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ahandfulofsingers.org

‘In 2002 a group of keen singers with good sight reading skills were looking for a choir to challenge them musically, both as individuals and within a small group. Handful was founded to fill that gap in Bath. From the outset we have covered an eclectic repertoire, from early to contemporary composers, close harmony to larger scale classical works whilst at the same time giving individuals opportunities to perform as soloists or in very small numbers ... The choir is 16-20 strong, of a size that can sing eight part works. Singers will therefore be able to hold what is effectively a solo line within a complex polyphony.’

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abbeyconsort.co.uk

'A small choir of around 24 members ... We have performed many works from the baroque and classical choral repertoire ... Our soloists are often drawn from within the choir itself but we have also invited many well-known soloists to sing with us. All of our concerts are accompanied by an orchestra composed of some of the many talented musicians who live in the Scottish Borders.'

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www.abbeysingers.org.uk

‘One of Cumbria's leading small choirs performing a wide variety of music throughout the county and more widely. Based in Carlisle we draw our membership of rather more than thirty singers from the city and the surrounding area. We are particularly renowned for the broad range of our repertoire, encompassing many musical genres and styles: sacred and secular, classical and popular, spanning choral music of six centuries with diversity from Bach to the Beatles. Since our foundation in 1962 we have been at the forefront of Cumbrian musical life and have maintained consistently high artistic standards. We perform a capella, with organ or piano accompaniment or with professional orchestras.’

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abbeysingersni.co.uk

‘The Choir, based in Jordanstown, Co.Antrim, was formed in 1970 ... The choir’s name is taken from the “new town” of Newtownabbey, created in 1958, and choir rehearsals have been held in the church hall at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey for over 40 years. The Abbey Singers continue to maintain strong relationships with the many concert venues and communities across the Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Larne and Greater Belfast area.’

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www.abbeydalesingers.org.uk

Formed in 1986 and 'has membership of 30 voices and is well established as one of Yorkshire's foremost mixed voice chamber choirs. The choir has a reputation for outstanding singing and enthusiastic engagement with its audiences. Its repertoire is wide, ranging from renaissance motets to contemporary choral pieces ... The choir has a simple philosophy: to strive for the highest possible standards and ensure that everyone has a good time in the process'.

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airevalleysingers.wordpress.com

Founded 1970: ‘Originally about 16 voices, the choir’s numbers have now doubled, but it remains a chamber choir, singing mainly “a cappella” music and occasionally pieces accompanied by organ or a small orchestra. The choir’s repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present day, and from the serious to lighter arrangements of popular music’.

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www.aliquando.co.uk

'Born in 2009 from a mutual desire of its founder members to share the gift of music and make it matter in a way that would benefit our local communities. As a chamber choir of around 30, we offer our members interesting opportunities to sing the more intimate works in the classical repertoire as well as the less familiar ones, and choral works especially commissioned by us when the opportunity arises ...'

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www.allegrisingers.org.uk

Founded 1981: ‘A small chamber choir based in the Bromley area, with all ages of singers, performing an adventurous repertoire to the highest standard ... We would be delighted to receive applications from experienced choral singers with good sight reading ability ... The choir currently promotes four concerts each year. In addition to these, the Allegri Singers are pleased to accept a number of invitations to perform at corporate or private functions and at commemorative services in return for a contribution to choir funds. From time to time, we also sing weekend services at a British cathedral’.

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www.alvingtonsingers.org.uk

‘A chamber choir based in Kingsbridge, Devon, UK. It was formed in 1985 and draws its members from around the South Hams. The choir's repertoire covers a wide range of sacred and secular music - works that are performed unaccompanied or are accompanied by keyboard, organ or instrumental ensembles. While most of our members are what might be called "mature", we are keen to promote young performers and frequently invite local students to take part. Concerts take place in a variety of venues, usually to raise money for charitable causes.’

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www.antiphonchoir.co.uk

'A small a cappella chamber choir with a particular interest in early sacred music. One of the choir’s main aims is to sing sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods in the context of the church services for which it was written. As a result, the choir has had the opportunity to sing in some of Northumberland’s most beautiful medieval churches ...'

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www.thearagonsingers.btck.co.uk

‘We are a mixed choir of about 40 voices ... Our name comes from Queen Katherine of Aragon, who was sent to live at Buckden Palace after her divorce from King Henry VIII in 1533; in 1534, she moved to nearby Kimbolton Castle, where she died in 1536. The choir was formed 450 years later, in September 1986 ... We have a varied repertoire and perform regularly at local venues, usually to help raise money for various charities.’

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argussingers.weebly.com

'We are a mixed voice choir based in Chester-le-Street, with loyal members travelling to join us from all over the North East: with some coming from as far afield as Yorkshire and Lancashire. Our repertoire has something to suit all tastes, including sacred choral music, folk songs, spirituals, jazz swing and pop arrangements, and seasonal Christmas music.'

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www.aveburyvocal.org

‘Formed in 2000 and formerly known as NUBISS (the New University of Bath In Swindon Singers). We are a chamber choir of between 25 and 30 singers who enjoy getting together to rehearse and perform both accompanied and unaccompanied music, encompassing sacred and secular works. We perform around three concert programmes anually in the Avebury, Swindon and Marlborough area, plus at least two Christmas carol celebrations each year. Each concert we aim to provide a large central choral item, either unaccompanied or with organ, and supported by smaller motets, madrigals and part songs.’

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aylshamsingers.co.uk

'Formed in 2011 ... Their repertoire is broad and interesting and challenges singers to reach their best potential ... Accompaniments are often performed on electrical keyboards giving a new dimension to sound and presentation.'

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www.pinebrae.co.uk/bs/

'An amateur choir that perform locally around Banchory, Aberdeenshire and the Dee valley.'

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www.barneschoir.org.uk

'We are an amateur choir which has been performing in South West London since 1952. We continue to put on regular concerts three times a year. Our aim is to perform programmes with a wide variety of works from all periods, from the familiar to the less well-known. Where possible, local artistes have been involved in solo, vocal and instrumental capacities in our concerts, and local composers have featured in our programmes.'

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www.bathcamerata.co.uk

Award-winning choir: ‘One of the foremost chamber choirs in the country performing in a variety of genres ... Bath Camerata regularly performs at festivals across the UK, with a repertoire ranging from early music to new commissions, a cappella and jazz. The Choir is also available for recordings and for the last several years has been engaged to record at least one large-scale new work per season’.

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www.beaumarissingers.org

'We are a mixed adult choir of around 20 voices performing in the Newport, Shropshire area and beyond. We love to encourage others to enjoy taking part, explore repertoire and improve their singing! Members come from a wide geographical area and a range of backgrounds and age ranges. We are an experienced choir with several long serving singers, but also many newer singers too. We sing to create beautiful music and for our own enjoyment. Our repertoire is broad, from sacred classical works to popular music arrangements.'

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belcantosouthyorks.wordpress.com

‘An amateur mixed-voice choir of 30 members based in Mexborough, South Yorkshire ... Always welcoming new members, Bel Canto has been augmented over the years by many gifted and talented musicians from around the UK including local amateur and professional singers alike ... The choir’s repertoire extends from baroque to contemporary and has included premieres of new works by local composers ... Major public performances are usually in May and October, with Christmas music in December.’

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belpersingers.webs.com

‘An experienced chamber choir of about twenty-five voices ... Our current repertoire includes both sacred and secular works, mostly sung unaccompanied or with organ, but occasionally with a small orchestral ensemble.’

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www.beverleychamberchoir.org

‘A subscription choir of approximately 40 members meet on a regular basis with the objective of performing 3 times in the year. During the choir's history performances have taken place throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire and also in the Cathedrals of Durham, Worcester and Wells ...'

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bexleyphoenixchoir.org.uk

‘Founded in 2007. The majority of members are aged between 20 and 30 years and were once members of Bexley Youth Choir which their Director, John MacKenzie, conducted from 1987 - 2007 ... We aim to perform five to six concerts a year, including local performances and performances while on the annual UK tour.’

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www.birmingham.bachchoir.com

‘Birmingham's leading large chamber choir ... giving inspiring live performances with a distinctive mix of choral music from JS Bach and the Baroque period to 21st century British music.’

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boltonchamberchoir.btck.co.uk

‘Founded in 1961 ... has established itself as one of the finest small choirs in the north-west of England. The choir has maintained a reputation for vigorous, stylish performances, attention to detail and imaginative programme planning. We perform 3 to 5 concerts a year covering a wide range of styles from Renaissance to contemporary music.'

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sites.google.com/view/bordersingers/home

‘We are a mixed voice SATB chamber choir of about 30 voices based in Whitchurch in North Shropshire. The choir has a broad repertoire of sacred and secular music, giving concerts and recitals throughout Shropshire, North Wales, Cheshire, and Staffordshire ... We welcome enquiries from experienced singers thinking of joining us. Please note that as a chamber choir the Border Singers is unlikely to suit those with limited experience of ensemble singing. As a chamber group membership is limited so that we achieve a balanced sound.’

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www.boroughchamberchoir.org.uk

'Formed in 2009 and is independent and self-governing ... The choir gives regular concerts, and engages in other activities such as singing for charity. Numbering around 30 members, the choir focuses on the small ensemble "high art" repertoire across the historical range from Medieval to Contemporary, occasionally inviting additional singers to join in putting on larger scale works ...'

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www.bournemouthbachchoir.org

‘Launched in 1987 ... We are a 40 strong chamber choir, performing in Christchurch Priory, Wimborne Minster, Ringwood Parish Church ... Our wide repertoire includes a lot of Baroque music.’

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www.bschoir.org.uk

‘Dorset's most exciting chamber choir, well known for its imaginative programming and engaging performances ...The choir relies heavily on the commitment, as well as the talents, of its members, who come from a wide area, travelling from Hampshire and Wiltshire as well as across Dorset to rehearse each week in Blandford. BSC performs in a wide range of places – the intimate historic churches of Dorset, abbeys and cathedrals across the south of England, concert halls and smaller secular venues ... Its repertoire includes sacred and secular music from the 16th to the 21st centuries and its concerts range from a cappella programmes to performances of the great choral works ... The choir has a particular interest in new music and regularly commissions works ...’

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www.bramptonchamberchoir.org.uk

‘We have around 25 singers, and specialise in Early Music. We're based in Brampton, Cumbria, UK, and give at least three concerts a year.’

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bridgewatersingers.org

‘Based in Stockton Heath in Warrington ... We began life as a small madrigal group of eight voices, formed to provide quality music for the 800th anniversary celebrations of St Wilfrid’s, Grappenhall. Since those beginnings, when the eight founding members were active in the church’s life, we have gradually expanded to eighteen voices and no longer have any formal link to Grappenhall church. Our raison d’etre therefore changed: accordingly we have broadened our repertoire to include traditional English songs, a capella and songs from the shows whilst retaining our love of performing sacred music from the medieval period right up to the present.’

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www.brightonchamberchoir.org.uk

‘Formed in 1990. They perform classical works unaccompanied and with piano, organ or Chamber Orchestra. Its reputation has been increasing steadily over the years and it is now one of the best chamber choirs in Sussex.‘

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www.brightonconsort.org.uk

‘Presents four or five concerts a year in Brighton and the surrounding area. In addition we help to further knowledge of renaissance and early baroque music by running occasional workshops, which are led by some of the U.K.'s greatest experts on the repertoire.

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www.brixisingers.com

‘One of the leading chamber choirs in the north west of England ... We perform 5-6 concerts per year, including both sacred and secular repertoire. Our concerts can be light and include songs from shows, or can consist of a single piece ... Franz Xaver Brixi was an 18th century Czech composer and his “Veni Sancte Spiritus” was the first choral work sung by a group of dedicated musicians from the Bolton area eager to form a chamber choir back in May 1994 ...The Brixi Singers are limited by their Constitution to 25 singers.’

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www.burgatesingers.org.uk

‘One of Suffolk’s leading amateur choirs, the Burgate Singers are based on the Norfolk Suffolk border not far from Diss. Our repertoire is exciting and wide-ranging and includes choral classics such as Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat, as well as twentieth century music like Rachmaninov’s Vespers and works by Stravinsky ... There are usually about 30 choir members, and we welcome new singers. We are friendly and fun, but we aim for high standards under musical director, Alain Judd. Moreover, we perform with professional orchestras and soloists. The Burgate Singers generally stage two concerts a year.’

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www.burnhammusicgroup.org.uk

‘Consists of a number of amateur singers, some trained and very experienced, others less experienced, but all excited by choral music.  The Group has existed since 1977, always aiming to explore and perform a wide range of choral music.  It prides itself on the breadth of its repertoire and often chooses to sing pieces that are less familiar to its potential audience and especially choral music of the present and although much of what the choir produces is challenging, we hope that it proves satisfying to choir and audience alike ... Aims to perform in public twice a year ... Although we expect high standards of ourselves in responding to the music we perform, we do not hold auditions, and anyone who is willing to commit themselves to the music week by week is most welcome to join us.’

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cadenza.org.uk

‘Founded in 1992 by a group of singers who were keen to be more than “just another Edinburgh choir”. It has since come to be regarded as one of Edinburgh’s leading mixed-voice chamber choirs. Cadenza is now about 50-strong and performs music dating from the Renaissance to the present day, and in all styles – sacred, secular, folk and jazz ... The Cadenza calendar centres on two annual fixtures: our Edinburgh Festival Fringe Concert, every August, is the largest concert of the year and includes a major choral work, usually accompanied by an orchestra and professional soloists, in the magnificent Greyfriars Kirk. Our Christmas concert is generally a more light-hearted, festive event, with carols old and new, and an opportunity for some audience participation. In addition, each year, usually in the spring or early summer, we give concerts in support of various charities.’

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www.caltonconsort.org.uk

‘Has established itself as one of Edinburgh's most prominent chamber choirs, performing a varied and challenging repertoire to high acclaim. Performances are often a cappella and characterised by fresh and dynamic interpretations of works from a wide range of eras, with an emphasis on less frequently performed compositions. Calton Consort was founded in 2001 by 12 friends, who were also singers, for a concert in aid of a church roof appeal. The choir now comprises around 30 singers and typically performs four concerts a year including appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.’

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www.cambridgechorale.org.uk

‘A dynamic vocal ensemble committed to performing music at the highest level. Formed in 1994 ... the choir established itself as one of the most accomplished adult choirs in the country ... We perform four to six concerts every year, most often in Cambridge, but also in London, as part of festivals, and for music societies in the East of England and further afield ... The repertoire is varied, from early polyphony through to new commissions, and spans multiple languages.’

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www.camdenchamberchoir.org.uk

'The Group sings beautiful and moving music from the medieval to the modern periods, both sacred and secular, unaccompanied and with instruments, and often performs alongside talented professional musicians.'

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www.cameratacc-iow.co.uk

‘Based on the beautiful Isle of Wight ... It was started from scratch in February 2010 and, after just few rehearsals, delivered a first performance the following month. Although we are a non-professional choir, we aspire to perform beautiful pieces to the highest standards. Our repertoire includes music from Western Art to contemporary choral music.‘

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www.cantabilechoir.co.uk

‘A mixed-voice choir based in South Derbyshire ... The choir has a varied repertoire ranging from the standard choral classics through to lighter, close-harmony pieces. From time-to-time the choir shares the concert platform with professional guest soloists or instrumental ensembles ... There are no formal auditions for the choir, but potential new members are invited to take part in two rehearsals, sitting alongside one of our members. During this period, we will be able to ascertain the extent to which your voice blends with the rest, and also what contribution you are able to make to the whole.’

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www.cantamuschamberchoir.co.uk

Founded 1994 and based in Bradford-on-Avon: ‘The choir's repertoire is drawn from both the classical and jazz traditions and it regularly champions new music ... The choir has built a reputation for its skill in delivering challenging but hugely rewarding programmes. Cantamus actively collaborates with a variety of soloists, ensembles and composers, both professional and amateur, which has resulted in some memorable performances’.

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e-voice.org.uk/cantanticamerati/

‘A chamber choir that specialises in performing unaccompanied English music. We are also known for the wide range of music that we tackle - from band-accompanied Broadway shows to opera excerpts. The choir was formed in 1968, is based in Richmond-upon-Thames ... We perform at least five public concerts each calendar year ... Membership of Cantanti Camerati is limited to 36 singers and entry is by audition. All members are expected to make a commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals and concerts. Vacancies occasionally arise in all voices: singers are invited to contact us, and try us out as deputies initially - we are a friendly group!’

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www.cantemus-newbury.org.uk

'We are a small choir of 20 singers based in Newbury, Berkshire. Cantemus was founded in 1999 with the aim of performing a variety of sacred and secular music, both accompanied and unaccompanied, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. The Choir undertakes four performances a year primarily in the West Berkshire area, and sometimes deputises for cathedral choirs elsewhere.'

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www.cantemushavant.moonfruit.com

‘A mixed voice choir (SATB) with around 45 members ... We sing a variety of sacred and secular music, giving three public performances every year in the Havant area ... The choir’s repertoire has covered works from the 16th to 21st centuries ... accompanied and unaccompanied.’

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www.canterburysingers.com

'In the early 1950s a group of like-minded singers gathered around the grand piano of a friend`s house in Canterbury and decided to form a choir. The Canterbury Singers was born ! Since then the choir has established a strong standing as one of the leading chamber choirs in the area, performing a mix of sacred and secular programmes, both accompanied and "a capella".'

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www.cantilenasingers.org

‘A well-established adult chamber choir based in Swaffham Bulbeck, East Cambridgeshire, that rehearses weekly during school terms and performs three concerts each year in and around Cambridge ... The choir often performs unaccompanied, and programmes usually mix sacred and secular music in every style ... To join the Cantilena Singers, you don’t need to have lots of singing experience, or even be able to read music (though it definitely helps). The only things you really need are an enthusiasm for choral music and the commitment to come to weekly rehearsals.‘

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www.cantiones.org.uk

'Founded in 1982 by Michael Smith, the then organist of the Parish Church of St. Oswald, King & Martyr, Oswestry. Under its original name "Cantiones Sacrae" the choir comprised 15 voices and set its sights on performing some of the more challenging music in the chamber choir repertoire. Before long it swelled to well over 20 voices and concerts were given as far afield as Chester and Shrewsbury, as well as an appearance at the Llangollen International Festival. Cantiones dropped the "Sacrae" from its title in the mid-nineties when its repertoire widened to include more and more of the quality secular music available.'

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www.cantoresdominicae.co.uk

‘We are a lively, committed choir of approximately 40 people. We draw our membership from across East Kent. The Choir has built up a reputation in the local area, mixing high standards with a warm and friendly social life ... Our programme promotes musical variety, growth and development. All members should be prepared to perform challenging works. We work together as a team, to attain the best possible standard, whilst enjoying our singing. Our Spring and Autumn concerts are a blend of both religious and secular music, demonstrating the choir's versatility. Our Summer concerts offer a more lighthearted repertoire of music. We also perform at Carol Concerts in local churches at Christmas and sing at weddings or funerals by appointment.’

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www.cantoresolicanae.org.uk

‘Ilkley’s leading chamber choir. We are a mixed voice choir, established in the 1970s. Each year the choir performs four or five concerts, of major choral works, under the expert guidance of a professional conductor, usually with invited soloists and with either keyboard/organ or orchestral accompaniment ... We welcome amateur singers from all surrounding areas.’

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www.cantuscambridge.com

‘We are a friendly chamber choir of between 24 and 26 singers, which was established in 1991 ... and prepares for at least three concerts each year. Music is chiefly performed a cappella and soloists are usually taken from the choir ... Concerts are generally based on sacred pieces by British and European composers depending on the occasion ... We are always pleased to receive applications for membership. Prospective singers join the choir initially on a term's trial. The ability to sightread well is a distinct advantage, but not obligatory.’

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www.caeciliana.org

‘Founded on the feast of St Cecilia in 1995 and we have sung liturgies and concerts all over Northern Ireland, and have performed in Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria and the USA ... Our repertoire stretches from plainchant, great polyphonic works by Byrd, Victoria and Palestrina, music by Haydn, Mozart, Fauré, Duruflé and others up to the present day ... We perform in both concert and liturgical settings and are pleased to offer our services for any appropriate church service in the Greater Belfast area at no cost.’

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www.cappellanova.org.uk

Cappella Nova is a chamber choir of around 30 experienced singers, committed to singing for pleasure and for the enjoyment of others. Founded in 2001, the choir sings a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of sacred and secular music ... We regularly perform in venues throughout Bath, Somerset and North Wiltshire.’

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www.capricciosingers.co.uk

‘Founded in 1991. Originally a ladies choir, men were soon added to the group and Capriccio was born! We are a local choir in Wirral, and enjoy performing a wide repertoire of music to suit all tastes in and around Wirral, Merseyside, Liverpool and Chester. Some of our favourites include romantic and modern pieces, victorian part songs, sacred music, "classics" and songs from the shows ... We have sung in many beautiful buildings and venues over the years throughout the UK, including cathedrals and historic churches such as Liverpool, Carlisle, Durham, St Asaph, Gloucester and Tewksbury Abbey to name just a few.‘

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www.thecaricesingers.co.uk

‘Comprised of some of the UK’s finest young singers, noted for their “freshness of tone” and “careful musicality” (Gramophone). Named after the daughter of Sir Edward Elgar, the choir ... was founded in 2011, their first performance (featuring many of Elgar's unaccompanied choral works) taking place in a tiny Cotswold church ... The group frequently draws upon the latest research in musicology and collaborates with leading scholars to produce highly original and insightful programmes which contain a whole host of discoveries for audience members. The choir has maintained a tradition of performing in rural areas, and continues to visit more remote locations as well as appearing at more familiar venues.’

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www.caritaschamberchoir.com

Formed in 2011: ‘The name of the choir was inspired by the Latin word for charity, “Caritas”, and the group has maintained a charitable ethos since its formation, raising thousands of pounds for various charities, good causes and churches. Members are drawn from around East Kent and feature both professional singers and advanced non-professional singers. The ensemble has become an important part of the cultural landscape of Canterbury’. The Choir has also developed a range of international collaborations, and in 2017 inaugurated a ‘Young Composer Competition’.

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cavatinasingerspenarth.wordpress.com

'We are a four part mixed choir (SATB) of about forty voices ... Our main objective is to enjoy singing. Each year we give a number of concerts in the locality sometimes in support of charitable causes. We also give occasional shorter recitals such as singing on stage in the foyer of Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and at local residential care homes at Christmas.' ALERT At Review, the Singers' Website and Facebook Pages referenced here did not seem recently to have been updated.

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www.ceciliaconsort.org.uk

‘An auditioned chamber choir of some 40 local singing enthusiasts ... All members of the choir have a strong enough musical background that each is able to work on music on their own before the start of rehearsals ... The choir’s first concert as The Cecilia Consort was a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Vivaldi’s Gloria at St Mary’s Church, Speen in July 1990. Ever since then the Consort, which sings primarily a capella or with organ accompaniment, has performed two or three concerts each year, covering a repertoire of sacred and secular music from across a broad historical span that is not typically tackled by choral societies.‘

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www.ceciliansingers.co.uk

‘Mixed chamber choir of high repute based in Leicester. Our broad repertoire includes a vast range of styles from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir was formed in 1982 from a group of highly committed singers. All members have wide experience of choral singing and many have well-earned reputations as soloists in their own right. Since being established the group has performed with many celebrities well known in the musical world.’

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www.chamberchoir.org.uk

‘Formed in 1993, we have grown to be a group of 30 choral singers of various ages and singing backgrounds ... We always welcome enquiries from potential singing members. Although the choir operates on a maximum of 28 singers, there are frequently vacancies in all voice parts.’

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chandoschamberchoir.org.uk

‘We are a small friendly choir performing a broad repertoire from early to modern music. Founded in 1985, the Chandos Chamber Choir is an auditioned amateur choir of approximately 30 voices. The Choir performs about three times a year both within London and further afield.’

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www.chansons.co.uk

‘First established in 1979, the Choir has built up a reputation for high quality performance of a very wide repertoire ... Members are drawn from across Perthsire, Fife and Tayside. Entry is by audition, and soloists are normally drawn from within the group. The full members’ roll numbers around forty voices.’

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www.chantage.org

Formed 1999: ‘Quickly established itself in London as a stylish and energetic young chamber choir. It draws singers from all over the country and from all walks of life. Strong commitment from its members has helped forge a growing reputation as an outstanding amateur choir with a national reputation. Chantage performs a wide range of repertoire, programming works traditionally performed by English chamber choirs alongside lesser known works sourced from foreign choral cultures. More recently Chantage has been experimenting with group vocal percussion and other unusual contemporary styles ... The Choir supports young composers, regularly premiering new compositions and arrangements, many being written by its members’.

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www.chanticleersingers.org.uk

‘The name “Chanticleer” comes from the singing cockerel in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Having begun singing under the mantle of the Malton Singers, in 1975 our choir adopted the name The Chanticleer Singers ... There are currently about 30 singers in the choir, performing four or five concerts annually in the local area. Always popular are the two Christmas concerts - two performances being necessary to accommodate all those who wish to attend ... All works are sung in their original language and the choir has experience of singing in French, Russian, Spanish, Hebrew and Finnish - as well as English and Latin!‘

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www.chapterhousechoir.org

‘Formed in 1965 by a group of Minster Songmen and their wives to raise funds for the Minster, the Chapter House Choir was soon established as one of the country’s leading amateur chamber choirs. We specialise in a cappella works encompassing the full breadth of the choral repertoire, from the Renaissance to new commissions, including much that is neglected or challenging.’

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www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk

'Best known for its critically acclaimed performances of baroque music, especially Bach and Handel and with a burgeoning reputation for championing the music of contemporary British composers, Chester Bach Singers performs a broad spectrum of choral music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries.'

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web54.secure-secure.co.uk/stcecilia.co.uk/

‘We are a chamber choir of about 24 singers ... We sing regular concerts in and around the north-west, as well as visiting various cathedrals to sing services ...  We sing choral music, especially the classic repertoire of great English cathedrals and parish churches. Our concerts include secular music of similar style to the sacred repertoire.’

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chetwynd-sing.co.uk

‘Formed in 2007, Chetwynd is a choir that takes its name from the family long-associated with its “home” since the outset, the church of St Mary the Virgin at Ingestre near Stafford ... The choir is well-suited to the intimate atmosphere of the church, in terms of both scale and repertoire. Properly described as a chamber choir, it is well-served in terms of soloists, accompanists and strength-in-depth across the range of parts. The choir performs two or three times a year, spending six to eight weeks in preparation for its concerts.’

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chilternchamberchoir.com

‘Founded by its director Adrian Davis in 1976, and draws its singers from Berkhamsted and the surrounding towns and villages. They share a passion for singing and perform at least three main concerts each year in St Peter’s Church, mostly with orchestra or organ accompaniment. Though they have outgrown their original chamber choir size, their standard is enviably high and they enjoy a fine reputation both locally amongst their numerous supporters and in many places outside Britain as well. The Choir’s impressive repertoire ranges from music of the 12th century to contemporary works, often including works written specifically for the choir by Adrian Davis.’

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choros.org

‘We’re a friendly choir that aims to sing challenging music to a high standard. The team for each concert is drawn from a larger squad of singers and so the composition of the choir varies. We have 3-4 rehearsals at weekends before each concert with at least one full-day rehearsal on a Saturday ... The choir’s main performing areas are Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and surrounding counties, but it also performs in London.’

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www.citychamberchoir.org.uk

‘A highly professional amateur group with a membership of 25–30 singers, which rehearses weekly in the City of London ... City Chamber Choir aims to revive neglected choral works from past ages, to search out the best in 20th century composition, and to plot musical pathways for the present century.‘

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www.canterburychamberchoir.org.uk

‘We are a choir with a reputation for fine standards of performance, singing great music, premiering new works and raising money for charity since 1995 ... The choir performs an ever-growing repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to new commissions, and has an enviable reputation for fine standards of performance. Audiences and critics alike have praised the precision and outstanding musicianship of the choir.’

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oxfordchoir.org

‘We are an auditioning chamber choir of about 35 keen amateur singers, performing modern and traditional choral music to a high standard ... Our repertoire is eclectic, featuring both modern and traditional choral music combined innovatively in thematic programmes. We give four concerts a year, three of them in Oxford in some of the city's most beautiful venues.’

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clackschoral.webs.com

'The choir has fluctuated in size between 30 and 50 members. At present strength we are a small chamber choir of just over 30 ... The Society performs publicly at least twice a year, rehearsing from early January through to the Spring Concert in April and from early September through the autumn for the Christmas Concert in early December.'

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www.colchesterchamberchoir.org

Established 2009: ‘To complement the repertoire of other choirs in Colchester, the choir seeks to promote and perform challenging works suitable for the smaller choir, particularly from the pre-baroque era as well as the 19th and 20th centuries. Lesser known works and works in their original language are given special attention‘.

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www.collegiumsingers.org.uk

‘A chamber choir based in Somerset. We have developed a reputation for excellent performances of interesting programmes which challenge singers, players and audiences alike. Our vocal repertoire spans from the eleventh century to the present day, including several first modern performances of Baroque works, as well as projects involving collaborations with musicians from recognised professional period ensembles.’

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www.convoce.co.uk

'Formed in the autumn of 2007 ... Has some 20 members ... The Choir provides its members with the opportunity to continue to develop and share their musical talents through participation in a small SATB group. The Choir’s prime objective is to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in appreciation of the art of music by the presentation of public concerts of great choral music.'

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www.concordiachamberchoir.co.uk

'Friends of Concordia are a hugely-valued body and form a vital part of the set-up of the choir. With the support of the Friends we are able to realistically plan for ambitious and exciting concerts and tours, maintaining a consistently high level of music making for all. Performing choral music is expensive with costs ranging from venue fees and music hire to soloists and accompanist fees. Initially, these costs are funded by subscriptions from choir members, but with the additional support of the Friends of Concordia scheme we are able to tackle bigger things: concerts in more sought-after venues, high-profile tours, and further work with professional soloists and orchestras.'

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www.corrhuthun.co.uk

'In 1980 Morfydd Vaughan Evans brought a group of girls together to form a singing party to compete in the Urdd Eisteddfod in Abergele. Soon after its success, Morfydd decided to bring on the boys, and in 1981 Côr Aelwyd Rhuthun - later to become Côr Ieuenctid Rhuthun (Rhuthun Youth Choir) and then Côr Rhuthun a'r Cylch (Rhuthun and District Choir) - was born under Morfydd's leadership with Beryl Lloyd Roberts as the accompanist ...'

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Also indexedRhuthan and District Choir
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www.corolondon.com

Founded 2000: ‘A London-based chamber choir for experienced singers dedicated to performing a broad range of choral music to the highest standard. Since its inception Coro has undertaken a number of UK and international tours and has successfully participated in many European choral competitions. The choir’s successes include becoming the first Western European group to win the Grand Prix at the Tallinn International Choral Competition and winning the Renaissance Music and the Twentieth Century Music prizes at the International Polyphonic Competition “Guido d’Arezzo” in Italy.’

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www.costanziconsort.org.uk

‘Chamber choir for singers in North Somerset and Bristol. We are experienced singers and confident at singing in small ensembles. We specialise in performing beautiful unexplored early music to a very high standard. We sing a wide variety of music from 1500 to the present day, but our focus on lesser known masters of the 17th and 18th centuries is what makes us different.’

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www.crosbycapriolsingers.co.uk

'Started in 1960 ... Our repertoire ranges from 16th Century works to those of living composers and covers both major serious and popular works ... Members are from a wide age range and many different backgrounds. Some of us like to do solos and some wouldn't dream of it. Some are fluent sight readers and others like to learn by ear. If you have ever thought of singing in a choir then why not come along. We welcome all new members, whatever your voice, but especially those who sing tenor and bass parts.'

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www.demerc.org.uk

‘A compact, versatile, mixed-voice adult choir, performing mainly in West Essex/East Hertfordshire ... The choir is a friendly group, enjoying an eclectic but accessible repertoire, ranging from the 16th century through to contemporary works. Most concerts are a cappella and often include forgotten or neglected classics by well-known composers, in addition to music by new and lesser-known composers.’

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www.derwentsingers.org.uk

‘We are an award-winning Derby-based chamber choir which has earned itself a distinguished reputation for performance of all musical genres, from the Renaissance to the present-day. Around twenty-five strong, we perform several concerts each year in the East Midlands, as well as occasional "away fixtures". As well as undertaking "lighter" concerts, we sing a hugely varied range of music: from Palestrina to Chilcott, be it sacred, secular, serious or light-hearted, well-known or more obscure, a cappella or with the composer's specified accompaniment of - say - organ, piano or orchestra, we will tackle it with enthusiasm and professionalism.’

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www.diatonic.co.uk

‘Formed in 1987 by a group of enthusiastic singers who wanted to perform a wide range of works for mixed choir. The choir has a varied repertoire, consisting of early music, anthems, larger classical works, madrigals, spirituals, folk song arrangements and popular songs. They regularly give concerts in the Warwick, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa area.‘

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thedoriansingers.org.uk

Founded 1981: ‘Originally just an evening choral class at Felixstowe College, the group soon decided to become a self-supporting mixed-voice chamber choir ... From the outset, The Dorian Singers have performed a wide variety of sacred and secular music, from Masses and motets to Broadway melodies and pop songs. Particularly popular is our annual summer concert, when lighter music is the order of the day and wine and strawberries are served in the interval’.

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www.dorsetchamberchoir.com

‘A friendly and sociable choir with approximately 20 members. Many of us also sing in other local sacred and secular choirs and several were members of the former Wimborne based Wessex Singers ... We perform, mainly in churches, all around Dorset. Much of our repertoire is a capella, although from time to time we also perform with piano or organ accompaniment. Our choir membership is fairly stable, though from time to time we do have vacancies for new members.  We would expect new members to have previous experience of singing in similar small choirs, and to be reasonable sight readers.’

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duodecimo.org.uk

‘Based in Manchester, performing all over North West England, and beyond ... A versatile choir able to provide a full concert of music ranging from the 15th Century to the present day, from the serious and sacred to light and upbeat, and from the sublime to the (occasionally) ridiculous. We are particularly well suited to small or medium sized churches, to National Trust or similar properties, and to local arts venues. Many of the people for whom we perform are involved in raising funds for a local charity. Whilst we do need to charge a fee (or share the takings) to cover our running costs, these are not excessive. Even an audience of only 50 – 75 should enable a reasonable sum to be raised for a charitable cause.’

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www.durham-singers.org

'We are an amateur chamber choir of about 40 singers, founded in the 1970s in the tradition of other great chamber choirs around the UK. Our core aim is to put on concerts of largely unaccompanied music, in and around Durham City, with a repertoire that ranges from the great polyphonic works of the Renaissance through to exciting contemporary music, and to build an enthusiastic audience through imaginative programming and top-quality singing.'

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edgechamberchoir.yolasite.com

Founded 2014: ‘An exciting chamber choir based in Ludlow ... specialising in singing 20th & 21st century choral works ... The choir now performs three concerts a year, and goes from strength to strength. With each concert the choir is expanding its repertoire, and has performed a wide variety of music including pieces written and arranged especially for the choir, as well as choral favourites’.

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elgarchorale.com

‘Founded in 1980 the Elgar Chorale is one of the leading chamber choirs in the West Midlands. We are a mixed voice choir of about 40 singers, many of us professional musicians, based in Worcester. We have a busy and varied programme of concerts taking place around Worcestershire and beyond. Our repertoire ranges from medieval to the modern day, from unaccompanied to with a small orchestra. The choir sings at many events to raise money for charity.’

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elizabethansingers.org.uk

Formed April 2014 with many of the founder members having connections with Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, hence the name: ‘Our aim is to give high quality performances presented in a friendly, accessible way ... We perform a broad repertoire from madrigals to harmonised arrangements of modern pieces’.

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www.elyconsort.org.uk

'Chamber choir of about 40 voices. We perform music in a wide variety of styles; our performance venues include Ely Cathedral as well as other local churches. Ely Consort has built up a performing reputation over the last 25 years, to be known as one of the premier Chamber Choirs in East Anglia. A reputation we are very proud of maintaining!'

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www.elysiansingers.com

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www.englishchamberchoir.co.uk

‘We are a very busy group and do a lot of singing. Each year sees us performing on at least 30 occasions. These range from our own concerts to regular appearances at St Martins-in-the-Field with the Belmont Ensemble; festivals in France and festivals in the UK; live on BBC Radio and at the O2 Arena with Rick Wakeman; in the recording studio for TV commercials and at the Royal Albert Hall in live movie nights; charity carol services and at liturgical services at City churches.’

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www.epsomchamberchoir.org.uk

‘A group of around 35 mixed voices ... We perform three or four public concerts each year ... The choir strives to attain the highest standards and has acquired the reputation of being one of the leading choirs in the area. Our musical repertoire is extensive, both sacred and secular; from masses and oratorios to madrigals and part songs, with composers from Bach to Bernstein, Tallis to Tavener, and Mozart to Mancini. The choir frequently performs a cappella, but also works with small orchestras, bands or instrumentalists as programmes require.’

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www.esterhazychoir.org

‘Based in Lewes, East Sussex, the choir comprises around thirty four experienced singers who aim to perform at the highest possible standard.’

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www.exeterchamberchoir.co.uk

‘One of the most versatile and accomplished chamber choirs in the South West, attracting singers from all over Devon. It is a friendly, amateur group, comprising c.40 auditioned singers ... The Choir was formed in 1997 from a nucleus of leading Devon based singers ... The Choir specialises in singing a cappella, but also works regularly with instrumentalists, small ensembles and specialist groups ... Repertoire is wide-ranging, covering both sacred and secular choral works from the Renaissance to the present day ... The Choir performs 6-8 concerts per year at venues across Devon.’

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www.exevox.org.uk

‘An auditioning chamber choir of around twenty musicians based in Exeter ... As one of Devon's premier chamber choirs, we're available for hire for a variety of events, including weddings. We have a reduced rate for charity concerts and have worked with some of the South West's leading charities over the last few years ... Our repertoire spans a myriad of music from Byrd and Vittoria through Bach, Handel, Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, to King's Singers' hits, folksongs and modern favourites.‘

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www.fairfaxsingers.org.uk

‘A mixed-voice choir of some 36 members who have been performing a variety of choral music since its foundation in 1996 ... Our repertoire includes folk songs, spirituals, classical and sacred music, as well as choral items by contemporary composers. Lighter music includes songs from the shows ... We seek to promote talented young musicians and invite them to join our concerts as guest artists.‘

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