Joining the Choir

Do you enjoy singing? We do!

We are always looking for enthusiastic people who share our love of singing and making music. You will receive a warm welcome.

Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society currently stages four concerts per year, held at Highsted Grammar and Fulston Manor Schools, often accompanied by piano, a semi-professional orchestra and soloists. Established in 1944, the choir has a tradition of performing to a high standard; singing well-known choral works to light popular songs, including the Beatles and even Queen! The choir has an established reputation as the leading choral society in Swale; recently hosting, in 2018, a joint choirs Armistice Concert performed by 150 singers and Kent Sinfonia. Over the past few years, the choir has been invited to sing at various local, charities, funerals and celebration events. The choir is a non-auditioning choir of approximately 70 singers, drawn from Sittingbourne and surrounding towns, encompassing all ages, from students to the recently retired, and from all walks of life. We are very proud to have a few long-serving members in the choir and celebrate its diversity and longevity.

Joining the choir

Singers of all voice parts and ages are welcome to join Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society and encouraged to attend a few ‘no obligation’ rehearsals before deciding if they would like to joining us. We pride ourselves on singing to a high standard, coached by our excellent Music Director, George Salmon and Accompanist, Michael Burleigh. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at Tunstall C of E Primary School, Sittingbourne, ME10 1YG, 7.45pm – 9.45pm. We would love to hear from you.

For those of you who support our concerts regularly, you will see we have new members in the choir. We welcome them all, and hope to increase our membership in the coming year.

If you are not already on our mailing list, please leave your details with the Front of House Team and we will inform you of future events.