Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Janet Wheeler

Coming up


Normally our concert season would be published here. The current covid pandemic has forced ourselves, and much of the Arts, to suspend performances. We have continued choir rehearsals on Zoom in anticipation that at some point in the future, we will be able to resume performances. The size, nature and content of these concerts will be subject to the regulatory environment. Our top priority as a society is the safety of our singers, performers and audience. When it is deemed safe to resume performances we will be delighted to share our planned program, which once again, will showcase the unsurpassed musicality and beauty of the human voice, singing some of the world's great choral works.

CHRISTMAS 2020....

Every year SWCS runs a Carol Competition where we invite young composers from all our local schools, both primary and secondary, to write their own music for a carol in whatever style they choose.

IN 2020 the Spirit of Christmas was a virtual event but the Carol Competition went ahead, and we were delighted to have lots of support from schools in the Saffron Wlden area. There were a record number of entries in three categories:

  • Junior (up to year 11)
  • Senior (years 7-13) 
  • Mixed Age (for a pair of composers, one primary and one secondary, which could suit family members, friends or housemates from different stages.)

The prizewinners in each category were recorded by Saffron Walden Choral Society and included in our Spirit of Christmas videos published on YouTube.

Details of future events will be published on this page when it is clearer when lockdown restrictions will be eased and what will be possible.