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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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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.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.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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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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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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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.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.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.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

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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.open-concerts.co.uk/chamber-choirs/

'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 was not accessible (though the Choir still seems to be active ...)

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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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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.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.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.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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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.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.blacksplat.dtdns.net

'Originally formed to sing a cappella music from the 16th and 17th centuries, both sacred and secular, the choir has extended its repertoire to include a wide range of works, accompanied and unaccompanied, from the late mediaeval period to the 21st century. With over 20 singers, the choir has recorded four CDs, made a number of TV appearances and besides singing in its local area, in particular Waltham Abbey, has toured in Paris (Notre-Dame and Sacré-Coeur), Tuscany (Florence and Pistoia), Budapest, Barcelona, Krakow and Edinburgh.'

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www.furnessbachchoir.org

‘We are a choir of thirty to forty voices, singing music composed over the past thousand years. Choristers live in and around the Furness Peninsula. We were formerly known as the Ulverston Bach Choir and still rehearse in Ulverston.’

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Also indexedUlverston Bach Choir
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gillinghamsingers.org

‘An amateur SATB choir of about thirty members. We have been established for over 60 years ... We meet during term time, to rehearse a wide variety of works for our concerts. Our concerts are held at various local venues. We also arrange social events for our members. We are not a church choir & members of all denominations or none are welcome.’

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Also indexedSilton Singers
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www.grosvenor-ni.org

‘An award-winning Belfast choir ... This unique mixed-voice ensemble, numbering approximately 40 singers and an average age of 30, are from a diverse range of backgrounds and mainly hail from the Greater Belfast, South Antrim and North Down areas. Their repertoire is extensive and covers all styles and genres of music, old and new and in a colourful variety of languages. The choir is not only about the time spent rehearsing, performing, broadcasting or competing . . . it is also a great social network playing on the strengths of individuals as well as the group. They actively support local charities throughout the year at their performances and have a loyal group of supporters called the Friends of Grosvenor.‘

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harboroughsingers.com

‘One of the Midlands' leading amateur chamber choirs performing in the UK and abroad ... Members are drawn from Market Harborough and the surrounding areas and perform several times a year, both unaccompanied and with small ensembles.’

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www.harmoniumsingers.org.uk

‘The group was formed originally in 1971 with friends getting together to sing Christmas carols to the accompaniment of an antique portable harmonium. The instrument itself has long been left behind but the group has gone from strength to strength and established itself as a successful local chamber choir ... The choir has a fairly stable membership and we like to limit numbers to the low 20s. However we are always on the lookout for good voices and there are sometimes opportunities to cover when somone has to stand down for a time.‘

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www.heptonsingers.co.uk

'A chamber choir based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The choir performs varied programmes of mainly a capella music from the 16th Century to the present day. The Hepton Singers has a strong local following, performing regularly in Heptonstall Parish Church as well as other venues across the north of England.'

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holstsingers.com

‘One of Britain's foremost choirs, described by the BBC as "a leading chorus on the international stage". Based in London, in addition to their busy concert diary, they frequently broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, and regularly record for leading classical labels ... The choir has developed an interest in exploring new and neglected works as well as core choral repertoire.’

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kcg-dagenham.weebly.com

‘A four-part (satb) adult choir ... Membership is open to adults, male and female who want to sing for pleasure, and a sense of achievement. There is no requirement to be a music reader - but it helps! ... There are no formal auditions. The director will assess your voice over time and position you within the choir to sing in harmony with the rest of the choral group.'

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www.leasingers.co.uk

'It all started in 1960 on the 08:20 commuter train from Harpenden to St Pancras, when a chance meeting between music enthusiasts sparked the idea of forming a small four-part choir based in Harpenden. On 21 September 1960 seven singers – two each of sopranos, altos and basses and just one tenor (‘twas ever thus!) – met at the house of Clive Bright, conductor of the Harpenden Salvation Army Band. The Lea Singers were born, named after the river at the heart of the local community ...'

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sites.google.com/site/lincolnchorale/

'Has established itself as the premier amateur chamber choir in the Lincoln region, both in terms of quality of performance and in range of programming ... The auditioned group of approximately 40 singers rehearse weekly in preparation for their concerts at venues in and around Lincoln. In a typical year, the choir presents 3 concerts, with occasional engagements elsewhere.'

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www.lindowsingers.org.uk

'Enthusiastic mixed voice choir of around 40 singers. The choir was founded in 1964 by a group of friends in Wilmslow, who met to sing in a flat near Lindow Common. Since then the choir has grown but the aim of singing for fun and friendship remains core. The choir gives four main concerts a year, in the Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge areas, and also at the RNCM. We sing a range of music, both sacred and secular. From time to time we join forces with other Choral Societies to perform larger works.'

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www.linsdale.org.uk

'Choir of around 30 voices. Specialising in singing unaccompanied choral music the Choir also performs works that are accompanied by piano/organ or a chamber orchestra. This established choir enjoys a reputation for high quality choral singing in the Leighton Buzzard and Linslade area of Bedfordshire, but their reputation also spreads far beyond this area as they have spent many successful weekends singing in British cathedrals and other churches ... The name, Linsdale Singers, came about after a misspelling in the programme of the choir’s first public performance in the Methodist Chapel, Wingrave, in October 1978!'

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locrianchamberchoir.co.uk

'The name "Locrian" is a musical mode with specific features. Formed in 1992, the choir have been singing beautiful music together for over 20 years. We have a wide repertoire, from the 14th century until 20th century choral music. We aim to arrange 2-3 concerts per year, for the benefit of our audiences and the greater community.'

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www.lymebaychorale.co.uk

‘A choir of about 28 auditioned SATB singers ... We work with specialist guest choral directors or organists and professional ensembles to perform glorious choral works ... The choir usually gives two concerts of classical and modern choral music a year (April/May and November / December).’

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www.mayfieldsingers.com

'A small chamber choir that is based in Orkney, a group of islands to the north of Scotland. It was founded in 1988 by Neil Price for the purpose of performing any choral music for a choir of such a size that would challenge and stretch its abilities. Although the aim is to achieve high standards, the choir is run informally, never losing sight of the fact that its main purpose is to provide recreation for its members. The choir performs frequently throughout Orkney and especially in St Magnus Cathedral, a magnificent building constructed by the Vikings in 1137.'

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www.meljon.org.uk

‘Formed in 1990 when a group of friends realised there was a gap in the local East London singing community. They were looking for a chance to sing music outside the mainstream a cappella repertoire and within a small and fast-learning group. Over two decades on the choir has around 35 singers who thrive on the wide ranging repertoire and the stimulating rehearsals ...’

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michsingers.wordpress.com

'Renowned mixed chorus of 25-30 voices based on Teesside. Developing three to four concert programmes each year we perform a wide range of music, unaccompanied or with keyboard or chamber orchestra; we specialise in music of the 16th and 17th centuries and the past hundred years.'

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www.monteverdi.co.uk

'The Monteverdi Choir have always focused on bringing a new perspective to their repertoire. Their real difference as an ensemble lies in their ability to communicate music to their audiences worldwide, as they go beyond the music, seeking to create immediacy and drama in everything they do. This approach has led to the Monteverdi Choir being consistently acclaimed as one of the best choirs in the world over the past 50 years ... Besides their independent existence as a period chamber orchestra the English Baroque Soloists also participate regularly in joint projects with the Monteverdi Choir, with whom they famously took part in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000, performing all of Bach’s sacred cantatas throughout Europe.'

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www.nc3.org.uk

'One of the finest choral groups in Oxfordshire. Formed in 1992, our repertoire embraces a huge range of styles encompassing music of the last thousand years, from Gregorian plainchant and Hildegard von Bingen, via sacred Tudor anthems and masterpieces of the Baroque period, to secular, contemporary and popular works. The choir enjoys an enviable reputation for the excitement and panache of its performances ...'

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www.northernpraeclassica.org.uk

‘A chamber choir, nominally of twenty-four members, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was formed in 1973 initially to perform sacred music of the 16th Century, but over the years the repertoire has been extended to embrace choral music of all periods ... In a typical year we stage three concerts, of which one is on a larger scale, such as our regular and well-supported performances of the Messiah in Hexham Abbey ... We participate in a wide variety of other musical activities including Christmas carol concerts and services, large-scale choral works with other choirs, special church services and celebrations, weddings, and private functions.‘

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northernspiritsingers.co.uk

'Firmly established themselves as one of the country’s leading choirs. In 2014, they were rated as the best adult choir in the country, winning the national category final in the Royal Festival Hall in October and taking the title “Adult Choir of the Year 2014” ...  The choir has continued to draw students from Durham University, but has also included singers from a range of professional backgrounds, including doctors, barristers, and a large proportion of the region’s music teachers!'

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www.orpheusnorthherts.com

'Founded 1969 ... Our repertoire includes music in many styles, from Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary pieces composed by members of the choir. We also let our hair down with rousing renditions of lighter songs, traditional spirituals and popular standards. A friendly and light-hearted group covering a wide age range, we take our music making seriously but have fun doing it.'

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www.orpheussingers.org.uk

'One of the leading choirs on the Isle of Wight. Choir members are expected to aspire to high choral standards and should have good singing and reading skills. Admission to the choir is by audition.'

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www.rivendellsingers.org.uk

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sherbornechamberchoir.org.uk

‘An auditioned group of about 45 singers from Sherborne and the surrounding region. The choir was established in 1979 and ... we thrive on variety and sing a wide range of repertoire, both sacred and secular, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. We rehearse weekly during term time from September to June and perform three major concerts a year, mostly in Sherborne Abbey, both a capella and with orchestra, as well as a number of concerts at other venues in the area.’

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southpenninesingers.com

'A small chamber choir, membership being drawn from the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale areas of Lancashire. The Choir performs a number of concerts each year in a variety of locations. Repertoire is varied, ranging from madrigals to modern - with many stops in between ... We welcome new members, although if there are vacancies they are not always available in each section.'  

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stalbanschamberchoir.org.uk

'St Albans Chamber Choir has been a major contributor to the musical life of the St Albans area and further afield for nearly 60 years, delighting audiences with music from the last six centuries and winning awards for its innovative programming ... Extensive repertoire and a cappella performances are the Choir’s hallmarks ... The Choir continues to explore new repertoire, often bringing its audience little known compositions ranging from modern performances of early works to new commissions from contemporary composers.'

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www.stamfordsingers.org

Typically sings at a small number of UK Cathedrals each year, plus at other venues a requested: ‘Our repertoire ... includes music for religious services (settings for Communion, Evensong etc.), motets and anthems, psalms and responses. Our repertoire also includes a variety of secular music, including Negro spirituals, madrigals, arrangements of folk songs and other popular genre.’

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www.stonehavenchorus.co.uk

'A mixed voice choir of around 50 people from a wide range of backgrounds. Most of the singers live in and around the coastal town of Stonehaven near Aberdeen in Scotland, but a number travel from further afield.

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www.temenos-chamberchoir.org.uk

‘Explores the finest a cappella choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, but has a special affection for early music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Mostly performing in and around Sevenoaks in Kent.’

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www.tenebrae-choir.com

‘One of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision ... Through its continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, Tenebrae’s vision is to deliver dramatic programming, flawless performances and unforgettable experiences, allowing audiences around the world to be moved by the power and intimacy of the human voice ... Tenebrae is proud to bring together some of the world’s best professional singers and musicians. We hold auditions for prospective Tenebrae members and Associate Artists at least once a year. Applicants will only be considered if they are resident in the UK and are singing professionally or intend to embark on a professional singing career (i.e. are in their final year at university or music college).‘

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www.thamechamberchoir.org

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www.thsingers.org.uk

‘Serious about enjoying our singing! The Thames Head Singers are a friendly and sociable, chamber choir of 28 singers based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Our repertoire is extremely broad, covering renaissance to 21st century compositions - from serious to jazz and pop arrangements and also some pieces specifically commissioned for us. We perform three concerts a year and at least one Cathedral visit where we sing the service in the resident choir’s absence. We also sing regularly at weddings and other special occasions.’

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www.thechoirforallseasons.co.uk

Founded in 1975: 'We give concerts in Billericay and other parts of Essex ... Most of our concerts are built around a theme, which gives us the opportunity to cover a wide range of music in one programme, often taking in a madrigal at one end and a pop standard at the other ...'

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thesixteen.com

The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. Comprising both choir and period instrument orchestra, The Sixteen's total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction. Its special reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance, bringing fresh insights into Baroque and early Classical music and a diversity of twentieth century music is drawn from the passions of conductor and founder, Harry Christophers.’

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www.unicornsingers.co.uk

‘A choir of around thirty: specialises in exploring exciting repertoires from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods.‘

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www.vivalamusica.org.uk

'Founded in 2002 by a group of choristers who sought the opportunity of singing in a small a capella chamber choir and facing the challenge of forging a balanced ensemble from a small number of voices ... Viva remains a small chamber choir, although it has now increased numbers a little in order to be strong enough to sing works written for double choir. ​In the early years, Viva gave few concerts while its repertoire was built ... Viva’s repertoire ranges across the centuries and embraces both sacred and secular music in various styles. As the choir has grown in ambition, it has begun to perform with success a variety of more difficult works for which many plaudits have been received. Though foundation members conceived Viva La Musica as an a capella ensemble, the choir’s natural development has led it towards repertoire that includes works accompanied by piano or organ.'

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www.vivaldisingers.com

'A mixed voice choir of around 30 members. We perform a wide range of music in all styles from the 15th century to modern compositions; from the light-hearted to the serious. We are a friendly choir of diverse abilities, from enthusiastic beginners to highly experienced semi-professionals. Our main aim is to perform a wide variety of music from different genres, often introducing our audiences to new composers alongside enduring favourites. We perform with a vaired and interesting selection of musical ensembles, from string quartets to brass bands.'

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www.wealdenconsort.org.uk

‘Based in the Weald of Kent, we are a friendly, enthusiastic and accomplished choir of around 25 mixed voices, who enjoy coming together to make music and to perform concerts at charity fund raising events throughout Kent, Sussex and also further afield. As a choir, the Consort has a wide repertoire, ranging from Early Church music through to Folksongs and modern works. Each programme is different and reflects the wishes of those for whom we perform.’

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www.williambyrdsingers.org.uk

‘Founded in 1970 by John Coope, the Byrds set a standard for the relatively new phenomenon of semi-professional chamber choirs, bringing cathedral-choir quality to the concert platform and reviving glorious renaissance pieces as well as giving premieres of newly-commissioned contemporary works ... From time to time we have room for new singers - membership of the choir is subject to audition ... We are an, excellent, and above all, friendly choir with a long-standing reputation. Do join us, as performer or audience. We look forward to meeting you!’

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www.winkleighsingers.org.uk

‘Established in 1984 in one of the remotest parts of Devon, the Winkleigh Singers enjoy a broad repertoire from early to contemporary music ... We usually give three major concerts each year, one in Winkleigh just before Christmas and the two others usually being in Torrington (late March/early April) and Barnstaple (July). These concerts are well established and attract good audiences ... From time to time the choir has vacancies. There is no audition, but a three week trial period needs to be completed for full membership. A good standard of sight-reading and tuning, a pleasant voice with the ability to blend, and a positive attitude towards creating high quality music is required. Rehearsals are extremely enjoyable, with a social break ...’

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www.wooburnsingers.org.uk

‘An auditioned chamber choir of about 50 singers in South Buckinghamshire. Rehearsing in Beaconsfield, we perform four or five concerts per year in the area, ranging from a cappella works to large choral pieces with orchestra. The choir goes on tour in Europe every other summer.’

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www.writtlesingers.org

‘A highly respected mixed-voice choir dedicated to performing music to the highest standard and enjoying ourselves doing it – that way, we know our audience will enjoy themselves too. Our repertoire is varied ... We are never afraid to mix the old with the new in the same concert ... With fewer than 30 singers, every voice makes a difference. Development of good singing technique is encouraged in our warm-ups ... and by workshops with an internationally renowned vocal coach. Unsurprisingly, then, our soloists are usually drawn from the choir.’

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www.yeovilchamberchoir.org

‘An amateur chamber choir of about 25 experienced singers from the local area. It was formed in 1993 to provide a platform for performing music that would normally be outside the scope of a choral society ... Our repertoire includes both accompanied and unaccompanied music. In addition, we have both commissioned and performed new compositions.’

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