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

£820 raised for Dr Kershaw's Hopsice

11/03/2014 15:39
The Chorale concert in St Edward's Church, Lees, Oldham was much appreciated by a good-sized audience.The concert was dedicated to the loving memory of Steven Bradshaw (1951 - 2013), whose final days...

The Armed Man - an audience member comments

06/11/2013 12:35
Dear Manchester Chorale Not an enquiry, but just a brief email to say how wonderfully you sang at today's Bridgwater Hall concert. The sound was perfectly balanced, but given the size of the choir I...

Autumn Concert at St Michael's, Flixton

06/11/2013 12:24
The Flixton concert didn’t have snow like last year ... but we did get thunder and lightning, which went very well with Reg’s stunning programme cover ‘Sunset and the Dark’ning Blue’. The title...

Choirs for Cancer

21/10/2013 12:49
Jeffrey Wynn-Davies, founding Musical Director of the Chorale is putting on a concert in aid of The Christie Hospital and Kidney Research UK at Withington Girls' School on Sunday 1st Decemeber at...

Another Composer in the choir....

10/09/2013 18:24
Chris O'Hara, who sings bass, has written a piece which The Chorale is currently working on. An interview wirh Chris can be found on the People page.

St Michael's Church, Flixton

28/08/2013 15:19
The new season is upon us - first rehearsal Tuesday 3rd September - and we kick off with an Autumn Concert at St Michael's, Flixton, followed by 'The Armed Man' at the Bridgewater on November 3rd.

Didsbury Arts Festival

24/06/2013 14:46
Our first appearance in the Didsbury Arts Festival went very well. We sang a wide variety of music to a substantial and enthusiastic audience. As one of them posted on our Facebook page: 'A...

Spring Concert at St Ann's

07/05/2013 14:38
There's some splendid music on offer at our Concert on Saturday. Here's the programme content:   First Half Prelude - Ola Gjeilo;   Versa est in luctum - Alfonso Lobo; Nunc...

Karl Jenkins to conduct the Chorale

07/05/2013 14:33
Karl Jenkins conducts a new programme celebrating his most popular and highly acclaimed works including Palladio, Passacaglia and The Armed Man and favourite excerpts from Requiem, The Peacemakers...

Didsbury Arts Festival

26/04/2013 18:23
The Chorale is making its first appearance at the Didsbury Arts Festival on Saturday 22nd June. See the poster at the bottom of the Home page for some details.
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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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