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CHOIR NEWS: MAY 2023

Our next events are in June: two concerts of Byrdland, marking the 400th anniversary of William Byrd's death with music by Byrd, inspired by Byrd, or about birds! The concerts will take place on Saturday 10 June at 7:30pm in St Olave's Church, Marygate, York and on Saturday 24 June at 7:30pm in the Priory Church, Bolton Abbey. Tickets for both the York and Bolton Priory concerts are now available. On Tuesday 27th June we shall round off the summer term with a spiritual service of Compline in York Minster. Other dates for your 2023 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 Byrdland concerts in June.

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The Chapter House Choir, 17 December 2022

Byrdland

The Chapter House Choir
Director: Benjamin Morris

Two concerts marking the 400th anniversary of William Byrd's death, with music by Byrd, inspired by Byrd, or about birds!

Saturday 10 June, 7:30 pm

St Olave's Church, Marygate, York

Tickets £15, £7.50 age 30 and under.

Saturday 24 June, 7:30 pm

The Priory Church, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AL

This concert is part of the Priory Concert Series 2023
Tickets are £15 including a glass of wine or a soft drink

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

Summer Concerts

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 will join forces for two exciting concerts.  The programme will include The Lost Words by James Burton.

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