Our choirs

There are currently eight community choirs in the Inspiration family:


There are four Inspiration choirs with approximately 300 singers in each group. Based in Leeds, Newcastle, Southampton and Manchester, the choirs meet once a week during school terms to rehearse, with a large concert being performed at the end of each term. Concerts are held at Sage Gateshead with Royal Northern Sinfonia, at Leeds Town Hall with The Orchestra of Opera North and O2 Guildhall Southampton with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

As well as performing our three ‘home’ concerts each year, Inspiration also take their singing into the community. And we don’t stop there. Recent international trips include New York and Disneyland Paris.

Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each term. Visit our recruitment pages to find out more.


There are two Resonance groups – one in Leeds and one in Newcastle. Singers are selected from the respective Inspiration choirs following annual auditions. Resonance perform at smaller community events where there isn’t room for the full Inspiration choirs. They also occasionally perform as a group in the Inspiration concerts.


Scherzo is a small community choir based in Gainford. It was founded by Gary Griffiths after carol singing with people in his village in Teesdale a few Christmases ago. Scherzo rehearse weekly on a Friday afternoon.

If you would like to join Scherzo please contact us via our contact form.

Inspiration Choirs Echo Leeds Inspiration in New York