We're 90!!! In July 1929, Arthur Fountain, organist at the Parish Church in Richmond, Yorkshire was appointed organist at Preston Parish Church. He quickly realised that Preston had no mixed voice choral society. He advertised in the Lancashire Daily Post inviting candidates for audition and soon afterwards a choir, known as the Preston Oratorio Society, was formed. At a meeting of members at the end of the 1935/1936 season, when the choir was seven years old, it was agreed to increase the scope of the Society; to reorganise and enlarge it and to change its name to Preston Musical Society. In 1973, in order to avoid confusion with other similarly named societies, it was decided to change the name of the choir from the Preston Musical Society to Preston Orpheus Choir. We're looking forward to an exciting season starting in September - details here.
We've got a great write-up in Lancashire County Council's Music & Drama Newsletter.
We are a friendly, welcoming group of singers based in the north-west of England. For more information on the Choir, please email us, use the form in the "Contact" section or simply attend a rehearsal. We welcome all newcomers and would be delighted to see you!
Registered Charity Number: 512041