Below you’ll find information about when and where we meet, and what kind of music we’ll be singing, and parking info etc

Meeting Times

We’ll be coming together to sing each week

Every Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:30pm

(there’s a break 8:30-8:45pm for a tea, biscuits and a chat)

Autumn term: September 5th to December 19th

Location

St Lawrence Church Hall

Lawrence Street

York YO10 3WP

Just near Walmgate bar

Plenty of Free parking available on site (around the back of the hall, behind the church, accessible from Lawrence Street by car)

Concerts

Our latest performance was a short concert and vocal workshop in Rowntree Park, as part of York Big Sing, in July 2018. In June 2018, we performed a  concert at the Unitarian Chapel, York, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of St Nicholas Fields Nature Reserve and Environmental Centre. In August 2017, we performed as part of Refugium, a special composition created by director Jon Hughes, and performed at Creswell Crags limestone gorge in Derbyshire. This combined specially composed vocal pieces for choir with a 30 meter outdoor ambisonic speaker circle to create an immersive experience for the audience, and was seen by over 250 people.Our first concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio York, Friday April 7th 2016. It was part of York in Harmony, a project run by the BBC to encourage community choir singing in York.

Repertoire

In terms of repertoire, the key words are simplicity and beauty. Music doesn’t have to be complex or difficult to be beautiful, and the human voice comes into its own with simple material that contains real emotional depth.

We are all the custodians of a rich global vocal music tradition, and so much of it is accessible, singable, and easy to learn. We can draw on music from many countries and traditions, connecting with artistic and vocal expression from diverse cultures. Our repertoire will include:

Songs from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia & Macedonia

Spirituals and Gospel Songs

Songs from Corsica

Songs from Africa

American Shape-Note Songs

Songs from the Caucasus Republic of Georgia

Songs from the European Folk Tradition

American Folk and Civil Rights Songs

Songs from the English folk song tradition

Carefully selected modern popular songs

A selection of fun rounds and warms ups songs from around the world

Medieval and Renaissance songs, both secular and sacred