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About us


is our 55th anniversary season

Clyst Valley Choral Society performing
Nicky Perry singing with the choir

Nicky Perry singing with the choir

Our Story

The society was formed in 1968 by David and Pam Howes. They were keen to form a choir that would unite the parishes of the Clyst Valley and persuaded local organist David Lyon-Smith to become the first conductor. Bernard Russell was appointed as the society's first organist.


Only five people attended the first rehearsal, but numbers soon grew and in the 1970s, the choir moved to its new home of Clyst St Mary Church, where it still rehearses today.

Musical Directors

1968 - 1970      David Lyon-Smith

1970 - 1981      Rodney Dingle

1981 - 1987      Mark Perry

1987 - 1992      John Draisey

1992                 Rodney Dingle

1992 - 1997       Nicky Perry

1997 -  present  Paul Stock

The choir receiving applause for a performance of Mozart's Requiem
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