In 1974 the new St Ives Choral Society was formed. Initially, two concerts were performed a year - at Christmas and Easter; in recent years there has been an additional summer concert.
Since becoming St Ives Choral Society, we have given over 100 performances and sung in many locations. Concerts have included Handel's Solomon and Haydn's The Seasons. Occasionally we have joined forces to sing with other local choirs to perform larger pieces such as Verdi's Requiem, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and The Apostles, both in Ely Cathedral.
Over the years, the choir has seen many changes, and our links with tradition have also stretched to incorporate more contemporary ideas for the choir. We hope to make our new Summer Gala a regular feature (two have been held so far with great success). Our annual Family Christmas Concert has become an annual 'landmark' which draws a lot of new faces into our audiences!
See the detailed archive of performances from 1964 to 2017, compiled by John Smoothy.