About Chanteuse

About Chanteuse

Chanteuse Chamber Choir is the premier, award-winning female chamber choir from the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands. All the ladies have one thing in common - a passion for singing.


We perform regularly in Staffordshire at concerts, fund-raising events, weddings and have won a host of awards at world-renowned choral competitions. 

Our musical repertoire is very varied and aims to deliver something for everyone’s musical taste. We perform everything from intricate chamber pieces to show stopping smash hits, from baroque to rock, from classical to contemporary, from show tunes to folk tunes.  An audience with Chanteuse Chamber Choir is sure to be a truly memorable night.

About Sue Brereton-Banks

Chanteuse Chamber Choir's Musical Director is Sue Brereton-Banks, a music professional, educator and performer.  She formed the choir in 2008. As well as conducting the choir, Sue is committed to extending their repertoire and ensuring a powerful performance is delivered at each and every concert.


Sue read music at Birmingham University with Professor Ivor Keys and John Joubert. She also studied voice with Gordon Clinton and Michael Rippon and piano with Ruth Gerald at  Birmingham Conservatoire. She has worked at many private schools in the Midlands and was Director of Music at Stafford Grammar for many years.


As well as conducting Chanteuse Chamber Choir she is also Musical Director of Brocton Hall Choir and the Seighford Singers. She also sings with Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir and in London with the Prometheus Consort. On the non vocal side she is a member of the recorder duo Duo Saltarello and is joint organist at Sandon Church.