Harrogate's popular and sociable chamber choir, is a mixed-voice choir of experienced and enthusiastic singers, singing a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, from the fifteenth century to the present day.
The choir sings up to four concerts a year of which at least one is dedicated to raising funds for local charities. These include Wellspring, Just B, Citizens Advice Bureau, Samaritans and the Harrogate Homeless Project. We perform concerts in a wide range of settings and are equally at home performing at weddings and other events as requested.
Vocalis regularly collaborates with other groups. We have performed with English Touring Opera and the Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra. In Spring 2016, we worked with a small professional band and soprano soloist Peyee Chen to perform a programme of Haydn and Handel. More recently Vocalis have joined forces with St Aidan's School Chamber Choir for a successful Christmas concert in St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate.
In an exciting development we have performed jointly with St Peter's Church Choir, professional soloists and The Harrogate Handel Players under the direction of their Musical Director John Longstaff. In March 2018 we performed Handel's Messiah, which was reprised in December 2019. In April 2019 we performed Bach's St Matthew Passion and Bach's Mass in B Minor in October 2021. We look forward to future collaborations.