WELCOME TO LUTON CHORAL SOCIETY

(Founded 1870)

Website last updated: 4th December 2016

We are taking a break from rehearsals. Why not join us in January? More information to follow.


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A BRIEF HISTORY

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OUR MUSICAL DIRECTOR

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Musical Director: Crispin Lewis.    
Rehearsal Pianist: Linden Innes-Hopkins

The Luton Choral Society, started from an idea in 1866, was eventually founded in 1870, giving its first performance in 1871. Photographs and a brief historical account of the Society's eight former conductors are reproduced from archive materials.

Today, the Society has over 60 members, mostly drawn from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, performing works from both the traditional repertoire and also from more contemporary composers.

The Luton Choral Society is registered by the Charity Commissioners (Reg. No. 290450) and is affiliated to Making Music Eastern Region which represents, supports and promotes amateur vocal and instrumental groups and music clubs throughout the United Kingdom.

Using new raised staging at our concert in July 2016. With grateful thanks to Arts Council England for Lottery Funding.

LCS members using new raised staging
at our concert in July 2016.
With grateful thanks to Arts Council
England for Lottery Funding.

Details of Carol Singing events for choir members

Why wait for rehearsals?
Nelson Mass - Use this link to hear your part (courtesey of john@learnchoralmusic.co.uk)

Saint-Saëns: Christmas Oratorio: Individual parts for each movement can be found, as in this example, on YouTube

Luton Choral Society welcomes new members.
For more details click on HOW TO JOIN US,
email
, ring our membership secretary on
(01582) 579748 or simply attend our next rehearsal.

Donations are most welcome and If you wish to support us with a small donation, these can be made online at Localgiving "Grow Your Tenner". - £345,000 of match funding for local charities!

This year's "Grow Your Tenner" is set to launch at 10am on Tuesday the 18th of October 2016, with all Localgiving members eligible to claim up to £2,500 of match funding for their organisation. Now matching both one-time and Direct Debit donations!

Localgiving will be matching one-time donations pound-for-pound by up to £10 and Direct Debit donations set up during the campaign by up to £10 a month for the first three months.

There's currently £345,000 in the match fund and we're in the process of fundraising for more, so watch this space! See full details of the campaign here.

If you prefer, please make a donation via our treasurer, Christine Meilton or any Society member.
Thank you.

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Not sure of your voice type (SATB)? Gill found these humorous definitions of the voice parts courtesey of www.comedycorner "THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE SATB CHOIR"

Please use the link below to see the video "Food for the Soul" by Leila Hussain (password "choir")

Photos of our 5th April 2014 concert
at St Andrew's 5/4/14
Concert at St. Andrew's Church, Luton 5th April 2014
Luton Choral Society at St Mary's Parish Church,
Luton 7/12/13
Concert, Priory Church, Dunstable 16/04/11.
     Concert, Priory Church, Dunstable
     16/04/11.
Crispin Lewis rehearsing the Chiltern
Symphony Orchestra, St. Andrew's, Luton,
27/11/10.
    Crispin Lewis during rehearsal
    with members of Luton Choral Society
This concert was funded by the Bedfordshire and Luton
Community Foundation's Grassroots Grants fund.
The Society has recently performed jointly with The Bexley Choir, Thurrock Choral Society, The Newstead Singers, Welwyn Garden City Orchestra & Chorus and Luton Youth Cantores
Concerts have been given in venues in London, Luton, Dunstable and Welwyn Garden City.

A Chamber Choir performs, by invitation, at smaller venues in the surrounding area. To book the Chamber Choir for a local event email us at

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