Manchester Chamber Choir was founded by a group of friends who had a shared passion for singing interesting and varied music, initially gathering in each other’s front rooms to rehearse.


Seventeen years later, the choir still holds that same passion for quality music-making, and now hosts its own season of concerts in and around Manchester. The choir regularly works alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and has also performed with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, as well as supporting performers including Hans Zimmer,  Jarvis Cocker, Andrea Bocelli, and the Pet Shop Boys.

Some of the choir's premiere performances include James Macmillan’s Credo at the 2012 BBC Proms and Mark Simpson’s acclaimed oratorio The Immortal at the 2015 Manchester International Festival.


The choir relishes the challenge to work with a range of conductors who bring their individual passions and knowledge to the programme. The choir’s current Principal Conductor is Jonathon Lo and our Associate Conductor is Ellie Slorach. In recent seasons the choir has also sung under the batons of conductors including Nicholas Kraemer, Paul Spicer, Suzzie Vango, Ewa Strusinska and Philip Rushforth.

In 2017 the choir travelled to China to perform with the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra, as part of their Beethoven celebration season. You can read the tour blog here.