Information about our choir:
Founded: 1961
Registered Charity No:1042010
President:Neil Jenkins
Musical Director:Marc Yarrow
Accompanist:Tim Nail
Rehearsal Venue:Methodist Church, Shoreham-by-Sea
Chair:Team Oratorio

Our April 18th concert sadly

had to be cancelled. We hope to perform 'The Armed Man' next year.

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Our Musical Director

Marc Yarrow

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Our Rehearsal Accompanist

Tim Nail

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Shoreham Oratorio Choir - An Archive:


Below are links to the beginning of an archive of performances the choir has staged since its beginning in 1961. This work has only been possible thanks to the generosity of people passing valued documents to us (programmes and posters) over the past few years. The time had come to assemble them into a record of the monumental number of concerts S.O.C. has given for the people of Shoreham-by-Sea and others.


We are aware that there are gaps, so should you have any information about concerts that are not listed, we ask that you kindly pass these to us for inclusion. (They could be copied/returned to you if you want to keep them.)


1961 to December 1990


1991 to December 2010


2011 to December 2019


List of Composers and when their works were performed.


The History of Shoreham Oratorio Choir:


We have also been working on a history of significant events in the long history of S.O.C. - not including concerts. It is now available from the menu on the left of this page. You are invited to submit other significant details for possible inclusion.


Summer Singing with S.O.C.:


The Committee met on 19th March to consider whether our plans for Summer Singing are still possible. It was decided that in the current crisis situation, it would not be safe to meet as a group. It is with a heavy heart, that Summer Singing is cancelled.


What we would have been singing: Summer Singing List 2020 - Click Here