Bath Abbey March 2017

The Minpins, December 2018

Youth Choir, December 2018

Bath Abbey March 2017


March 2019


Singing with the main choir

With the composer John Rutter



Now in their fourth year, The Minpins, Stroud Choral Society’s children’s choir, was created with the support of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate,  Felicity Dahl, Roald’s widow, and by a legacy left to Ruth Fraser by Barbara Parrott, her cousin who taught music to primary school children for many years.They are named after Roald’s final book, in which the Minpins are a ‘city of little people’.

Felicity, together with Ruth Fraser are Patrons of this talented and enthusiastic group who are directed by Zoë Hynes. Simon Bell (Stroud Choral Society Music director and Musical Director for the Schola  Cantorum and Tewkesbury Abbey)  is their President and advisor.

The Minpins go from strength to strength and in March 2017 took  on their biggest challenge yet, when they performed alongside the Stroud Choral Society in the world premiere of a specially commissioned work, The Pelicantata, a setting of Roald Dahl’s  book “The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me”. They are looking forward to re visiting the work, by performing a specially adapted children's chorus from the Pelicantata later this year.

The choir currently has 34 members, aged 8-13 years. The choir meets during term time on a Tuesday evening 5.45-7.15pm in Nailsworth. They make many public performances, both on their own and with the adult choir.


Youth Choir

In September 2017, in order to acommodate children who had outgrownThe Minpins, we branched out and formed a new Youth Choir. Stroud Choral Youth Choir (SCYC) . Currently compromising of 14 talented 11-18 year olds, we would welcome any 'teens' with a passion for singing a variety of music, including classical,choral,spiritual and pop. Rehearsals are after The Minpins on a Tuesday, during term time from 7.30-8.30pm



For more information about performances or how to join either choir, find them on Facebook:The Minpins or Youth ChoirTwitter  or contact