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 HMS Welcome Card 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. Venues: Haslemere Hall or St Christopher’s Church. See also: events page.

1st session – Monday 3rd June 2019 Haslemere Hall.
Choir:Haydn Paukenmesse conducted by Sam Legget. Orchestra:Haydn Paukenmesse and Mozart Magic Flute Overture conducted by Tom Horn

2nd session – Monday 10th June 2019 Haslemere Hall. Choir:DurufléRequiem conducted by Alicia Pettit. Orchestra:Beethoven 8th Symphony and Rossini La Cenerentola Overture conducted by Cole Bendall

3rd session – Monday 17th June 2019 St Christopher’s Church. Orchestra:Bizet 1st Symphony and Kachaturian Walz from Masquerade conducted by Arturo Serna

4th session – Monday 24th June 2019 St Christopher’s Church. Orchestra:Selection of music from shows conducted by Tom Horn

Charge: £5 per session to cover the cost of music and venue hire.

Come and Sing

HMS also run Come and Sing events where society members, family, friends and others can join us in learning and performing a work in a single afternoon. In 2018 we reprised Vivaldi’s Gloria, and in 2019 we sang the much-loved Fauré’s Requiem.

In 2020 Come and Sing will be on Saturday  8th February 


For more information see: events page.


Member subscriptions for the 2019-20 season is £134 (students half price) payable at the first rehearsal of the season (first Monday in September), and may be Gift Aided.