About Us

The Market Rasen Choral Society encourages existing and new members from in and around Market Rasen to come and enjoy singing with us.

We are open to all ages and abilities and you do not need to audition. Singing and making music with others is an uplifting experience – so come and give it a try.

We perform 2-3 concerts every year. Our Spring concert sometimes involves instrumentalists or an orchestra and professional soloists. At Christmas in addition to our own concert we join the Rotary Club for its Christmas Carol Concert and we have recently performed events with local schools – including the fantastic ‘Zimbe’! Last November we performed a moving Remembrance concert which included readings by by Ian Hogg and participation by the local air cadets.

Our concerts are filled with a challenging mix of music styles. We enjoy a varied repertoire from major choral works such as Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Faure’s Requiem to more modern and contemporary music such as Zimbe!, Rutter’s The Spring of Thyme and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man.  Please see our ‘Previous Concerts’ page for details of our past concerts.

We also take part in Carry on Chorus in the summer, when we sing a programme of lighter songs based around a theme. For 2019 our songs are on the theme of ‘Water’ and include songs such as Bridge over Troubled Water, Deep River and Orinoco Flow!

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm at Market Rasen New Life Centre in Serpentine Street, Market Rasen. Our rehearsals are led by our enthusiastic Music Director, Emma Radwell, and are lighthearted and fun. All new voices are very welcome. There are no auditions and you do not need to be able to sight read, so if you would like to give us a try please come along to one of our rehearsals. Our new term begins on 3rd September 2019.

Our Committee Members are:-

  • CHAIRMAN: Keith Winnard
  • TREASURER: John Alexander
  • SECRETARY: Roz Wallis
  • LIBRARIAN: Julia Cullen
  • PART REPS: Soprano – Jane Lloyd, Alto – Linda Worrell, Tenor – Clive Ross, Bass – John Alexander
  • OTHER MEMBERS: Sue Jefferson & Helen Horgan