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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Rehearsal music

Christmas 2018 Music:


Here are soundfiles of some of this terms pieces. You can download them straight onto your phone or music player.

We are trying to find suitable versions, but it is not always possible to find exactly the version we are singing in concert. and hope for your understanding.


MP3 soundfiles


Sir Christemas (choristers & organ)


Sir Christemas (with orchestra)


The Seal Lullaby (conducted by Whitacre!)


Quem pastores laudavere


Sure on this shining night (accompanied by Lauridsen)


Shepherd's pipe carol (organ)


Shepherd's pipe carol (Cambridge singers & orchestra)


White Christmas (SATB version)


The Christmas song



Individual voice files:


Quem pastorem soprano 1


Quem pastorem soprano  2


Quem pastorem alto


Quem pastorem tenor


Quem pastorem bass



John Fletcher links:  


You should have received an email invitation to join the John Fletcher website (unless you have opted out). If not, please ask Jonathan or Dionne at rehearsals or email. Follow the email invitation link, complete the setup and choose your password.

You may then follow the links below to access voice part files for some of this terms music. In fact, you can use the site to listen to any sound files that you are interested in. Singers can log in and either download them or listen to them online.


Sir Christemas


The Seal Lullaby


Sure on this shining night


Shepherd's pipe carol


White Christmas


Jesus Hath a Garden


As with Gladness


Past three o'clock


Converting Midi files:


Though imacs, ipads, iphones etc can't read midi files directly, you can convert

them online. Here's one site:


[choose "don't add to public database", and I suggest turning off Chorus

and Reverb]