“From passion to peace in moments – a glorious sound”

“From passion to peace in moments – a glorious sound”

“From passion to peace in moments – a glorious sound”

Welcome to The Renaissance Choir, a chamber choir of around 34 singers based in Hampshire and West Sussex.

We rehearse in Emsworth and regularly perform at beautiful venues in and around Portsmouth and Petersfield. We regularly tour in the UK and Europe. Choral works range from the Renaissance through to the contemporary, and we often sing a cappella. We have a high reputation for our sublime sound and adventurous repertoire.

Listen to us

Hear what our members think about singing with the choir.

Some quotes from our members

“Everyone shares the common aim of achieving the highest standards of music-making that we can, in a fun kind of way.”

“The choir’s small size means that you get to know people quickly. Not so small that you are having to work excessively hard, but big enough to enable you to feel that you can make an impact.”

“We have a good laugh and bring lightness to the occasion, though when the singing starts, it’s taken seriously.”

Latest news

Review: “Ave Maria” concert

Review: “Ave Maria” concert

St. Peter’s Church Petersfield Saturday 23rd March The Renaissance Choir presents ‘Ave Maria’ was emblazoned across the poster and programme for their latest concert at St Peter’s Church on Saturday. From this, the first time attender at a Renaissance Choir concert...

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“The music is sung a cappella, so there’s nowhere to hide.”

“At the of the week, it’s an opportunity to be in a community of like-minded people who are prepared to work hard and who get a lot out of their singing.”

“It’s wonderful when all those harmonies come together in a lovely blended sound…and we’re sometimes singing in up to 12 different voice parts.”

“It’s the huge variety of music that I love.”

Join Us

If you’re looking to join an accomplished chamber choir, then the Renaissance Choir could be for you.

Whilst the choir is often full, we welcome interest from potential members​. Read about joining us.

Upcoming concerts

july 2024

202413jul7:30 pmPoulenc's "Gloria" and Schofield's "Stream of Life" in Southsea

october 2024

202420oct7:30 pmAutumn leaves: a concert of mists and mellow fruitfulness, at the Havant Music Festival

202426oct7:30 pmAutumn leaves: a concert of mists and mellow fruitfulness, with Karen Kingsley

december 2024

202414dec7:30 pmCelebrating Christmas at St James', Emsworth