Join Us

HMS is one of the few societies to have both an orchestra and a choir. We are always pleased to welcome new members – both singers and instrumentalists. All we ask of our members is that they should be enthusiastic and committed.

New choir members are always welcome (sopranos, contraltos, tenors and basses). No audition is required. Come along to any rehearsal and meet us all.

The orchestra is currently expanding and recruiting new high-standard musicians. There are currently vacancies for strings, brass, timpanist (instrument available); auditions will be required for wind/brass vacancies. Other instrumentalists are welcome to inquire about extra playing and deputising opportunities.

Both choir and orchestra rehearse on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 10.00 in the Haslemere Hall, between September and May. There is normally a final rehearsal during the afternoon before each concert.

The society also meets for a number of summer sessions, working with invited conductors.

For further details please see attached Information for members or contact:
Sue Ecclestone (Secretary) or Marion Bagshaw (Orchestra Secretary).

Summer Sessions

Do you play a musical instrument or enjoy singing?
Would you like the opportunity to join in a few one-off sight-reading sessions of some fantastic classical works with a local group of friendly fellow musicians?
Then come and join Haslemere Musical Society for their well-established ‘Summer Sessions’ each Monday evening (7:30-10pm) in June. (Programme tbc)
Venues: Haslemere Hall or St Christopher’s Church. 

See also: events page.

1st session – 4th June 2018
Haslemere Hall  
2nd session – 11th June 2018
Haslemere Hall
3rd session – 18th June 2018
St Christopher’s Church

 4th session – 25th June 2018
St Christopher’s Church

Come and Sing

HMS also run Come and Sing events where society members, family, friends and others can join us in learning a new work. This year we will be reprising Vivaldi’s Gloria, which was the piece we sang at our first such event in 2006.

Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Location: St Christopher’s Church, Weyhill, GU27 1DD 
Time: 2 pm to 6.30 pm
Programme: Vivaldi ‘Gloria’
Conductor:  Thomas Lydon

Both chorus and orchestral members are welcome and booking is now under way.

If interested please email Kate McWhirter at

The cost remains (a bargain) at £10 for members (£12 for non-members), and it is a joyful event, so please do come, and please invite friends and family to join us too.

For more information see: events page.


Member subscriptions for the 2017-18 season is £130 (students half price) payable at the first rehearsal of the season (first Monday in September), and may be Gift Aided.