Welcome to Stroud Choral Society. We’re one of the oldest amateur choirs in the country, performing in front of audiences in Stroud and beyond since 1834.

With around 120 members in the adult choir, we aim to present at least four concerts a year, in Stroud, Cirencester, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton and other venues. Recent performances include Handel's Messiah (November 2022) and Bach's St John Passion (March 2023).

Our thriving Children's Choir (the Minpins) and Youth Choir offer their own programme of concerts. They also join the adult choir for Christmas and other concerts. We are now busy rehearsing for our summer concert, which brings together adults, children and youth choirs.

Adult choir rehearsals  are on Monday evenings, normally held in the Music Hall at Marling School, Stroud, starting at 7.30pm.



Saturday 17th June at 7pm,  Holy Trinity  Church, Minchinhampton

Our summer concert will feature our Children's Choir (Minpins) and our Youth Choir.

We will be performing:

            Alexander L'Estrange: 

                        Zimbe! Come Sing the Songs of Africa

            Bob Chilcott:  Songs and Cries of London Town

            Bob Chilcott:  A Little Jazz Mass

            Bob Chilcott:  Three Riddles


Ticket prices: Adults £15; 12-18s £5; Under 12s Free

Tickets available from:


Or from M&B Minchinhampton, Shiny Goodness Nailsworth and at the Door





We will be performing:

          Mendelssohn's Elijah

Saturday 18th November 2023

St John Baptist, Cirencester


The Minpins will join us for our:

             Christmas Concert

Friday 15th December 2023

Venue to be confirmed


Looking ahead to 2024, we will perform:

             Michael Haydn's Requiem

            Joseph Haydn's Nelson Mass

Saturday 16th March 2024

St John Baptist, Cirencester


Listen to one of our recordings of the lovely

Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré

Youth choirs show us how it should be done!

Watch our talented youngsters performing a variety of songs in their summer concert recorded on YouTube during the 2021 Covid pandemic. This 30 minute concert is sure to lift your heart and soul!

The children all worked so hard to produce this concert and normally this would have been our main fundraiser of the year, with people paying £10 a ticket to watch.  If you feel you are able to make a donation to secure the future of the choir we would be very grateful.  Thank you.

Stroud Choral Society

Stroud Choral Society

Stroud Choral Society was founded in 1834 and is one of the oldest choral societies in Britain. However, we are always moving with the times and in recent years have formed both a children’s choir - The Minpins - and a youth choir. Both groups have their own concert programme, and occasionally sing with us, too.

Our repertoire in recent years has included Beethoven's Mass in C, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Dvorak’s Requiem, the Verdi Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn's Judas Maccabeus and Handel's Messiah.

Want to know more or possibly sing with us? Please visit the Contact Details page.

The Next Generation

Stroud Choral Society is proud to have two youth choirs under its umbrella: The Minpins, and Stroud Choral Youth Choir.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings during term time in Nailsworth. For further information about either choir, please contact: