St Aidan’s Chamber Choir is a mixed choir of sixty sixth-formers meaning that every year half of the choir has to be replaced by new students in Year 12.
The choir is well known in Yorkshire and further afield, having performed in recent years in Notre Dame and La Madeleine in Paris, Florence Cathedral and San Gimignano in Tuscany.
The Chamber Choir has performed in the BBC 1 Songs of Praise Choir of the Year competition, winning in 2006. Other performance venues have included Birmingham Town Hall and the Royal Albert Hall as well as the cathedrals of Chester, Coventry and Ripon, and the Royal Hall in Harrogate before front of HRH Prince Charles at the opening of the magnificent hall after its refurbishment. Members of the choir were part of the St Aidan’s music tour to China at the end of October, performing in the Forbidden City concert hall in Beijing.
They were privileged to be asked to sing at a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey for the bicentenary of church schools in this country, with royalty in attendance. As well as on the national stage, the Chamber Choir also performs regularly at venues, festivals and concerts in the local community.
Director of Music: Mark Pallant
Age range of performers: 17 - 18 years
Sleep - Eric Whitacre
Wade in the Water – trad arr Mark Hayes/Nigel Beetles