Welcome to our website
The Priory Singers was formed in 1979 and has a current membership of about 60. Many of our members live near the coast in North Tyneside where we hold the majority of our concerts. In 2009 we celebrated our 30th anniversary and we have a number of singers who have been with the choir since the beginning. We have a no-audition policy so that singers from various musical backgrounds can come together to perform a wide variety of both sacred and secular music. We rehearse every Monday evening, from 7.30 until 9.30pm, at The Parish Centre, Christ Church, North Shields. The Priory Singers are always on the lookout for keen new members, if you are interested in joining us please email the secretary.
We have three main concerts each year - before Christmas, around Easter and in the summer. The first two usually consist of longer choral works, often with orchestra. Our repertoire is wide ranging - from Palestrina to Cole Porter by way of Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn. From time to time the choir joins forces with other groups and choirs, that take us out of home territory.
The Priory Singers is a registered charity with the aim of furthering the appreciation of choral music within the local community. A member of Making Music, our funds are self-generated by social events. The social scene is an important part of the choir's activities, for example after each main concert a social supper is arranged at a member's home.