Welcome

WHO WE ARE

We are a choir of women and men who usually stage three choral concerts a year at St Paul’s Church in Withington. That’s taken a knock of late, of course, but as you can see from our News page we’re aiming to get back on track in April 2022.

We offer the chance to sing European classical music, even if you have little experience of it. So, if you’d like to have a go at choral music ranging from the 16th to the 20th century, just turn up and try it out; we won’t ask you to go through an audition. What matters is that you want to sing and will commit yourself to rehearsals most weeks at 7:30pm on Tuesdays in St Paul’s Church, Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 4AW. 

Have a look at our Join Us section of the website.  Read more about being in the choir in the Our Voices section. 

Clara Rundell took over as Our Musical Director in March 2020 – just as the pandemic shut down live rehearsals. Undaunted, Clara led Zoom rehearsals throughout the pandemic until we were able to meet again in person in September 2021. Those choir members who still don’t want to meet in person can still join rehearsals on Zoom.

Richard Brocklehurst is Our Accompanist.  In addition students and graduates from the Royal Northern College of Music regularly perform with us.

 

Our History

The choir first formed in 1985 from members of the Friends of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, although it is no longer associated with the orchestra.

 

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