Atherstone Choral Society CIO has been performing a wide range of choral music for more than forty years since its inaugural Messiah performance in 1973.

Our singers

We are a non-audition SATB choir with approximately 75 members drawn from around and beyond North Warwickshire, and ACS is happy to welcome new members – novices or experienced singers.

Join us

​We are always looking for new talent. If you’d like to join, you are welcome to come along any practice night, but please contact the Membership Secretary before you do, to check what is happening that night, and to ensure a warm (and prepared!) welcome.  Tenors and basses are specially encouraged to come along to any rehearsal.

See our FAQ.


We meet at Racemeadow Academy, Ratcliffe Road, Atherstone  CV9 1LT.


Monday nights during term-time, 19:30 – 21:30

Musical Director

Our musical Director is Kevin Gill GBSM, FRCO, LTCL

Kevin was born and educated in North Yorkshire.

He studied music at the Birmingham School of Music (now Conservatoire).

In addition to ACS, he is organist at St James The Great, Shirley; accompanist for several local choirs, including BFCS; and a music teacher and examiner.

Accompanist / Arranger

Our accompanist is Robert Ramskill M Mus, PhD.

Bob was born in Leeds.

He studied music at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

He now lives in Coventry where he was, for many years, a senior lecturer in the University Music Department.

Bob arranges much of the music for ACS, and has gained a well-earned reputation for its excellence.