Bolton Chamber Choir

Founded in 1961, Bolton Chamber Choir has established itself as one of the finest small choirs in north-west England.

The choir has maintained a reputation for vigorous, stylish performances, attention to detail and imaginative programme planning.

We perform 3 to 5 concerts a year covering a wide range of styles from Renaissance to contemporary music.

Our Musical Director Luke Mather began conducting in 2013 when he founded Latin Name TBC, a vocal octet whose policy is to sing any composition they are given. Luke has premiered over 30 new works with the group in their short existence.

He recently graduated with a First Class Music Degree from the University of Manchester. During his final year at University, Luke assisted in conducting The University Chamber Choir, Ad Solem, The Cosmo Singers and Manchester University Chorus.

He was recently appointed Assistant Musical Director of the senior choir of Barnsley Youth Choir and founded Icosa, a dynamic professional chamber choir that performs around the country. Luke has also been Director of Music at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus since 2014.

As a singer, Luke sings with the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain and has sung solos on BBC Radio 3 and at the City of London Festival with the group. Luke is a keen composer of choral music. Recent compositions include a set of three speech-based pieces, seventeen songs from The Lord of the Rings and multiple carols.

Luke currently studies singing with Andrew Heggie and conducting with Matthew Hamilton. He is very much looking forward to working with Bolton Chamber Choir in the coming months.

We are a dynamic and friendly group, so if you'd like to come along and give it a go, please contact us via our website.

Whatever voice part you sing, we would like to hear from you -- but at the moment we are especially in need of altos, tenors and basses. We are looking for a reasonable standard of sight-reading, the ability to hold a steady line and confidence in singing unaccompanied. There is a short audition with the Musical Director and Chairman.

We rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7.30 to 9.45pm at the Triangle Church, Delph Hill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 5QP