Greetings from the Chapter House Choir!

Greetings!  We hope you enjoyed our concerts earlier this season. In September we are delighted to be hosting another of the hugely popular Bob Chilcott choral workshops, ‘Come and Sing’. This is a great opportunity to work with a master in his field, and we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Tickets for the event is available from Eventbrite – just use the button below.

Please see our Concerts and Events page for more details and dates for your diary.

September 2019 Poster

Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott

Saturday 28 September 2019, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Shepherd Hall, St Olave’s School, Queen Anne’s Road, York, YO30 7WA

Director: Bob Chilcott
Accompanist: Benjamin Morris

Bob Chilcott has that very rare combination – a fantastic global performing pedigree AND unparalleled talent as a composer and coach. Delightfully entertaining and always encouraging, Bob will take us through some great singing techniques that really work! And he’ll draw on some of his finest compositions to inspire us through the day.  Music will be provided.

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Tickets cost £20 for adults, £5 for under 18s and students

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.  
Our next year will continue to build on the highly successful first two years with our Musical Director, Benjamin Morris, with an excellent selection of events and concerts to suit all tastes!

In September 2019 we are delighted to present Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott.  As a former member of the Kings Singers, Bob is uniquely placed to share some of their exquisite musicianship and wonderful good humour with enthusiastic singers around the country. Delightfully entertaining and always encouraging, Bob will take us through some great singing techniques that really work! And he’ll inspire us with some of his finest compositions.  The event will take place in the well-equipped St Olave’s School.

Our November 2019 Treasures of the Italian Renaissance will be an evening indulging in some of the greatest masterpieces of choral polyphony, in concert with the young singers of the Chapter House Youth Choir.  There will be delightful incidental music before the concert and during the interval, played on renaissance lute by Rupert Waddington, all in the wonderful acoustic of the Chapter House of York Minster.

For Christmas 2019 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 preceed Carols by Candlelight with a Christmas concert in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, where we shall be joined once more by the Chapter House Youth Choir.

In March 2020 we perform Brahm’s stirring and well-loved Ein Deutsches Requiem with piano duet accompaniment on the superb Steinbeck grand piano currently on loan in York Minster.  This concert will be in the Quire of York Minster.

For Summer 2020 in addition to a summer concert in York, we shall continue to explore God’s Own County of Yorkshire, with a concert in the atmospheric ruins of Bolton Abbey.

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts!

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 specific vacancies for tenors and basses at this time.  Auditions are being held in July 2019 so that new members can join us at the beginning of September.

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 Youth Choir in June 2019

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 events include concerts in York and Ripon Cathedral, evensong in Durham Cathedral and a live broadcast of the BBC Radio 4LW Daily Service.  Most recently, the Youth Choir performed in October’s Nineteen Eighteen concert in the Chapter House of York Minster and sang Evensong in Selby Abbey on Sunday 24th March.

Next Event

The Youth Choir’s most recent event was a performance of Joseph Horovitz’s Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo and other songs, on Saturday 6 July 2019.  On November 16th the Youth Choir will be joining The Chapter House Choir in the Chapter House of York Minster for a concert of Treasures of the Italian Renaissance.

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.  Auditions will be held in September.

Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo poster
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