Have you ever considered joining a Choir?
The Choir recruits new members at the beginning of the season in September and at the start of the second half of the season in January. Membership for the new season 2021-22 is now open.
2021 represents the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Society and its choir and in celebration we are presenting three of the giants of the choral repertoire: Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah and Verdi's Requiem.
We will have vacancies for all vocal parts from September 2021. We also offer students a reduced membership fee. Click here for more information about the audition.
This is an opportunity to join an active, friendly choir in the heart of Chester and a chance to sing both popular and rarely performed works with a professional orchestra and soloists in the historic setting of Chester Cathedral. Click here to see the repertoire of works performed so far in the choir's history.
Rehearsals are held in Chester at Wesley Methodist Church, St John Street, Chester CH1 1DA on a Thursday evening at 19.30 until 21:30. Come along and try it. Any member will be able to point out the Membership Secretary to you.
A Choir member writes...
"DO YOU LONG TO PERFORM?
Although you may never make it onto a stage at Glastonbury you can still experience the pleasure of performing live by joining a choir. Wrestle with the intricacies of some of the great pieces of classical choral music, build up your skill week by week until you take to the stage with the other members of the chorus to sing in the amazing venue of Chester Cathedral.
Singing makes you feel great, it’s good for the brain, heart and soul, and afterwards a drink at the pub tastes all the sweeter.
We expect you to be able to sing a hymn or a song in tune. You don’t necessarily need to be able to read music, although this helps. You will never be singing on your own! If you don’t know if you are a Bass or a Tenor, or an Alto or a Soprano, we will be able to guide you."