December 2018 – New Mills and Wythenshawe Hall
Songs for Advent
Joint Concert with The Hayfield Singers
Providence URC Church, New Mills
For this year’s winter concert, with an earlier start at 7pm, we join The Hayfield Singers for a program of seasonal music. We perform music by Bob Chilcott, Oliver Tarney and Victoria. Choruses from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ will complete the evening, as we begin to look towards the Christmas festivities.
When: Saturday 1st December 2018, 7.00pm
Where: Providence URC Church, Mellor Rd, New Mills SK22 4DP
Tickets: £10/£8 concession (plus booking fee), online www.highpeakarts.org or by phone 01663744516
Christmas Fair, Wythenshawe Hall
We are pleased to appear at Wythenshawe Hall, once more, at one of our favourite events of the year. We will be singing traditional Christmas carols, amid the bustle of events organised by the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall.
When: Sunday 9th December 2018, between 1pm and 3pm
Where: The Barn at the Farm, Wythenshawe Park, M23 0AB
An Evening of Summer Song
Mottram Evangelical Church
This summer, at the earlier time of 7pm, we return to Mottram and are joined by the enthusiastic school choir of Mottram CE Primary. As well as our lighter mix of well known music, we will be acknowledging the centenary of CHH Parry, and place his music in the company of his contemporaries, Elgar and Holst.
When: Saturday 30th June 2018, 7.00pm
Where: Mottram Evangelical Church, Stalybridge Road, Mottram, SK14 6NF
Tickets: £7 – on the door. Children, free
Spring Concert – Chorley Methodist Church
This Spring, we return to Chorley and are joined by the talented Chapel Choir of St Michael’s C of E High School, led by Phil White.
Hear music by Holst, Cole Porter and The Carpenters as well as the dynamic singing of the school choir.
Where: Chorley Methodist Church, Gillibrands Walk, PR7 2HF
When: 10th March 2018
Tickets: £5 – available from Marshall’s Florist, 10 Pall Mall or on the door
Tales of Love… and other stories
Join us for our programme at Thornton Hough United Reformed Church, Wirral Peninsula. We’ll sing some of Holst’s folksong arrangements (including I sowed the seeds of Love, My Sweetheart’s like Venus), treat you to well-loved music from America (I got rhythm, I’m beginning to see the light) and indulge in an early Christmas, with music little known – but lovely!
In aid of church repairs.
Where: St George’s URC, Thornton Hough, CH63 1JL
When: 2nd December 2017, 7.30pm
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Join us for our return to Ford’s Lane Evangelical Church, where we were first made welcome in 2015. Our programme this summer will include John Rutter’s ‘Five Childhood Lyrics’, as well as arrangements of folk songs and classic jazz standards, such as ‘I’m beginning to see the light’ and ‘I got rhythm’..
Where: Ford’s Lane Evangelical Church, Ford’s Lane, Bramhall, SK7 1DQ
When: 24th June 2017, 7.30pm
In support of the Christie hospital.
Traditional Songs & Choral Fables
Choir trip to Cornwall!
We received a brilliant welcome by local choir, Cadon, and sang a joint concert, with some shared numbers.
“Some of my favourite music, sung very well indeed!”
Marcus Alleyne, Conductor of Cadon Choir
It was lovely to share some new repertoire and reflect on how another choir does things – Cadon were singing pieces written for them, which they thrived on. And the next day we sang a Hassler mass at St Symphorian’s Church, in nearby Forrabury, before retiring to the Wellington Arms for Sunday lunch!
Where: St Materiana Church, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0DL
When: Saturday 31st May 2014, 7.30pm
Music for Passiontide
Our passiontide concert at St Michael’s Church, Flixton, was our best yet – the programme (Faure’s Requiem and Caldara’s Stabat Mater, amongst other beautiful songs) played to all our strengths and the audience were in for a treat!
Where: St Michael’s Church, Church Road, Flixton, M41 6HR
When: Saturday 23rd March 2013, 7.30pm