2021 season

Autumn 2021

BBCS is hoping to perform the Requiem, Eternal Light, by Howard Goodall as soon as Government Guidelines allow rehearsing and performing to take place.

Leith Hill Musical Festival will restart in 2022


BBCS competes in this Festival, alongside other choral societies in the Surrey area.




For more information, and to book tickets click here.


Dorking Halls, Dorking, RH4 1SG 

Past Events

Christmas Concert 2019

Get Christmas off to a sparkling start with festive music, solo pieces and traditional carols. BBCS is at St Marks Reigate on 14 December 2019 at 7.30 pm with our guest conductor Richard Moore

Sat 14 December 2019


St Mark's Church, Reigate, 


Christmas Concert

Join BBCS to celebrate the festive season with songs, carols and readings for Advent and Christmas. Music includes carols by John Rutter, Stephen Cleobury and David Willcocks, and audience carols for all accompanied on the superb organ of St Michael's Betchworth.


Helen Smee | conductor

Ian Tindale | organ

Tickets are available:


through Ticketsource (using the link below)

at Buckland Deli

at Buckland Post Office

on the door 


Adults - £12.00

Students - £7.50

Under-12s - free

Wed 12 December 2018


St Michael's, Betchworth


Songs of Joy


BBCS begins its 2018-19 season with a celebration of choral joy, from Vivaldi's masterpiece to Bob Chilcott's Dances of Time, commissioned for the Leith Hill Musical Festival. 


Programme to include: 


Antonio Vivaldi Gloria

Bob Chilcott Dances of Time

Sat 20 October 2018


St Michael's, Betchworth


2017-18 Season

Voices of London Festival

On Saturday 30 June 2018 we will be joining up with the Festival Chorus, Orchestra and soloists to sing Haydn's majestic Nelson Mass, and Alexander L'Estrange Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, at the finale event of the 2018 Voices of London Festival, which celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the Capital and beyond. 


BBCS is delighted to be returning to Voices of London following our participation in the 2017 event. 


Harriet Burns soprano

Joanna Harries mezzo-soprano

Nick Allen tenor

Brian McAlea bass


Voices of London Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Helen Smee conductor


Sat 30 June 2018


St James's Sussex Gardens,

London, W2 3UD

An Evening of Remembrance

Buckland and Betchworth Choral Society present a programme of music specially chosen to reflect on this memorable day in world history.

The centrepiece of the concert will be Gabriel Fauré’s awe-inspiring Mass of the Dead, his Requiem.  Since its first performance in 1888, this work has become a firm favourite with audiences and choirs alike and regularly features in ‘Hall of Fame’ rankings.


In the same vein of remembrance and contemplation, the concert will also feature:

‘Agnus Dei’ from Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man

‘Lift Thine Eyes’ from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Howard

Goodall’s The Lord is My Shepherd (better known as the theme to BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley) and Bob Chilcott's Be Thou My Vision.



The Choir is lucky to be joined by soloists Harriet Burns (soprano) and Kieran Rayner (baritone), as well as our brilliant accompanist, Anna Tetsuya, playing Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique.

 Sat 11 November 2017


St Mark's, Reigate

Alma Road



£15 [Students £7.50] 

(under-12s free)


are available below, or:


- Through TicketSource

- from Buckland Deli

- By calling 01737 842028

- on the door

2016-2017 Season

Voices of London Festival

On Saturday 1st July 2017 we will be joining up with a variety of other choirs and singing at the Voices of London Festival, which celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the Capital and beyond. As part of the Festival Chorus, BBCS will be joining forces with choirs from across the south of England to perform Rutter's Feel the Spirit


Sat 1 July 2017


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

London, EC1

Come and Sing 2017

Join members of BBCS and their Musical Director, Helen Smee to explore two works with a strong jazz/gospel influence: Rutter's Feel the Spirit and Will Todd's Mass in Blue.


Sat 6 May 2017


St Mark's Church Hall




Tickets £15 (including music hire)


To take part, please download and return the registration form on the right.

Broome Park

A regular feature of the BBCS Calendar, the Choir's Ensemble perform for Broome Park's annual fête. 

Sat 10 June


Broome Park Nursing Home

Station Road



Surrey RH3 7DF