The Belles started as a group of mums who met round one of the Belle’s house and sung for fun whilst enjoying a glass of wine. The choir has gone from strength to strength and we were lucky enough to have Jonathan Delbridge join us, as our musical director. He has helped us to grow and progress. We love what we do and have fun.
Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir were Formed in 1946, the choir comprises 74 members enjoying the pleasures of singing together, whilst collecting many thousands of pounds for charity. Averaging 10 concerts each year the choir has hosted concerts in many beautiful locations around Somerset. To celebrate its 70th Anniversary, the choir travelled to Taunton's twin town of Lisieux in France to sing in the magnificent Cathedral Sait-Pierre de Lisieux.
Profit from tonight's event will be donated to the Ilminster Mayoral charities
Some years ago we were lucky enough to obtain premises at the former fruit and vegetable warehouse on Brewery Lane. Through much hard work, grants and donations a theatre was formed which now seats 150 people and represents one of the most well equipped, professional-standard amateur theatres in the county. The theatre now stages IES productions as well as outside theatre and musical companies and also plays host to Ilminster Cinema Club, Ile Valley Flower Club and many other social clubs. The Theatre is also available for private hire for parties and corporate events.