Ely Choral Society has grown from being an adult education class in 1961 to a choir of some 125 mixed voices today. The choir takes its singing seriously, but there is a strong social side and lots of fun. Lasting friendships are often made and the choir warmly welcomes new members.
Whilst the choir has a policy of being an unauditioned community choir the standards are high. The choir performs a wide and exciting repertoire ranging from traditional classical works to modern and specially commissioned pieces.
Each year the choir gives at least one major concert in Ely Cathedral and other concerts are held in local churches and schools.
During the summer months members of the choir have also undertaken tours in Europe. Concerts were held in Italy in 2008 and Germany in 2010.