Welcome to South West Festival Chorus

thumbnail of SWFC.BrochSmmr.2019South West Festival Chorus (which incorporates the former Frome Festival Chorus) provides unforgettable choral experiences in Britain and on tours abroad to singers of all levels.

Established in 2001, we are one of the largest choral groups in the south west with in excess of 150 Choristers. We are non-auditioning, but aim for high artistic standards.

We meet twice a year for Winter and Summer Schools. We aim to sing the best of the classical repertoire, including large-scale works that might be beyond the means of most choral societies. We rehearse intensively over two weekends in the south west, culminating in public performances in major cathedrals and concert halls.

We occasionally tour our performances – previously to Leipzig, Paris, Beijing & Shanghai and in 2014 to Goa and Mumbai – using fully safeguarded tour consultants.

We often partner with Bath Philharmonia, Bath’s much acclaimed professional orchestra. More recently we have developed a partnership with Iford Arts, ensuring that our soloists are of the highest calibre.

Our events are hard work, very rewarding – and great fun!


Jason Thornton

Music Director

George Bevan

Chorus Master & Conductor

Joanna Wiesner