About Us

Since singing is so good a thing.....

At 7.30pm most Mondays we meet at
Lutterworth Methodist Church
Singers welcome!

About Lutterworth & District Choral Society

Lutterworth and District Choral Society, a registered charity, is an inclusive, energetic, mixed voice choir of around 60 amateur singers who enjoy singing together, learning new music and performing in Southwest Leicestershire, England.  From the origins of the society in 1896 to the strength of the choir today, we have maintained a robust place in the musical traditions of the district, been involved with the town’s events and other local organisations. We also have links with several charities.  New members are always welcome, and the joining process is painless.

“Since singing is so good a thing I wish all men would learn to sing.”

a couplet from composer William Byrd

Join us for a varied season of choral music..

We rehearse on Monday evenings in preparation for a season of varied local concerts and performances – generally three main concerts covering a wide repertoire of sacred and secular music. As the season progresses, we generally move from performing the great choral works in the autumn and spring to more light-hearted favourites in the summer.

From time to time, we join together with other societies to perform larger works. In November 2009 we joined forces with Market Harborough Choral Society to perform Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. The choir is available for local functions including weddings and charity performances, while members enjoy a varied social calendar.

The choir is run by a committee chaired by David Mitchell. Weekly rehearsals take place at the Lutterworth Methodist Church, 1 Bitteswell Road, Lutterworth, LE17 4LE.

Regular performances take place at St Mary’s Church in Lutterworth and the Wycliffe Methodist Church.

If you are looking for a choir that is constantly looking forward and shaping itself for a future of increased musical pleasure – both for its members and for its audiences – please come to our concerts – or better still – come and join us. A summer break runs from the July Concert until the first week in September.

Our new Musical Director, Sarah Stephens, joins us in September 2021

Sarah is an inspiring conductor who loves using her energetic personality and expertise to enthuse singers and musicians of all ages and abilities. She is thrilled to have been appointed as Musical Director of Lutterworth and District Choral Society and is looking forward to many happy years of music making with the choir.

Sarah graduated with a BMus (Hons) from the University of Birmingham and went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire for which she was awarded a Distinction. Sarah is a passionate and highly talented musician who has a wealth of experience as a conductor, performer and teacher. She has been conducting choirs for over 20 years and has extensive experience rehearsing and performing across all genres and repertoires.

As a soloist Sarah has performed throughout the country including at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, York Minster and Westminster Abbey. She has performed at BBC Proms in The Park, The Royal Albert Hall and at national arenas including The O2, the NEC and the Liverpool Echo Arena. She has conducted her choirs at prestigious events and venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Edinburgh Festival and Abbey Road Studios and has done multiple radio and tv appearances.

Sarah also has extensive experience as a classroom music teacher and a peripatetic and private singing teacher. She currently works as a Choir Leader with Rock Choir and runs choirs in Leicester, Loughborough and Broughton Astley, alongside private teaching and of course her new role as MD of Lutterworth and District Choral Society!

Friends of Lutterworth & District Coral Society

Lutterworth and District Choral Society operate a scheme which, in return for a subscription, offers benefits to Friends of L&DCS. Friends can enjoy our concerts knowing that they are helping to support and maintain the choir.

For a donation of £30 (or more if wished) payable each year, Friends will be entitled to a free ticket for each concert.

Friends will be listed by name in the programme unless they request otherwise. If you would like to become a Friend of L&DCS and support the choir with your donation, or require further information please contact us.

Friends of Lutterworth & District Choral Society:

Mr M Cattermole

Mrs Y Cattermole

Mrs R P Chapman

Mrs E Durnin

Mr R Foreman

Mr M Goddard


Ms Anne de Graeve

Mrs D Hall

Mr G Johnson

Mrs P Sansome

Mrs J Wright