Renaissance is a small chamber choir of around 20 voices, based in Belfast. It has a broad age range and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
We perform in a range of venues, both sacred and secular, and our repertoire includes church music, madrigals, folk songs and part songs from composers spanning the centuries.
Renaissance also has a wide secular repertoire and we continue to expand its lighter repertoire with performances of modern jazz standards and classic pop songs.
We are always happy to meet with potential new members who have experience in sight reading.
We meet on regular Monday evenings in Belfast. We have two-week breaks for Christmas and Easter and a summer break during July and August.
Ian Mills graduated with first-class honours from Queen's University Belfast, studying organ and harpsichord with Charles Harrison and Professor Jan Smaczny. After completing a Master of Arts degree in Music in 2006, Ian was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry—the UK’s youngest Cathedral organist. The following year, he was appointed director of the renowned Belfast-based chamber choir Renaissance. Since then, Renaissance has performed regularly in Belfast and in Derry/Londonderry, having expanded its repertoire under Ian's enthusiastic guidance.
For further information, bookings and availability, contact Ian