Some members of the choir come from a considerable distance, whilst others are members of regular Bolton choirs.
The choir has been formally constituted as an independent voluntary organisation - a major step financially, and one reflecting its wish to present some of the most exciting music making in Bolton.
Bolton Festival Orchestra is also drawn from a wide geographical area, and comprises talented, experienced players keen to learn challenging repertoire on a tight rehearsal schedule. New members of both choir and orchestra are always welcome. Rehearsals take place in August.