About us

 

 

St John's Church, Ashbourne November 2017

The Derbyshire Singers is a lively choir of enthusiastic singers whose aim is to entertain and inspire audiences with committed and polished performances of a wide range of music. Under the leadership of our musical directors Joseph and Lynne Clark we perform a wide range of choral music from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first – Gabrieli through to works by Paul Patterson and Eric Whitacre. The choir is well known for employing national and international professional orchestral players, groups and soloists, many of whom have become well-known names to music lovers. These include baritone Christopher Maltman, soprano Geraldine McGreevy, trumpeter Crispian Steel-Perkins, the ensemble His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts,  guitarist Craig Ogden and mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers, a former member of the choir until she won her singing scholarship to The Royal College of Music.

The Derbyshire Singers’ Annual Choral Weekend, held in the Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth and directed by distinguished musicians such as Ralph Allwood, Laszlo Heltay, Brian Kay, Nigel Perrin and Neil Ferris is immensely popular with singers from all over England and is oversubscribed from year to year. In addition, since 2005, we have offered a Choral day every October and this  is equally popular.

 

The choir usually performs three or four concerts per year and is a non-profit-making organisation.

 

Principal Conductor: Lynne Clark

Choral Director: Joseph Clark

 

 

The Derbyshire Singers is a Registered Charity number 516921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Choir President                                                                               Vice Presidents

                  Brian Kay                                   Laszlo Heltay                               Nigel Perrin                     Catherine Wyn-Rogers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Patrons: The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire