About the Choir
The choir was originally founded to keep alive the Anglican Choral Tradition in churches where there are no longer choirs. For 19 years this has been the core workload of the choir, undertaking 8-12 visits a year to Rural churches and also to Cathedrals when the resident choir is on holiday. In this time we have also sung festal services for the major Northern festivals.
Our repertoire is Anglican Church Music from Tudor Times to the present day and includes composers such as Tallis, Gibbons, Pawley, Randall-Thompson and Knight.
More recently, with the decline in requests for Choral Evensong, we have moved to offering themed choral acts of worship. We cover such topics as Remembrance; Penitence; Celebration and would be more than happy to look to providing a service of words and music on any topic to suit your church.
We have about 26 members who come from all over Yorkshire (and sometimes beyond!) However, new sight reading members are
always welcome. There is no weekly commitment as practices are only
held when needed.
This is a really friendly choir
Our Musical Director
Born in Northallerton, Tim became a chorister in York Minster Choir under Dr. Francis Jackson, with the daily round of choral services exposing him to an immense and diverse repertoire.
The Heritage Singers have sung Choral Evensong and other services throughout Yorkshire for the past twenty years and work to maintain and restore the Anglican choral tradition in areas without access to a regular choir. They have provided services in the great English Cathedrals and also the smallest of village churches. Touring also forms a major part of the choir s activities and it has visited Ireland, Holland, Norway, Hungary and the USA.
Tim became Musical Director of Leeds Male Voice Choir in January 2014 and he quickly re-established Leeds Male Voice Choir as a popular feature on local music scene. Under Tim’s leadership, along with his innovative and diverse concert programming and ability to expand audiences, a period of continued growth in membership has resulted in one of the most exciting periods in the choir’s 99 year history.
Other Choirs Directed by Tim Knight:-
Click on the link to visit Leeds Male Voice Choir Leeds Male voice choir
Click on the link to visit Heritage Masterworks Chorale Heritage Masterworks Chorale
Last updated: Monday 13th. March 2017