Our Committee

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

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

Lutterworth & District Choral Society Committee

The Choir is managed by a committee which meets on a regular basis. An Annual General Meeting is held at the beginning of the season in September.

Lutterworth and District Choral Society is a registered charity, number 1048089.

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

a couplet from composer William Byrd

Current Committee Members

Take a look at our friendly committee, helping to keep Lutterworth Choral Society in full swing.

  David Mitchell (Chair), Barbara Bedford (Treasurer), Jane Clark (Secretary and Membership Secretary), Jane Cottrell (Librarian),  Mike Hansford (Learning Aids), Candy Smith,  Cynthia Rogers, Agnes Spragg and Mary Stannard

David Mitchell


Jane Clark

Hon Secretary

Jane Cottrell


Candy Smith

Ordinary Member

Cynthia Rogers

Ordinary Member

Welcome from the Chair:

It has been a huge pleasure for me to have been entrusted with the position of Chair of Lutterworth and District Choral Society this past year.

Last year was a truly fantastic year for the Choir. It was a joy to welcome many new and some returning faces to our membership. We were very thankful to the large audiences who supported us so enthusiastically in our four concerts; three at St Mary’s (one postponed from the previous year) and our summer concert at St Peter’s, Claybrook. It was humbling to welcome members of the local Ukrainian community (in exile) to our Christmas concert and also to see such a staggering sum raised for DEC Ukraine by our supporters on a night that will live long in the memory.

Post-Covid, it was also refreshing to see a return of the Choir’s social activities. Many enjoyed the Quiz/dinner in April and the Come and Sing Event at Symphony Hall, Birmingham in May. We look forward to similar and more in the year ahead.

What attracted me to the LDCS six years ago was that even though we are an amateur, non-auditioning choir, we always aim to be as good as we can be. We are truly blessed to have Sarah Stephens as our Musical Director, a professional musician and coach of the highest order. There is no question that even people of modest musical experience like myself, can become better singers under her encouraging direction!

The Choir is in a strong place, not only in terms of its activity and membership, but financially too. Musically, our mainstay has always focussed on the great masters of yesterday but it has also been a revelation, in recent times, to explore the increasingly rich treasure trove of works by more contemporary composers too.

We have a fantastic Committee but the core of the Choir is the membership itself. There is a range of experience and ability within our ranks but ultimately, what we achieve is as a team. We are all equal on the stage regardless of our respective musical backgrounds; four parts singing in perfect harmony is what a choir is.

New people are our life blood and to anyone joining us this year, I would like to extend a very warm welcome. It is my aim, with your support, to build on past legacies and to help ensure that LDCS remains a dynamic and exciting part of the cultural and charitable life of Lutterworth and its surrounding area for many more years to come.

David Mitchell, Chair LDCS, September 2023