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Nelson Civic Choir sing a variety of choral music ranging from the classics to more contemporary favourites.  We are a non-auditioned choir of all ages. We welcome new members with a passion for choral singing.

Our concerts sell out in advance.   Don’t miss out on tickets for the 2024 programme of exciting concerts.  Go on our mailing list for priority booking information.   Email [email protected].

2024 Opera Festival 2 -5 May

"A rich selection of arias, overtures and choral works from all your favourite operas:  A triumphant concert celebrating opera:  A lively, engaging finale involving all the vocal performers with a surprise inclusion from the conductor: Attentive and well-trained choir:  Superb soloists" OPERA comes to Nelson For 4 days in early May (2nd-5th) the Nelson Civic Choir, under its Music and Artistic…

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Nelson Civic Choir is a non-audition, community-based choir that is one of the oldest in the country. Our aim is to provide high quality performances of major classical choral works as well as many lesser known works. These concerts, in conjunction with orchestral or other accompaniment, add greatly to Nelson’s rich cultural tradition. We would love you to be part of our community.

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About us

We celebrated our 160th anniversary in 2020. In 1988 the choir acquired its present name, reflecting its place in the community. A recent trend, welcomed by the choir, has been the participation of younger singers who have subsequently gone on to further their studies in music. We are proud to offer young people the opportunity to participate in major choral productions, both enhancing their experience and increasing their confidence in performance.

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