Welcome to Lincoln Choral Society

Sadly, we have to announce the death of Mr. James Epton, our former chairman, on Friday 6th February 2018. There is a short obituary here, from Julia Woodthorpe, LCS Chairman

Lincoln Choral Society is a 100-strong mixed choir. We are Lincoln's largest choral group and our aim is to give our audiences a wonderful musical experience, drawing on local, national and international musical talents, all in the magnificent setting of Lincoln Cathedral. Please click in the panel to the right for information about our Next Concert. Our concert programmes are designed to appeal to all those who love the wonderful choral music of Verdi, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, Karl Jenkins and so many more.Here is a video of the choir in rehearsal for the 2016 Shakespeare summer concert, with an introduction from Julia Woodthorpe, Chairman of Lincoln Choral Society.

New Musical Director
We are delighted to welcome Mark Wilde as our Musical Director. Mark is a musician of national and international repute. He performs widely as a tenor as well as teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, London and lecturing at the University of Lincoln. Our former musical director, Neville Turner retired this summer (2017); However, he has graciously accepted the position of Conductor Emeritus with the choir.


For Easter 2018 (24th March) LCS will be joined by The Cathedral Choir, Lincoln Cathedral Consort, Lincoln Chorale and Lincoln Diocesan Ladies Choir in a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion. Orchestration will be played on authentic period instruments by Musica Donum Dei. This concert starts at 6.30pm.

A performance of Britten's War Requiem is scheduled for 3rd November 2018 as part of our First World War Centenary commemoration. At present, the performance will feature not only Lincoln Choral Society, but also Grimsby and Scunthorpe choirs, Louth Choral Society, Gainsborough Choral Society, Lincoln Cathedral Choristers and hopefully Neustadt Liedertafel too! Singers could number 300-400, promising to be quite a spectacle.

LCS in Lincoln Cathedral 2017

Members of Lincoln Choral Society took part in a very exciting concert in January 2016 when they travelled to New York to perform Karl Jenkins' 'The Armed Man -A Mass for Peace' in Carnegie Hall. Details here: LCS at Carnegie Hall.

We present two major concerts most years and smaller ones at Christmas and in the Summer. We are an independent choral group with charitable status and rely to a very great extent on sponsors and friends for our ongoing viability. There are a number of ways you can support our choral society.
If you would like to consider supporting Lincoln Choral Society by becoming a Sponsor or a Friend please look at the information on this site. We greatly appreciate the support of our local community and are proud to have a growing number of local companies and organisations among our sponsors. There are many advantages in becoming a Sponsor or Friend -details on the Friends/Sponsors page.

Join Us!
If you would like to join us as a singing member please click 'Join Us' on the menu at the top of the page (or here) for more information. We are currently seeking tenors and basses but new members of any vocal range are welcome. And always remember 'Singing Is Good For You' Click the link to find out about 'ChoraLine', their projects and services.

If you are already a singing member of the choir, then please click on the 'Members Login' menu button at the top of the page for the latest information.

Future events include the following -further details will be added as they become available.

  • March 24th 2018: Bach: St Matthew Passion. This will be performed with Lincoln Cathedral choir.
  • Saturday 3rd November 2018: Britten's War Requiem. This will be performed with Grimsby and Scunthorpe choirs, Louth Choral Society, Gainsborough Choral Society, Lincoln Cathedral Choristers and Neustadt Liedertafel
President The Precentor, Lincoln Cathedral
Vice President Dr David Flood
Honorary Vice Presidents The Right Revd The Bishop of Lincoln, Miss Jane Eaglen, Professor Naji S Hakim, Miss Jane Glover, Dr Francis Jackson OBE, Lady Jean Nevile
Musical Director Mark Wilde
Répétiteur & Associate Musical Director Ed Wellman