Inverness Choral Society is a registered Scottish Charity No: SCO15219

New term - August - December 2024

If you'd like to join the Choral for our next term, come along when we restart rehearsals on Monday 19th August, at 7.30pm in Smithton Church, Inverness. Rehearsals last until 9.30pm.

Membership fees are £110 per year (for two terms, August - December and January - April). Ther are no further weekly fees. Anyone aged 25 and under pay only £25 for the year.

Our winter 2024 concert will be held on Saturday 16th November in Inverness Cathedral. We will sing Puccini's Messa di Gloria and other shorter works by Mozart and Bruckner. More details will follow in due course.


Our Spring concert

We were privileged to sing the beautiful Brahms German Requiem to an almost capacity audience in Inverness Cathedral. We've had some lovely, positive feedback already but we're always ready to hear what people think.

As always, we're grateful to those without whom our concert would not happen. Our soloists Colleen Nicholl, Soprano and Colin Brockie, Baritone did not disappoint. The choir are always hugely grateful to Gordon Tocher, our conductor and Adrian Marple, our accompanist week by week at rehearsals, where they patiently encourage us to reach our performance standard. We're garetful also to both Gordon and Adrian for their work "on the night", with Adrian accompanying the work on the Cathedral organ. What a marvellous sound that was to hear. His solo pieces on the organ were a treat too.


A great night of wonderful music enjoyed by the Choral members and audience alike. Here are a few pictures from the night.


Any local charity interested in partnering with us for our 2024 Carolthon 0n 14th December should e-mail info@Invernesschoral.org.uk to ask for further information, and to be considered by our committee. There is a requirement from the charity selected to provide some admin for the day, and to provide collectors on the day. Our decision on who is successful will be made in September.



14th December 2024



Our annual Carolthon was held on Saturday 16th December 2023 in the Eastgate Centre, Inverness. Our charity partner for 2023 was the Crocus Group, who provide bereavement support for children and young people aged 5 - 18 across the Highlands. If you'd like to read more about their work, click here to read their leaflet.

We were delighted to present representatives from Crocus with their half of the proceeds from the day.





Finally we have performed our Centenary concert, delayed three and a half years by the pandemic. You have given us lots of positive feedback on The Creation by Joseph Haydn. Our soloists and orchestra were enjoyed by all; it was great for the choir to be accompanied by an orchestra once more. Another positive was the use of a new venue for us, the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness. Thanks to all who came along to listen to the end result of many people's hard work, and of course to all who participated and made it possible. Here's to the next one!

Here are a few images captured during our rehearsal.



Soprano soloist:

Jessica Leary

Tenor soloist:

Will Searle

Bass soloist:

Emyr Wyn Jones


Dates for your diary  

Our winter 2024 concert will be held on Saturday 16th November in Inverness Cathedral. More details will follow in due course.


Inverness Choral Society is one of the largest choir in the Highlands and draws singers from a wide area around Inverness.  It presents two main concerts a year, in Spring and Autumn, and a singing marathon - a Christmas Carolthon - in aid of charity in mid-December. New members are welcomed at the start of each session ie August and January.

The conductor of the Inverness Choral Societyis Gordon Tocher and the accompanist is Adrian Marple.  








The Choral has a celebratory book, produced with grant aid from Inverness Common Good Fund.

The 68-page book is full of photographs, facts and figures about the Society’s activities over the years, with lively reminiscences and anecdotes contributed by members and friends and full details of all the Society’s concerts since 1977; (earlier concerts are listed here on the website).

It will make a wonderful keepsake for members past and present, and for anyone interested in the Choral Society. Price £10.


The book is now available from Waterstones or via the society, as detailed below:

Payment can be by BACS, Sort Code 82-65-18, Account number: 20310143   (Clydesdale Bank - now Virgin Money, Academy Street), or by cheque to 'Inverness Choral Society', or by cash at Monday rehearsals.

If you would like to buy a copy but can’t be at choral practices, contact us via the website, info@invernesschoral.org.uk and for those living in Inverness we can try to arrange a free delivery to your house. If posting out is required, this would be an extra £2.15 (for up to two books).



Past Performances

  • Click here to see a list of our performances at Eden Court Theatre since 1977. We have now also collated a list of earlier performances, from the Society being founded in 1920 to 1976. Click here to see this information.

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