Chapter House Ceiling banner

Greetings from the Chapter House Choir


Our next concert is an exciting joint venture with the York Railway Institute Band on Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm.  We shall perform the sublime Mozart Requiem in Selby Abbey. Tickets are available now from Ticket Source here.

Our second concert in June is on Saturday 29th, in St Olave's Church York, with our fabulous Youth Choir. This will be a delightful programme of a capella music charting a journey through the night from dusk to dawn. Tickets are available from Eventbrite 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 at our June concerts!

Follow the Chapter House Choir on Facebook, X (Twitter), YouTube and Instagram
Part of Angel Standing in the Sun, by William Turner

Mozart Requiem

Saturday 8 June 2024, 7:30pm

Selby Abbey

The Chapter House Choir directed by Charlie Gower-Smith
York Railway Institute Band directed by Dr David Lancaster

The centre piece of the concert programme will be the sublime Mozart Requiem arranged for brass band and choir by Robert Webb. The programme will also feature solo performances by band and choir to include Bruckner: Ave Maria
Francis-Hoad: Bogoroditse Devo
Macmillan: Who Shall Separate Us
Bruckner: Ecce Sacerdos

Tickets: £20 (£12 for students and under 18s) available from Ticket Source or Selby Abbey Shop

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)


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


“Through the Night”

Concert with the Chapter House Choir in St Olave’s Church, York on Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm

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