Greetings from the Chapter House Choir!
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 13 MAY 2020: OUR JUNE CONCERTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
Following current Government advice regarding COVID-19, our forthcoming performances have all been cancelled or postponed. We would urge all of our audiences to follow the most up-to-date Government advice. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The choir continues to meet and run virtually, and we really look forward to performing live in front of our audiences again in the future.
We are very grateful to our patrons and members for their ongoing support, and special thanks to those of you who generously donated your ticket monies towards the choir’s ongoing work. We are in the midst of planning a special event for our patrons to attend online – if you are interested in finding out more about the patrons scheme, please use the ‘Become a Patron’ button below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Youth Choir will sadly not meet again until September at the earliest. We would like to wish all our members who are leaving us the very best for the future and thank them for their contribution over the last few years. If you know of anyone who might like to audition for the choir, please do encourage them to get in touch – auditions will still be available by video call throughout the summer term. Find out more on the Youth Choir page.
Many thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times. Please keep safe and well!
Please see our Concerts and Events page for details of future events and dates for your diary.
Preparing for the March 2020 concert with new commission composer Lillie Harris
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Are you missing our concerts as much as we are?
Here is a recording of Che fa oggi il mio sole by Marenzio from our sell-out concert in the Chapter House, Treasures of the Italian Renaissance.
Che fa oggi il mio sole
We are recruiting…
We have vacancies in ALL VOICE PARTS to join our lovely choir from September onwards – if you’re a bass, tenor, alto or soprano and you enjoy making music to a high standard we want to hear from you!
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.
Chapter House 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 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 sang Evensong in Selby Abbey on Sunday 24th March and gave a performance of Joseph Horovitz’s Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo and other songs on Saturday 6 July 2019. They have just performed in November’s Treasures of the Italian Renaissance concert, and in December’s Festival of Carols.
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Congratulations to the four who auditioned successfully by Skype on Tuesday 24th March! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chapter House Youth Choir will sadly not meet again until September at the earliest. We would like to wish all our members who are leaving us well in the next steps of their life journeys and thank them for their contribution over the last few years! If you know of anyone who might like to audition to join the choir, please encourage them to get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org – auditions will be available by video call throughout the summer term.
It is with huge regret that we must announce that our concert on Sunday 22nd March 2020 was cancelled. Thank you to all who were planning to come, and we hope to be able to sing for you soon! The 40 minute programme would have included Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten and Vaughan William’s Serenade to Music.
Visit the Youth Choir’s web page to find out more!