History

The Choir was formed in 1974 originally as a night class.

By the 1980's under the name of Harrogate Chamber Singers the choir gained a reputation for choral excellence under the directorship of Dr Clive McLelland, who is now Associate Professor of Music in the School of Music, Leeds University.

The choir changed names to Vocalis under the directorship of Tim Knight in the early 2000's and his tenure was followed by Paul Dyson in 2009.

In January 2012 Vocalis appointed Edmund Aldhouse, then Assistant Musical Director at Ripon Cathedral as our Musical Director. Edmund conducted Vocalis in several acclaimed performances, including a popular 'Come and Sing' Olivet to Calvary, before he took up post as Assistant Organist at Ely Cathedral in September 2013. At this point Alexander Kyle was appointed as our Musical Director.
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