Founded in 1970, the St Richard Singers can lay claim to being the oldest chamber choir in Chichester.
The St Richard Singers, based in the centre of Chichester, is a 35-strong chamber choir with a professional Director of Music and Accompanist. We put on three or four major concerts per year including Christmas, Easter, and an annual appearance at the Festival of Chichester.
We sing both a cappella works and with organ accompaniment, but occasionally we sing with our resident chamber orchestra, the Noviomagus Ensemble, and professional soloists.
The Choir’s repertoire is wide, drawing on music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, ranging from the sacred to the light-hearted. Although most of the Choir’s performances are in the local area, it has performed widely through the South of England, including performances as far apart as Beaulieu Abbey and the Mansion House in London.
We rehearse each Monday evening at St.George’s Church, Whyke. It is a beautiful church with a wonderful acoustic – one of the best in the city, and we are fortunate to call it home.
Noticeboard posts:St Richard Singers: Virtual Come & Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion 18/02/2021
Chichester’s St Richard Singers line up Christmas concert 12/12/2019
Sachin Gunga appointed as the new Music Director of St Richard Singers 05/09/2019
Review: St Richard Singers: “Rejoice!” 09/07/2019
Preview: St Richard Singers: “Rejoice!” 20/06/2019
Vacancy: Music Director – St Richard Singers 10/06/2019
Music in Chichester to mark “the most important week in the Christian calendar” 04/04/2019
Review: St. Richard Singers July concert 05/07/2018
Preview: St Richard Singers concert: “A Royal Summer” 27/06/2018
Innovative choral scholarships in Chichester 11/06/2018
St Richard Singers offers choral scholarships 11/05/2018