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Based in Alnwick, Northumberland we perform a wide repertoire and promote singing for the whole community. New members are always welcome to join us at our informal weekly rehearsals in the Bailiffgate Museum.

About The Bailiffgate Singers

The Bailiffgate Singers was formed in 2005 and named after our rehearsal venue –  The Bailiffgate Museum in Alnwick. We are a mixed choir based in Alnwick singing for the sheer pleasure of making music.

We usually rehearse three programmes of work each year – spring, summer and Christmas – with two or three concerts at the end of each term. We tend to sing one, longer, classical work, and several short pieces (folk, popular, show songs, gospel, classical and more). Our concerts are lively, sociable events, interspersed with readings and poetry.

We have worked with local composers to develop and perform new music, and sometimes collaborate with other local ensembles as part of larger musical productions. The breadth of our repertoire ensures that there is always something for everyone.

For bookings at weddings or other occasions, please use our contact page.


Music Team

Our Musical Director Caroline Fentiman is an accomplished and experienced musician. She has sung in many different choirs for over 20 years, both as a chorus member and as a soloist. As a choral director, she has led community and school ensembles. As well as singing, Caroline plays the piano, clarinet and ukelele and works as an instrumental tutor.

Caroline is a trained actor who toured with national theatre companies for several years before having children. She also works as a special needs teacher, teaching music to young people with social, emotional and behavioural issues. Caroline moved to Alnwick two years ago with her husband and 4 young children. She  has taken on a variety of artistic ventures in Northumberland, both musical and theatrical. With her broad interest in different musical genres, she has taken the Bailiffgate Singers to new heights.


We meet every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Baliffgate Museum in Alnwick, close to the entrance of Alnwick Castle.

We welcome new members for all sections of the choir, why don’t you join us? No audition is required.

If you require help or advice, please send use our contact form or telephone Kate Allen on 01665 579274