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 and also Meadowside Choir performed 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 14th September 2017 (see the rehearsal schedule here) is vital, to enable the choir to perform at its best.
Next year the concert will be held at The Royal Hall, Villa Marina, Douglas on 25th March 2018.
Isle of Man Choral Society has accepted an invitation from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) to sing with others in a world premiere of a new work presently being written by Sir Karl Jenkins. The concert is being held, as in past years, on the Monday following the Martin Luther King Jnr weekend – 15th January 2018 in the Carnegie Hall, New York, USA. The choir of approximately 300 consisting of invited singers from several countries will be under the baton of Dr Jonathan Griffith – Artistic Director and Conductor DCINY.
Each year the Society chooses a local charity to support from the ticket sales at the Spring Concert. The supported charity for 2017 – 2018 has still to be chosen.