The Nantwich Singers is a small chamber choir of about 16 singers whose members are drawn from all over South Cheshire, and many of whom are soloists in their own right. It has established a reputation as an accomplished and versatile group which can perform a wide variety of music in venues throughout the North-West and beyond.
The choir was founded in the 1970s as the ‘Tudor Consort’ but changed its name to reflect the broadening of its repertoire which, as well as including music from the 16th century, extends through baroque, classical and romantic eras into the 20th century where it has tackled music by Britten, Tavener, Kodaly, Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre as well as folk song and close harmony arrangements.
The Singers perform regularly with orchestras and instrumental groups as well as with piano or organ accompaniment, but its core repertoire is unaccompanied music both sacred and secular for from four to eight parts. Please see the repertoire section for further details.
Because they are small in number and do not rely on instrumental accompaniment they can perform in places which other choirs cannot reach. Thus they have performed madrigals in country houses, popular concerts in local churches and masses in cathedrals.
They have sung in Kedelston Hall, Ordsall Hall, and St. George’s Chapel Windsor, and have deputised for the Cathedral choirs in Chester, Ripon, Hereford, Lichfield, Derby and Manchester Cathedrals. Many of their concerts are in St. Mary’s Church, Nantwich which is where they rehearse.
For more go to thenantwichsingers.org.