York Cantores Chamber Choir

New Musical Director

We are delighted to announce that our new Musical Director is Aljosa (Josh) Skorja. See the Our Director page for more information. Josh conducts his first concert with us on 11 March 2017, see the Concerts and Events page for details.

About the choir

York Cantores is a chamber choir of about 24 voices based in York, England. We perform at least three concerts a year in venues across the city including St Olave's Church, Marygate, the Early Music Centre and York Minster. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in central York.

The choir performs a wide range of music, from Renaissance to modern.

We currently have openings for altos, tenors and basses. We are looking for singers who are confident and good sight-readers. If you would like to be considered please contact us using the email address at the bottom of this page.

For information about music and arts events in the area, please visit the North Yorkshire Music & Arts Events Diary.

York Press: March 2000

Their tone quality was consistently good, the weaving contrapuntal lines integrated and coherent and the balance finely judged...

- Steve Crowther

York Press: November 2010

Will Todd's Mass In Blue found the choir excellently attuned to its rhythms.

- Martin Dreyer

York Press: June 2013 (Twentieth Anniversary Concert)

The choir delivered a very fine performance of Robert White's five-part Latin Motet Lamentations... I thought the projection and balance of this quite demanding work were very good indeed... But the best was yet to come. I have never heard any music by John Sheppard, so this wonderful performance of his huge work Media Vita was a real treat.

- Steve Crowther

Choir photos

Coming soon

Contact us

If you want to know more about the choir, our performances, or how to audition, please email us at:

We currently have openings for altos, tenors and basses.