Aberdeen Choral Society

Paul Mealor
Ensemble type

Aberdeen Choral Society has performed most of the popular choral works at our concerts in the Music Hall over the years.


The Society was founded for the study, rehearsal and public performance of choral music. The 1946 Constitution listed amongst its aims: "The Society is not conducted for profit, and its aims are solely of a cultural, educative and recreational nature" and "...to promote the love of good music as a cultural influence in the life of the City of Aberdeen and to afford an opportunity for young people to continue their study of choral music after their school days are over."


Since those early days, two concerts have been presented every year: an annual performance of Handel's Messiah in the week before Christmas and a second concert in March drawn from the choral works of leading composers. The choir maintains a membership of over 100 and has always enjoyed a wide following in the city and the surrounding area.

Solo Artists

Top solo artists with national and international reputations have performed alongside the choir at the concerts. Previous guest soloists include:

Lisa Milne - Colette Ruddy - James Huw Jeffries - Richard Coxon - Simon Kirkbride - Evelyn Tubb - Paul Esswood - Maldwyn Davies - Henry Herford - Pat McMahon - Neil Mackie – Sally Harrison – Sarah Pring – James Edwards – James Oldfield

For some years now, the Grampian Sinfonia Orchestra, composed of many talented musicians from the Aberdeen area, has accompanied the choir.

Musical Director

Our Musical Director is Professor Paul Mealor, a Professor of Composition at the University of Aberdeen.

Getting involved

To join, send us a message via our website and fill out the application form at this link.

Rehearsal times
Monday 19:30 - 21:30
Membership criteria
Welcomed ability Beginner
Ages Students, Adults
Auditioned No audition required
Fountainhall Church at the Cross Albyn Place, West End
AB10 1YN
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