Upcoming Events and Concerts

Carols with the Chorus

December 18, 2019 7.30pm

Steyning Centre, Steyning, Sussex

A Night At The Opera


Chanctonbury Chorus is an established group of about 50 singers of all ages who enjoy getting together weekly to rehearse a big choral masterpiece


We meet for rehearsals at 7.45 pm on Wednesday evenings, during term time, in the Drama Room of the Lower School, Church Street, Steyning.


We perform with our orchestra 2 or 3 times a year – often this is in the Steyning Parish Church but we also sing in Lancing College Chapel and number of other local venues.

Join Us

Chanctonbury Chorus is a respected group of singers of all ages who meet weekly to rehearse choral masterpieces.
We always welcome new voices of all abilities. No audition is required just a passion for singing and a love for classical music.
If you are interested in learning more visit our website or call our secretary on 07590 479762

Chanctonbury Chorus is a unique group of about 50 singers


Siobhan Denning

SIOBHAN DENNING began learning violin and piano at an early age and won a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitioner to the Guildhall School of Music at the age of 13. She read music at Sussex University, where she was secretary of the Music Union and a Choral Scholar studying choral conducting under Laszlo Heltay and John Birch. She was awarded a Masters degree at the same university in 1994.

She sang with the Brighton Festival Chorus for many years and acted as repetiteuse on occasions. She has also sung with the London Philharmonic Chorus and the Windsor Festival Chorus. In 1981 Siobhan founded Chanctonbury Chorus and has conducted it ever since. In 1985, on the strength of the choir’s performance, she was offered a conducting scholarship in Vienna. Another scholarship, in 1990, awarded by the English Speaking Union, enabled her to study and travel in America for 10 weeks, researching music education and amateur choral music. She also conducts the Worthing String Ensemble.

After a career teaching music in several schools in West Sussex, she moved into Senior Management and most latterly into secondary school Headship, retiring in 2018. “Rewiring” rather than retiring, she is now an executive and leadership coach, working in education and beyond and director of a consultancy company: Chanctonbury Ltd. After so many years balancing a demanding career and running a choir, she is very much enjoying the time she can now spend with her first love – choral music.

Sing With Us!

Chanctonbury Chorus is a thriving mixed choir based in the lovely town of Steyning, West Sussex. We hold concerts during the year, performing some of the greatest choral works to the highest standards possible, using professional soloists and accompanied by an orchestra. We believe that the choral music repertoire of the past 400 years – including the present day - is a treasure-trove of beautiful, powerful and moving music that we are passionate about sharing with others.
No audition is required just a passion for singing
and a love for classical music.

if you are interested in learning more view our website or call our secretary on 07590 479762

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