2023 was a fabulous year for Knot Another Choir, we raised money for some fantastic charities and sang in some wonderful places.

2024 promises to be even more exciting; in March we’re taking part in our first high profile competition at The Manchester Annual Choral Competition (MACC) held at the Royal Northern College of Music. In June we are taking our first trip overseas to take part in The Limerick Sings festival in Ireland. Throughout the year we have performances planned in many wonderful locations.

Currently we can offer a few places in the choir for gentlemen and younger singers, male and female, we offer free places for anyone aged between 18 and 25. If you are interested in joining our wonderful choir please email us at iwanttojoin@knotanotherchoir.co.uk


At our latest concert at Holy Trinity Church on 10th February, we raised a magnificent sum of £875 for Asthma + Lung UK


Pictures of our wonderful Christmas performance at St John’s Church Knaresborough where we raised funds for Variety – the children’s charity.

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For a full list of our performances in 2024 please look at our “New Events” page.

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. 

When and where do we meet?

We practice on a Thursday night at 19:30 at Trinity Church Hall, off Briggate, Knaresborough.

How do I join?

We normally run two taster sessions at the start of term in September and January however due to the popularity of the choir we are currently only taking Bass’s.

Our Musical Director

Craig Lees is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is Principal  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.


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Many thanks to the Two Ridings Community Foundation for their recent sponsorship

Many thanks to Knaresborough Town Council for sponsoring our trip to compete in the Manchester Annual Choral Competition (MACC) at The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) on the 3rd March 2024.

We’re delighted to be representing Knaresborough with 86 of our choir members.


KnAC performing Silent Night at Ripon Cathedral
Harlow Carr Gardens on 17/07/2022. Many thanks to S. Fairley for this fantastic picture where Craig looks like he is about to take off.
They said we had to be quiet backstage before we went on but they didn’t say we couldn’t dance. KnAC enjoying themselves dancing to Titanium sung by Local Vocals from Ossett.

Knot Another Choir CIO

Registered Charity Number 1182311