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Greetings from the Chapter House Choir


Tickets are on sale for our Carols by Candlelight concert in York Minster on Saturday 17th December. We shall be joined by the wonderful Chapter House Youth Choir, and our Handbell Ringers. Don't' miss out! Tickets are available from York Minster here.

Other dates for 2022-2023 for your diary are on our Concerts and Events page.

Our patrons benefit from reserved seating and special events. If you are interested in finding out more about the patrons' scheme, please visit our Supporting the Choir page. We are very grateful to our patrons and members for their ongoing support.

We look forward to seeing you at Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 17th December.

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Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 17 DECEMBER 2022, 7:30 pm

York Minster Nave

The Chapter House Choir, Director: Benjamin Morris
The Chapter House Youth Choir, Director: Charlie Gower-Smith
The Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir

This ever popular annual concert will take place in the stunning Nave of York Minster. In addition to traditional choral items old and new, there will be festive music performed by the Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir – a uniquely Christmassy combination in the perfect candlelit setting!

Tickets: £20 for Front Nave, £17.50 for Rear Nave, £15 for unreserved seats in Side Aisles, £7.50 for those under 27
available from York Minster using the button below.
Accessible seats are available by calling 01904 557256

Listen to the Choir

We are recruiting…

We currently have vacancies in the altos, tenors and basses. If you enjoy making music to a high standard we want to hear from you! Please get in touch and we shall arrange an audition as soon as we can.

Choral Bursaries

There is also a limited number of choral bursaries (one per voice part) available to promising young choral singers aged 18 to 25 in full time education within any discipline.

Chapter House Youth Choir

About the Youth Choir

The Chapter House Choir is committed to inspiring the next generation of choral singers and to mark our 50th anniversary year in 2016 we launched a new Youth Choir for talented singers aged 13-19. The Chapter House Youth Choir has since performed in some amazing events, including sharing a platform with the King’s Singers, rehearsing with legendary composer John Rutter, and singing live for the BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service. The choir regularly works with some of the UK’s finest artistic talent, including the Gesualdo Six, the Gabrieli Consort and English Touring Opera.

The Youth Choir offers young singers aged 13-19 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. Rehearsals are in central York on Tuesdays during term time, 5.30-7:00 pm.

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Join Us

The Chapter House Youth Choir is always on the look-out for new members. With live broadcasts on BBC Radio plus performance opportunities in amazing venues like York Minster, the choir gives singers exceptional musical experiences. In-person auditions are available throughout the year. Please get in touch by sending an email to


December Concerts

In Dulci Jubilo: Praetorius and Schütz with Gabrieli Roar in York Minster Nave on 3 December, 7:30pm

Carols by Candlelight with the Chapter House Choir in York Minster Nave on 3 December, 7:30pm

Chapter House Youth Choir in December 2021