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St John's Choir

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About St John's Choir

One of the finest, friendliest and most versatile Parish Church Choirs in Yorkshire!
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The Choir of St John’s, Knaresborough, has an excellent reputation and has performed in numerous UK Cathedrals and prestigious venues overseas, such as Notre-Dame in Paris and St Mark’s in Venice (see full list below). The choir sing at York Minster every year, as well as numerous concerts and for special occasions and services such as weddings and funerals. As well as a wide repertoire of traditional church music, St John's Choir regularly performs classical crossover songs, pop songs and songs from stage and screen. Christmas carol singing is a popular annual favorite and the choir has a wide repertoire of Christmas Music, both accompanied and a capella. If it is a 'christmas card' robed church choir you need for your event, then get in touch. In fact, whatever the occasion, why not see what we can offer? Howden Minster and Wakefield Cathedral Pembroke College, Cambridge, Ely Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral Denmark (Herning Kirke, Randers: Norre Uttrup Kirke, Aalborg: Frelses Kirke, Horsens and Johannes Kirke, Randers) York Minster, Worcester Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral Liverpool Cathedral and Coventry Cathedral York Minster, Southwell Minster and Norwich Cathedral York Minster, Durham Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, France (Notre Dame, Paris; Noyon Cathedral and Chartres Cathedral) Chester Cathedral, Carlisle Cathedral, Selwyn College Cambridge, Exeter Cathedral and York Minster Germany (Bebra, Freidrichroda, Steinbach, Waltershausen and Weimar) and Newcastle Cathedral York Minster, Sheffield Cathedral, Hexham Abbey, Durham Cathedral and Guildford Cathedral 10th Anniversary Tour to Cambridge and Ely Selby Abbey, Bangor Cathedral, St. Asaph’s Cathedral and York Minster Birmingham Cathedral, Ireland Tour, St. Paul’s Cathedral and York Minster St. Michael’s Framlingham, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral and York Minster Wells Cathedral, Bath Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral and York Minster Canterbury Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral and York Minster Southwell Minster, The Czech Republic, Manchester Cathedral and York Minster Bradford Cathedral, Hexham Abbey and Carlisle Cathedral and York Minster Derby Cathedral, Oxford/Dorchester Abbey, Peterborough Cathedral and York Minster Beverley Minster, Great Churches of Norfolk, Manchester Cathedral and York Minster Chester Cathedral, Basilica San Marco and Basilica SS Giovanni e Paolo Venice, and York Minster Brecon Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, York Minster Bradford Cathedral, Lastingham Parish Church, Derby Cathedral, Clitheroe Parish Church, Ripon Minster, York Minster Bradford Cathedral, Ripon Minster, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, St Alban’s Cathedral Lancaster Priory, Hereford Cathedral and St Laurence, Ludlow, York Minster St Chad’s College, Durham, The Netherlands, York Minster Lincoln Cathedral, Clitheroe Parish Church, Bristol Cathedral, York Minster Hull Minster, Bristol Cathedral, York Minster Leicester Cathedral, Pembroke College Cambridge, Newcastle Cathedral, York Minster Wakefield Cathedral, St. Germans’s Cathedral, Peel, Isle of Man, Selby Abbey, York Minster Chester Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral, York Minster Holy Island, Glasgow Episcopal Cathedral & Paisley Abbey, York Minster

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Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Musical theatre
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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St John's Choir's Song list

The Lord bless you and keep you (Rutter)
For the beauty of the earth (Rutter)
All things bright and beautiful (Rutter)
God be in my head (Rutter)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Pie Jesu (Faure)
Pie Jesy (Rutter)
Pie Jesu (Lloyd Webber)
Ave Maria (Lindley)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Maria (Hunter)
May the road rise up to meet you (Chilcott)
Be thou my vision (Chilcott)
All traditional Christmas Carols
Beati Quorum Via (Stanford)
My Soul there is a country (Parry)
Do not stand at my grave and weep (Hunter)
In Flanders Fields (Hunter)
Jerusalem (Parry)
All traditional Hymns & Psalms
In the bleak midwinter (Darke)
The little road to Bethlehem (Head)
Ave verum corpus (Mozart)
Ave verum Corpus (Byrd)
If ye love me (Tallis)
Walking in the Air (from the Snowman)
Evening Canticles - Various
Morning Canticles - Various
Little Organ Mass (Haydn)
Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
O sing joyfully (Batten)
Ave verum (Elgar)
O taste and see (Vaughan Williams)
Many, many more!
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We can provide anything from a soloist to a full choir.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We try to be flexible, so would do our best to accommodate this.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the nature of the event and size of the choir somewhere between 30 mins and one hour is usual

Can you roam around while you perform?


Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We try and accommodate particular song requests whenever possible if submitted well in advance of the performance.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

No equipment is required.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Possibly, we will always do our best to deliver what the customer wants.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The professional, personal and friendly service.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most UK Cathedrals, including York Minster and St Pauls's. Notre Dame Cathedral i Paris, St Vitus Cathedral in Prague and St Mark's Cathedral in Venice oversaes, as well as various others. The Royal Hall at Harrogate. Numerous UK churches. Various local hotels. Fountains Abbey.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Not applicable.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

All our Cathedral gigs are high profile.

St John's Choir's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2000

St John's Choir's Reviews

From customers:

Knaresborough C
5 years ago

Please accept my thanks on behalf of the Knaresborough AutumnFest Committee for organising and delivering such a moving and highly enjoyable as well as entertaining concert. The singers and musicians were top class. Best Wishes Bernard

Wedding C
5 years ago

Dear Mark, Thank you SO much to you and your AMAZING choir and organist. Wow you were just amazing, had so many compliments. Thankyou for helping us to celebrate our special day..The Rutter just sounded magical when we were signing the register...will never forget that moment. We are going on our honeymoon in the morning but will speak to you on our return, Lots of love, Mr and Mrs Lee