Burgess Hill Choral Society
We kept going during lockdown by rehearsing online, via"Zoom", with online concerts in December 2020 and April 2021. When our new season started in September 2021 we returned to in-person rehearsals (socially distanced), with a "Zoom" option for those who felt vulnerable. We performed (socially distanced) our Christmas Concert on Saturday, 4th December, scraping in 4 days before the Christmas 2021 lockdown! We performed our April 2022 concert under normal conditions.
BHCS is one of the foremost choirs in the area, and has been in existence for more than 70 years. Over the years the choir has performed most of the standard choral repertoire, from baroque to modern pieces.
We are a friendly and vibrant choir of around 60 singers. We are led by a dynamic conductor/musical director, Michael Stefan Wood, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the musical community. Mike makes rehearsals fun, leading to inspired performances. New members are always welcome: there is no audition.
We give two performances a year, one in December and the other in the spring (April or May). Our preferred venue is St Andrew's Church, Burgess Hill.
The December concert includes one or more choral pieces, together with carols for choir and audience. The spring concert comprises one or more choral works.
We rehearse weekly on Mondays from 7.30pm to 9.45pm, in the hall attached to (and behind) United Reformed Church (All Saints), Junction Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0JS.
Please feel free to come and sing with us for a couple of rehearsals before deciding whether to take up membership. There is no charge for trying us out, but if you join us for a full term we will ask for a subscription. Our next term starts on Monday 8th January 2024.