Based in Atherstone near Nuneaton in North Warwickshire, Atherstone Choral Society CIO is a large choir drawing its members not only from Atherstone but from a wide geographical area including Nuneaton in Warwickshire, Hinckley in Leicestershire, and Tamworth in Staffordshire. In 2019 we celebrated our 45th anniversary with a number of special concerts and a party!
The choir aims to prepare four new concerts each year. Variety is the spice of life, so two (Spring and Autumn usually) are based around one or two well-known pieces from different musical periods. At Christmas we combine the seasonal story with a more secular celebratory tone while the Summer concert is usually a selection of lighter and more modern music. Details of future concerts can be seen in the calendar
ACS is happy to welcome new members whether novices or experienced singers. For more information see Join Our Choir
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 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire).
In addition to ACS, he is organist at St James The Great, Shirley; accompanist for several local choirs, including BFCS (Birmingham Festival Choral Society), and a music teacher and examiner.
Accompanist / Arranger
Our accompanist is Robert Ramskill M Mus, PhD.
Bob was born in Leeds and studied music at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
He now lives in Coventry where, for many years, he was a senior lecturer in Coventry University Music Department.
Bob became our accompanist in 1994 and arranges much of the music for ACS, for which he has gained a well-earned reputation for its excellence. He also has his own YouTube channel! In 2019 we celebrated Bob’s 25th year with ACS, presenting him with a special gift.
Choir photos credit to John B. Smith