Singing in a choir is a brilliant way to meet new people and it has been proven to instil a sense of happiness and increase wellbeing.

The choir performs several times a year under the direction of conductor, Pete Harrison with the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. There are no auditions to join and the ability to read music is not essential.

Choir members enjoy being part of the BSO family, sharing experiences in rehearsal and on the concert platform, with social events alongside plenty of tea, biscuits and fun, as well as benefitting from ticket discounts for all BSO promoted concerts.

  • Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 7.15-9.30pm beginning 31 May 2023 at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL.
  • Please ensure that you can attend the rehearsals (you may miss up to 3 rehearsals by prior agreement) and that you are able to perform on Saturday 8 July or Saturday 15 July.
  • Music and audio teaching tracks are available for download from the BSO Voices Resources page.

For our Spring 2023 term, we shall be enjoying some old favourites specially picked by members of the choir.

Rehearsal Schedule

31 May
7, 14, 21, 28 June (please note that 28 June is at Abbey United Reform Church, Romsey)
5, 12 July

Upcoming Concert Details

Beggars Fair, Romsey Abbey
Saturday 8 July, 12.45pm

Western Esplanade, Southampton
Saturday 15 July, 12.30pm

Works and composers

Simon/Garfunkle Bridge Over Troubled Water
Jenkins Adiemus
Whitacre The Seal Lullaby
Holst/Skarbek World In Union
Schoenberg/Boublil Do You Hear the People Sing?
John/Rice Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Lerner/Loewe My Fair Lady medley
Arlen/Harburg Somewhere Over The Rainbow