About Us

Would you like to join us?

You are welcome to come along to a rehearsal to meet us and discover what we’re learning. If you’re not sure which section of the choir suits you best, you can have a chat with our musicians who will be able to advise you.

Where we rehearse
Where we rehearse

If you would like to enquire about booking the choir for an event then please contact us through the Contact Form.

Music Director and Assistant Music Director

Musical Director: Anne-Marie Kerr
Assistant Musical Director: Fiona Weakley

Our History

Castlegate Singers has been ably led by Richard Bennett who founded the choir in 1976 followed by Phil Wood, Val Hetherington, and now by Anne-Marie Kerr.

Over the years, the choir has sung everything from classical to popular, early to contemporary, traditional ballads, spirituals and folk music, as well as many Christmas favourites.

Large scale works for upper voice choirs are quite rare; however the choir has performed arrangements of choral works such as Fauré’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria, and works especially written for this voice medium such as Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Psalms for Dancing by Douglas Coombes. Arrangements of existing music have also been made for the choir by Philip Wood, former Musical Director, Val Hetherington and by the Director of Nova Cantica, Douglas Cook.

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