We are delighted that soprano Philippa Hyde and countertenor Paul Esswood are now the choir's patrons. They follow in the illustrious footsteps of Sir Neville Marriner, who was our patron until his death in 2016.




Lyme Bay Chorale is a choir of about 25 auditioned SATB singers who sing together in Lyme Regis, Dorset. 

We perform glorious choral works, often working with specialist guest choral directors and professional soloists and instrumentalists to bring our concerts together. Recent highlights have included Kodaly's Missa Brevis and Laudes Organi, Rutter's Gloria, Brahms's Requiem, Haydn's Creation Mass and Britten's Ceremony of Carols as well as other significant pieces by Howells, Tavener and Handel.

Our musical director is Alex Davies, organist at St Michael's Parish Church in the town. Alex trained at Trinity College of Music and worked at various London churches with professional choirs and as a cathedral organ scholar before moving to back to his home town, where he combines work in the family business with work as a freelance musician.

 The choir usually gives two concerts of classical and modern choral music a year (April/May and November/December) at St Michael's. Rehearsals take place there on Monday evenings for about 10 weeks before each concert. Members don't officially meet over the summer, although they are often invited to take part in other singing events at St Michael's and elsewhere. 

This is what Sir Neville Marriner said about us in 2015:

'Lyme Bay Chorale is already on the map, and I am very happy to be associated with it. I was very impressed with the repertoire and the presentation of your last concert - it's exactly the kind of enthusiasm and commitment that I love in music and the standard the choir achieves is a notable benchmark for both amateur and professional music-making in our part of the country.'

Our next concert will be on Saturday 21st April 2018 at St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis, when we will be singing a programme of 20th-century English choral music. Please visit the 'Forthcoming events' page for more details.