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Come and sing choral music. We rehearse on Mondays at 7.45pm during term time. You'll find us practising in the Merriman Music School of Cranleigh School.

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Joint Forces

Once every 2 years we join the Cranleigh School Choir to perform a large-scale choral work.

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About Us

Cranleigh Choral Society has been a regular feature of village life for over 100 years. Today it continues to provide opportunities to participate in music-making at the heart of the local community and to become part of a circle of music enthusiasts, both in and out of rehearsals.

  • The society produces three concerts a year, including an annual concert in conjunction with Cranleigh School. Recent concerts have included a memorable performance of Orff's Carmina Burana in Guildford Cathedral, Haydn’s Nelson Mass in St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh, and Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace in Cranleigh Village Hall.
    Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7.45 pm to 9.45 pm in the Merriman Music School at Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh.
    Choir Rehearsal Choral Workshop days are held at Cranleigh School every few years; the last one was held in May 2008.
    We are extremely fortunate to have Marcus Pashley as Musical Director.
    We are always keen to welcome new members. Huge amounts of experience are not required, so just feel free to turn up and see how you get on.

  • Andrew Thomas studied flute, composition, singing and conducting at City University London, GSMD, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge and completed his PhD in composition at Birmingham Conservatoire under the supervision of Richard Causton, Joe Cutler and Edwin Roxburgh. He has performed throughout Europe as an orchestral musician and soloist, choral singer/conductor and performed much of the solo bass/baritone oratorio repertoire. Andrew has conducted productions of numerous musicals and opera and is currently conductor of the Merriman Concert Orchestra. His keen interest in the music of today is reflected in his compositional activities that has seen his music commissioned and performed by ensembles including London Sinfonietta, London Chamber Orchestra and Chroma as well as being performed and broadcast internationally. He is currently Head of Choral Music and Vocal Studies at Cranleigh School and musical director for both Cranleigh Choral Society and Rushmoor Choir.

  • Jonathan Willcocks, the renowned conductor and composer, has agreed to become our new president. We look forward to meeting him and performing one of his compositions in the near future.