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

 
 

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Coming next:

Manchester Chorale Tour to Kilkenny

 

 

At Easter it was good to be back at the Bridgewater Hall with

Karl Jenkins in Concert

Where Sir Karl Jenkins conducted us and the Mancheste rConcert Orchestra in a superb selection of his most popular works, including The Armed Man : A Mass For Peace, with sublime excerpts from Symphonic Adiemus  and Palladio.

 

 

Our previous concert was at St Bernadette's Church, Whitefield,

singing an eclectic mix of songs in styles from around the world.

£500 raised for the Social Centre Renovation Fund!

 
Our final performance of 2021!

Christmas Carol Singalong

with Jonathan Cohen, Louise Dearman 

and the Manchester Concert Orchestra

on Christmas Eve at 3.00pm

Bridgewater Hall

 

 
Here we are, sparkling, festive, and ready to go for the second half of the Christmas Singalong at The Bridgewater Hall. A wonderful evening, with a superb audience and the enthusiasm of Jonathan Cohen at the helm. A great end to a year when we got back singing again. Here’s to much more singing in the New Year!
 
20th Decemeber 2021 Grand Christmas Classics with Alan Titchmarsh at The Bridgewater Hall
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Our last Concert

 

We had a lovely time singing for a large audience! Here are some pictures.

 

Just before the summer break we squeezed in an outdoor rehearsal, and had enormous fun:

During the first lockdown we recorded a 'Virtual Choir' video of Will Todd's "Like a Rainbow Shining", and in our final three rehearsals before Christmas we set ourselves the challenge of singing all 100 in the much loved book, "100 Carols for Choirs" - a mammoth task - with sponsorship and donations going to the Manchester Barnabus Appeal. By the end of the final rehearsal a whopping £849 had been raised! 

Here we are in our Christmas bling, singing the carols:

 
 

Some of our themed Zoom rehearsals during Lockdown - can you guess the themes??

 
 

 

 
 

                                          

Our last Concert

 

Tickets here

 

followed by

...but not sure when!
 

 

 

News

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 started on the 8th December with Navidad Nuestra in Didsbury Baptist Church. We must have got...

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...

Sing Joyfully – together

29/05/2018 16:15
The Manchester Chorale welcomes Kent Chamber Choir and Musical Director Alan Vincent to Manchester to sing in a joint concert at St Ann’s Church in Central Manchester on Saturday 16th June and in a...

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 in their midst. Chris O’Hara has taken four poems from First World War female poets and set them to...

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 week up to Christmas Eve. Lesley had her photo taken with Alan Titchmarsh; the fire alarm went off at...

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...
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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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