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

Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars - our next concert in Didsbury

03/02/2016 16:45
After our resoundingly successful Christmas concerts at The Bridgewater Hall with the Manchester Concert Orchestra, the mood and venue change to a calmer setting. Our next concert – Sun, Moon, Sea...

Twenty-four Days of Christmas at The Bridgewater Hall

12/01/2016 11:37
Well Christmas is just a fading memory now but two things were more memorable than the turkey and mistletoe and wine. The Chorale participated in two brilliant concerts at the Bridgewater Hall over...

First concert of the new season – Grand Organ Gala

31/10/2015 12:05
Our first concert of the season started with a deep bass rumble. It felt like a passing tram, causing a vibration in the chest. The glorious lowest C of the Bridgewater organ gives us an immediate...

New Season

13/09/2015 16:04
No sooner is one season over than another starts. We have some new treats coming up as well as the usual favourites. First up is the Grand Organ Gala at the Bridgewater Hall, followed by our...

In the twinkling of an eye – Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

05/06/2015 12:36
The Chorale doesn’t often get to sing big classical works. Our normal concerts consist of several 3–8 minute recent compositions in various styles, generally a cappella. So the opportunity to sing...

Vicky leaves the Chorale, but Ely Cathedral gains

06/05/2015 16:11
After several years as a Manchester Choraler, Revd Victoria Johnson has moved to pastures new. Vicky was priest-in-charge at St. Michael, Flixton in Manchester, where we have performed a few times,...

Aled Jones to sing with the Chorale

06/05/2015 15:36
The Chorale occasionally get to back famous people. At Christmas, we will be singing in the Bridgewater Hall with Aled Jones MBE. It won’t be the first time some of the Chorale have sung with Aled. A...

Spring and The Manchester Chorale arrive in Stockport

01/04/2015 11:23
The Manchester Chorale’s second concert of the year took place in St Mary’s in the Marketplace on 28th March. St Mary’s is a beautiful church next to Stockport’s indoor market with an imposing...

Choral Music at St Mary's

27/01/2015 12:41
It's not so much the music that's local, but the music makers are. Our rehearsal venue at St Matthew's Church Hall, Stretford is not far at all from Davyhulme. We have a very varied programme for...

Tea time Carols at the Free Trade Hall

10/12/2014 11:44
Actually it's at the Radisson Hotel, built inside the old Free Trade Hall, a favourite Chorale venue before the Bridgewater hall was built. A quartet of Chorale members are singing carols for Lunch...
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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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