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; say goodbye to the male voice choir most would recognise. We sing songs from across the world, combining surprising choices always with an added chappist twist. Prepare for pop song re-hashes, snowy hunting calls, Manhattanite observations, self-aware pirates and, well, lots of men singing …
Since we began in 2013 our voices have filled The Roundhouse, Royal Festival Hall, Wilderness, Port Eliot, Citadel, TGE, Book Slam, The Union Chapel and other major London venues & events. We've collaborated with a range of artists & organisations including soul singer Omar, Samantha Whates, Joe Stilgoe, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Voices Now, Irene Taylor Trust, The Choir With No Name, Music Venue's Trust.
We've raised money for charity, most notably CALM and have been raising the profile of men's group singing as a positive force for their mental health & well being. We've been the subject of TV news segments, newspaper articles & magazine pieces.
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.
The choir was founded - and is run - by Dominic Stichbury who arranges the music and leads the men.