Welcome to Cirencester Choral Society

Singing Since 1863


We are a thriving and friendly society of around 90 members performing autumn and spring concerts each year, supplemented by biennial charity Christmas concerts and summer choral workshops. Under the direction of Carleton Etherington, and with the support of professional soloists and orchestras, we perform unjustifiably neglected works as well as the more popular favourites from the choral repertoire and our concerts are well reviewed.

By keeping our ticket prices affordable and membership rates competitive, we attract good audiences and maintain a high membership level, thus making an important contribution to the cultural life of our town.  For any students interested in joining the Society, we offer a significantly reduced rate of just £20.

The Society is a registered charity and is affiliated to Making Music.  

Please look through our site using the links to learn more about our upcoming events, our recent activities and our long history.

For a list of rehearsal dates and times, please click on the Find Us link, under Contact Us on the main menu or click on the link.  This information can also be found under the Members section of the website.  For further information about joining the Society and subscription rates, please click on the Join Us link on the main menu.

Would you like to find out just a little more information about the music that Cirencester Choral Society are singing.  If so, please click on this link – Further Musical Information, or click on the Further Information menu link under the Contact Us link.

Click here to read the review of our most recent concert, that took place on Saturday 4th May 2024 in Cirencester Parish Church.



Upcoming Events

Saturday 23rd November 2024

Cirencester Parish Church

Henry Purcell

Hail! Bright Cecilia 

Thomas Linley Jr

Let God Arise


Professional orchestra and soloists

Carleton Etherington

Tickets:  available online and from local outlets from late October

“I joined the choir in January, partly because I had such a quick and warm response from Tim.  I was then greeted by Tim at my first rehearsal and he introduced me to the people I was sitting next to.  This was lovely and the people in my row were always welcoming and chatted to me before and after”.

“I love the high standards set by Carleton.  It’s a pleasure and a privilege to work with him”.

“I really enjoy the choir.  It’s such a thrill to sing with so many people and make such an impressive sound.  I also love the high standards set by Carleton”.

“I am full of admiration for the dedication of the volunteers who keep CCS running and I very much appreciate the coffee-and-chat break during rehearsals.  It is wonderful to see the young soloists at the concerts and to see the pleasure we give to those who attend”.