Bristol Choral Society

'This was really a performance to treasure'

Paul Corfield Godfrey
Seen and Heard International

Bristol Choral Society

Bristol Choral Society is conducted by Hilary Campbell and is known as one of the leading big city choirs in the UK. Established in 1889, the choir has an auditioned membership of around 180 singers and performs classical choral concerts with professional orchestras at the Colston Hall and Bristol Cathedral. Read more….

Listen to the choir perform Hubert Parry’s I Was Glad:

Concerts at a glance

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Mendelssohn and Mozart
Saturday 25 March 2017
Colston Hall

Bernstein and Duruflé
Saturday 10 June 2017
Bristol Cathedral


Congratulations and welcome to Patrick Osborne, our new bass choral scholar who will be singing with us for the rest of the season. Read more about our choral scholars here.

Our recent come and sing, Hilary’s first such event in Bristol, was a sell out and was fun and hugely inspiring to those that attended. Feel the Spirit by John Rutter allowed Hilary, in true charismatic style, to work with everyone in a myriad of ways to achieve vocal effects to match the character of the pieces. Mezzo Soprano soloist Jo Weeks added much to the day with both her inspired singing and advice on singing technique. Steve Kings, our assistant musical director provided his usual excellent accompaniment.

Colston Hall, our main concert venue, have launched their latest artists’ impressions of their planned re-development of the main hall. View the plans and respond to the public consultation here.