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The Society

Pangbourne Choral Society is a thriving, non-audition choral society based in Pangbourne, Berkshire, UK. We rehearse and hold concerts in The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College.


We stage two or three concerts per year. Our repertoire is mainly focused on the larger choral works, although our summer concerts usually have a more mixed and lighter programme. We are always keen to welcome singers of all ages, and this website has plenty of information for you if you are thinking of joining the Society.

2013-2014 was our 40th Anniversary Season. In February 2014 we sang Mendelssohn's Elijah, and in June we staged an extraordinary anniversary concert where our current and former musical directors conducted works such as Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine and Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region. For the 2014-2015 season we started with our annual Christmas carol concert, and then performed Handel's Messiah in February 2015. Next up is Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in June 2015. Full details of our forthcoming concerts, and of past concerts and works, are on our Performances pages, including ticket information when available.


The 40th anniversary concert was Jonathan Brown's 'farewell concert' with the Society. Our new Director of Music is Roy Raby, who is also Director of Music at Pangbourne College. Julian McNamara is our accompanist.

Our rehearsal and concert venue is The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College. You will find more information at the above link, including maps and directions.

Last but not least, the website has information for our members including key dates, the relevant forms and a collection of photos to enjoy.