Welcome to Bude Choral Society

We perform a wide variety of high-quality choral works in the local area and we aim to make a valuable contribution to the life of our local community. We hope that you will be able to participate in our music-making, either as a singer, audience member, friend or sponsor. 

New members, young and older, in all voice parts, are very welcome to join us.

We sing on Wednesday evenings at Stratton Primary School (EX23 9AP) from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. 

We are rehearsing Benjamin Britten's 'St Nicholas' and Vaughan William's 'Dona Nobis Pacem'. Though the shorter of the two works, the latter is by far the more demanding and will require some intensive rehearsal, but it is a very rewarding and powerful work, which the composer wrote in 1936, as war clouds were gathering over Europe. "Give us peace!" he cried, as he drew attention to the inevitable sacrifices that war brings. This will be particularly relevant at a time when the whole country, and beyond, is commemorating the ending of WW1.

In contrast, 'St Nicolas' is a charming account of the many legends attached to the saint, who has become better known to us as Santa Claus. Our Music Director, John Hobbs, can promise you an excellent and aptly named tenor soloist in Nicholas (Nick) Hawker, together with 3 'pickled boys/girls' from the magnificent Mini Minstrels, who enact one of the Saint's legendary exploits.

Bude Choral Society is always keen to welcome new members, so if you like music, enjoy singing and want to have some fun and meet new people, then why not consider joining this friendly and enthusiastic choir? 

The Society would welcome any voice, young or older. To find out more, do come along and meet us. There are no auditions for our choir so pop along for a week or so and then decide if you would like to join us. All rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 pm at Stratton Primary School. 

For more information about the choir, telephone a member of our committee. Please see our contacts page for details.

Commemorating the End of World War 1
Our concert on Saturday 24th November 2018 will commemorate the end of World War 1.

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