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 – 4th June 2018 Haslemere Hall Brahms Schicksalslied – choir and orchestra​ Weber Overture ‘Der Freischutz’ (for orchestra during 1st half)​ 2nd session – 11th June 2018 Haslemere Hall Choir – Madrigals​ Orchestra -Brahms Symphony No.1 3rd session – 18th June 2018 St Christopher’s Church. (Orchestra only) Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 4th session – 25th June 2018 St Christopher’s Church. (Orchestra only) Dvorak Symphonic Variations  Charge: £5 per session to cover hall and music hire fees

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 2018we reprised Vivaldi’s Gloria, which was the piece we sang at our first such event in 2006.

In 2019 we hope you will join us when we look at the much-loved Fauré’s Requiem.


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.