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

Holy Trinity Audience Feedback

25/03/2013 13:52
At our recent concert in Rusholme we asked for feedback from the audience about our concert. 76% of respondents gave us full marks and the remaining 24% gave us 4/5. Quotes selected from the...

50+ Show done!

02/03/2013 14:07
A half hour of splendid singing in front of an appreciative audience, ably conducted by our Assistant Musical Director Dave Robinson. The are some photos on our Flickr site

St Ann's

24/02/2013 12:38
The Chorale will be giving a Spring Concert in St Ann's Church, St Ann's Square, Manchester on Saturday 11th May at 7:30 pm. Details to follow.

New engagements

07/02/2013 15:47
On the 2nd March we will be singing at "The 50+ Show" at Manchester Central  (formerly GMEX). Our appearance in the Didsbury Arts festival is also confirmed for Saturday 22nd June

Dates for the diary

04/01/2013 15:56
2013 is unlikely to be as busy as 2012, but engagements are being confirmed with more to come. Concerts have been arranged in Rusholme, Manchester near to where we rehearse, The Bridgewater Hall,...

... and finally...

19/12/2012 12:15
Almost done for 2012! Yesterday was 'Words and Music for Christmas' at St Mary Magdalene, Ashton on Mersey. What a lovely accoustic and a nice warm church. It was a well constructed and...

Coming up

22/11/2012 17:02
Christmas is almost upon us, and after.the Morning Service, Broadcast live from Emmanuel Church, Didsbury.on BBC Radio 4 Long Wave at 9 45 am on Monday 26th November, listen here, we have a...

Black Dyke Band with Manchester Chorale CD available on Amazon

13/11/2012 15:02
Track Listing 1. Four Minute Mile (Judith Bingham) 2. Pure Gold - A 4 x 4 Relay (Luke Carver Goss) with the Chorale 3. The...

A review of this year's Bolton Abbey Priory Church Concert

28/10/2012 13:49
  "MANCHESTER CHORALE The Priory is very fortunate in the quality of musical talent that Colin Crabtree and his team bring before us in the course of our...
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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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