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Somerset Chamber Choir Links to the best national & Somerset classical music sites

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Somerset sites

Taunton Association of Performing Arts

TAPA represents more than thirty choirs, orchestras, theatre and drama groups active in & around Taunton - site includes comprehensive what’s on calendar of music & drama events around Taunton


Somerset Arts

Comprehensive website listing arts organisations and venues in Somerset, plus extensive what’s on listings for music, film, theatre, literature, family and art exhibitions and events in Somerset

The Brewhouse

Theatre and Arts centre in Taunton staging a wide variety of music, drama, comedy and arts events

The Octagon Theatre

Yeovil’s large theatre staging a wide variety of music and entertainment events, including a classical concert season

Taunton TIC - Ticket & Travel centre

Taunton’s TIC also offers tickets for many events happening in and around Taunton, including Somerset Chamber Choir concerts

Wells Cathedral

Stunning Cathedral in England’s smallest city. Home to Somerset Chamber Choir’s annual summer concerts since 1992

Dillington House

Impressive country house offering concerts, lectures and conference, event & wedding facilities, situated near Ilminster



Classical music sites (Somerset & national)

Concerts in the West

High quality concert series promoting concerts in Ilminster and various Somerset, Devon & Dorset towns and villages

Churchill Music!

Concert series of high quality performances in the church of St John the Baptist, Churchill, North Somerset

South West Early Music Forum

Promotes early music in the South West, publishing newsletters & concert diaries and running workshops & events. Open to amateur and professional musicians and enthusiasts alike

Dame Emma Kirkby

Renowned soprano, specialising in early music. Voted No.10 in the ‘20 greatest sopranos of all time’ in a BBC Music Magazine survey, Emma has performed with us many times and is a patron of the choir

Concert diary

Comprehensive listings of classical concerts


Comprehensive listings of classical concerts


Minehead & W. Somerset Arts Society

Promotes concerts and runs coach trips
to larger events further afield

Milverton Concert Society

Promotes a quality series of concerts in Milverton Church & educational workshops

Making Music South West

Represents and supports over 300 amateur and semi-professional music groups in the South West

Cossington Concerts

Presenting top quality concerts in intimate venues in and around Cossington, near Bridgwater.

Yeovil Chamber Choir

Yeovil’s own chamber choir performing around South Somerset. Website includes useful directory of other local concerts

Music on the Quantocks

Bringing high quality music (such as The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen) to villages on the Quantocks.

Online ticketing and box office management

Fantastic box office management and online ticketing solution - the best online ticket selling we have found - and we looked at just about all of them! Even better than that, it is actually a complete box office management system (more than just online sales). Our phone sales provider can be selling tickets at the same time as our ticket secretary selling to choir members and someone sitting in their own home buying online - all at the same from the same live seating plan.
It deals with reserved seating too (a big issue for us) and means there is no need to set aside tickets for ‘internet sales’ because your internet seller can only cope with selling a given number of tickets at a given price, and then you having to shuffle tickets around between your different sellers because one has run out of this price ticket etc - everyone is selling from the same online plan with printable numbered tickets and all of your sellers can see exactly which tickets are available.

All this for only a maximum 10% fee for tickets bought online and paid by credit card via Ticketsource only (you do not need paypal or any other credit card payment facility as Ticketsource process payments for you and deposit the funds into your bank account after the concert) - there are no set-up or monthly fees, and you pay no commission for using the system to process any other sales. You can choose to what extent you absorb that fee - either pay it all, have your customer pay it all, or share it equally by percentage, a per booking or per ticket booking fee. We have chosen a per ticket booking fee to be paid by the customer - this means on average, the commission we pay is split about 50/50 between us and our buyers (meaning an effective net cost of online sales of 5%).

It really is a fantastic system  - we can’t praise it highly enough! It makes many of the other alternatives either look very very expensive, or very poorly featured.

If you need a great box office management and online sales solution, we recommend you have a look at this - if and when you are ready to sign up, please consider doing so via this link - at no cost to you, Somerset Chamber Choir will receive a small percentage of the commission ticketsource earn as a referrer. We would really appreciate this if you found out about this great system through us!

If you have any questions about how it works in reality, please fell free to contact us and we will be happy to help.