Founded in 1992, Kingfisher Chorale is a chamber choir of national repute. After success in the BBC Choir of the Year competition, the choir went on to perform all over the country and release a number of CDs, including the world premier of Malcolm Arnold's John Clare Cantata.
Our repertoire covers works from the mediaeval period to new commissions and world premiers. We champion less well-known repertoire including pieces by Biber and Distler and we've developed a notable reputation for performing contemporary works by Fisher, Pärt, Downes, Sjöberg, Jewitt, Duxbury and the late Peter Crump.
The choir under Giles Turner gave the first two performances of the jazz trio version of Will Todd's Mass in Blue, accompanied by the Brian Humpherson Trio.
Through our individual vocal expertise, dedication and desire, we aim to excel in choral singing.
As a Choir, we thrive on making music
beyond the notes.
Musical Director, Giles Turner brings to the choir a wealth of national and international experience. An accomplished tenor himself, he was musical Director of the Daventry Choral Society for 10 years, then went on to conduct the Leicester Bach Choir for five years.
He has gained a reputation as a champion and interpreter of contemporary music, overseeing a number of critically acclaimed commissions and world premiers.
He co-founded the Countesthorpe Festival Chorus in 2000 and has remained their Principal Guest Conductor. Giles was head ofMusic at Countesthorpe Community College for 11 years and is now the Director of Music for the Stamford Endowed Schools.