The Manchester Chorale is a busy, high-quality, mixed choir based in Manchester, UK


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In 2020, to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we commissioned a Choral Composition Competition. We were finally able to perform the top three at St Ann's Church, Manchester on 2 July 2022. Here are the Winners



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Coming next:

On Saturday 2 March 2024 we'll be at the church of St Mary the Virgin in a joint concert with Bowdon School Choir. You can reserve tickets here.


We had a blast at the Bridgewater Hall on Christmas Eve with Jonathan Cohen and Louise Dearman. 

Our Christmas concert was a joint event with Besses o'th' Barn Band, at St Bernadette's Whitefield

We launched our 2023/24 season with an evening of Simply Sublime Music at the Bridge Church, Otley
Our 2022/23 season finale was at St Paul's Withington
An evening of choral music at the priory church of Bolton Abbey


An evening with Silk Brass and Macclesfield Youth Brass Band
"Knick Knack Paddy Whack" with the children of Springfield Primary School



It's Christmas!

10/12/2023 21:47
We got Christmas off to a fantastic start with Besses o' th' Barn Band at St Bernadette's Whitefield on 9 December.  The church was packed with apprieciative audience members who joined in with...

Intrepid Travelling

01/11/2023 20:17
Neither lashing rain, landslides, floods nor road closures stopped us getting to the Bridge Church, Otley, for the first concert of our 2023/24 season on 28 October. It was worth it though, as the...

A wet evening at St Paul's Withington

31/07/2023 15:30
Our 2022/23 season finale was a concert of music from around the world, sung at St Paul's Withington. The weather was best described as "unseasonal", but that only added to the atmosphere and...

Marvellous Music at Bolton Abbey

14/05/2023 15:17
What a wonderful venue for an evening of choral music. The weather was with us, and we loved being back after a break of five years. We'll be back again much sooner (pandemics permitting!)

A Glorious Evening in Macclesfield

01/05/2023 11:10
What a time we had in Macclesfield, in concert with Silk Brass and Macclesfield Youth Brass Band at St Michael's and All Angels. 

Knick Knack Paddy Whack

15/03/2023 13:15
We loved sharing this concert with the children of Springfield Primary School - recent winners of a prestigious choral singing competition!

Rhythm of Life

21/11/2022 10:57
It was wonderful to be back in Cawthorne to perform to such an appreciative audience. An excellent afternoon tea too. We'll return soon!

St Ann's Concert

02/07/2022 19:30
A wonderful concert with much anticipated world premieres of our 40th anniversary choral composition competition winner and runners up.

St Bernadette's Concert

14/03/2022 12:44
£500 raised from a fabulous audience!

Singing to Support Community Projects

28/01/2022 16:18
A group of volunteers are organising many different activities in order to renovate and modernise St Bernadette’s social centre.  The Chorale is very happy to be supporting their...
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Our Musical Director


Jill Henderson-Wild has been with us since 2006.

Her biographical notes are in the People page.

Our Assistant Musical Director

Dave Robinson

See the People page for more details

2023/24 Concert Dates:


  • 2 March 2024, 3:00pm, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bowdon, with Bowdon School Choir
  • 14 April 2024, 3:00pm, at the Bridgewater Hall - Sir Karl Jenkins 80th birthday celebration concert
  • 18 May 2024, 3:00pm, at Wilmslow United Reformed Church
  • 29 June 2024, 7:30pm, in Didsbury (venue tbc)
  • 6 July 2024, 7:30pm, at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead
Tickets can be reserved here


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