Berkhamsted Choral Society (BCS)

Ever wanted to sing ?

We are a very friendly mixed voice choir of just under 100 singers. We do not audition new members but we work hard to achieve some fantastic performances.

Virtual Lockdown Performances

Sadly our recently planned concert of Handel’s Messiah had to be cancelled because…well, you know why. Our tour to Cologne was cancelled too.

However we have worked hard with the wonders of technology to keep the choir singing.

We’re still singing – despite the virus

We are using ZOOM to rehearse every Tuesday night at 8pm and we have commissioned some new tunes especially for the choir to perform online.

Interested ? Come and join us on Zoom and you too could appear on this site singing music commisssioned for the choir to sing in lockdown.

Just click on the Contact us button and email our Secretary for details of how to join.

Come and sing with us

Every Tuesday evening at 8pm, Swing Gate School, Berkhamsted

You can join us even whilst we can’t sing at Swing Gate. Please just contact us and we’ll let you know how to join in with our virtual rehearsals.

Our Musical Director

Graham Wili

Graham is an experienced conductor, teacher and performer, and has taken choirs from humble beginnings to singing throughout Europe and performing on the London stage. He is passionate about making music accessible to everyone, and his energy and expertise ensure that singing together is both fun and educational, with members benefiting from his expert vocal tuition.  In demand as a conductor both nationally and internationally, he conducts several concerts each year in Moscow with the State Symphony New Russia Orchestra and English Philharmonia, with whom he is principal conductor.

Our Accompanist – Fei Ren

Fei Ren graduated with a PGDip in Piano Performance with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music in 2008, where she studied with Christopher Elton. She received the Lloyd Hartley Prize from the Academy in 2008, and was a Finalist in the Keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League competition in 2007.

Fei is a very busy chamber musician and has performed with various instrumentalists in venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James Piccadilly. As a choral accompanist she has also gained much experience with both professional and amateur choirs.