South Somerset Choral Society

President: Bob Chilcott


                                               Photo:John Bellars


We are delighted to announce that the nationally and internationally famous composer, conductor and singer, Bob Chilcott, has 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