City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the city and perform several times a year in beautiful venues.


Our musical director is Paul Ayres and our accompanist (piano and organ) is Philip Shannon. Our concerts feature top professional musicians.


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Rehearsal music

Autumn 2020 Music:


Scores (PDFs) can be found in this folder:


Now, Lay a garland is in 8 parts, but Paul's vision is that we will all learn both parts - so all sopranos learn S1 and S2, and so on.


Live recording:


Note-learning files:


Schubert's Mass in A flat is a large-scale piece - we won't be able to learn the whole thing in one term. Let's start with the first movement, the Kyrie:


Live recording:


Note-learning files:


Summer 2021 Music:



Here are links to soundfiles of some of this terms pieces. You can download them straight onto your phone or music player.

We are trying to find suitable versions, but it is not always possible to find exactly the version we are singing in concert. and hope for your understanding.



MP3 soundfiles



Youtube links


Mozart Mass in C (Coronation)


      Soprano rehearsal part


      Alto Rehearsal part


      Tenor rehearsal part


      Bass rehearsal part



John Fletcher individual voice parts:  


You should have received an email invitation to join the John Fletcher website (unless you have opted out). If not, please ask Jonathan or Dionne at rehearsals or email. Follow the email invitation link, complete the setup and choose your password.

You may then follow the links below to access voice part files for some of this terms music. In fact, you can use the site to listen to any sound files that you are interested in. Singers can log in and either download them or listen to them online.



Mozart - Mass in C (Coronation)


Handel - Zadok the Priest


Handel - My Heart is Inditing


Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus



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