Welcome to the Renaissance Choir. We are a chamber choir of around 34 singers based in Hampshire / West Sussex. We rehearse in Emsworth, perform at beautiful venues in and around Portsmouth and Petersfield, and go on tour every year to Europe and the UK. We specialise in Renaissance choral music but we also enjoying singing more contemporary choral works from composers such as Whitacre, Lauridsen, Rutter and Poulenc. We mostly sing a cappella.

We perform several concerts a year locally and have sung at many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, including in Italy, France, Holland, Hungary, Portugal and Poland. We have a high reputation for our sublime sound and adventurous repertoire.

We are on the lookout for new members in all voice parts. Find out more about joining us.

“From passion to peace in moments – a glorious sound”
“One of the finest amateur choirs in the UK”
“Purity of sound and an excellent blend of voices”

Listen to us

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: The Renaissance Choir – Ne Irascaris
A recording of The Renaissance Choir singing Byrd’s’ “Ne Irascaris” from its “Stream of Life” album. The recording was made in Kingston-upon-Thames in the Visconti Studio at Kingston University.

Latest news

The Renaissance Choir goes on air

The Renaissance Choir goes on air

Hear Simon O'Hea, chair of the choir, talk about this evening's concert to Laura Sheppard from Shine Radio. Shine Radio features "The Ticket" - arts and entertainment from in and around Petersfield. Laura Sheppard celebrates the arts across the Petersphere, talking to...

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Join us

If you’re looking to join an accomplished chamber choir in Hampshire / West Sussex which performs in beautiful venues in the UK and Europe, then the Renaissance Choir could be for you.

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

Upcoming concerts

december 2021

202105dec3:00 pmChristmas Celebration at St James', Emsworth

202111dec7:30 pmChristmas Carols by Candlelight Concert for Rowans Hospice

april 2022

202209apr7:30 pmEnglish Renaissance Masters

july 2022

202209jul7:30 pm"Protest!" Music of the Reformation and Spirituals

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