The Royal Exchange Presents: The Christmas Choir Series

Four choirs, Four weeks, one incredible venue.  The Royal Exchange’s stellar line-up of choirs is sure to get you into the festive spirit in the lead up to Christmas

15 November, 2019

Throughout the festive season, the front steps of The Royal Exchange will be graced by an array of choral performers bringing cheer and goodwill to all, singing a range of musical genres. All-male ensemble Meantime Chorus, directed by British composer Simon Arnott, will kick things off on Thursday 28 November delighting audiences with its spectacular a capella renditions, followed by The London Gay Men’s Chorus who will take centre stage on Thursday 5 December, performing a diverse range of music to the highest technical standards. As well as their vibrant performances, the London-based ensemble is known for its outreach programme helping to eradicate homophobic bullying in schools.

On Thursday 12 December, audiences can enjoy a more soulful grove with the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, whose contemporary gospel music has contributed to a number of charitable causes. And, in the final performance before Christmas, London City Singers ­– the award-winning women’s barbershop chorus, also directed by Simon Arnott – is sure to leave everyone feeling suitably festive on 19 December.

Whatever your musical tastes, each performance will set a magical tone for the festive season ahead.

 

PERFORMANCES

Thursday 28 November, 5.30-7.30pm

Meantime Chorus – winners of the 2019 Manchester Amateur Choral Competition.

Thursday 5 December, 5.30-7.30pm

The London Gay Men’s Chorus – the largest gay choir in Europe.

Thursday 12 December, 5.30-7.30pm

Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir – a gospel choir with a soulful groove.

Thursday 19 December, 5.30-7.30pm

London City Singers – the award-winning women’s barbershop chorus.