About Us

A Choir with a long and proud history.Img_2276saweb

The society has its roots in 1932 when an augmented choir gave a performance of Haydn's Creation. Following this, a group of local singers decided to form Brierley Hill Concert Society. Its first concert was a performance of Samuel Coleridge -Taylor’s Hiawatha in 1933. The choir really began to flourish during the ten years immediately after the second World War and there can be few amateur choirs which can boast of having such a notable list of soloists who have joined them in their concerts over the years - Paul Robeson, Joan Hammond, Kathleen Ferrier, Peter Pears, Isobel Baillie, Kenneth McKellar, Joan Sutherland and a young Vladimir Ashkenazy. Many successful concerts later, our May concert in 2008 celebrated our 75th Anniversary with a magnificent performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, with 5 wonderful professional soloists accompanied by the renowned string orchestra Queens Park Sinfonia. The choir currently is made up of around 35 ladies and 15 men, who meet for 2 hours on Monday evenings between September and May to rehearse for our two main concerts.

Meet our Conductor, Rory Freckleton, and our Accompanist, Michael Carless.