Clacton Choral Society was founded in 1888

We are a mixed and very friendly soprano, alto, tenor and bass choir of about 70 people.

We hold no auditions, but achieve a high standard for our three concerts each year, with local musicians.

Recent Concert News

APRIL 2019 - 'Gounod: St Cecilia Mass with classics by Faure and Franck'

In the company of three fabulous professional solo singers (Laura Pooley, soprano; Daniel Joy, tenor and Peter Grevatt, baritone); harpist, Meriel Barclay; cellist Melanie Woodock and organist Stephen Smith, Clacton Choral’s Musical Director, Gilli Dulieu, led all the musicians so skilfully through a moving evocation of the Easter message at St James’ Church on Saturday 13th April.

Some eighty choristers worked as one to interpret the works of Franck, Fauré and Gounod to a level of performance that had the audience spellbound. Swift changes in tempo, volume and mood were so ably handled, to great dramatic effect. A newcomer to the audience was overheard confiding to her friend that she had no idea what to expect from the evening; but was “blown away” and will definitely be attending in future.

On 6th July she will see another side to the choir as they ‘Go To The Proms’ at 5pm, then she can look forward to the Christmas presentation on 7th December at 4.00pm; both concerts again at St James’ Church in Tower Road, Clacton.

Our Christmas Concert 2019

For full details of the programme click here


We usually give three concerts each year.

We don’t hold auditions – if you can read music it will make it easier for you, but we welcome anyone who is keen to sing!

If you’re wondering whether to join the choir, it’s easy –as long as you can sing in tune and have Monday evenings free from 7.15 – 9.30pm to rehearse.

Why not give us a try? We’ll teach you the notes and provide the scores.

You’ll be made very welcome!

And if you decide to stay, we’ve lots of extra learning support on offer too.

Follow NEW SINGERS for further information.

Gilli graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Music from Colchester Institute in 1985

Nic trained as a teacher at Goldsmith’s College, London and is currently Head of Music at Clacton Coastal Academy.