City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the city and perform several times a year in beautiful venues.
Our musical director is Paul Ayres and our accompanist (piano and organ) is Philip Shannon. Our concerts feature top professional musicians.
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10th July - IoM Rehearsal
City Chorus’s summer programme, “Songs of Travel”, features music about travelling on foot, over water, and by bus, tube and train. Handel’s “Where’er you walk” and Dvořák’s “Goin’ Home” are presented in choral arrangements, and tenor soloist Daniel Turner sings selected movements from Vaughan Williams’s “Song of Travel” song-cycle. On the lighter side, we have “The Slow Train” and “Transport of Delight” by Flanders & Swann, and the hugely entertaining “Every Tube Station” by Jay Foreman. City Chorus often performs new and unusual repertoire, and this year the choir held an open call, inviting composers and arrangers from all over the world to submit their travel-inspired pieces for consideration. From the 97 scores we received, we’ve selected three new works: “Incitement to Sailing” by Chris Hutchings, “I hear its engine” by Michael Maiorona and “THEY” by Alison Willis.