Our Goals

Taunton Choral Society is the largest and oldest choir in Taunton with a membership of around eighty singers, coming from all walks of life and with a range of musical abilities.  It features professional, student and amateur musicians who all work together towards achieving our vision of presenting ” inspiring music, without boundaries”. In keeping with this vision, we seek to provide high quality music which is both local and affordable. All of our concerts are planned to interest the discerning ear as well as please the casual listener and include both stimulating pre-concert talks and convivial hospitality.

Our season starts in September and we usually perform concerts in autumn, spring and summer, offering a mixture of sacred and secular works in a range of musical styles and periods.  We offer a welcoming, friendly and enjoyable environment and are committed to working collaboratively with and supporting other musical and charitable organisations.

Why not consider joining us? We rehearse on Tuesdays 19.30 – 21.30 in Temple Methodist Church.  The questions and answers page provides further information and you can apply by emailing us and enclosing a Membership Contact Details form .


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 .  Current Officers and Trustees are:

Alys Gunstone – Chair

David Gover – Treasurer

Pen Hollin – Secretary

Gail Cryer

Sam Hermelin

Liz Lewis

Linda Barrell



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.



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