Welcome to the Brierley Hill Choral Society Website
We are a thriving mixed choir of around 45 singers which is now in its 84th year. Based in Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, we hold two concerts each year, usually in May and December, engaging professional soloists and instrumentalists where appropriate. You can find out more about our next concerts on the concerts page.
Our varied repertoire is based around the principal classical choral works. Recent concerts have ranged from the Masses of Mozart, Haydn and Fauré, Brahms’s A German Requiem, works by Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Poulenc and Finzi to pieces written by our own conductor.
On May 12th 2012 we staged an outstanding concert to a large audience with a performance of Hadyn's Creation. The choir was joined by 3 professional soloists and a 27 strong Queen's Park Sinphonia orchestra. Another great end to a successful season.
In May 2013 the works included all four Handel Coronation Anthems, Parry’s popular coronation anthem ‘I was Glad’, extracts from Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Vaughan Williams’ setting of the ‘Old Hundredth’ and William Walton’s ‘Crown Imperial’, and in May 2014 we performed Dvorak’s Mass in D, pieces by Purcell and a selection of European Sacred Music. In December 2014 we sang selections from Finzi together with the traditional choir and audience carols, and in April 2015 we joined with Halesowen and Elmdon Choral Societies to perform Mendessohn’s Elijah.
For details of our upcoming concerts please click on our Concerts Page
We welcome new members who will be assured of friendly company and a lively, enjoyable musical experience. Or why not come along to one of our concerts? They are always well attended and well received and are usually followed by a drink and a bite to eat. You can find out more here.
We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 from September to May in Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Brierley Hill.