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About

Louth Choral Society presents a wide variety of choral music from the 16th Century right through to the present day. We aim to achieve high standards and our concerts are usually given with professional orchestras and soloists.

Our home venue is the magnificent Church of St James in Louth, but in recent years we have also been taking our music to other towns around Lincolnshire, geographically the second largest county in England.

This is a successful choir with nearly a hundred active members, but we are always on the lookout for new voices. Previous choral experience is not essential, but enthusiasm and commitment are!

Children have the chance to sing too, with Louth Children's Choir. If you're interested in membership of either choir, please go to our Contact Page for more information.

How Louth Choral Society Began

It was at a meeting on Monday 26th November 1866 that Louth Choral Society was formed and performing members were asked to pay the sum of four shillings as a subscription for the term.

Originally intended as a male voice choir, it was decided by the committee that a number of ladies be invited to join, but without paying a subscription. The Choral Society was directed by Mr John Porter, who in the same year had taken up his appointment as Organist and Choirmaster of the Parish Church. He held both these positions until 1897.

The Society ceased to exist for a time after this, but in 1946 a meeting was held to discuss the possibility of a re-formation. Mr Hedley Warr was elected Chairman, and a formal proposal was made that Louth Choral Society be revived under the conductorship of Mr Harold Dexter.

St James courtesy of Alan Robertson 2017
St James's Church in Louth
Louth Choral Society rehersals

Sponsors & Patrons

Louth Choral Society is very grateful for the generous support received over the years from Mrs Monica Bourn and the late Mr Hugh Bourn.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors are vitally important to the finacial security of the choir. If you would like more details of the benefits of our sponsorship scheme, please click on our Contact page.

Patrons

Patrons provide much appreciated support to the Choral Society by making an annual donation which helps to secure a guaranteed income towards concert expenses. In return, Patrons receive pre-booked seats and priority bookings for each of the choir's concerts during the year. If you would like to help the Choral Society in this way please click on our Contact Page.

We are grateful for the continuing support of all of our patrons:

Mrs J Adams
Mrs J Banks
Mrs G Bannister
Mrs J Baron
Mrs B Bryant
Mrs M Buckle
Mr S Dixon
Mrs C Drake
Mrs P Eaton
Mrs S Grey
Mrs H Gurnham
Mrs H Hyde
Mr D Kayee
Mrs C Keech
Mrs L Rose-King
(in memory of Allan King)

Ms J Kirk
Mr & Mrs G Lindsay
Mr T Lowe
Mrs S Lyster
Mr N O’Farrell
Mr C Pankhurst
Mrs R Pickering *
Mr N Poulsom
Mrs R Powell
Ms J Rastall
Mr R Sandwith
Mrs D Scammell
Mrs M Tointon
Mr T Webb
Mrs M Williams
Corporate patron:
TLC The Learning Curve
* New patron