Welcome to Grantham Choral Society
About Granthem Choral Society
Welcome to Grantham Choral Society's website. We are an enthusiastic group of singers numbering 50+ 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, giving regular performances within the splendid settings of St Wulfram's Church and Christchurch, Finkin Street.
Grantham Choral Society's Autumn Concert
Grantham Choral Society are delighted to announce details of our Autumn 60th Anniversary Concert on Saturday November 18th 2023 at 7.30pm. We will be singing a selection of music performed over the past 60 Years. The concert will be held in Christchurch, Finkin Street, Grantham.
The choir celebrates its 60th anniversary with a mixed programme highlighting a selection of works performed in each decade of its history. Beginning with the first piece ever performed, Handel's Messiah. There will also be music from some of the great choral works including Haydn Creation, Mozart Requiem, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem and Mendelssohn Elijah. Rehearsals begin on 5th September at Harrowby Lane Methodist Church, Grantham.
Head over to our Next Concert page for more information.
Grantham Choral Society's 2023 Summer Social
GCS members gathered in Manthorpe’s beautiful St John the Evangelist Church in July for our summer social. Over a glass of wine, we had the chance to showcase (show off?) some of the pieces we had looked at and listened to in our informal summer season with our Musical Director, David Humphreys. Over May and June, we covered a range of early European music from Plainsong to Purcell, with appropriate attention to local man William Byrd in this, the 400th anniversary of his death. The audience of friends and family were treated to an impromptu performance of Victoria’s Nunc Dimittis, Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus, and To the Hills and the Vales from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. The summer season was a great success which we hope to repeat in future years. Our (only slightly) more formal autumn season starts again on Saturday 2nd Sept with a morning workshop to introduce the autumn repertoire, with weekly rehearsals from Tuesday 5th Sept at 7:30pm in Harrowby Lane Methodist Church. All are welcome to come along and have a go – no auditions!
Photographs from our summer social 2023