The Manchester Grammar School Choir comprises boys from the ages of eleven to eighteen. Many of the boys involved are also talented instrumentalists, playing in other school and youth ensembles. The choir numbers approximately seventy boys. Over the past few years the choir has visited France, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Canada and Holland to give concerts, has performed on British radio and television, and sung with both the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. It has featured in recent performances in school of Mozart’s Requiem, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, and Britten’s War Requiem and performs a wide variety of repertoire regularly at school concerts, and in Manchester Cathedral and the Royal Northern College of Music.
The Manchester Grammar School Choir