City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings near Bank station 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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Welcome to City Chorus

Edinburgh Fringe: Saturday 19 August, 4.30pm St Andrew’s & St George’s West, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA. Tickets and details of the concert can be found at: and


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Future rehearsals


Rehearsal music


Rivers have always inspired artists, poets and composers: enjoy City Chorus performing beautiful music on a riparian theme, ranging from classical works to showtunes, jazz standards to folksongs, spirituals to new compositions. Guest professional soloists join this London-based choir to sing favourites like Moon River, The Water of Tyne, The Volga Boat Song, and Cry me a River. The programme reaches back to Palestrina (Super flumina Babylonis) and Handel (De torrente in via) and forward to brand-new arrangements by conductor Paul Ayres. Accompanist Philip Shannon puts the icing on the cake with the dazzling solo Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel. Join us for summer refreshments afterwards.