About us

Founded by Julian Wilkins in January 2009 as an auditioned SATB youth choir, Phoenix Chorale was set up to provide opportunities for young singers in the Cambridgeshire area aged 13 to 24 to rehearse and perform a wide ranging and constantly changing choral repertoire to the highest possible standard. The group quickly expanded to include Training and Network, and under the direction of Charlie Penn is now providing young singers of all ages the opportunity to gain a love of singing, whilst developing excellent vocal technique and musical understanding.

The organisation currently consists of:

PHOENIX CHORALE a fully auditioned SATB youth choir
– including PHOENIX UNDERGRADUATES for older singers

PHOENIX TRAINING for young singers to develop their skills in preperation to join Chorale

PHOENIX NETWORK made up of un-auditioned primary school choirs

Please click on the links above to learn more about each group

We are committed to good vocal health, developing gifted vocalists, providing stimulating performance opportunities and fostering a life-long love of music-making. Through the use of extended half day and day long courses, our singers get an unparalleled opportunity to explore music and singing in a level of detail otherwise unavailable to them.

All three groups are coached by a highly regarded professional music staff of conductors, accompanists and vocal coaches who are currently led by the inspirational music director, Charlie Penn.