Leicestershire Chorale
Next event: The Spirit of Christmas, Saturday 15 December

About us

Leicestershire Chorale is a chamber choir of about 40 voices which performs regularly with orchestras in Leicestershire and beyond. Generous sponsors and patrons make possible this valuable extra dimension to our concerts. Main concerts are usually performed in Leicester but recitals, including some lighter music, are given throughout the county in country houses and village churches.

Leicestershire Chorale has been acclaimed by music critics as one of the region's leading amateur choirs. It performs a wide range of choral music by composers from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Outreach projects include workshops for members of the public and special choral events for school students (complementing our YouthFindAVoice project).

Recent programmes have included gems of European choral music, including Bach's Magnificat in D, Mozart's Requiem (with the Bardi Orchestra) and Brahm's German Requiem. Leicestershire Chorale has a special association with, and has recently performed the music of, contemporary English composers such as James Weeks and Howard Skempton, and our composer-in-residence, Ruth Almgill.

Leicestershire Chorale continues to play a leading role in supporting choral singing in schools and colleges through the YouthFindAVoice project. The 2010 Leicestershire Chorale and the Bardi Orchestra joined with over 200 young people from the city and county to perform Poulenc's Gloria, and in 2012 the Youth Find a Voice event will be with the Huddersfield Boy's Choir and the choristers of the Loughborough Endowed Schools.