Welcome to Ashtead Choral Society

Ashtead Choral Society is one of the leading choral societies in Surrey with over 100 members committed to providing high quality music for both singers and audiences alike.

Under the professional direction of our conductor Andrew Storey we give three major concerts a year, at least two with professional orchestra and soloists. We aim to sing the major choral works by composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Vaughan-Williams and also include in our repertoire works by Tippett, Shearing, Todd and Whitacre.

We in Ashtead Choral Society have been shocked at the tragic events taking place in Ukraine. Our Messiah concert at on April 23rd, in St Martin’s Church, Epsom, was dedicated to the millions of Ukrainian people who have fled their homes to escape the conflict. The retiring collection raised £1500 for the Disasters Emergency Committee “DEC” and will go towards providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. We thank everyone who came to the concert and choir for their generous donations. Concert review

The home of Ashtead Choral Society.

Ashtead Choral Society is back to live rehearsals, every Monday from 8pm to 10pm in the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall. New members are welcome to join us.

The 2021-2022 season

This coming season have performed three major concerts. On 9th October 2021, we performed Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia. In February 2022, we performed Elijah which was our postponed 70th Anniversary concert in the Dorking Halls and in April we performed the great oratorio Messiah by Handel. This is was our final concert of the year.

We have now started work on two projects. firstly, we are joining forces with The Old Bailey Choir on 16th June in a performance of Carmina Burana and our next major concert is performing the two Gilbert and Sullivan operettas Trial by Jury and Pirates of Penzance on 8th October 2022 at the Epsom Playhouse.

The 2022-2023 season

As well as some Gilbert and Sullivan our next season will also include Vaughan Williams’ The Sea Symphony on 25th February 2023. It’s going to be fantastic so do come and join us as a singer or as a member of the audience.

Are you looking to join a choir?

We are always looking to welcome new members on Monday evenings.

  • NEW MEMBERS welcome!
  • NO AUDITION required!
  • NO EXPERIENCE required!
  • REDUCED SUBSCRIPTIONS for under 30s, FREE for under 25s

Next: Gilbert and Sullivan at the Playhouse.

Our next concert is on the 8th October 2022 at the Epsom Playhouse where we will be singing Trial by Jury and The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan.

For other concerts and events see our concerts page for more details.

Contact us

To contact us please email secretary@ashteadchoralsociety.org.uk