Cranbrook Choral Society


CRANBROOK CHORAL invites you to St. Dunstan’s for an evening of traditional songs, Negro spirituals, together with Gilbert and Sullivan, John Rutter, ‘The Rhythm of Life’ from the musical ‘Sweet Charity’ and the magnificent

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ by Giuseppe Verdi.

Singing with us are the beautiful voices of Emily Steventon and Michael White. Emily and Michael have sung as soloists at many of our choral concerts and we look forward to hearing them again this time for an evening of lighter music. 

We are delighted that the BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year 2016, Edward Hyde, will also be performing. The final of the BBC competition was held in Manchester Cathedral where Edward deeply impressed the judges with his outstanding singing, chairman of the judges was the renowned composer Bob Chilcott. (The choir will be singing one of his arrangements) Edward is a pupil of Kings, Rochester, and Deputy Head Chorister of Rochester Cathedral. He is a member of the Junior Academy at the Royal Academy of Music and also a member of the National Children’s Orchestra.

School choirs from Colliers Green School and Marlborough House School will also be performing with us. We look forward to hearing their lovely young voices and hope that they are the ‘Cranbrook Choral’ of the future.

It’s an evening of music for every taste on your doorstep. Tickets are £6 each – children free – so bring the whole family for a night of wonderful music. Tickets are available: from Baldwins Travel, Carriers Road, Cranbrook (01580 714411), by phoning 01580 819323 or 714828 and will also be available at the door on the night.

and if you like what you hear……..


Our singers come from all over the local area, and we always give a warm welcome to anyone who would like to come and join us. Whether you have sung in a choir all your life or never before, why not come along to a rehearsal or two to get the feel of the evening? If you would like to join you can pay your subs after a couple of weeks. You don’t need to be able to read music, although this helps,  as there are many audible aids such as ‘choral-line’ to help you learn big pieces, follow the music and learn your part. All you need is a singing voice, enthusiasm and a smile! If you sing along to music at home or in the car and it gives you a buzz, then why not try being part of a ‘big noise’ and see how great that makes you feel.   It has been shown in many studies that singing, particularly choral singing has an overall beneficial effect on your well being. So…come and try it for yourself. You will leave feeling upbeat and energised!
Please see our membership page for details.