About Leicestershire Chorale

About

Leicestershire Chorale is the region’s leading chamber choir. Numbering around 40 we regularly perform in some of the East Midlands most prestigious venues. Learn more about a selection of our members on the people page.

Leicestershire Chorale has a long history. In our 40th Anniversary Season (2017-18) we started the celebrations with a first-rate performance of Verdi’s great Requiem in De Montfort Hall with the Bardi Orchestra.

Leicestershire Chorale regularly performs large-scale works, and in the last couple of years have performed Handel’s Messiah, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Verdi’s Requiem, and in November 2018 will be taking on Britten’s War Requiem, again with the local Bardi Orchestra. These large scale concerts are interspersed with smaller concerts in the best of our local churches and cathedrals.

In June 2018 we performed a concert of music titled ‘Music Divine; a programme of choral music to celebrate our love of singing’ in the fantastic acoustic of St Aidan’s, New Parks, with music ranging from Byrd’s Laudibus in Sanctis to Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music.

A major part of our work is in encouraging and training young musicians. We regularly support a team of choral scholars (up to 8 in a year) who receive expert training and experience of singing with a top choir, in addition to singing as soloists from time to time.

We also put on regular YFaV concerts (YouthFindaVoice) where we invite large numbers of children and young people from across the county to take part in major concerts, singing alongside Chorale. Most recently we put on an event in association with the Rainbow Language School working with students on a number of specially arranged Chinese and English folksongs. The day was a great success!

To find out more about Leicestershire Chorale, or to ask how you could either join us or support us financially please do get in touch; we would be delighted to hear from you.