Chapter House Youth Choir
The Chapter House Youth Choir was established in 2016 and has already 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 Daily Service.
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, 5.15-6.45pm.
We are thrilled to have Charlie Gower-Smith as the Musical Director of the Chapter House Youth Choir. Charlie is a young, energetic and bubbly choral director who already has a wealth of experience as a singer and conductor.
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Come to our next event!
Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo
Saturday 6th July 2019, 2 pm
Spilman’s Farm, Sessay, YO7 3NB
Director: Charlie Gower-Smith
Come to Spilman’s Farm for the Youth Choir’s next event – a performance of Joseph Horovitz’s Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo and other songs.
- Northern Lights – Ola GJEILO
- Love’s Philosophy – Alexander L’ESTRANGE
- Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo – Joseph HOROVITZ
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Evensong at Selby Abbey
24 March 2019 – HOWELLS – A hymn to St Cecilia, AYLEWARD Responses, DYSON in D, BAIRSTOW – I sat down under his shadow
Carol Concert with the Chapter House Choir
Concert in York Minster Chapter House
13 October 2018 – The Youth Choir sang works by Parry, Elgar, Tavener, Gjeilo and Farrant and joined the Chapter House Choir in the BBC Radio 3 commissioned work, The Pankhurst Anthem – words and music by Helen and Lucy Pankhurst.
BBC R4 LW Daily Service
28 June 2018 – CHYC sang Bob Chilcott’s God So Loved the World and two hymns, live from Emmanuel Church Didsbury
St John Passion chorales in Ripon Cathedral
30 March 2018
Concert in the Unitarian Chapel York
Carol Concert in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church York
Concert in St Olave's Church York
2 December 2017
Second performance of "Everyone Sang" by Roderick Williams
Evensong in Durham Cathedral
10 July 2017
Concert in St Helen's Church York
Family Christmas Concert - York Minster
3 December 2016
On stage with the King's Singers
November 2016 – including the first performance of Everyone Sang by Roderick Williams
First Event - Come and Sing with John Rutter
Join the Youth Choir
The Chapter House Youth Choir is always on the look-out for new members. Members will probably already play an instrument or sing in a choir. Chapter House Youth Choir offers unique performance opportunities and a chance to meet like-minded young people who are passionate and enthusiastic about singing.
Entry to the choir is by audition with the Musical Director. Please get in touch via the contact form or email email@example.com for more information.
Youth Choir members at the live performance of the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service, June 2018
Musical Director Charlie Gower-Smith
In demand for his inclusive, informative and encouraging style, Charlie works with many organisations to facilitate singing in the workplace. He runs regular workplace choirs for John Lewis, Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds City Council, and TransPennine Express, a Hallé Corporate Choir.
Work with festivals has included various choral projects for the Grassington Festival, and assistant choral director for the Pennine Spring Music Festival in Heptonstall.
Charlie has worked with many choirs across the country including Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Trinity Singers Cambridge, and the Hallé Youth Choir. He sings with Ex Cathedra and Ripon Cathedral Choir as a deputy. Previous roles include director of Leeds Chamber Choir, with whom he gave regular broadcasts of BBC Radio 4LW’s Daily Service, and assistant director of the Hallé Youth Choir and Hallé Community Choir. He is also a surtitle operator for Opera North.