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

 

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Chorale Composition Competition Winners

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What's happening in The Chorale?

Looking for a choir to join

We're especially looking for basses and  tenors at the moment.

It's our 40th season. See where are we performing. 

Thinking about booking The Chorale? 

Want to reserve tickets for concerts organised by The Chorale?

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Our next Concert

 

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Our last performance

Jonathan Cohen's 

Christmas Carol Singalong 

on Christmas Eve at 3pm

The Bridgwater Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas with Russell Watson

Bridgewater Hall 

Sunday 8th December at 3.00pm

 

 

Our first concert in our 40th Anniversary Season

 
 

Our last concert

 

Our concert down south (see the News item)

 

 

 

 

A previous concert (see the programme)...

 

 

Composition Competition closed

The Manchester Chorale Composition Competition has now closed.  We would like to thank all participants for the considerable time and effort you have put in to preparing the scores you have sent us.

 

 

A previous concert

 The Armed Man and Symphonic Adiemus 

The Bridgewater Hall, 16th March 2019 at 7.30pm
 
 

A previous concert. Read the review.

 

Composition Competition

The 1st October 2018 marked the day when The Manchester Chorale launched a Choral Composition Competition for our 40th anniversary. Look at the menu on the left for information.

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Our final concert of 2018

 

Christmas Carol Singalong

at The Bridgewater Hall on December 24th at 3.00pm
 

 

Our last performance

Christmas Spectacular 

at The Bridgewater Hall on December 20th at 7.30pm
 
 

 

 

 

A previous performance

 
 
An earlier performance
Grand Organ Gala
The Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 7th October
 
 

 

...and the final concert of the season was

a weekend visit by Kent Chamber Choir, with a joint concert in St Ann's Church, Manchester on Saturday 16th June, 
and 12 noon Mass in the Hidden Gem on Sunday.
 
 
 

A previous concert. 

Bury Parish Church

Our wonderful soloists in the Fauré Requiem, Eve O'Connor and Chris O'Hara. 

Chris was also the composer of a suite of four pieces entitled 'Scars Upon Their Hearts' performed in the first half.

 

Composer David Jepson with Manchester Chorale MD Jill Henderson-Wild. 

We started the evening with one of David's songs Do Not Stand by My Grave, which he had conducted before but never heard performed! 

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Our previous performance
 

 

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Alan Titchmarsh and  alto Lesley after the Christmas Classics concert.

True fame for Alan now he has been photographed with the Membership Secretary of the Manchester Chorale!

 

Latest performances

Sunday 24 December, 3.00pm 

Christmas Carol Singalong

Bridgewater Hall

 

Wednesday 20 Decemeber, 7.30pm

Christmas Spectacular

 Bridgewater Hall

Music, Dance, Lights and Fireworks!

 
Tuesday 19th December 7.30pm
 

Classic Carols with Alan Titchmarsh

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
Our previous performance

Our last appearance
Symphonic Adiemus
and
The Armed Man 
Conducted by Sir Karl Jenkins
Manchester Concert Orchestra

Sun 19 November, The Bridgewater Hall. 3.00pm

 

 and Sat 21 October, Birmingham Symphony Hall. 7.30pm



 

Our final concert of last season

Our concert with Koor Acantus - stunning!

 

Our visit to Yorkshire

A previous concert

You can find more information about this concert in  News .
 

 

 

News

Style, passion and class coming up - brass and voices

27/11/2019 10:42
Saturday 14th December 2019, St Edward's RC Church, Lees, Oldham OL4 5AJ The Manchester Chorale is...

Our 40th season kicks off – in Liverpool!

10/10/2019 16:02
The first concert, Hail Gladdening Light, in the Manchester Chorale’s 40th season was held in...

The Manchester Chorale on the road

05/06/2019 17:32
The end of May saw the Manchester Chorale going further afield than we usually do. As the guests of...

Cawthorne 2019 – a typical Chorale programme

15/05/2019 10:32
This is what we sang to a very appreciative audience on Saturday 11th May 2019. We finished off...

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...

Happy New Year

15/01/2019 17:35
As usual for The Manchester Chorale, December was a busy month with scarcely time to rehearse. We...

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...

Sing Joyfully – together

29/05/2018 16:15
The Manchester Chorale welcomes Kent Chamber Choir and Musical Director Alan Vincent to Manchester...

WW1 Centenary Commemoration Concert

06/02/2018 16:56
Bury Parish Church, 24th March 2018, 7:30pm The Manchester Chorale are fortunate to have a composer...

Christmas has passed, our thanks to John, new music

31/01/2018 17:40
Well Christmas was hectic – four concerts in two weeks, three of those at the Bridgewater in the...
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News

Another composer in the Chorale

11/12/2017 11:17
It seems we have another composer in our midst. Tenor Justin Evans has just taken third prize in the 2017 Nantwich Carol Composition Competition with his rendition of Past Three O'Clock. The...

The Christmas Story

23/11/2017 13:04
St Clement's Church, Chorlton, M21 9JF. Saturday, 9th December 2017 at 7:30 pm. The Manchester Chorale will be presenting The Christmas Story, a charity Christmas concert in music and words for all...

Adiemus and The Armed Man

22/11/2017 16:25
We are just recovering after our second concert with Sir Karl Jenkins. A 2-hour rehearsal followed by a 2-hour concert is very wearing – not so much on the voice, but on the knees. The choir gets to...

We’re going to be busy!

14/09/2017 17:02
Before our summer break, we performed three great concerts. The first two were joint concerts with Koor Acantus from Belgium. This was a reciprocal visit after our tour to Antwerp last October. The...

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...

The Earthly Rose in Cawthorne

24/05/2017 14:25
The Chorale returned to All Saints Parish Church in Cawthorne, Yorkshire on 20th May 2017. It was 2014 when we last sang here and the Church members had been looking forward to our return. We had...

The Enchanted Concert in Stockport (18th March)

28/02/2017 14:08
The Manchester Chorale has a vast repertoire of songs from all over the world and from all ages. Some are serious, some light-hearted, some tell a story, some are mysterious, most are exciting. In...

What better way to start the New Year than with Caribbean food!

09/01/2017 15:39
The 3rd January saw the Chorale back to rehearsal but not a lot of singing was done. Handing in and collating Christmas concert music was the first task, followed by singing through three new pieces....

The beer was Belgian!

12/12/2016 22:30
The Chorale’s trip to Belgium was an unqualified success. The weather was fine, the food was good, the singing was excellent and the beer was Belgian. Four days of heaven! Our host choir Koor Acantus...

Clearing the pipes

20/10/2016 20:05
  The Grand Organ Gala provided everyone a chance to test their windpipes out against the Bridgewater Hall’s organ pipes – the organ won. The pipes that were impressive were the organ’s low C...
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