Knaresborough’s Own

New Year 2022

We were very excited to return to practising on Thursday 6th January 2022 with all safety measures in place.

Future Events

Saturday 19th February 2022 – Charity Concert at Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Details to follow

On Sunday 8th August we performed at Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate. We loved it and the audience loved us

Here is the choir performing at the Knaresborough Community Festival 2021 – a great event, we received many compliments.

Simply the Best

Who are we?

We are a large mixed community choir based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, we have over 100 members. In 2019 we were delighted to be granted charitable status and also we welcomed Craig Lees as our MD.

How are we funded?

We are funded through membership fees. If you are thinking about joining then your first two taster sessions are free – there is no obligation to join after your tasters

When and where do we meet?

In normal times we practice on a Thursday night at 19:30 at Trinity Church Hall, off Briggate, Knaresborough.

Our Musical Director

Craig Lees is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is also President for the British Voice Association (BVA). He is Senior Lecturer on the Popular Music Degree at Leeds College of Music where he founded the LcoM Contemporary Pop Choir in 2014. Craig is the Musical Director behind Leeds Contemporary Singers, a nine piece vocal harmony group that recently rose to fame as the winners of BBC One’s Pitch Battle. (Check them out here)! Craig coaches for Smith’s record label (Nigel Martin-Smith) and has also had the pleasure of working with chart-topping artist Will Young (whilst on Pitch Battle) and internationally acclaimed artist Marc Almond.

Craig runs regular large workshops throughout the UK and abroad. He has delivered projects for leading voice technology manufacturer TC-Helicon and teaches on the Performance Academy Program at ‘Mind  The Gap Theatre Company’ (England’s largest learning-disability theatre house). He has presented internationally on the topic of choral pedagogy.

Knot Another Choir CIO

Registered Charity Number 1182311