Inverness Choral Society is a registered Scottish Charity No: SCO15219

Our annual Carolthon will be held on Saturday 16th December 2023 in the Eastgate Centre, Inverness. There will be four one-hour sessions, from 11am to 3pm. The one o'clock slot will include exerpts from Messiah. Our charity partner for 2023 has been announced. It's 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 hope to see many of you there, supporting this very worthy cause, and enjoying our festive music. Listen out for some new additions to our repertoire.

You can donate to our charity partner, Crocus, here on the Choral's Just Giving page or scan the QR code on the poster to the right to make a donation, or you can give to one of our collectors who will have buckets (and a card machine) on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Looking to join Inverness Choral Society? Please come along when rehearsals restart in January. Date will be posted here very soon. We meet at 7.30pm in Smithton Church.

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 Spring concert will be on Saturday 20th April 2024 in Inverness Cathedral, where we will perform Brahms' Requiem. 

Our soloists will be Coleen Nicoll (Soprano) and Colin Brockie (Bass-Baritone). Our piano accompanists will be Robin Versteeg and Adrian Marple.

More information will follow in due course.




We had a successful end to 2022, with both our Concert in November and our Carolthon on Saturday December 17th, in the Eastgate Centre. Our charity partner for 2022's Carolthon was the local mental health and suicide prevention charity Mikey's Line. We were delighted to present Emily Stokes, CEO of Mikey's Line,with a cheque for £2,000 at a recent rehearsal. 




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 Auguist 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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