Based in the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton in East Devon, the Choir was founded in 1974, under the musical direction of Pamela Jones, now the Choir's Life President. The current director, Peter Good, is the choir's fourth musical director, having replaced Allen Coles who retired in January 2012 after 15 years' service to the choir.
The Choir exists to provide a stimulating and enjoyable hobby for its sixty five or so members, but its key feature is that it performs 12 to 15 concerts a year around the region for the benefit of local and national charities. Recent beneficiaries include Hospiscare, MacMillan Nurses, Cancer Research, Devon Air Ambulance Trust and numerous church development funds. All proceeds are donated to charity as the choir makes no charge for its performances and is delighted to sing for these worthy causes. In recent years the choir has raised an average of £10,000 each year.