Altrincham Choral Society is a large mixed voice choir of around 120 singers and was established in 1945.

Led by our Music Director Steven Roberts, we offer 4 exciting concerts a year, often supported by a professional orchestra, at various quality venues including the RNCM. We work with excellent soloists, again often professional, who return to sing with us time and again as they appreciate our musicianship and well-organised concerts. Music performed ranges from baroque to newly commissioned pieces.

These concerts are the core of our activities, however ACS offers so much more:-

Altrincham Choral Society is an independent, self-funded charity (Registered Charity No. 500729).

Music Professionals

Steven Roberts – Music Director

Steven has been Music Director since 1994 and brought with him a wealth of experience. He has continued to bring innovative programmes and inspire performances of a very high standard.

Steven’s career is very wide-ranging:

David Lloyd-Mostyn – Assistant Music Director

David has been our Assistant Music Director since 2006. He enjoys a varied musical life as a composer, teacher and conductor:

Lydia Bryan – Accompanist

Lydia has been our Accompanist since 1996. She is also a very talented concert pianist and regularly performs solo items in our concerts. She is a graduate of the RNCM where she studied piano, harpsichord, violin and singing. She specialised in piano accompaniment at postgraduate level.

Lydia’s career has had many strands:

Roger Shelmerdine – President

Roger has been our President since 2009 and is very active, often attending our rehearsals and supporting our concerts.

Roger has had a varied musical career:

Patrons & Sponsors

We appreciate and acknowledge the support of our Patrons and Sponsors.

Platinum Patrons

Bernard Lawrence
Lee Bakirgian Family Trust
John Kennedy

Gold Patrons

Barrie and Maureen Netting
John Greenan
Joyce Venables


Faddies Dry Cleaners of Hale

Florence Matthews
ACS is grateful for the bequest from the estate of former member Florence Matthews. This allows us to carry out additional activities.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron or Sponsor visit the Support Us page for more details or email our Patrons Secretary


ACS is managed by a Committee of Trustees elected by the Society’s members at the AGM in October each year. We also have a Music Sub-committee that reports to the main Committee. For further details see the Committee page.


View our archive of photographs taken over many years at various concerts, concert tours, rehearsals and other events.

Previous Concerts