Did you know that you can hire the Kinder Children’s Choirs to perform at your event?
We have performed at a wide range of venues and events; from the Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Cathedral to Buxton Opera House and on TV Shows. This has helped us raise thousands of pounds over the years for local and national charities.
Our Choirs have a repertoire to suit all tastes; from Handel and Mozart to Cole Porter and Amy Winehouse. The choirs perform pieces across the classical and modern repertoire, as well as folk songs, pop, jazz and songs from the shows.
We would love to perform at your next event.
A Kinder Choir concert will have something for all tastes.
The repertoire list is extensive, and, with songs from Vivaldi to Amy Winehouse, there is plenty of variety.
A typical concert could start with classical or modern sacred pieces, 20th century art song, and then progress to the interval with national and international folk songs. The second half of our programme is usually of a lighter nature with songs from the shows, Broadway, pop and jazz.
Christmas programmes are packed with favourite carols and Christmas songs. Some examples of current or recent repertoire are as listed:
National TV & Radio appearance
As well performing in prestigious concerts and winning awards, our Kinder Choirs have appeared on national television and radio. The shows include Songs of Praise (BBC 1), Celebration of Christmas (BBC 1), My Favourite Hymns (ITV), and Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).
We won the Children’s Choir Class at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 1997 and again in 2010 against choirs from all the world’s continents. We have been in the finals and semi-finals, on five occasions, of the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year and the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year competition.
We have also been awarded the ‘Choir of the Day’ accolade in the regional qualifying stages of the BBC Radio 3 competition on most occasions.
Singing with the nation’s most respected orchestras
Our Choirs have shared the concert platform with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, together with international opera soloists including our Vice President, Susan Bullock.
Invited to sing at national services
Our Choirs have been invited to sing at national services in St Paul’s, Lincoln, Chester,Liverpool and Coventry Cathedrals.
On behalf of the European Parliament’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome, we presented a gala concert at Derby Cathedral in October 2007. We also featured in a Gala Broadway Concert with the American conductor Carl Davis and the Orchestra of Opera North.
In November 2005, we were invited to perform at the celebration concert to mark the 60th birthday of the English composer Professor Edward Gregson at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
In 2007, our Choirs performed in a series Christmas concerts with Carl Davis, the bass baritone Sir Willard White and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and at Nottingham. They also performed for the Raymond Gubbay organisation in the Glory of Christmas concert at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Singing to Royalty
We have had the honour of singing to HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at an International Opera Gala at Buxton Opera House.
We have made a number of tours to Germany and performed at the official celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France in 2004. We were the only non-military voluntary organisation invited to participate.
We were invited to return the following year, to give concerts commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and again in 2007 to perform a further series of concerts in Northern France.
Our Choirs have collaborated twice with the Imperial War Museum, London to pilot educational and inter-generational projects during their tours in France as a part of the prestigious national ‘Their Past, Your Future’ programme.