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

 

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

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Chorale Composition Competition Winners

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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

A Concert so unique we are presenting it twice!

10/02/2020 14:11
  A highlight of The Manchester Chorale’s 40th Anniversary Year, we are singing Mass in Blue...

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...
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News

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...

Wilmslow Wedding bliss

10/12/2014 11:40
Following an inquiry though the website we were asked to provide a dozen singers to sing for a wedding in Wilmslow on December 6th. The couple asked for some Christmas Carols before the service and...

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...

Singing and Cocktails

28/10/2014 15:44
Like it says somewhere in this website, we do all sorts of stuff. Big stuff at The Bridgewater Hall, little stuff in small hotels like The Manchester Hilton. October 15th saw a small but perfectly...

Anonymous Donation

28/10/2014 15:42
During the summer, we received a very handsome gift – over £1,300 was anonymously donated to The Manchester Chorale. It was immediately put to good use by our Musical Director who used it to buy...
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