South Bank Singers, founded in 2011, is a SATB chamber choir of about 30 singers which seeks to develop as an ensemble singing a repertoire of both sacred and secular music with varying degrees of challenge.
Choir members are expected to have a sound ability to read music and be prepared to undertake some work outside rehearsals.
To support the development of the choir, members have a voice assessment to ensure the Musical Director has a clear sense of the potential, range and blend and can suggest ways singers may improve.
The choir aims to have three concerts a year and contributes to the carol service of a local church.
Rather than charging for concerts, the choir has a retiring collection a large proportion of which is given to local charities as selected by the choir.
Our founder and Honorary President is John Guest.
Carlos Zamora is a Chilean composer and conductor who has developed an international career.
As a choir conductor, he has created several amateur choirs in Chile and also he has sung in important choirs in Chile as a baritone. Moreover, he has conducted professional and amateur choirs and orchestras in Chile and the UK.
In York, he has conducted the University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras as a guest conductor and the Wind Orchestra as the main conductor.
As a composer, his music has been performed in five continents and recorded on nearly thirty CDs.