Recent Events

Saturday 16th June - at Chesterfield Library as part of the Andrew Marples lunchtime concert programme.

Saturday 23rd March - Concert with Minerva Chorus and Katy Strudwick Flute Ensemble.

Saturday 9th March 2019 at Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel as part of the Andrew Marples lunchtime concert programme.


Minerva performed some of their new repertoire items - Danny Boy, 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) and Scarborough Fair to a very appreciative audience.

Saturday 8th December - Rose Hill URC Chesterfield - with Phoenix Concert Band


Saturday  November 17th - Chesterfield Library with Finest Hour and 4 on Demand


Saturday October 20th– Staveley Speedwell Rooms – 7.30pm   Concert with Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band and Bella Siempre - listen to our ensemble performance of Danny Boy click here



photo Helen Rowan

16th June 2018 Spring Concert at St John's Church, Walton Back Lane along with students of Katie Strudwick to raise funds for the Friends of Somersall Park


Photo Helen Rowan


24th March 2018 a concert at Holymoorside URC Church


17 March 2018 Concert at Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel in Chesterfield


On 3rd December 2017 we performed a medley of winter songs, and a few Christmas carols with family, friends and invited guests at the Staveley Centre.


photo Andrew Allport

11th November 2017 concert at St Peter's Church, Holymoorside 'A Time to Remember', an evening of reflections and remembrance celebrated in word and song.


2nd July 2017 we sang for family, friends and invited guests at Holymoorside Village Hall

26th November 2016  Winter Mixture, a concert of seasonal songs and readings, as part of Holymoorside Arts Festival.

photo Andrew Allport


Chorus News

Caroline, Sue, Linda, Anne, Lynne and Catherine took part in the Guinness World record attempt at relay singing, on 7th November at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Along with 384 Sheffield schoolchildren and other local choirs we successfully set the world record for  the number of people in a singing relay (one word each person, singing four songs).

All in aid of Children in Need

 Some members of Minerva Chorus and Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band  presenting a cheque for £1,070 to the Derbyshire Stroke Centre.

Vacancy - Musical Director


Sadly Nigel Williams our much loved Musical Director has left us recently.

We are now on the search to find someone to fill his shoes.

If you or anyone you know is passionate about a capella, with experience of directing a chorus and looking for a new challenge please get in touch via our website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We are delighted to welcome new Chorus Members this year, Mandy, Gilly, Bec and Helen


We have added some new audio clips of our reportoire onto the About Us page here's a taster -

Somewhere over the rainbow


We are currently welcoming applications from potential new members, however successful applicants may be placed on a waiting list if we have enough people already singing in that voice part.

Please complete the form on the Contact Us page if you would like to join, or ask us anything about our chorus.


The inaugural rehearsal of Minerva Chorus took place at Wadshelf Village Hall in September 2015.

See our calendar pages for details of our forthcoming concerts in 2018 & 2019


Welcome to the Minerva Website

We are a small, friendly group of women who love close harmony unaccompanied singing.  We rehearse in Walton, Chesterfield, on Monday evenings and sing a mix of songs from a variety of eras and genres.  We are committed to working together to improve our vocal techniques and produce a quality sound. 

We aim to perform several times a year in the North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire area, including at least one performance to support a charity or community group of our choice.  Please see our Events Page for more information on our recent and planned performances, and if you are interested in inviting us to sing at your event please contact us

We are open to applications from women who wish to join our chorus - from all voice parts, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1 and Alto 2.  There is no requirement to read music as we provide tracks to help learn the songs.   Please see our How to Join Us us page for more information.

Under the inspiring direction of our Director of Music, Nigel Williams,  and Chorus Director, Janeen Parker, we take on some challenging repertoire and set ourselves the highest standards of performance.  Please see our About Us page for more information.

We are also on Twitter (@MinervaChorus) and Facebook, and you can contact us from the website.




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