Coro 94 are one of the UK’s finest young chamber choirs.

A vibrant, young, mixed-voice chamber choir, Coro 94 have performed across the UK and Europe.
Their diverse repertoire includes music from 5 centuries in an exciting mix of sacred, classical and contemporary styles.

In 2022, the choir are buys performing their first live concerts since before the Covid pandemic.

They began the Spring season with ‘MESSIAH in a NEW LIGHT’ – a very special concert in which Coro 94 took a fresh new approach to the iconic music of Handel’s ‘Messiah‘, and combined this with a range of complementary pieces from other composers including Stainer, Purcell and more.

SUMMER 2022

Coro 94 have a very busy Summer season ahead, with their main concert – ‘Songs for Summer’ – being followed by a Summer Tour to Norfolk, where they will perform 3 concerts over one weekend!

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BACK TO LIFE – 2021 / 22

The singers of Coro 94 stayed in continuous contact throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and its many lockdowns. Over the 2+ years they would ‘meet’ regularly online for virtual rehearsals and socials; they also worked hard on developing new multi-media skills to stay in touch with their audience, creating video releases and even holding a full virtual Christmas concert!

But there is nothing like the thrill of live music, and Coro were very excited to come back to ‘real world’ rehearsals in Autumn 2021 to start working towards future concerts.

CORO 94 – History, Origin and Details

Coro 94 was founded in 2014, as an evolution from the Cantate Alumni Choir. The choir was named in recognition of the twentieth anniversary of Cantate Youth Choir‘s foundation in 1994, and the strong connection that this group of singers has maintained with Italy.

Coro 94 are young mixed-voice choir of approximately 25 singers, with an average age of between 20 and 40. Members come from over a wide area of central and southern England.

The choir is directed by Michael Kibblewhite, one of the UK’s best known choral directors, and Founder-Director of Cantate Youth Choir with whom he won many national and international competitions. He has also directed several other prestigious choirs including Cambridge ChoraleEast London ChorusHarlow Chorus, Harlow Boys’ Choir, Hertfordshire Chorus and King’s Lynn Festival Chorus.

Repertoire and Schedule

Coro 94’s repertoire is diverse and eclectic including 5 centuries of sacred, classical and contemporary music, spirituals, gospel, pop and folk arrangements. The choir’s latest CD “Allus” features music from Byrd and Weelkes to Ola Gjeilo and Morten Lauridsen.

We have just a few Saturday or Sunday rehearsals  (10am – 3.30pm) for each concert, in or around Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. Rehearsal time is valuable, we work hard, but in a relaxed atmosphere of friendliness and fun.

There are normally 4 concerts per year. The two on the weekend before Christmas comprise the annual Family Carol Service in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral and the Coro 94 Christmas Concert. There is a third concert around Easter time and the final concert of the season is the popular Summer Picnic Concert.

A short summer tour has become a regular feature of the choir’s calendar alternating between visits to Italy and UK destinations.

Album Recordings  

‘ALLUS’ is the latest album from Coro 94, which is available to buy at all of the choir’s concerts.
The album can also be streamed in high-quality audio from all major music websites.
(e.g. iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music)

New Members

Coro 94 welcomes applications from experienced singers, for whom there are vacancies from time to time.

Membership is not restricted to alumni of Cantate Youth Choir.