About the Choir


Wincanton Choral Society was born in 1990, and has grown in ability and confidence throughout the years.

We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved, performing some of the most beautiful music to hundreds in our local community.

Our numbers vary but at present sits around 45-55 members, but we’re looking to restore towards the pre-Covid level of around 70+ members.

We are a non-auditioning choir and have a lovely mix of experienced musicians and singers who follow by ear. Our exceptional Music Director, Neil Moore, is known for his ability to challenge, inspire and engage every single person regardless of their musical experience. 

Our rehearsals are Monday evening from 7:15pm to 9pm (with a short break), and we perform two concerts per year – in December and May. 

We pride ourselves on the social part of choral singing, and like to think that newcomers feel welcomed from their very first interaction with us. Each section of the choir has a ‘lead’, who is responsible for meeting news members and ensuring they’re introduced and shown the ropes. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, we undertook online rehearsals under the superb leadership of our wonderful Music Director, at the time, Katrine Reimers and other volunteers to provide rehearsals via YouTube video, Online Video Session and even generated Video Ensembles of members singing together.

In-Person Rehearsals at King Arthur’s School, Wincanton had to be postponed until pandemic conditions allowed us to meet again. With the relaxation of anti-COVID regulations by the government, we were able to provide outdoor communal rehearsals for thirty members at The Tractor Shed in Shatwell during the Summer of 2020. We rehearsed the spring and summer choruses of Haydn’s The Seasons, under Katrine’s direction and our COVID-safe singing featured on BBC West TV.

We returned to limited indoor singing with rehearsals of Haydn’s The Seasons continuing in Wincanton Parish Church in the Autumn of 2021 and were glad to return to the In-Person Rehearsals at King Arthur’s School, in January 2022 where we remain to the present time.