Next concert

Next Concert

Our next concert will be on Saturday, 14th December 2024 at St Mary's Church, Marlborough.

Details and tickets
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We are a friendly and welcoming choir, who rehearse on Monday evenings in Marlborough. 

We offer free membership to under 25s.

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Social Evening
Our next event is a social evening on Monday 3rd June for members, friends and family. There will be refreshments and entertainment!

Christmas Concert

We are rehearsing at St Mary's Church.
Rehearsals start on Monday, 16th September.
Rehearsals run from 7.30pm till 9.30pm. 
There will be an additional rehearsal on Thursday, 12th December.
The concert is on Saturday, 14th December.

Please do not attend rehearsals if you feel unwell.


We are singing:

Stanford - Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat
Haydn - Missa Brevis de St Joannis de Deo (Little Organ Mass) 

Chilcott - On Christmas Night
Plus other pieces and carols to be finalised

Most pieces are available on youtube.See below for how to run the youtube videos at slower speed.


Subscriptions are £45 per term and are due now if you didn't pay for the whole year last term. Please pay by bank transfer if possible, otherwise by cheque or cash to Jo, our Membership Secretary. 
Bank details: 
Account name:            Marlborough Choral Society
Bank:                           HSBC
Account number:        91396595
Sort code:                    40-32-07

If you are a tax payer, please consider completing a Gift Aid form (available from Jo).

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Concert details

These are general details for our concerts.

The Saturday rehearsal usually runs from 2pm till 4pm. PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS and ready to sing by 2pm.

The concert starts at 7.30 but all choristers should arrive by 7.10p.m. It is a good idea to warm up on your way.
  1. There will be boxes at the back of the church in which to place all your borrowed music after the concert. Please do not take any home with you. If for any reason you do not return your music on or before the night of the concert, it is important that you get in touch with Beverley at  to arrange its return. Late return of hired music incurs large fines for MCS.
  2. Dress code: Men: Dinner suits, bow tie, white shirt, black shoes. Ladies: Long black skirt or trousers, black shirt/blouse (no jumpers) and MCS scarf. You can buy or borrow a scarf from Jane Scott.
  3. HELP. We usually meet around 1.00pm in the church to set up.
  4. There will be refreshments (red and white wine, soft drinks ) in the interval.
  5. There will be a retiring collection for a local charity.
  6. You will be told where to sit for the concert and your name will be on the allotted seat.

Useful resources

Cyberbass provides a really useful resource. For a large number of works you can listen (for free) to the choral parts played with your part emphasised.

Concert Music on the Naxos Music Library

If you a member of Wiltshire libraries then you have free access to the Naxos Music Library - an online resource of many, many thousand CDs! There are almost certainly recordings available of pieces in our next concert to listen to online.
Access is simple:  
Go to
Enter your library card number without the spaces - 9 999999 001 becomes 9999999001
Once logged on you can search for whatever takes your fancy

Concert Music on Spotify

If you aren't a member of Wiltshire Library then you could try which provides free streaming of all sorts of music - you have the odd short advert but probably less than on commercial radio.

Once you've signed up and installed the client you can access all sorts of content.

If you do install the client I'd suggest you look at your Windows firewall settings. Access these via 'Control Panel', 'Windows Firewall', then open the exceptions tab and unclick the selection next to Spotify. That will stop Spotify accepting incoming network connections.


A useful tip when using Youtube:

If you would like to listen to the piece at a slower pace it is possible to slow down a  youtube video without changing the pitch. 
Go to settings at the bottom right (hover over the bottom right of the picture if you can't see it, settings is the cog in the middle). Click on settings and you will see an option called playback speed. It does sound a bit odd on the longer notes but is helpful although I wouldn't recommend going below 0.75 speed.