About us...

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.

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.


Owing to the current public health concern regarding Coronavirus, Thurrock Choral Society is SUSPENDING ALL CHOIR ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY, until further notice.

Our Spring Concert - which was planned for April 26th - is CANCELLED.

We are hoping that we will be able to hold our Summer Concert as planned on July 19th, but everything is dependent on the ongoing situation. As and when we know what is happening, we will post information in due course as to whether we can re-convene rehearsals in time for this concert. If not, we will have to postpone until September.


Reviews of TCS performances by music journalist Richard Wade:

Our Chairperson's 2015 Annual report: Download

    • Chairperson - Sandra Wilkes    • Vice Chairperson - Pam Worrall
    • Secretary - Kate Draper    • Registrar - Suzarne Price
    • Treasurer and Thurrock Arts Council Representative - Sheila Walsh
    • Concert Secretary - Stephen Pinnock
    • Ex-officio member & Musical Director - Elspeth Wilkes