The Isle of Man Choral Society (formerly called the Isle of Man Teachers’ Choir) was founded in 1979 under the late Alan Pickard. Under subsequent Directors of Music Pam Duchars and Julian Power the membership of the society has grown to over 140 coming from all walks of life but with the common purpose of enjoying and performing good music.
In the past the Society has performed overseas including tours to Switzerland, Croatia and Germany. Among the major choral works performed were Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Poulenc’s Gloria and in 1983, together with the Youth Choir, the Society performed Verdi’s Requiem at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
The Society rehearses from September each year for its principal Spring Concert performed in collaboration with Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra.