THE CHICHESTER SINGERSOne of the South’s leading amateur choirs

The Chichester Singers

The Chichester Singers have been an established part of musical life in Chichester and West Sussex for over 60 years.

The choir performs under the musical direction of Jonathan Willcocks, one of the UK’s foremost choral conductors and composers. We have over 150 singing members and our repertoire includes a broad range of music from the great choral classics to contemporary works, performed with first-class professional soloists and orchestras.

We currently work with the professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica with most of our concerts in Chichester Cathedral.



Chichester Cathedral

Handel – Messiah

Join us this December for Handel’s blockbuster oratorio and hear some of the repertoire’s most dramatic and exciting choral writing. Since 1742, The Messiah has secured itself firmly in the calendar and become something of a Christmas institution. Retelling the story of Christ, it is heaped full of beautiful arias including He was Despised and Rejected and I Know that My Redeemer Liveth and rousing choruses like For Unto Us a Child is Born and the ever-popular Hallelujah Chorus. Handel’s ability to capture the mood – from passionate rage to serene pastoral moments – is perhaps what makes this one of the most enduring choral works of all time.

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Our recent concerts

The Chichester Singers have wide and varied repertoire, with a commitment to performing a balance of familiar choral works from the greats together with more modern pieces and new commissions.

Have a browse through some reviews of our last few performances.

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