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23 March 2019 Poster

Under the Shadow of his Wing

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7:30pm

St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York

Director: Benjamin Morris

This concert will comprise a complete performance of Jonathan Rathbone’s Under the Shadow of His Wing, a wonderful extended setting of the service of Vespers. The work was premièred by the Vasari Singers in October 2014 at St Alban’s Church Holborn to a rapturous reception.

Tickets – £15 and £13.50 concessions, Students / under 18s – £5. Available from York Theatre Royal.

Under the Shadow of His Wing – Jonathan Rathbone


Te Lucis Ante Terminum
Now that the Sun hath Veiled His Light
Jesu, Salvator Sæculi
Nunc Dimittis
O Nata Lux
Close Thine Eyes (Upon a Quiet Conscience)
Christe Qui Lux es et Dies
In Pace, in Idipsum
Blessed is the Man
Glory To Thee
Care Charming Sleep
Into Thy Hands
Hail Gladdening Light
Recessional (Te Lucis & Amens)
Abide With Me

Later this year

Sounds of Summer

Saturday 22 June 2019, 7:30 pm

St Chad’s Church, York

Director: Benjamin Morris

Saturday 29 June 2019, 7:30 pm

St Mary’s Church, Thirsk

Director: Benjamin Morris

Join us in one of two new venues for the choir as we perform a variety of choral classics including Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs, Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Parry’s I was glad, Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and works by Elgar, Stanford, Chilcott and others.

Tickets – £5. Available from York Theatre Royal.

The Chapter House Choir in St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, June 2018
Image of Bob Chilcott with music

Bob Chilcott (photo: John Bellars)

Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott

Saturday 28th 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

This is a great opportunity to work with a master in his field! Under Bob Chilcott’s entertaining and encouraging guidance you will work through some of his compositions, using a variety of choral singing techniques to help you improve and get more enjoyment from choral singing.

Please register from 9:45 am and be seated by 10:25 am for the introductions and welcome, to enable a prompt start at 10:30 am. The day will end at 4:30 pm. If you have any queries, please email

Tickets cost £20 for adults and £5 for under 18s, students and non-singing guests, available from Eventbrite from 1 March 2019 using the Buy Tickets button below.

Concerts and Events Earlier This Season

Carols by Candlelight December 2018 Poster

Carols by Candlelight

Wednesday 19th December 2018, 7:30pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Director: Benjamin Morris

The Chapter House Choir’s trademark traditional Carols by Candlelight with The Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir in the wonderful Chapter House of York Minster.

Mirabile Mysterium

Friday 21st December 2018, 7:30pm

St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, York

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

A celebration of the festive season with carols old and new! The Chapter House Choir performed alongside the Chapter House Youth Choir and The Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir.

21 December 2018 Poster

Open Rehearsal

Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 7.15–9.15 pm

The Belfrey Hall, 52A Stonegate, York YO1 8AS

Director: Benjamin Morris

Nearest parking: Bootham Row Car Park.

It was brilliant to welcome nearly 40 extra singers to our open rehearsal, who came just to listen or to join us in singing as we prepared for our Carols by Candlelight concert! There was an opportunity to meet and talk to choir members and our director during the break. Refreshments were provided.

October 2018 Open Rehearsal
October 2018 Poster

Nineteen Eighteen

Saturday 13th October 2018, 7:30pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

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

The final concert from our series on the theme of exile, reconciliation and peace marks three significant 100-year anniversaries: 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 Chapter House Choir
Never weather-beaten sail – Hubert PARRY
Psalm 23 – Ivor GURNEY
The Chapter House Youth Choir
Call to remembrance – Richard FARRANT
They are at rest – Edward ELGAR
The Chapter House Choir
A Short Requiem – Henry WALFORD DAVIES
There is an old belief – Hubert PARRY
At the round earth’s imagined corners – Hubert PARRY
The Chapter House Youth Choir
Ubi Caritas – Ola GJEILO
Crossing the bar – Hubert PARRY
Mother of God, here I stand – John TAVENER
Combined Choirs
The Pankhurst Anthem – Lucy PANKHURST
The Chapter House Choir
Magnificat – Charles Villiers STANFORD