The Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak have been one of the major success stories of the cultural life of Derbyshire since their formation in 1991 by their conductor Joyce Ellis. Famously, auditions are not required to join the Choirs; neither are children precluded for reason of cost, with bursaries being given when needed. The organisation embraces a holistic approach promoting traditional familial values, personal development and responsibility of its young members.
The choirs perform regularly in a wide variety of venues including cathedrals and national concert halls, as well as all over Derbyshire. Highlights of this last season include a concert for H.R.H. Prince Edward at Chatsworth and concerts in Normandy. 2016 is the 25th Anniversary of the choirs. Exciting events are planned including concerts in special and beautiful venues such as Buxton Opera House, Buckfast Abbey and Exeter Cathedral.