Epsom Choral Society (ECS) is a friendly choir that has performed in and around Epsom for 100 years. Our varied repertoire ranges from Pergolesi to Mary Poppins, and beyond. We aim for high standards of musicianship and enjoy both our singing and our social activities.
The choir was founded in 1922 with the aim of bringing education and public performances to the people of Epsom and Ewell and neighbouring areas. This year is our Centenary – a cause for celebration - and we have some very exciting concerts planned (see Future Concerts)!
We currently have around 90 members. We usually put on four concerts each year and take part in the Leith Hill Musical Festival in Dorking. We regularly sing carols each year at the Ashley Centre for local charities as well as in several of the local residential homes. There is usually an annual trip abroad, which we hope will be resumed soon.
Potential new singers are welcome to come and try us out at the beginning of each term. We are currently particularly keen to recruit altos, but all voice types are welcome. We do not audition, but we do aim for high performance standards. Some previous experience would be useful and an ability to read music is invaluable in order to learn all the music in the time available.
Rehearsals generally take place in Church House at St Martin’s Church, Epsom, on Wednesday evenings. The yearly schedule has three 'terms', normally starting on the first Wednesday in September, the second Wednesday in January and with no break at Easter.
If you are thinking of joining us, please contact our Membership Secretary
We are a registered charity (No: 273757)
During lockdown we were able to stream a performance live from a car park of Songs from the Shows including My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Les Mis. To watch the performance, click on the picture or here.