Beare Green and Newdigate Choral Society

Registered charity number 1088949

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Leith Hill Festival video here

Welcome to the web site of the Beare Green & Newdigate Choral Society (BGNCS). We are a very enthusiastic group of singers led by our dynamic conductor Jamie Cordell.

Our rehearsals are held each Wednesday evening in Newdigate Village Hall, mainly preparing for three major concerts each year - Leith Hill Musical Festival (LHMF) in April and our Summer and Christmas concerts. See us in action here.

Our choir's first rehearsal was in May 1910 when it was known as the Newdigate Choral Society. The choir participated in the Leith Hill Musical Festival for the first time in 1914 but it was disbanded during the first world and then re-formed as Beare Green Choral Society in 1937. Both names were amalgamated in 1974.

It was also in 1974 that we held our first joint concert with Manner-Chor Koln-Vogelsang, a German Male voice choir from Cologne and there have been many concerts over the years both in the U.K. and Germany. We were fortunate to visit Cologne at the time of their 60th anniversary in October 2012, click here for an account of this latest very successful visit.

We welcome all new singers, there is no audition, just bring along enthusiasm and a desire to listen and learn. Please contact our secretary for more information.

If you feel that you cannot sing with BGNCS but would like to support our activities why not join us as a friend? By being a friend you will receive a regular newsletter and will be the first to know about our social events. Please contact our secretary for more information.