choral society

Itchen Valley Choral Society was formed in 1922 and performed in some of the earliest Winchester and County Music Festival concerts.  We have never been a large choir.  In the past, members came from a very rural area, from hamlets and villages throughout the Itchen Valley.  We currently have 40 regular members and members now travel from far further afield than they used to.

We have two concerts which we perform in each year:

  • our Christmas concert – an evening of fun and joviality
  • the Winchester and County Music Festival in May – a much bigger affair with local choirs joining each other for a performance either in Winchester Cathedral or Romsey Abbey

Our Music Director is Jane Bryant, who also conducts the Candover Valley and Benefice Choir.

We meet from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on a Wednesday evening, from September through to May, at Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall.  We are always pleased to welcome new singers – no auditions required, just a passion for music and a willingness to try!

Contact the Society Secretary, Gabby O’Grady: