham Singers, Grantham Music Club and, for some time latterly, sang in St Wulfram’s Church Choir. 

Edna continued to play for the Society until 1985 and became one of our Vice Presidents in 1987. She remained very supportive of the Society, attending many concerts with her husband, Roy.  Our thoughts are with her two daughters, Jane and Clare, and their families.

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One of our Vice Presidents, Edna Chapman, died peacefully on Thursday 10th December aged 87 years.  Edna was one of the Society’s original accompanists.  

Ever the optimist and always with a fund of stories to tell, Nora will be fondly missed.

Members can read more about Nora and Edna in the Members' section of this website