Audition to join the Chapter House Choir

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Looking to join an excellent chamber choir?

The Chapter House Choir is recruiting!

The Chapter House Choir has a long association with York Minster and enjoys a reputation as one of the premier chamber groups in the region. We have vacancies in ALL VOICE PARTS to join our lovely choir from 2021 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!  Unfortunately we cannot hold auditions at the moment due to Covid-19, but please get in touch and we shall take your enquiry further as soon as we can.

Known for our frequent commissions of new music, we have collaborated with The King’s Singers, John Rutter, Judith Bingham, Alexander L’Estrange and Lillie Harris in recent times.

The Choir is directed by Benjamin Morris, Assistant Director of Music at York Minster. Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesday nights in central York, between 7:15 and 9:15 pm.  It’s a great team and there’s always a pub contingent afterwards… plus being in the choir gives you the opportunity to perform high quality concerts to sold out audiences in York and beyond.

Singers should possess strong musicianship, sight-reading skills, a sense of humour and delight in new challenges. To arrange an audition please contact us using the button below, and let us know your preferred voice part!

The Chapter House Choir outside York Minster, June 2018

Choral Bursaries

The Chapter House Choir, York is offering a limited number of bursaries (one per voice part) to talented young choral singers aged 18-25 in full time education to join its main body of singers.

Singers wishing to apply for a bursary should possess strong musicianship, excellent sight-reading skills, and delight in new challenges. For further details and to arrange an audition please contact us, stating your preferred voice part.

Choral scholars 2016

Choral Scholars Emily Chattle and Charlie Stafford-Roberts, Summer 2016