Who we are
Chesterton choral society is a non-audition amateur mixed choir based in East Chesterton, Cambridge.
The choir is relaxed and friendly, preferring to enjoy a wide range of styles of music, from classical and sacred works to well known songs from past decades. About thirty to forty strong, the choir will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2024 and continues to grow in strength.
Our next concert will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th December 2023 at City Church Cambridge, 15-16 Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8LD. It will include Vivaldi’s Gloria and a selection of seasonal music and carols.
Rehearsals and concerts
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7.30-9.00 pm at Chesterton Methodist Church, Green End Road, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1RW.
The choir rehearses during school term, and works to a three-term programme with a concert at the end of each term.
Autumn Term 2023 Rehearsals
Our autumn term rehearsals start on Monday 25th September. If you are interested in joining the choir, then come along any Monday at 7.30pm and sing with us for a couple of rehearsals to see if you like us.
For our ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’ summer concert, we returned to City Church on Cheddars Lane. The audience enjoyed a performance of traditional and modern songs based on the theme of summer, including ‘Sumer is icumen in’ (sung in old English dialect, with a translation provided in the programme), Vaughn Williams’s ‘Linden Lea’, Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ and the title piece of the concert by Rodgers & Hammerstein. In addition, our very own in-house poet wrote two poems for the event, which were recited by himself and fellow choir member Margaret Ingram.