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 and All Angels) we also have the benefit of their excellent Father Willis organ dating from 1864.

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 Saturday, 17th December 2016 at 7.00pm in St Michael and All Angels' Church, Great Torrington (Please note the earlier start time.)

HANDEL: Messiah

Soloists: Catherine Hamilton, Anne Braley, Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks and Gavin Davies
with Andrew Millington on the famous Father Willis organ.


Please note: There will be no rehearsal for the Messiah on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30 pm in Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple.