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The friendliest choir I have sung in – and I have sung in a few!
HCS member

In 2023 Henley Choral Society celebrated our special 50th Anniversary with an exciting schedule of events, including the world premiere of a new composition specially commissioned by Henley Choral Society from internationally renowned British composer, Cecilia McDowall. You can read more here

We try to be one of the most ‘professional’, yet one of the friendliest amateur choirs in the Thames Valley.

Our standards continue to rise under recent Musical Directors but we remain a firmly non-auditioned chorus. There are always places available in the Tenor and Bass sections, but please do get in touch whatever your voice part – in our 100 strong chorus there is room for all. In keeping with our charitable objectives, membership for singers aged 18-30 is free!

Many of our members have sung in previous choirs but all you need is a love of singing: an ability to read music is useful. We have a work hard / play hard ethos and provide plenty of support for practice at home as well as additional sectional rehearsals and workshops. We drink in a local pub after rehearsals!

Rehearsals take place at 7.30pm on Mondays during term-times, currently at d:two near the centre of Henley. See map for location.  For current rehearsal schedule please see the main Members page.  For more information call Wendy Hawkins, Membership Secretary on 01491 576929.

We also have two superb non-auditioned Youth Choirs, covering ages 7-11 and 12-17. For information on joining the Youth Choirs, see the Youth Choir pages.

If you are wondering whether to take that first step, then please do get in touch. You can find out more from Wendy then enjoy your first rehearsal on a complimentary basis. If you decide to join us – and we hope you do – the annual subscription fee is £160.00. What else can you do that is so much fun for less than £1.00 per hour?

Check out the pictures below to see us in concert over the years!

We run a wide range of workshops and singing events for our members, fellow singers and the public, led by our own Musical Director and guest conductors.