Musical Director: John Hobbs
Chairman: Liz Preece

Have you been inspired by choirs on the television, including Chivenor very nearby? Have you discovered an urge to sing as part of a community where you can make some new friends? Then why not come and join us at North Devon Choral Society. We have over 140 singers and we are always pleased to welcome new members. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30pm at Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple. Have a look at the searchable list of our previous concerts to see the kind of music we sing.

Photograph of the choir performing Bach's St. Matthew Passion at Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, 7 April 2012
The choir performing Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” at Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, 7 April 2012 (© 2012 Tim Nias)

Concerts are performed widely in North Devon, including Ilfracombe, Lynton, Braunton, Barnstaple, Torrington, Bideford and South Molton. We aim to use an orchestra at least once a year, and at Torrington Parish Church (St Michael’s) we also have the benefit of their Willis organ dating from 1864. In 2004 we performed for the first time in Barnstaple Pannier Market, staging a memorable performance of the Verdi Requiem together with two choirs from South Devon and a full orchestra; we returned there in June 2010.

In 2012 we celebrated our 60th anniversary with a dinner at the Barnstaple Hotel. Here is a sequence of photographs which were taken during the occasion.

Our next concert will be on 25 April 2015 at 7.30pm in St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Torrington. The programme will comprise Bach’s “Mass in B Minor”.