Welcome to Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society. GCOS is a well-established, mixed-voice choir of about 100 singers, who share a love of singing and enjoy making music together in a friendly yet hard working atmosphere. GCOS gives amateur singers the opportunity to take part in major choral works with the benefit of a full orchestral accompaniment in performance, with both amateur and professional soloists. The choir and orchestra has built a reputation for high quality performances and performs regular public concerts at Christmas and in May covering a wide range of music, as well as a biennial concert weekend abroad, which in 2011 saw a performance of Haydn's Creation in St Malo Cathedral. In 2012 a small contingent from the choir sang in the premiere performance of Karl Jenkins' "The Peacemakers" in Carnegie Hall, New York. In July 2013 we joined with a choir in Biberach, Germany to sing in the week of their Schutzenfest.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at St Sampson's High School from 7.30-9.30pm. New singers are always welcome: if you would like to come along to a rehearsal we would love to see you and look forward to welcoming you. Contact Barbara Minta MBE (Chairman) Tel:01481 247606. It is not necessary to sight sing but membership is subject to a short private voice test after a trial period of rehearsals