Hadleigh Choral Society

President: John Lill CBE


Other Events

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. 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 a piece specially arranged for us by our conductor.

Amounts raised are generally in the region of £1,000. In 2017 we sang at Chelsworth and Hintlesham churches to raise money 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 "> 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.


Our members are often very involved in the wider musical community, and participate in special events at other venues or concerts ‘from scratch’. For Christmas 2014 we were invited to take part in the Radio Suffolk Carol concert for Children in Need at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 March 2018 17:16