Greetings from the Chapter House Choir!

Our next concert – Voices from the East – is on Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7:30pm in the Chapter House of York Minster. Tickets for this concert are available from York Theatre Royal.

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Voices from the East

Saturday 10th March 2018, 7:30pm

Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris

Eastern Europe produced some of the most distinctive choral music of the 20th Century. Our programme includes Pärt’s Magnificat and pieces by Rachmaninov, Schnittke and Esenvalds. This concert celebrates the unveiling of the Great East Window of York Minster and begins a series of concerts on themes of exile, reconciliation and peace, leading up to the centenary of the end of World War I.

Tickets – £15 and £13.50 concessions, students / under 18s £5.

Get in Touch!

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.

Choral Bursaries

There are also a number of choral bursaries available to promising young choral singers aged 18 to 25.

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Chapter House Youth Choir

The Chapter House Choir is committed to inspiring the next generation of choral singers and to mark our 50th anniversary year we launched a new Youth Choir for talented singers aged 13-19. In 2016 the young singers worked with a member of The King’s Singers and performed alongside The King’s Singers and The Chapter House Choir in York Minster. They also sang Evensong in Durham Cathedral in the summer and took part in a concert in Ripon Cathedral in November 2017. The next concert is on Saturday March 17th at 12:30 pm in the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York.

Join Us

The Youth Choir offers young singers a place to sing choral music to the very highest standard. The choir is a fun and dedicated group of musicians from a wide range of backgrounds who love to sing. Entry to the youth choir is by audition and we are always on the look-out for more young voices. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm in York City Centre. If you are (or know of) a young singer who would like the opportunity to join a high-quality chamber choir in York, please get in touch by visiting our Youth Choir page and use the Contact button to arrange an audition to join.

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Latest News from the Chapter House Choir….

The Chapter House Choir has been delighting audiences for over 50 years with a diverse mixture of a cappella and accompanied choral music from across the centuries and around the globe. Our 2017-2018 season is packed with glorious music and marks a new phase in our development as we welcome our new Musical Director, Benjamin Morris.
2017-2018 Brochure

Our November concert took us on a spiritual journey through music of prayer, reflection and remembrance spanning several centuries.

At Christmas we returned to our original home in the Chapter House of York Minster to perform our trademark traditional Carols by Candlelight with special guest conductor Andrew Carter, founder Director of the choir. Read the review here.

We followed Carols by Candlelight with two further Christmas concerts. The first was in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church for a celebration of the festive season with carols old and new, including handbells and our talented Youth Choir. We were pleased to return to the Milton Rooms in Malton for our final Christmas Concert – an evening of Christmas music and festivities, the perfect way to start the Christmas Week!

Our concerts in March and June 2018 at the end of the season are part of a series of concerts on themes of exile, reconciliation and peace, leading up to the centenary of the end of World War I.