About us

Taunton Choral Society is the largest and oldest choir in Taunton. We perform a range of choral works in four-part harmony, both religious and secular, and we welcome new members. We love to share our music making and usually perform three concerts a year.

We may also be available for weddings or other functions (depending on other commitments) – please contact us for further details.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm in Temple Methodist Church Hall from September through to May or June. Membership is open to all but it does help if you can read music or have a good ‘ear’. The Music Director may ask you to perform a voice test but this is more to see which part would suit. So if you enjoy singing, whether you have experience or not, why not consider coming along to join us? There is a questions and answers page if you’d like to find out more or fill in an Membership Contact Details form and email it to our secretary.

To find out more about the choir, its officers and supporters, and its history, click on the links below.


Our Patron is Sir Bryn Terfel CBE… more

Our president

President of the Society is Linda Marshall Cole… more

Vice Presidents of Taunton Choral Society… more

Taunton Choral Society is a charity run by a committee elected by the members at the AGM – an updated list of committee members will be available soon


Our Music Director is Edward Goater

Edward is a trained tenor and has spent ten years working as a professional musician with the BBC. He has a family and is now based in Wells where he is involved in music at the Cathedral, though his tastes in music are broad.



Taunton Choral Society performs in a variety of venues in and around Taunton and occasionally as far afield as Wells Cathedral. However, our usual venues are town centre churches, the chapel at King’s College and the Queen’s Hall at Queen’s College. Follow the links to see pictures and maps for the different venues at which we sing.

St Mary

St Mary Magdalene Church

St James

St James’ Church


Temple Methodist Church


King’s College Chapel


The Queen’s Hall, Queen’s College


Wells Cathedral

The history of Taunton Choral Society… more

Previous concerts… more