Greetings from the Chapter House Choir!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: OUR MARCH CONCERTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Regretfully our March concerts – Ein Deutsches Requiem and Rejoice in the Lamb – have had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus.  We are giving ticket holders for Ein Deutsches Requiem two alternatives: to take a full refund or to regard this as a donation to pass on to the performers, who would otherwise receive no payment. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Youth Choir will sadly not meet again until September. 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

Please watch this space for further updates.  We really value your continued support.  Keep safe!

Please see our Concerts and Events page for details of future events and dates for your diary.

Chapter House Choir with composer Lillie Harris - March 2020

Preparing for the March 2020 concert with new commission composer Lillie Harris

We are recruiting…

We have vacancies in ALL VOICE PARTS to join our lovely choir from April or 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!

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.

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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. 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 youthchoir@chapterhousechoir.org  – auditions will be available by video call throughout the summer term. 

Next Event

It is with huge regret that we must announce that our concert on Sunday 22nd March 2020 is 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!

Chapter House Youth Choir in February 2020