Saffron Walden Choral Society is a friendly, energetic and highly accomplished choir with a reputation for innovative programming and polished performance. Almost all of our concerts are performed at the world-class Saffron Hall and recent sell-out highlights have included Walton Belshazzar's Feast with the LPO under Marin Alsop (2019), Britten’s powerful and moving War Requiem (2017) and singing with the BBC Concert Orchestra for their Christmas Concert in 2016.
More recently, the choir performed Brahms German Requiem in November 2021, following nearly two years of no live singing due to the outbreak of Covid-19. This was followed by the annual Spirit of Christmas concert with local schools in December.
2022 saw the return of more singers to perform in the final concert with Musical Director Janet Wheeler, who retired after 30 years leading the choir. This concert featured Faure's Requiem and the first performance of Janet Wheeler's own composition, The Measure Of A Tree.
Our new Musical Director, Quintin Beer recently took over from Janet Wheeler