Billingshurst Choral Society (BCS) is a lively and well-established choir based in West Sussex. Founded in 1986 by a group of friends, including the founding Musical Director George Jones, the choir has grown in both repertoire and number. We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary and continue to develop. Membership is currently around 90 singers rehearsing every Tuesday evening (during term time).
In 2015, after 29 years of building and developing BCS, our popular Musical Director George Jones retired, and we were pleased to appoint Cathal Garvey as our new Musical Director. Cathal continues to develop the choir from the strong tradition built by George Jones and his first few years with us has attracted critical acclaim. At a similar time we appointed a new accompanist for our rehearsals, Helen Wharmby. We look forward to further developing our choral skills, and performing highly enjoyable concerts to wide audiences in the south east and beyond.
The choir has a wide repertoire, ranging from Handel, Bach and Beethoven to Verdi and Vaughan Williams, including modern composers Rutter, Chilcott, Jenkins, Todd and Goodall.
For more information about our repertoire and performances, click here