Founded in 1905, Thurrock Choral Society has been singing, under a variety of names, for over 100 years. Today the choir consists of around 25 singers and rehearses every Wednesday from 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Thameside Primary School, Manor Rd., Grays, Essex RM17 6EF. (click for map). (See our Concerts and Events page for further information).
Here at TCS, new members are always very welcome. There are no auditions! To find out more about becoming a member, have a look at the 'Join TCS' page.
Professional film-maker Leila Hussain has created a short video, "Food For The Soul", in which members of TCS and other amateur choirs describe their experiences of being a choir member, the many ways in which choral singing can benefit you - and, most of all, what fun it can be! Click anywhere on the player below and the video will open in a new window.
We give several concerts a year, including a Christmas Concert with popular seasonal music, and our 'Summer Soiree' - this is a mainly social evening at which the choir delivers popular repertoire alongside guest performers. Works performed in recent years include the Mass in C by Beethoven, the German Requiem by Brahms, an all-Mozart programme including the Requiem, The Creation by Haydn, and Brahms's Zigeunerlieder. In July 2013 we performed Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with other choirs at St John's Church, Waterloo.
The choir also holds social events each year, all of which are open to non-members. Please visit the 'contact us' page to email us for further details.
Reviews of TCS performances by music journalist Richard Wade:
Our Chairperson's 2015 Annual report: Download