About Us

Minehead and District Choral Society was founded in 1931.

We currently have around 60  members and enjoy rehearsing and performing a wide range of music, led by our Musical Director, Marcus Capel.

We are regularly joined by professional soloists and orchestras.

We rehearse at the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Alcombe, on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 - 9.00pm during the weeks before a concert, normally this is from early September to late November and early January to mid March.  The map below shows where to find us.

The membership fee in September 2023 is  £  75 which covers the autumn and spring rehearsals and concerts. The membership fee is needed to fund  [amongst other things] the hire of rehearsal rooms and concert venues and the hire of music, and  to subsidise the booking of an orchestra and soloists, which cannot be normally financed from concert receipts. 

A half year membership fee is available at £40.

For further information, please contact the Secretary via the Contact Us form.


 Officers and Committee

President:                  Daphne Midwood        Musical Director:        Marcus Capel                 

Accompanist:            Angela Morecroft          Librarian:                    Audrey Beach

Chairman:                  David Beach                Secretary:                  Penny Brown

Treasurer:                  Jennie Norris                Minutes Secretary:     Tina Salter, 

Making Music Rep:    Val Stuart                     Committee:                 Jill Strong


Making Music  We are members of this organisation, which provides support for all kinds of music-making groups.

Minehead Male Voice Choir  Several of our members also sing with this local choir.

British Choirs on the Net   A locator for choirs up and down the country, including us.  

Concertfinder  An online choral concert diary.

Choraline  Practice systems for choir members to use at home.