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New President for South Somerset Choral Society

                                                Photo: John Bellars

We are delighted to announce that the nationally and internationally famous composer, conductor and singer, Bob Chilcott, has agreed to become the next President of the South Somerset Choral Society. 

Bob has impeccable musical credentials having begun his career as a boy chorister, and later a choral scholar, in the renowned choir of King’s College, Cambridge. He was later a member of the "King’s Singers", but is now a full-time composer, specialising in Christmas music. Recordings of his work (including by Wells Cathedral Choir) are widely popular. As conductor he has worked in more than 30 countries and he is Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers.

Bob said: "I am delighted to have been invited to become the President of South Somerset Choral Society.  Choirs are working very hard to engage with their singers at this time, and I hope that I can join them virtually before too long, and I look forward greatly to future collaboration."

Tim Donaldson, our Musical Director, said: "As we say farewell to our retiring President, the wonderful Bill Llewellyn, it is a great privilege to welcome Bob in his place. Having someone of Bob's stature and who is such a great ambassador for choirs and choral music is a great privilege for us, and I am thrilled that he has agreed to add us to the list of organisations he supports. We're looking forward to a great partnership!"
Please click HERE for Bob's CV

Photo courtesy Tris Pinkney and National Trust at Barrington Court

The Society was formed in 1967 and has staged concerts at least twice a year ever since. Our concerts are held in Spring and Autumn and our popular Carol Concerts take place in December. Other special public events and several social events take place during the year and are published on this website and advertised to choir members at rehearsals.

Dates for your diary: Please click HERE

Further details of forthcoming concerts can be found on the "Next Concert" tab





We are grateful to Making Music (formerly NFMS) for their support