We are a chamber choir that performs three programmes a year, in addition to serving the wider community in Christmas services and with a significant outreach programme for young singers. Over the next 18 months we will be performing Messiah with our professional period instrument ensemble; Renaissance music for Passiontide including Victoria’s Responsories for Maundy Thursday and Allegri’s Miserere; Bach’s important motet Jesu, meine freude; major twentieth century works by Kenneth Leighton, Herbert Howells and Samuel Barber; new music by Augusta Read Thomas and Francis Pott; and a selection of lighter Irish ballads and folksong arrangements.
Performances take place three times a year: in mid-November, early April and late June/early July and if you’d like to hear us, our next concert is on 2 July.
We welcome singers with significant choral experience who are confident sight-readers, who would like to join a friendly, well-organised and forward-looking group of talented musicians. We are committed to high standards of singing, and to bringing innovative programmes to audiences around the North East.
For more information, or to arrange an audition, please contact the Musical Director, Julian Wright, by