Horncastle & District Choral Society

We aim to perform at least two choral concerts per year.

Uniting a community through song.

What’s coming up in 2019…

A warm welcome to Horncastle & District Choral Society website.



Looking to build on the success of our recent concerts, the choir invites new singers (particularly basses) to come and join us for the new season. Our Christmas concert is on Saturday December 7th. We are very much looking forward to working with Crauford Thomson, our newly appointed music director.

A Fond Farewell

It was with mixed emotions that the choir performed its May concert last weekend.

The excitement and delight of presenting a well-rehearsed programme was overshadowed by the knowledge that this would be our last under the direction of Caroline Boden.

Caroline has given of herself over her five years with us.

Her thorough preparation for rehearsals has been evident, and her talent for getting the best out of us, with unfailing dedication, dynamism and good humour very much appreciated.

Caroline, we thank you wholeheartedly, and will miss you.

Gilbert and Sullivan Soloists’ Rehearsal

Committee member and photographer Angela Clifton captures the soloists in full Gilbert and Sullivan song, rehearsing for our spring concert on May 18th.

From L to R: Andrew Cooke, Sylvia Ravenhall, HCS President Penny Holland and Len Sutton rehearse their quartet from The Mikado

Gail Hinkins (L) and MD Caroline Boden discuss the finer points of Gail’s solo from HMS Pinafore

Soloists reacting (with amusement?) to some words of wisdom from MD Caroline Boden!

A smile from Penny Holland and Isabel Wilson as they sing from The Gondoliers

Sylvia giving dramatic input to her solo from The Pirates of Penzance

Chris Hinkins providing impeccable support from the piano

Tenor Ian French rehearsing The Gondoliers

PHOTOS ©Angela Clifton/HCS

1 week ago
This choir trolled actual John Rutter by singing ‘I Can’t Believe it’s not Rutter’

How lovely is John Rutter's reaction to this!

John Rutter is a certified choral legend… but that didn’t stop this choir completely ripping into him with this parody performance.

2 weeks ago

A reminder
Monday's rehearsal is at
St. Mary's Church.

3 weeks ago

We're getting our teeth into the Christmas music now - I know, but it's what we choirs do in September!

There's still plenty of time if anyone wants to join us, though.
Lower voices are ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Horncastle and District Choral Society's post

Monday September 2nd 7.15pm
Methodist Church Hall, Queen Street, Horncastle

Looking forward to meeting again after the long summer break, we welcome all new singers (come and give us a try!), and ... See more

1 month ago

Looking to build on the success of our recent concerts, the choir invites new singers (particularly basses) to come and join us for the new season.
Our Christmas concert is on Saturday, December ... See more

2 months ago

Turning your thoughts to the new season?

First rehearsal of the new term: Monday 2nd September, 7.15pm

3 months ago

One of our basses and founder members of the choir (see if you can spot him!) kindly let me scan this wonderful photograph of Horncastle and District Choral Society in its early days.
The print is ... See more

3 months ago

These are wonderful, and ideal to combine with a browse round the town on market day.
Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, a variety of talented performances, tea and coffee available.
On your own or ... See more

4 months ago

At our concert last weekend, we said a fond farewell to our MD - Caroline Boden.

Caroline has worked hard (and worked US hard!) over the five years she's been with us, and we will miss her.

Thank ... See more

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