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 2024 we will celebrate our 50th anniversary with a special concert in November when we will sing The Messiah at St Mary’s Church in Atherstone, which was the very first concert we performed back in 1974! And there may be a party……………..! But before that, here is our next concert.

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 our future concerts can be seen by clicking on the information at the foot of the page or on the concerts page.

ACS is happy to welcome new members whether novices or experienced singers. For more information see Join Our Choir

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 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.