Leicestershire Chorale is well established as one of the leading chamber choirs in the East Midlands. Its connections with education have remained strong and the project YouthFindAVoice is maintained on a regular basis, giving hundreds of Leicestershire teenagers the chance to sing in performances of large-scale works at De Montfort Hall, and smaller-scale works in other venues.
Supported by donations from the Friends of Leicestershire Chorale, performances of challenging works such as Les Noces by Stravinsky, Rachmaninov’s Vespers, Mendelssohn’s eight-voice Te Deum and most recently Verdi’s great Requiem have cemented Leicestershire Chorale’s reputation in the area. As important to the choir are the more intimate concerts held in venues around the county, tackling repertoire by composers ranging from Dietrich Buxtehude to James Weeks in thought-provoking combinations. Regular partnerships have also been established with orchestras such as the Leicestershire Camerata, The Bardi, The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra and the period ensemble, The English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble.