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Our next concert Treasures of the Italian Renaissance is on Saturday 16th November, in the magnificent acoustic of York Minster Chapter House.  For that concert and for the Festival of Carols, we shall be joined by the fabulous young singers of the Chapter House Youth Choir.  Tickets for Treasures of the Italian Renaissance and for the ever-popular Carols by Candlelight have now sold out, so why not treat yourself to our Festival of Carols on Saturday 14th December instead?

Please see our Concerts and Events page for more details and dates for your diary.

Treasures of the Italian Renaissance

Saturday 16 November 2019, 7:30 pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris
Chapter House Youth Choir Director: Charlie Gower-Smith
Renaissance Lute: Rupert Waddington

A concert full of masterpieces of choral polyphony, together with beautiful incidental music played on the renaissance lute.

Tickets – £15 and £13.50 concessions, students / under 18s £5.  Returned tickets may be available immediately before the concert – doors open at 7 pm.



November 2019 Poster

Festival of Carols

Saturday 14 December 2019, 7:30 pm

St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, York

Director: Benjamin Morris
Chapter House Youth Choir Director: Charlie Gower-Smith

A joyous Christmas celebration brought to you by the Chapter House Choir, the Chapter House Youth Choir and the famous Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir to set you up for the Festive Season!

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

Christmas 2019 Poster

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. There are specific vacancies for tenors and basses at this time.  Auditions are being held in July 2019 so that new members can join us at the beginning of September.

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.

The Chapter House Choir outside York Minster,  June 2018
Choral Bursaries Flyer
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Chapter House Youth Choir

The Chapter House Youth Choir in June 2019

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 young singers performed alongside The King’s Singers and The Chapter House Choir in York Minster in their first concert!

More recently, the Youth Choir performed in last October’s Nineteen Eighteen concert in the Chapter House of York Minster and sang Evensong in Selby Abbey on Sunday 24th March. The Youth Choir’s most recent event was a performance of Joseph Horovitz’s Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo and other songs, on Saturday 6 July 2019.  

Join Us

The Youth Choir is currently recruiting new members. If you know any singers aged 13-19 who would like to audition, please get in touch by visiting our Youth Choir web page and use the Contact button to arrange an audition to join. 

Next Event

On November 16th the Youth Choir will be joining The Chapter House Choir in the Chapter House of York Minster for a concert of Treasures of the Italian Renaissance.

Find out more on the Youth Choir’s web page by clicking on the button below!

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