About the Choir

The Liverpool Renaissance Singers is an Early Music choir of about 24 accomplished amateur singers formed in 1965 as the Renaissance Music Group. We perform music of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, usually unaccompanied. The choir's voices include the usual soprano, alto, tenor and bass ranges.

We are a friendly and welcoming choir, with members of all ages and backgrounds creating beautiful music together. Our Music Director Deborah Catterall has led the choir since the 2016 /2017 season.

Our main repertoire is Renaissance music, occasionally ranging into the Medieval and early Baroque eras. We mostly sing un-accompanied, though sometimes we invite other instrumentalists and soloists to perform with us.

The choir regularly performs in Liverpool, across Merseyside (including Wirral) and North Wales. We usually give around 6-8 recitals per year, with our three main recitals at Christmas, Easter and in the early summer.

We currently rehearse at Liverpool Parish Church (Our Lady and St Nicholas) in Liverpool city centre on Wednesday evenings. New members are welcome at any point in the year. If you have any questions about the choir please look at our FAQs or learn more about us.

The choir was originally formed in 1965 as the Renaissance Music Group under the direction of Morris Davies who remained Director until his retirement in the 2015/2016 season. The choir enjoyed a long association with the School of Music at the University of Liverpool for many years. If you are interested in finding out more about the history of the choir, please enquire via our contact page.

Liverpool Renaissance Singers are registered with Charity Commission of England and Wales, Charity number 1189084. Our objects are “to advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music in all its aspects”

The choir is a member of Making Music.

Joining the choir

For more details on being a choir member, please read our FAQs

If you are interested in joining the choir, please email our musical director

If you would like to support the choir, please donate

Our musical director

Deborah Catterall

Deborah is an Early Music specialist who was principal conductor at the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain for 10 years and vocal tutor at Chetham's School of Music.

In addition to her extensive experience as a conductor and vocal coach, Deborah is a well known recitalist, a director of opera, a regular performer and recorded soloist with The York Waits.

Deborah also has a successful working relationship with the Episcopal Church of San Paulo d'Entro le Mure in Rome