“One of the most awe-inspiring choral festivals of the world”


Inspiring Workshops. Inspiring Workshop Leaders. Inspiring Choirs.


The Joint Session

Our exciting changes includes the introduction of The Joint Session where our 4 amazing workshop leaders come together for a 75min session working on a single piece in mass and masterclass styles.  This collaborative session brings toegther the talent and expertise of all our workshop leaders of the day in an engaging and hugely interactive session for everyone to enjoy.

Even more to Platinum Sessions

Platinum Sessions have always played a big part in the festival with invaluable 1-2-1 feedback and Q & A with our workshop leaders.  We are excited to expand this further as we split the sessions into 2, so each choir receives 2x 20min sessions each with 2 workshop leaders, giving more value than ever before and much less waiting time as we work on 2 sessions at a time. Don’t miss the opportunity.


Presented by Russell Scott

Upcoming Events
Manchester High School for Girls

Saturday 11th February 2023

If you are not quite ready....

Due to high demand for festival tickets, we give choir leaders the opportunity to reserve tickets for up to 14 days, giving them time to finalise numbers collect monies prior to booking.

Our Workshop Leaders
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Carla Jane

Carla Jane is an award-winning vocalist and choir director. She has performed extensively in the UK and other countries for many years and during that time has built up a strong reputation. As well as performing, Carla is a Vocal coach and Choir director in numerous schools in Manchester and …

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Craig Lees

Craig is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is a Principal Lecturer on the Popular Music Degree at Leeds Conservatoire, where he founded their Contemporary Pop Choir in 2014. In 2017, he was the Musical Director behind Leeds Contemporary Singers, a nine-piece vocal harmony group that rose …

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Nicholas Cleobury

Nicholas Cleobury has conducted all the major UK orchestras, opera companies and choirs. He has appeared at many leading Festivals, including the Proms, worked extensively for the BBC and Classicfm and has a wide recording catalogue. He has conducted across Europe, notably for many years at Zurich Opera, across Scandinavia …

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Suzzie Vango

Passionate about the arts and choral education, Suzzie’s high-energy vocal workshops have gained her an international reputation as a vocal leader, working with singers of all ages around the world. In demand as a chorus master, choral director and voice coach, she directs the critically acclaimed female a cappella quintet …

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Rayburn Tours are experts in creating tailor-made international concert tours for all types of youth and adult ensembles. From planning performances in inspiring venues to arranging group transport, accommodation and concert publicity, Rayburn Tours take care of all elements of the tour planning. Supporting the aspirations of musicians and providing them with exciting opportunities to grow and develop is at the heart of what they do
which is why they are thrilled to support the UK Choir Festival.