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New engagements

07/02/2013 15:47
On the 2nd March we will be singing at "The 50+ Show" at Manchester Central  (formerly GMEX). Our appearance in the Didsbury Arts festival is also confirmed for Saturday 22nd June

Navidad Nuestra – what are we singing?

19/10/2018 12:29
Navidad Nuestra and other Christmas songs from around the world Didsbury Baptist Church, 8th December 2018,7:30pm The centrepiece of our concert is Navidad Nuestra (Our Nativity) composed by Ariel Ramirez in 1964. The music in the six episodes is based on dances and songs of Argentinean musical...

Musical Directors

21/12/2012 13:34
  Jill Henderson-Wild 2006-Present Born in Oldham in 1966, Jill Henderson-Wild studied the ‘cello with Joan Dickson, a professor at the Royal College of Music, before becoming a Choral Scholar at Girton College, Cambridge, where she read Music. After graduating, she won a two year...

Music for a summer evening in Hawkshead

14/07/2014 21:31
Saturday, 5th July saw us all travelling up to the Lake District to take part in Music for a summer evening. This is an annual programme of events put on in the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Hawkshead during July and August. This was The Chorale's sixth visit. Hawkshead is one of...

Michael Carter

18/05/2016 14:01
Michael Carter (2nd Bass) The perfect gentleman, superb 2nd bass, ex-Royal Naval Commander and long-time member of the Chorale, Michael Carter passed away recently following a stroke.  Because of a previous stroke, he had stopped singing with the Chorale as a full member at...

Manchester bombing

24/05/2017 14:27
The recent atrocity at the Manchester Arena has touched the Manchester Chorale members deeply. As performers, we identify ourselves with the audience who went to what was a joyous occasion that turned into a horrendously unforgettable experience.   At our rehearsal on the day after the...

Lovely day out at Cawthorne

26/06/2014 14:19
We had a terrific day out in Cawthorne, Yorkshire. last Saturday. The ladies of the parish provided a typical Yorkshire tea - sandwiches, sausage rolls etc, with tea and scones (butter, cream and jam) and cake and more tea. Absolutely disgusting! The concert, organised locally by John Walker, was...

Listen to the Lambs – Salford concert a great success

05/03/2019 13:45
The Manchester Chorale gave a joint concert with St Philip’s RC Primary School Choir on Saturday 2nd March 2019 to resounding appreciation by the large audience. It was an opportunity for the children to show off their singing talents under the very capable Ken Lee, who clearly is an inspiration to...

Karl Jenkins to conduct the Chorale

07/05/2013 14:33
Karl Jenkins conducts a new programme celebrating his most popular and highly acclaimed works including Palladio, Passacaglia and The Armed Man and favourite excerpts from Requiem, The Peacemakers and Stabat Mater. After our experience singing the UK premiere of his 'The Peacemakers' last...

Karl Jenkins 70th birthday concert

10/11/2014 11:45
For a second year running, the Chorale was engaged to provide a large choir to sing highlights from Karl Jenkin's popular repertoire. This year the programme for his 70th birthday tour included extracts from The Peacemakers and the Stabat Mater before the interval, which we sang to a full...
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Our Musical Director


Jill Henderson-Wild is now into her thirteenth season with us.

Jill's biographical notes are in the People page.

Our Assistant Musical Director

Dave Robinson

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