Below are some extracts from press reviews of recent YMS concerts. They are reproduced here to give you a flavour of what we do.

Perhaps we can tempt you to come and see us in concert – or come and join us.


"an invigorating evening, when the choir of York’s twin city, M√ľnster, joined forces with York Musical Society’s choir..Pipe’s broad tempos were excellently judged for this vast acoustic...the exhilarating timelessness of Whitman’s vision, crystallised here in the ultra-soft ending."
(Review: A Sea Symphony, The Press, York, 10 June 2023)

'..there was plenty of fire in all voices for the ‘Dies illa, dies irae’ section of the Libera Me. The sopranos were truly angelic for the In Paradisum.
(Review: Requiem Aeternum, The Press, York, 20 March 2023)

'Cool and controlled...' (Review: Mozart Requiem, The Press, York, 21 June 2022)

‘Special credit goes to the tenors whose vigour belied their relatively small numbers.’ (Review: Bach’s St John Passion, from The Press, York, 25 April 2019)

‘A testament to YMS’s unfaltering yet perceptive musical conviction.’ (Review: Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem and John Rutter’s Requiem  from The Press, York, 19 November 2018)

‘Under principal conductor David Pipe, YMS made a moving and convincing spiritual drama of this challenging work.’ (Review: Bach’s St Matthew Passion from, 28 March 2018)

‘YMS is now a choir that impresses each time it performs – and in widely differing repertoire.' (Review: Bach's St Matthew Passion from The Press, York, 28 March 2018)

‘The rapturous audience reception was well deserved.’ (Review: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana from The Press, York, 14 June 2016)

‘A memorably moving performance’ (Review: Verdi’s Requiem from The Press, York, 10 November 2014)

‘With forces unleashed by this massive choir, orchestra and the Minster acoustic, the sense of power radiating from the score was awesome.’ Review: Verdi’s Requiem from The Press, York, 10 November 2014)

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