Widely regarded as one of the foremost chamber choirs in Derbyshire, The Sitwell Singers have been making music together for over 50 years. We have built a reputation for “stylistically spot-on” performances of a varied repertoire, from the great choral masterpieces of European sacred music to folk, jazz and Billy Joel.

“deeply thoughtful … beautifully sensitive”

We are based at St John’s, Bridge Street in Derby, but perform in venues all over the city, the East Midlands and the Peak District. With a core membership of around 30 singers, we present four to five concerts each season, a mix of large-scale works and lighter seasonal programmes. Whether we’re singing a cappella or with brass or a period string ensemble, we’re known for our “huge dynamic range” and our “immaculate blend”.

“… ebbs and flows of tension superbly controlled”

We are always pleased to hear from talented singers who are interested in joining us. If you’re looking for a choir dedicated to enjoying and performing the best choral music to a high standard, we would love to hear from you. For more information please contact us.

You can hear some examples of how we sound, here.

Coming up…

Monday 11th December 2023: Our annual Christmas concert, a highlight for the whole family, will be at 7.30pm at St. John’s, Derby. We will be presenting a varied programme of stunning seasonal music, sharing traditional favourites (including audience carols) and introducing hidden choral gems. To buy tickets, click here.

Saturday 10th February 2024: Our annual Come and Sing event at St Peter’s, Belper. Click here for more details.