Welcome to the Isle of Man Choral Society
The Isle of Man Choral Society is a community choir that, in conjunction with the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra, performs one or more major works each year at its annual spring concert in the Villa Marina, Douglas.
Supported by numerous members who are experienced singers and musicians, IOMCS is able to welcome and embrace all who wish to come and experience the joy of choral singing and the thrill of performing with a full symphony orchestra.
On Sunday 2nd April 2017, IOMCS with IOMSO will be performing Mendelssohn’s HYMN OF PRAISE, John Rutter’s GLORIA and Mascagni’s EASTER HYMN from his opera Cavalleria Rusticana in the Royal Hall of the Villa Marina, the only venue able to accommodate our nearly 200 performers. Further information about these exciting works can be found on the ‘This Year’s Works’ page.
Regular attendance at rehearsals which begin on 8th September 2016 (see the rehearsal schedule here) is vital, to enable the choir to perform at its best.
Each year the Society chooses a local charity to support from the ticket sales at the Spring Concert. This year the supported charity will be the Manx Wildlife Trust.
The Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) is the leading nature conservation charity on the Isle of Man and whilst it is a fully independent, Manx charity it also benefits from its partnership with 46 other Wildlife Trusts throughout the British Isles. One of the Trust’s main aims is to acquire and manage nature reserves and safe sites for wildlife, conserving some of the best habitats and species on the Island. To this effect, the Trust is currently actively managing 24 local reserves encompassing almost 300 acres of land. The Trust is also committed to providing environmental education and awareness throughout the local community.