The Choir
The earliest records we have of Tring Choral Society date back to 1894, the first known concert took place in the Victoria Hall, Tring in that year. The Society flourished after the Second World War under the direction of John Lowdell and Roland Stevens. Since 1974, its success has continued under the direction of Colin Stevens. The present strength of the Society is between 80 and 90 voices.

Whilst the Society focuses principally on the main classical choral repertoire, from time to time it has commissioned new works. The Society also, on occasions, joins with other Choral Societies and Schools to perform major works, at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.

The Society has an enviable local reputation for the consistently high quality of its concerts. Professional soloists are always engaged, and concerts are accompanied by the Chiltern Orchestral Society. The weekly rehearsals, under Colin Stevens’ direction, are a well-balanced blend of discipline and informality: demanding, but enjoyable.

There are three regular concerts a year: at Christmas, Easter and one in the Summer, with some additional events for special occasions. The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in the centre of Tring is the usual concert venue.

The choir holds social events too, and often provides singers for joint choir ventures and charity events.