The Riding Mill Choral Society is a long established part of Riding Mill village life. We are a four part choir of about 35 members who live in and around the area.
We usually perform two concerts a year, normally in the Parish Hall. One concert is before Christmas, and the other before Easter.Our repertoire is fairy extensive, ranging from Haydn’s Creation to Bernstein’s West Side Story, Gilbert and Sullivan and a lot more in between. We meet on a Monday evening in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm and are always pleased to welcome new members – no audition!Although the months between April and September are free from rehearsals, we are sometimes called upon to perform at various functions in the summer months.We are non-profit making a happy band of singers who enjoy singing for the love of it!
Riding Mill Choral Society was established in March 1958 by Canon Bill Hinkley, the Vicar of Riding Mill, who was also the first conductor. Subsequent conductors including Percy Lovell, Renee Shill, Derrick Parkyn Marshall, Alastair Lord, Andrew Wyatt and the current incumbent, Sarah Robinson. There is more to be found on the history of the Choral Society on the History section of the website.