We are a chamber choir of around 34 singers based in Hampshire and West Sussex. We rehearse in Emsworth, perform at beautiful venues in and around Portsmouth and Petersfield, and go on tour every year to Europe and the UK. We specialise in Renaissance choral music but we also enjoying singing more contemporary choral works from composers such as Whitacre, Lauridsen, Rutter and Poulenc.
We perform several concerts a year locally and have sung at many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, including in Italy, France, Holland, Hungary, Portugal and Poland. We have a high reputation for our sublime sound and adventurous repertoire.
We have been singing in the Portsmouth area for more than 45 years and have strong links with local performers and our enthusiastic audience.
Noticeboard posts:The Renaissance Choir is looking to develop the musicians of the future through a bursary scheme 22/06/2021
Would you like to sing with the Renaissance Choir? 20/04/2021
The Renaissance Choir is set to perform more lesser-known music from the Renaissance 27/01/2021
Read about how 2020 has gone for The Renaissance Choir. “Covid has made us realise just how much and why music matters.” 01/12/2020
The Renaissance Choir returns to rehearsing and is looking to recruit new singers 20/09/2020
Profile: Peter Gambie, conductor 09/06/2020
Preview: Renaissance Choir – “Italian Renaissance Masters” 01/03/2020
Do you have an alto, a 1st tenor or a 1st bass voice? Would you like to sing with the Renaissance Choir? 04/01/2020
Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and the Renaissance Choir raise £3,697 for Rowans Hospice 13/12/2019
Portsmouth Cathedral Choir and the Renaissance Choir join forces in aid of Rowans Hospice 19/11/2019
Review: The Renaissance Choir “Vespers” concert 29/10/2019
The Renaissance Choir explores the close relationship between the music of W. A. Mozart and M. Haydn 15/10/2019
Review: “Night and Day” concert by The Renaissance Choir 14/07/2019
The Renaissance Choir launches a new album 08/07/2019
Review of the Renaissance Choir’s “Spanish Renaissance Masters” concert 15/04/2019
Preview: “Lest We Forget” concert by the Renaissance Choir 14/09/2018
Review of “European Sacred Music” concert by The Renaissance Choir 16/07/2018
Preview: Renaissance Choir concert “European Sacred Music” 08/07/2018
Review: Dutch Renaissance Masters – 24 March 26/03/2018
Preview: Dutch Renaissance Masters concert 27/02/2018
The Renaissance Choir seeks a first and a second alto 29/01/2018