York Musical Society (YMS) is a large and friendly choral society, directed by David Pipe. The choir sings most of its concerts in
the wonderful setting of York Minster. It has contributed
to the musical life of the city of York since 1876.

We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, annual workshop and other events. We welcome new members and Friends of YMS.
For details, see the Get Involved page of this website.


Looking back: final concert of 2017/18, in Germany
with the Münster Philharmonischer Chor
Sunday 24 June 2018

The concert marked the 25th anniversary of the twinning of YMS with the Münster Philharmonischer Chor, as well as their 50th anniversary. The programme included Brahms’ Schicksalslied and Alt Rhapsodie, Beethoven’s Chorfantasie, and Elgar’s The Music Makers as a tribute to the long-standing partnership of our two choirs.

See photos on our Gallery page.

See philchor-muenster.de to find out about the Münster choir.


Looking forward: Castle Howard Proms
Saturday 18th August 2018
admission from 5pm

Details at IPH concerts

Discounted tickets available via Stray FM


Support YMS by becoming a singing member, Friend or benefactor.
CONCERT SEASON 2017 / 2018
This season has included works by Rutter, Copland and Vaughan Williams; a Christmas Concert; a choral workshop; the Bach St Matthew Passion; a trip to Münster in Germany; and as a grand finale, the Castle Howard proms.