Greetings from the Chapter House Choir
CHOIR NEWS: AUTUMN 2023
This autumn we shall be joining forces with The Fairhaven Singers of Cambridge for a performance of Will Todd's haunting Requiem in the Nave of York Minster on Saturday 21 October. The majestic nave and Minster acoustic will create additional atmosphere for this amazing work, written for choir, Soprano soloist and electric guitar. You can buy tickets from the York Minster website. Tickets for Carols by Candlelight on Saturday 16th December - also in York Minster nave - have just gone on sale and can be purchased from the York Minster website here. Get your tickets now before it is too late! Other dates for your 2023-24 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 this autumn.
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Will Todd Requiem
Saturday 21 October, 7:30 pm
York Minster Nave
The Chapter House Choir and The Fairhaven Singers
Directed by Benjamin Morris
Susan Young - soprano
Thomas Gray - electric guitar
REQUIEM was commissioned in 2008 by The Fairhaven Singers and is written for Soprano Soloist, SSAATTBB Choir and Electric Guitar.
Combining elements of folk, jazz and rock music with contemporary choral writing, Will Todd’s Requiem is a dramatic musical interpretation of ancient texts. Scored for choir, soprano soloist and virtuosic electric guitar, it is by turns unearthly and uplifting, mysterious and lyrical, unnerving and beautiful – reflecting on death and the resurrection.
Tickets are £10 - £20 (£5 - £17.50 for under 27s) available from the York Minster Box Office.
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Che fa oggi il mio sole
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.
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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You can read the Chapter House Youth Choir Safeguarding Policy here.
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 email@example.com.
St Chad’s Church, Campleshon Road, South Bank, York, YO23 1EY on Saturday 24 June 2023, 1pm
Durham Cathedral on Sunday 25 June 2023, 5:15pm
The Chapter House Youth Choir and the The Durham Cathedral Young Singers Chamber and Training Choirs joined forces for two exciting concerts. The programme included The Lost Words by James Burton.