Long established choir heads to Chipping Sodbury for town hall concert

December 20 2015

A CHOIR which can trace its history back nearly 180 years will appear in concert in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

Music Society

A CHOIR which can trace its history back nearly 180 years will appear in concert in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.
Under the musical direction of tenor soloist Gordon Pullin, who has performed throughout the UK, Europe and in the USA, the concert by Bristol Chamber Choir takes place on Tuesday, February 9.
The choir developed from the Bristol Madrigal Society, which held its first singing meeting in March 1837 in the city’s Montague Inn, Kingsdown.
Apart from during the Second World War, when the Montague was destroyed, the group has continued to give concerts, making it the oldest British musical society to have performed in public.
It was even reviewed by playwright George Bernard Shaw in1885 when he was the music critic of the Dramatic Review and the singers appeared at the Royal Albert Hall.
A new name of Bristol Chamber Choir was adopted in 1988 to reflect the scope of its repertoire.
The concert is part of the Chipping Sodbury Music Society programme and tickets for the 7.30pm performance can be bought by visiting its website www.csmusicsociety.co.uk or phoning the box office on 01454 315741.