Stroud Choral Society 

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

With around 100 members, we aim to present at least four concerts a year, and rehearse in the music block at Marling School on Monday evenings.

We’re currently enjoying a summer break from rehearsals and concerts – although some of our members have recently returned from a successful three-concert tour of the Netherlands!

We’re very much looking forward to starting the new term when we will begin work on the marvellous Messiah, by Handel. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding work to sing, much loved by choirs and audiences alike.

If you would like to be a part of this experience, why not come along and try us out for size? Our first two rehearsals at the start of September will be open to anyone who thinks they might like to join the choir. It’s a no-obligation chance for you to see how we work and meet our friendly and welcoming members. We’re keen to hear from all voice parts!

Want to find out more? Please drop us an email at

Coming up ….

We’ll be performing The Messiah on 19th November at St Georges Church, Nailsworth and the following month we have a Christmas concert planned. Our work for Spring 2023 will be Bach’s St John Passion.

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 earlier this year on YouTube. This 30 minute concert is sure to lift your heart and soul!

The children have all worked so hard to produce this concert and normally this would be 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, Dvorak’s Requiem, the Verdi Requiem, Haydn’s Creation and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius.

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: