Chapter House Ceiling banner

Greetings from the Chapter House Choir

CHOIR NEWS:
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2024

Our sell-out Carols by Candlelight was the perfect start to Christmas! Thanks to your generous donations, £1144 was raised for The Snappy Trust and York Womens' Counselling Service.

Our next concert is "Queen of Heaven" in the Chapter House of York Minster on Saturday 9 March 2024. Tickets are available now from the York Minster Box Office here. Further dates for your 2024 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 in the stunning Chapter House for our Queen of Heaven concert on 9 March!

Follow the Chapter House Choir on Facebook, X (Twitter), YouTube and Instagram
Queen of Heaven

Queen of Heaven

Saturday 9 March 2024, 7:30pm

York Minster Chapter House

The Chapter House Choir directed by Benjamin Morris

Join us for an a cappella programme of sublime choral music written throughout the last millennium in honour of Mary, Mother of Jesus. Journey through 900 years of spectacular music ranging from medieval chants to present, contemporary pieces, featuring Cecilia McDowall and James MacMillan alongside Hildegard von Bingen and Rachmaninov.

Tickets: £20 (£10 for Under 27s) available from York Minster Box Office.

The Chapter House Choir, 17 December 2022

Listen to the Choir

Che fa oggi il mio sole

by Marenzio | The Chapter House Choir, November 2019

We are recruiting…

We currently have vacancies for tenors. 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.

Follow the Youth Choir on Facebook and X (Twitter)

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

You can read the Chapter House Youth Choir Safeguarding Policy here.

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 youthchoir@chapterhousechoir.org.

Events

Carols by Candlelight

York Minster Nave on Saturday 16 December 2023, 7.30pm

Ian Anderson presents Christmas with Jethro Tull

York Minster Nave on Monday 18 December 2023, 7.30pm

Spring Concert with Former Members

St Chad’s Church, Campleshon Road, South Bank, York, YO23 1EY on Sunday 17 March 2024, 6pm

Chapter House Youth Choir, 17 December 2022
Chapter House Choir and Chapter House Youth Choir, 17 December 2022

The Chapter House Choir and Chapter House Youth Choir performing at Carols by Candlelight, 17 December 2022