The Chanterelles are a group of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s drawn together by their love of singing, under the direction of Dr Shirley Court. Since 2009 they have impressed both audiences and adjudicators alike with their professional approach and clear enjoyment for the music they sing, with a diverse repertoire which spans genres and showcases the rich sounds they make.
Their considerable achievements include winning the women’s choirs sections at the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs 2013, the North Wales Choral Festival in 2011 and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2010. The choir was named ‘most entertaining choir’ at the final of the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs. In May 2012 the Chanterelles travelled to Cork, Ireland, to compete for the Fleischmann International Trophy at the Cork Choral Festival. They were also crowned winners of the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition in 2016.
They recorded tracks for their CD, which is available to buy either by contacting email@example.com or by attending any of our concerts.
The Chanterelles are extremely excited to announce that they were crowned the winners of the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival in February 2018 winning the ladies choir category, the open choirs category, the choir championship (overall winners) and an award for the best song of the festival with their performance of El Vito.
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