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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Bernstein and Duruflé
Saturday 10 June 2017
Bristol Cathedral


We now have our full complement of Choral Scholars and are enjoying having them with us as we prepare for our concert on 25th March. They are also preparing for a recital in the foyer at the Colston Hall between 6.30 and 7pm before our concert. Their programme will be linked with our Mendlessohn and Mozart theme and they will be directed by Hilary and accompanied by Steve. 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.