About Us

About the Choir

The Society believes it has a responsibility to:

  • Promote the choral tradition by involving the community in making music at all levels.
  • Offer quality performances of the classic repertoire and encourage modern composers by performing newer lesser-known works.
  • Encourage young LOCAL musicians early in their career by awarding bursaries and providing a platform for their talent.

The choir is a registered charity run by an active and dedicated voluntary committee.
We are grateful for the continued support of our president Sir David Lumsden and our Honorary Patron, the Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan, Dean of Southwell.

Choir Practice

We are now on our summer break

We usually rehearse on Monday Nights during School Term time at

The State Chamber
Southwell Minster
Church Street
Southwell, Nottinghamshire. NG25 0HD

7.30 PM to 9.15 PM

We start rehearsing Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man next season on September 10th 2018 after the Summer break for our major concert on 17 November.

We are proud to be a LOCAL community choir, and have been providing quality classical music to the town for over 50 years. You are invited to come and join us irrespective of your knowledge of music or ability to perform. We do not have auditions believing everyone has the right to make music. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. If you would like more information then please get in touch with our Chairman:

Dr Malcolm Gamble on 01636 812972 or by

He will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Subscriptions are payable Annually at the first meeting in September. Currently these are:


Once annual subscriptions have reached the maximum permitted for the rehearsal room, membership will be closed.

Concessions are for people over 60 who are not gainfully employed.
Junior membership includes anyone in full-time education or under 21 and unemployed.
If unsure, please ask for details.

© Southwell Choral Society 2017