Christ’s Hospital Choral Society
is a choir for adults associated with the famous school near Horsham, West Sussex. The choir was formed in 1988 so that members of staff and people from the wider community could sing a range of choral works. All voices are welcome – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass – and no connection with the school is necessary. We rehearse on a Thursday evening at Christ’s Hospital and three or four concerts are performed each year.
The choir’s year starts in early September when we prepare for a challenging concert performed during the first two weeks of November in St. Mary’s Church, Horsham. We then begin rehearsals for our Christmas Carol Concert, which is held in the chapel at Christ’s Hospital. Immediately after Christmas we start working on the Angus Ross Memorial Concert at which we join with the school choir and an orchestra generally to perform a major work. This concert takes place shortly before Easter. For the summer term we usually perform shorter, lighter pieces at a concert close to midsummer’s day. This is normally held at the school, sometimes preceded by a picnic in the quadrangle.