Welcome to the Northern Spirit Singers’ website!


Northern Spirit Singers was founded in 2000 and rapidly secured its reputation as one of the country’s leading chamber choirs. In 2014, it was named Adult Choir of the Year. The choir performs several a cappella concerts a year in Durham, as well as making a short annual foreign tour. Read more about the choir.

Northern Spirit Singers past and present rehearsing for our 15th Birthday Concert.

Rehearsing for our 15th Birthday Concert

Northern Spirit rehearsals begin again

We are excited to be starting normal rehearsals again on 7 October in Elvet Methodist Church, Durham. If you are interested in auditioning for the choir at this rehearsal, please contact northernspiritsingers@yahoo.co.uk.

Northern Spirit in lockdown mode

When we couldn’t get together to rehearse, we recorded some virtual choir items. Check out our version of Rachmaninov’s ‘Bogoroditse Devo’.

Future events

Christmas Concert

Saturday 11 December, 7.30 pm, St Oswald’s church, Durham

We’re back! Join us for our first in-person performance since 2019. We’ll be bringing you some Christmas favourites, as well as music by Stanford, Debussy and others.

Recordings and videos

Cantus Mundi – our first digital release – takes a choral journey around the world. The choir’s YouTube channel features performances from recent tours and from the Category Finals of Choir of the Year 2014. For more details of both these opportunities to hear Northern Spirit Singers perform, visit the Hear Us Sing page.

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