Rehearsals – All Wednesday rehearsals are cancelled for now.  This will be reviewed regularly as the Coronavirus situation develops. Below is a reponse to our concerns from Bath MP, Wera Hobhouse:

Thank you for your letter on behalf of CitySound Voices.

I do appreciate how difficult it has been for choir members not being able to meet and sing together during this time, and understand what an important role Bath’s choirs, orchestras and ensembles play in our local cultural fabric. We must make sure that our arts and culture do not become the forgotten industry in the pandemic recovery project.

A number of constituents have contacted me to raise concerns about the Government’s guidance for amateur ensembles and the decision to make the distinction between professional and amateur groups. I have written to the Minister of State for Digital and Culture to share these concerns and seek further clarification on this.

I will share the Minister’s response once I receive it, but in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

With best wishes,

Wera Hobhouse
Liberal Democrat MP for Bath
01225 307024


We are delighted to announce that from September our new Musical Director will be Jon Rawles.


We are CitySound Voices, a small dynamic choir of accomplished singers formed in 2012 with Ruth McKibbin as Director of Music. We aim to entertain our audiences with an exciting and varied repertoire, performing works by composers such as Haydn, Elgar, Jamie Cullum and Queen. Although the choir sings mainly in and around Bath, it has also performed at Aldeburgh, Wells Cathedral and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Our musical director is extremely talented and versatile musician Jon Rawles who has conducted and performed at concert venues across the country and our accompanist Peter French brings with him 20 years experience of musical theatre.

We like to sing with other choirs and musicians and are particularly keen to support the work of young musicians. We enjoy singing music by living composers such as Philip Stopford and Judith Weir. Fundraising for charities is an important part of our work. Our Spring of Hope concert raised £464 for the Hope and Homes for Children charity!


If you are interested in joining CSV please contact: secretaryatcitysound@hotmail.co.uk for more information or come along to one of our rehearsals, held on Wednesday evenings at 7.45.pm, at the St. Stephens Centre, in the basement, through the side door of St. Stephens Church, the prominent church on the fork with Richmond Road and Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5SX.

Registered Charity No. 1168389

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