The Chapter House Choir has just celebrated its half century. The choir has been delighting audiences for over 50 years with its eclectic mixture of a cappella and accompanied choral music from across the centuries and around the globe. This season is no exception!
In early November we were thrilled to welcome one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, to York Minster to sing with us. The King’s Singers are renowned worldwide for their flawless intonation and timing and invariably perform to capacity audiences.
By popular demand we were joined by the York Railway Institute Band in the Minster in early December and returned to St Michael-le-Belfrey for two atmospheric Carols By Candlelight concerts. Our spring concert took a journey through the evolution of Renaissance music, using the Chapter House acoustic to its maximum effect. On June 3rd we return to the Chapter House for Stephen's final York concert with the choir (Effortlessly Love Flows - highlights of the most exciting choral repertoire, including Bach, Brahms and spirituals from Moses Hogan) and we conclude this season with a summer soirée at St Peter's Church in Osmotherley. Do join us!
Chapter House Youth Choir
Our recently established Youth Choir, for singers aged 13-18, has been enjoying its inaugural season, including sharing a platform with the King's Singers.
We are really excited to welcome Charlie Gower-Smith as the Musical Director of the Chapter House Youth Choir. Charlie is a young, energetic and bubbly choral director who already has a wealth of experience as a singer and conductor. He's recently been working with the Halle Youth Choir and conducts a wide range of choirs and ensembles around Yorkshire. He is Musical Director of the Southbank Singers in York.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm in York City Centre.
Entry to the youth choir is by audition; we are still looking for more young voices. If you would like more information please fill in our contact form selecting ‘Youth Choir’ as the subject of your message.
We are recruiting...
The Chapter House Choir always welcomes interest from singers in all voice parts to apply to join the choir, and we are particularly seeking basses at this time.
There are also a number of choral bursaries available to promising young choral singers aged 18 to 25.
There is more information here.