Battle Choral Society


A bit of History

Battle Choral Society was founded in 1903 as the Battle Choral and Orchestral Society. The first public performance, in 1904, included Charles Stanford's Revenge. The Group was reformed by J. R. Sheehan-Dare after a brief closure during the First World War. A triumphant performance of Mozart's Requiem in St Mary's Church, Battle on 29th April 1930 was the first ever BBC outside broadcast of this work.


Throughout the 1930s the Society performed many well-known Oratorios until the outbreak of the Second World War forced the Choir to disband once again, reforming in 1948.





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