Welcome to Bolton Festival Choir

We are a friendly, mixed voice choir.

One unusual thing about us is that we perform only one concert a year, in August; this gives singers an opportunity to rehearse and perform major choral works at a time of year when other choirs are taking a summer break.

It is also unusual in that rehearsals, which are led by our Musical Director, John Powell, take place over a short period of three to four weeks, culminating in a well-attended concert in Bolton Parish Church, where we are joined by a first-rate orchestra and professional soloists.

The choir also holds an annual Singing Day and in the spring offers a series of Saturday morning workshops aka Phoenix choir which, like a chamber choir, offers singers a chance to explore a variety of smaller-scale pieces.

If you want to take part in the intense but exhilarating process of preparing for our annual concert, or find out more about the other events we run during the year, do get in touch via the Contact Page.