Director Jolyon Dodgson

A professional ensemble based in the north of England specialising in performing lesser-known major choral works.

The singers are drawn from all parts of the north and come together to rehearse and perform as required.  The repertoire is  wide and varied, from the early 17th century to the present day.  Most of the repertoire is ‘a cappella’, or scored for minimum instrumental or organ accompaniment.


Directed by Jolyon Dodgson, Voices of the North performed their debut concert to great critical acclaim at a late-night candle-lit concert in Carlisle Cathedral for the Carlisle Festival in the summer of 2008.  In October 2009

they performed the whole of Heinrich Schütz’ last great 8-part double-choir work Der Schwanengesang in Chester and Kendal.  The only part of this wonderful work that is at all well-known in England is the so-called ‘German Magnificat’ which is the thirteenth part of this thirteen-part work.



Also in Chester, and in Carlisle Cathedral on Palm Sunday 2010, Voices of the North performed Liszt’s ‘Via Crucis’ and an ‘a cappella’ passion by the German 20th century composer Hugo Distler.


Voices of the North is available for Music Societies, Recitals and

Festivals.  Just fill in as much as you can of the Concert Enquiry form.