The Heidelberg Choral Society (HCS) was formed in 1920 and has been having fun making fantastic music ever since.


The choir consists of soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices and currently has approximately 90 members. We regularly perform three major concerts each year, usually in May, August and December. Professional soloists accompany the choir for most concerts including well known names Nathan Lay, Siobhan Stagg, Liane Keegan, Alexandra Flood, Michael Lewis, as well as many young soloists embarking on successful careers


HCS performs classical sacred and secular choral works, as well as part songs, oratorios, operas and madrigals. The choir typically performs with orchestral accompaniment, or with organ or piano


Previous works performed include Messiah (Handel), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Requiems by Brahms, Mozart and Faure, Carmina Burana (Orff), The Seasons (Haydn), Petit Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Opera choruses, concert performances of Turandot (Puccini), Macbeth and Nabucco (Verdi)


Peter Bandy has been the Artistic Director and Conductor since 2011. Peter has earned a reputation as a conductor of considerable experience with successful performances in diverse genres including choral, orchestral, opera and ballet music. Alongside his performing talents are years spent learning his craft as Music Director, Music Arranger, Chorus Master and Orchestra Manager


Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at 7.30-10 pm at St George's Church Hall, Warncliffe Road, East Ivanhoe