Hadleigh Choral Society

President: John Lill CBE


Other Events

Desert Island Discs on Saturday 2 November at 7.00 pm

in the Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh

Chris Phelps, our conductor, is about to be cast away!

Chris will be choosing his favourite music and drawing on his inexhaustible fund of anecdotes about his life in music and encounters with celebrated musicians. Plenty of amusing stories guaranteed as well as some good music.

Tickets cost £10 and can be bought from choir members. This includes a ploughman's supper and a bar will be available.

We also do these:

Christmas Carol Concert

A Celebration of Christmas is held each year in mid December. Sometimes local schools or other organisations are invited to join the choir in a programme of traditional and new seasonal music and readings. Entry is free but there is a retiring collection for Charity. In 2017 we raised £360 for the Rosa Simon Music Fund and in 2018 we raised £457 for the Ansell Centre Charities Memories Cafe. Afterwards there is an informal get together with drinks and nibbles for singers, families and friends.

Summer Concerts

Every year the Choral Society presents two concerts on behalf of local causes or charities. The organisers provide light refreshments or supper so that a pleasant programme of music and food on a summer’s evening is enjoyed by all.

The music is a mix of sacred and secular – the latter including lighter items such as songs from the shows or pieces specially arranged for us by our conductor.

Amounts raised are generally in the region of £1,000. In 2019 we sang at Lavenham Village Hall to raise money for Success After Stroke, Sudbury and at St Mary's Church, Hadleigh for their funds.

If your church or local charity would be interested in hosting a Summer Concert please contact the Secretary, Jessica Bailey, on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Singing Days and Workshops

We've recently started a Saturday morning introduction to the work for the next concert, taken by our conductor. The Choir enjoys a  termly Saturday morning rehearsal just before a main concert.

Sometimes we organise Choir Workshops and training days. In February 2012 we held a very successful day led by Jeremy Jackman. In autumn 2014 there was a workshop organised for Hadleigh High School pupils taken by Mark Oldfield.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:28