Established since 1947, Salford Choral Society is a leading North West mixed choir of some 100 members, giving four main concerts a year in top class venues throughout the region, appearing regularly at the Royal Northern College of Music.

The choir performs a wide range of music from the Baroque to the 21st Century, working with professional soloists, orchestral musicians and accompanists.  Weekly rehearsals are held within easy reach of Manchester city centre, offering a warm and friendly welcome to new members.

Coming next...

We may not have been able to meet together over the last year, but that hasn’t stopped us singing!  We’re just starting rehearsing on Zoom for our sixth online concert with an exciting mix of opera choruses, musical theatre numbers and a bit of G&S for good measure.


If you would like to join us, you would be very welcome. Just get in touch with our Secretary Angela Ager; email:  secretary@salfordchoral.org.uk, tel: 07771 745108.

Click here to read our Music Director’s account of how we’ve sung our way through a global pandemic.


Singing through a pandemic

Singing through a pandemic

Elgar Ave Verum

Elgar Ave Verum

We were very sad to hear of the recent death of Joyce Kennedy, who passed away on Friday 2 July.  She has been a great supporter of Salford Choral Society for many years, often attending our concerts, and bringing guests with her.

Joyce’s husband Michael Kennedy CBE, who was a well-known music critic, was also President of our society from 1994 until his death in 2014.

Joyce co-authored ‘The Oxford Dictionary of Music’ with Michael and was closely involved with each successive edition.  She was also a great expert on opera and wrote a couple of definitive works on the subject, as well as giving regular talks on opera subjects until very recently.


Our sympathies have been sent to her family.

Joyce Kennedy