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Minerva Women's Chorus based near Chesterfield was founded in September 2015 by Jane Ide and debuted our first performance in June 2016.  The chorus is made up of  women who enjoy singing unaccompanied 3 and 4 part harmony.  Our musical directors are Nigel Williams and Janeen Parker.  The chorus has a varied repertoire of musical pieces, many arranged by Chorus Director Nigel Williams.  The chorus performs locally, in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area, and is available to perform at charity events.  Members are selected by audition, vocal range and commitment to achieving the highest standards in performance and vocal technique.


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About Us

Minerva Chorus was founded in the autumn of 2015 by a group of six women who had sung together previously in a large community choir and wanted to further develop their vocal technique and ability.  Within a few months the chorus had grown to a membership of fourteen, and with the support of two excellent and very experienced musical directors had begun to establish the Minerva ‘sound’ and repertoire.  By the start of 2017 we had grown in size, with nineteen women coming together from Chesterfield, Sheffield and the Derbyshire Dales to rehearse every Monday evening.

We are committed to remaining a small group with fixed membership, so that the Chorus can continually develop and improve its vocal and performance skills.  Applications for membership are always welcome, and further information about the process of applying can be found here.  Because we limit our numbers we may have a waiting list for specific voice parts at various times.

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Our repertoire

We  perform a wide and varied range of musical pieces, many arranged by world renowned arrangers such as Kirby Shaw, Deke Sharon and Audrey Snyder, and some arranged by our own musical director Nigel Williams, and one of our own chorus members Anne Dargue.

Audio clips of Minerva Chorus

Here is our latest recording of the Enya song "May it be" which was recorded in July 2020 (in lockdown) as a virtual chorus piece.