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History of the Society

There has been a choral society in North Hykeham for over 100 years.  The first known record mentions The North and South Hykeham Choral Society which seems to have been formed in 1904.  This organisation survived until 1929.  The Parish Magazine dated 1925 reports that “The Choral Society will commence practices of the cantata ‘Christ and His Soldiers’ on Friday 1st October”.  At that time the rehearsals were held in the school every Friday evening.  The subscription was 6d per week.  Although 6d represents 2.5p this would have been quite expensive in 1925. The current Society was formed in 1956.  Since that time the Society have performed in excess of 250 concerts, ranging from cantatas, part songs, operettas and oratorios.  The Society is proud to have raised many hundreds of pounds for local charities and churches. The Society has rehearsed in a number of  locations during its existance and currently uses St Hughes Church in North Hykeham in order to prepare for three major concerts a year, at Easter, mid-Summer and Christmas. .
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