Accord Singers



An event with the Accord Singers is always a treat, with a few surprises and a dash of humour. We perform a wide range of unaccompanied music, sometimes in rather unusual places. We’ll sing in art galleries, ruined abbeys, church halls, Victorian shopping arcades …… To add variety we often include readings and guest instrumental performers.

The Accord Singers is a small chamber choir, with a target size of around 25 members. We are a friendly and relaxed group, but serious about our singing and our standards. We sing unaccompanied music, a capella, from a wide range of styles and from five centuries. Have a look at Repertoire to see a list of some of the music we sing.

We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at St Andrew’s Church Stainland, Halifax HX4 9EZ. Each term our normal pattern of work includes some music that is new to the choir along with revision of pieces from our repertoire. We work without an accompanist and aim to do a minimum of note learning during rehearsals so that we can concentrate on the quality and character of our singing. Members therefore may need to spend some time learning parts between rehearsals.

We have vacancies for tenors and basses and a waiting list for sopranos and altos.

If you would like to sing with us we will invite you to one of our regular rehearsals, so you can find out what we are like and we can meet you and hear you. Please get in touch via our Contact page.

We welcome new members who enjoy singing unaccompanied music and can follow a musical score, with the proviso that your voice must blend with the choir as a whole, and you can sing reliably in tune and at pitch. Like many choirs we appreciate good sight readers, but we realise that keen singers may not necessarily have this skill. Some sight reading ability is obviously an advantage, along with clear commitment to regular attendance.

Featured post

Final fling

On Tuesday 29th May 2018, and after 24 years of music-making, the Accord Singers celebrated at St Andrew’s Church, Stainland with their last UK performance.  They were joined by past members, family, supporters and their founding Musical Director for an evening of song, reminiscences and thank yous to all those who have helped keep the show on the road all these years.

They will bring their Accord story to a full (glottal) stop this weekend when they visit their Dutch sister choir, Chantatouille, for what promises to be a fabulous trip and a wonderful way to round off this chapter of the choir members’ musical endeavours.

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st johns final

Fountains Abbey

Lovely afternoon watching the Accord Singers carolling at Fountains Abbey. Upgraded from the freezing beauty of the cellarium to Fountains Hall this year and sounding great

Contact us

Please use any of the methods below to get in touch

  • If you are interested in joining us as a singer
  • If you want to discuss booking us – often at no charge if we’re singing for a good cause
  • If you want to join our mailing list for future concert dates


Phone Margaret: 01484 XXXXXX

Phone Heather: 01924 XXXXXX

Our Facebook page includes news and items of a more informal nature, as well as advertising our performance dates, and other events.

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