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Greetings from the Chapter House Choir

CHOIR NEWS: JANUARY 2023

Our next event is Compline on Tuesday 31 January at 8:30pm in York Minster. All are welcome. Other dates for your 2023 diary are on our Concerts and Events page.

If you missed our sell-out Carols by Candlelight concert in York Minster, you can read the review here! An amazing £1,250 was raised for the Lewy Body Society.  Thank you for your generosity.  We are grateful to Duncan Lomax, the official photographer for York Minster, who took some lovely pictures of the Chapter House Choir and Chapter House Youth Choir before and during the concert.

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.

Happy New Year!

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The Chapter House Choir, 17 December 2022

Compline

Tuesday 31 January, 8:30 pm

York Minster Quire

The Chapter House Choir
Director: Benjamin Morris

The ancient monastic service of Compline is a contemplative, candlelit moment of stillness and simplicity, combining traditional prayers, beautiful music and silence.

Free – no booking required

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 in the 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 youthchoir@chapterhousechoir.org.

Events

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, 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