The York Wedding Singers

The York Wedding Singers

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Location Yorkshire
Starting from £558
6 Reviews

The York Wedding Singers are one of Yorkshire's leading liturgical chamber choirs performing in many different styles and sizes.

  • Highlights
  • Flexible number of performers to suit your budget and requirements
  • Will learn special requests with prior notice
  • Commission a new piece of music from one of the act's resident composers

Very, very good. A great help for the wedding guests to sing the hymns.

Juliette Benson, North Yorkshire

Absolutely fantastic and made our church service even more special.

Sophia Boardall, North Yorkshire


The York Wedding Singers bring high-quality music to churches and cathedrals in Yorkshire and provide a specialised choral music service for church weddings. None of them make any profit from what they do - Charges simply cover expenses throughout the year.

The York Wedding Singers are an accomplished church chamber choir and have experience of many different styles of music and perform in many different settings.

The York Wedding Singers take the time to discuss your requirements with you in detail, so you can specify exactly what you'd like from them. They are happy to learn new songs at no additional charge, or they can recommend options to suit your taste from an extensive range of wedding music.

The York Wedding Singers work closely with the organist and any other musicians at your chosen church, or can recommend their own top-notch professional musicians. If you'd like something really unique, The York Wedding Singers can create a new choral arrangement of your favourite song, or you can commission a new piece of music from one of their resident composers. (Arrangers and composers are likely to make an additional charge.)


Taster Set List

  • The Blue Bird (Charles Stanford)
  • O Taste and See (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Beati Quorum Via (Charles Stanford)
  • Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé)
  • I Was Glad (Henry Purcell)
  • I Was Glad (C H H Parry)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
  • Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
  • Sing Unto God (Handel)

Flexible line-up to fit around your requirements, whether this means a quartet or a full choir.

6 Reviews

Top reviews

Juliette Benson

Event: Wedding
Location: North Yorkshire

The choir were very, very good. A great help for the wedding guests to sing the hymns and their arrangements during the signing of the wedding were truly beautiful. Thank you to the York Wedding Singers.

Sarah Butterfield

Event: Wedding
Location: North Yorkshire

The choir were fantastic at our wedding ceremony. Such great singers, it made such a difference to the hymns and gave our guests the confidence to sing out of tune! The choir were very professional indeed and the organisation was very easy. Thank you!

Tara Williamson

Event: Wedding
Location: Yorkshire

We could not have asked for better service. The booking process was easy and very efficient throughout. The choir itself were excellent and catered for our every need. The music they sung was incredible and more that what we had expected. I would certainly recommend them to anyone.

Leona Banner-Martin

Event: Wedding
Location: Yorkshire

The York Wedding Singers were a valuable addition to a wonderful day really helping to swell the hymns, and the choral additions were lovely. Communication between my daughter and Toby was very good and between them gave the congregation a very special service.

Sophia Boardall

Event: Wedding
Location: North Yorkshire

I can't recommend the York Wedding Singers highly enough. They were absolutely fantastic and made our church service even more special than it already was. From the first contact Toby was attentive and helpful; recommending hymns and sending us their sheet music so we knew we were printing the right words in the order of service! They were punctual, well turned out and their performance was beautiful. 10 out of 10.

Helen Bartle

Event: Wedding
Location: North Yorkshire

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special and memorable. Everyone commented on how professional and talented you all were. You have a great sound and accommodated all of our music choices wonderfully, truly you made our wedding the best ever! Helen and Graham xxx


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    North East
    • East Yorkshire £558
    • Leeds £558
    • North Yorkshire £558
    • South Yorkshire £558
    • West Yorkshire £558
    • Yorkshire £558

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    What will you sing?
    Whatever suits! We’re very flexible when it comes to music. If your wedding has a particular theme, we can recommend appropriate choral music to fit that theme. If not, we can keep things simple by offering you our list of current repertoire to choose from. But we also like learning new music, so if there’s something you have in mind that isn’t on our list, just ask.

    At most weddings we expect to be asked to sing two or three songs, perhaps during the signing of the register, and/or at the beginning or end. We would also expect to lead the congregation in singing any hymns you've chosen. We can do more than that at no extra cost, but the more music you choose, the more handy it will be for us if some of the music you choose is on our existing repertoire list. If in doubt, get in touch and we can negotiate.

    Can you work with the church's organist or music group?
    Yes – we normally do! Put us in touch and we’ll liaise with them directly. If your church is close to central York, where most of us live, we might be available to meet up for a rehearsal with your musicians in advance. If not, we can manage just fine on the day.

    We don’t have an organist or music group available. Is that a problem?
    Not at all. We have our own professional organist attached to the group (for a slight additional charge). But, it’s really not a problem if we don’t have anyone playing an instrument – we’re used to that. You’ll even find that we can lead congregational hymns that way.

    Can you provide a solo singer or instrumentalist for us?
    Yes, probably. We often perform choir pieces which feature a soloist or small group of singers as part of the music, and there's no extra charge for this. But, if you specifically want a soloist rather than a choir, bear in mind that they might charge you separately. Although all of us are volunteers, some of us are also professional musicians who make a living from that kind of thing.

    Can you sing something special or unusual?
    Of course. Sounds like fun! We have several professional arrangers and composers in our ranks, one of whom specialises in making choral arrangements of pop songs, so just ask.

    Do you only sing at weekends?
    Not at all. Our most common days are Saturdays (for weddings) and Sundays (for services), but we do weekday services sometimes too. It can’t harm to ask.

    Will you definitely be available on my chosen date?
    All being well, yes. We haven’t turned down too many requests yet. But there’s no hard-and-fast rule. Basically, for every request we receive, we check to see how many of our (20-ish) singers are available. If that number is enough to muster a decent group of singers for the music you’d like, then we’ll go ahead and confirm it. We sing just as nicely as a quartet!

    How come you're such good value?
    Because we don't operate for profit. We only charge enough to cover our expenses, including travel, music hire, and providing free services to churches at other times of the year. Nobody in the group, not even the director, benefits financially from being part of it.

    How far will you travel?
    Our official 'patch' is Yorkshire. That’s quite a big area, but we’re not adverse to travelling across it for services. We don’t generally charge travel expenses, although if you want to book us for an event outside Yorkshire, we'll expect to discuss this.

    How many of you will there be?
    Anything from a quartet to a full choir. We always consider the needs of the music you've requested and make sure we have the line-up to guarantee a professional performance. We'll let you know in good time how many of us to expect!

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