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

 
 

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In 2020, to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we commissioned a Choral Composition Competition. We were finally able to perform the top three at St Ann's Church, Manchester on 2 July 2022. Here are the Winners

In second place was Martin Neill for his song "Sing for Joy" Sing for Joy - YouTube

Third prize went to Lydia Jane Pugh for her setting of "Your Words Give Light" Your Words Give Light - YouTube

 

Coming next:

 
 
 

Manchester Chorale Tour to Kilkenny

We performed a joint concert with the choir of St Canice Cathedral, and sang for the Sunday morning service there. Can you spot the chorister that was in both choirs?

 

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 Manchester Concert 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

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...

'Absolutely mesmerised'

23/07/2014 15:32
I recently saw a performance by The Manchester Chorale for the first time – their Spring Concert at Platt Church – and was absolutely mesmerised by every moment of it! The evening was hosted in a...

Change of rehearsal venue

15/07/2014 09:40
Tonight is our last rehearsal at Luther King House, Rusholme. We will be rehearsing for Karl Jenkin's 70th Birthday Concert in November (Armed Man, Adiemus, Requiem, Stabat Mater, Peacemakers). From...

Summer Concert at Platt

14/07/2014 22:11
Our last concert before the summer break was only a stone's throw from where we rehearse. Holy Trinity Platt Church just inside Platt Fields in Rusholme was the venue for what the audience that I...

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...

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...

Three concerts in nine days – and all quite different.

15/04/2014 20:00
On Sunday, 23 March, we were at The Bridgwater Hall again to take part in the Grand Organ Gala. We sang four pieces, three of which we knew fairly well (Zadok, Hallelujah Chorus and Pomp and...
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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

See the People page for more details

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