About Us

If you enjoy singing, and if you’ve always thought it would be fun to sing in a choir – or if you’ve previously sung in a choir – why don’t you join us?

Harleston Choral Society was founded in 2000.  We meet for practices on a Monday night from 7.30 – 9.30 pm, with a short break at 8.30 pm for refreshments, in The London Road Church (formerly The Harleston Methodist Church) at London Road, Harleston, IP20 9BH.  Parking is available in the The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) car park opposite.

We’re a friendly community choir and we welcome everyone, and although it’s an advantage to be able to read music, it’s not essential.  There are no auditions, music is provided free, and whenever possible we provide practice CDs for each voice part; these are free to new members and thereafter there is a small fee.  Current HCS fees are £45.00 per term (there are some concessions) and new members have three weeks  in which to decide whether or not they want to continue singing with the choir before fees are due.  If you have difficulty getting to practices, we’re sometimes able to arrange lifts with choir members from your area.

Choir practices do involve hard work! But the emphasis is on enjoyment.  Regular attendance is important, as is practising at home in between the weekly practices.

We usually perform two concerts a year: a Christmas Concert, and a Summer Concert in June, both in St John’s Church, Harleston.  You can see the works which we’ve performed in recent years in the ‘Recent Concerts’ section of the website.

So, if you think you’d like to give us a try, come along on a Monday evening.  You can get in touch with us by emailing our Chair, Stella Brownsea at heidihouse@btinternet.com