Greetings from the Chapter House Choir!

Our next concert is on Saturday 13th October 2018, 7:30pm in the wonderful Chapter House of York Minster.

The concert will mark the centenary of events in 1918: Hubert Parry’s death, the granting of women’s suffrage and later the right for women to be elected to parliament, and the forthcoming 100th anniversary on 11/11/18 of the armistice in the First World War. The concert will also feature the Chapter House Youth Choir. Tickets for this concert are now available.

Please see our Concerts and Events page for more details and dates for your diary. When tickets for each concert go on sale, buttons are added to this website to link you directly to the online box office for buying tickets.

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Saturday 13th October 2018, 7:30pm

October 2018 Poster

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris
Chapter House Youth Choir Director: Charlie Gower-Smith

Our programme includes several of Parry’s masterful Songs of Farewell, C V Stanford’s virtuosic 8-part Magnificat, A short Requiem by Walford Davies and the BBC Radio 3 commissioned work, The Pankhurst Anthem – words and music by Helen and Lucy Pankhurst – for which we will be joined by the Chapter House Youth Choir.

Tickets – £15 and £13.50 concessions, students / under 18s £5 – are available from York Minster Box Office.

The Chapter House Choir outside York Minster,  June 2018

Latest News from the Chapter House Choir….


The Chapter House Choir has been delighting audiences for over 50 years with a diverse mixture of a cappella and accompanied choral music from across the centuries and around the globe. Building on a highly successful first year with our Musical Director, Benjamin Morris, the 2018–2019 season offers a wide range of programmes, from contemplative to lighter, popular works.

Our October concert is the final one in our series on the theme of exile, reconciliation and peace.  It commemorates three significant events in 1918 and includes some sublime music by Parry and Stanford.  Later in October there is an Open Rehearsal, where you can meet members of the choir and our musical director Benjamin Morris.  Sing with the choir or simply watch the rehearsal – the choice is yours!

At Christmas we are delighted to return to the Chapter House of York Minster to perform our trademark traditional Carols by Candlelight with our very own Handbell Ringers.  We follow Carols by Candlelight with a Christmas concert, Mirabile Mysterium, in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, where we shall be joined by the Chapter House Youth Choir.

In March 2019 we shall perform Jonathan Rathbone’s Under the Shadow of His Wing, an extended setting of the service of Vespers. The work was premièred in October 2014 to a rapturous reception, and this will be the first performance outside London.

For our Summer 2019 concert we shall explore two new venues – St Chad’s Church York and St Mary’s Church Thirsk – with tickets at a promotional price of £5! The programme will include choral classics such as Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs, Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Parry’s I was glad, and Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia.

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts!

Season 2018-2019 Brochure

Click on the Season Programme image above to download the full 2018-2019 brochure.

Get in Touch!

We are recruiting…

The Chapter House Choir always welcomes interest from singers in all voice parts to apply to join the choir. There are vacancies for altos and tenors at this time.

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.

Choral Bursaries Flyer
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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! Other recent events include concerts in York and Ripon Cathedral, and evensong in Durham Cathedral.

Most recently, the Youth Choir gave a live broadcast of the BBC Radio 4LW Daily Service on Thursday June 28th. Find out more on the Youth Choir’s web page by clicking on the button below!

Join Us

The Youth Choir is currently recruiting new members. If you know any singers aged 13-19 who would like to audition, please get in touch by visiting our Youth Choir web page and use the Contact button to arrange an audition to join.

BBC Radio 4 Daily Service, June 2018
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