The Chanterelles are a group of ladies drawn together by their love of singing, under the direction of Dr Shirley Court.
The Chanterelles began singing together in 2009. Its singers are based across the UK and rehearse regionally as well as joining together to rehearse as a full choir in various different locations around the Midlands. The Chanterelles derive much satisfaction from singing together at such a high standard. Since 2009 they have impressed both audiences and adjudicators alike with their professional approach and clear enjoyment for the music they sing.
Their achievements include winning the women’s choirs sections at the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs 2013, the North Wales Choral Festival in 2011 and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2010. The choir was named ‘most entertaining choir’ at the final of the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs. In 2016 the choir were crowned the winners of The Manchester Amateur Choral Competition.
At the Mrs Sunderland Festival in 2018 they won a total of four trophies including the award for the best performance of the festival.
Most recently they were awarded first place in the ladies class at the North Wales Choral Festival in November 2018 and in May 2019 they were once again crowned winners in the folk song category and the female choirs category at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts.