About Us

Full house - Concert at St Alban the Martyr, Holborn - Brahms   Requiem 28 March 2009Islington Choral Society is a lively, friendly, non-auditioned performing group of choral singers based in Islington, North London. We’re a Registered Charity, No 1068263.
We rehearse every Tuesday night in Highbury Baptist Church on the edge of Highbury Fields. Where, when and transport details here.
If you’re interested in joining the choir that’s great – you can find details on the Join page, also on the menu at the top of this page.
ICS performs three times a year at a range of venues, mostly within the London Borough of Islington. Our musical repertoire is varied. It often includes some of the most famous, fun and challenging choral pieces. We ‘re a community choral society (not a church choir) and we welcome enthusiastic singers of all kinds from all backgrounds and of all ages. Although we are a secular group, churches are usually where we rehearse and perform and a lot of the music for large choirs is, historically, written for or inspired by religious events (just so you know).

img_8051However we also perform newly commissioned works (the latest is Highbury Fields by Brian Inglis, to be performed at our anniversay concert on 30 June 2013) and some interesting less-well-known pieces, from old favourites like Handel’s Messiah to new challenges like Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, from Verdi’s majestic Requiem to Mendelssohn’s majestic Elijah, from the peace of Fauré’s Requiem to the liveliness of Orff’s Carmina Burana, our repertoire is varied and exciting. Our forthcoming repertoire is listed on our Concerts page.

Past Repertoire

To see the repertoire the choir has performed in the past few years – in fact the past 39 years! – click below (these are small PDF files :

Committee and Trustees

Click this link for details of the current members of the society’s Committee and Trustees, and also to view or print a copy of the choir’s Governing Document – Constitution and Membership Rules.

The choir is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No 1068263

Contact Us…

If you want to get in touch with us, you can contact us via the more traditional routes as below:

Jill Broadbent, Chairman