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About us

We are a small, friendly group of choral singers who enjoy singing a wide range of both sacred and secular music.

Our concerts have included works from early musicians, right through to current composers from all over the world. Sometimes we undertake a whole work, but often choose to programme around a theme, combining contemporary music with more traditional mainstream choral works. We also work with professional soloists and musicians and strive to provide opportunities for young people to perform with us. Our workshops have explored works by Mozart, Brahms and Chilcott, as well as tackling less traditional choral music such as jazz. 

As of June 2020, we have been formally granted charitable status by the Charity Commission. This will now enable us to benefit fully from all funds raised by the choir to further enhance our singers' musical education and experience.




Why not come along and join us for a rehearsal? You will be made to feel very welcome and you can chat to the members and find out more about us. Members pay a termly subscription but there is no charge for the first couple of weeks while you decide if you would like to join the choir. 

We rehearse on Mondays from 7:30-9:30pm at St Peter and The Holy Apostles, Wyndham Square, Plymouth PL1 5EG. 


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We Welcome New Members
our musical director:
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Giles was appointed as Musical Director of Phoenix Chorale in July 2023. Music has been a passion for Giles since his early days as a choirboy in North West London. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Morley College, and has worked with Collegium Musicum of London and the Amici Choir as assistant conductor and accompanist. Solo vocal appearances range from stage (South Pacific, Camelot) to concert platform (Fauré and Duruflé Requiems). Giles has many memorable choral experiences, performing and recording with top orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and with conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Simon Rattle. He is looking forward to sharing his love of the varied and exciting world of choral music with the enthusiastic and talented Phoenix Chorale and their audiences.  

Giles Clayton
our accompanist:

Mark studied piano and organ at Trinity College London and worked as an accompanist in the South East before moving to Cornwall in 2011. He now shares his work time between accompanying, freelance gardening and building, repairing and renovating pianos. Away from work, his passions include Rachmaninov, Romantic French organ music, growing organic vegetables and foraging. He is an excellent rehearsal and concert accompanist, and has worked with Phoenix Chorale since 2015

Mark Smith
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