Listen to our founder Dominic Stichbury and chap Pip Dennis talk about the choir with Ben Connors from Soho Radio on his show Drawing On Air. We cover men singing, male community, live shows, our attire + much more! we start at 17m 40s.
Chaps Choir is a large male singing gang from London; say goodbye to the male voice choir most would recognise. The group has been sharing its joy-inducing, heart-string pulling repertoire to audiences since 2013. Prepare for pop re-hashes, snowy hunting calls, self-aware pirates and, well, lots of men singing …
Since 2013 their voices have filled the Royal Festival Hall, The Union Chapel & other major London venues. Featured at Wilderness & Port Eliot festivals the choir has slowly built a name through its urbane entertaining presentation and unexpected repertoire choices. They’ve performed live on sat night prime time TV, recorded at Abbey Road and been the subject of articles & news pieces exploring men’s singing & male community.
Collaborations with artists & organisations include: Omar, Joe Stilgoe, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, CALM, Voices Now, The Choir With No Name & The Music Venue Trust. In 2016 we released our first single, a double a side 7" & electronic release in collaboration with singer-songwriter Samantha Whates, and in 2017 we released 'Blue Moon / Breezeblocks', a video & recording project.
Chaps Choir is on a mission to bring the metropolitan singing chap into the choral melee and envisions a world were all chaps (and ‘other’ men) can find their singing voice.