Archives 2013

Library Service Open Day Saturday 7th December 2013

As the Library Service get ready for their return to the newly refurbished Central Reference Library, we were invited to sing our festive songs in the newly renovated Rates Hall on the ground floor of the Town Hall extension building. As well as songs from our festive repertoire we sang Hayo O Tshwanang Le Yena in honour of Nelson Mandela, and invited the audience to join in.

Some comments from our members afterwards:

“It was really moving singing in honour of Nelson Mandela. We got some strange looks later when we continued singing in the Xmas Market”

“A lovely afternoon Liz. An emotional tribute to Mandela and a great joint sing with the audience.”

And from Angela and the team at Archives+

“I would like to say a massive thank you for you and all the choir members
who came along to the Rates Hall on Saturday and definitely made the event
such a success. There was a wonderful atmosphere that day and the
performance was really great. The Nelson Mandela song was particularly
special and it was a privilege to have you all perform. I hope you are keen
to visit us when we move in to Central Library.”

Fundraising Showcase Saturday 30th November 2013

This was to support and celebrate the Opportunities and Activities Program which takes place at Union Chapel. We were treated to an afternoon of African drumming, guitar playing, dancing by Anne Finnegan’s dance school, and we all took part in some sitting doen line dancing! After the excitement of the line dancing we were ready to tuck into tea and cakes and spend some money buying cards and pictures.

From Hazel Roy, co-organiser: “Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all who came along on Saturday and made the event such a success. We gor plenty of positive feedback . I was so impressed with the range of talents being fostered within the building. great fun. Thanks so much.”

From Michael Welford, co-organiser: “The programme was a great success. There were 80-100 in the audience, including many performers. Raised £360 inclusing entrance, sale of cakes etc and a percentage on the sale of pictures.

National Street Choir Festival Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July 2013



We went to Aberystwyth this year on our annual weekend away for the National Street Choir Festival. Cor Gobaith were our hosts, and it was a wonderful event. The sun shone, we sang at various points on the promenade and in the castle ruins. And the Arts Centre was the perfect spot to watch the sun setting over Cardigan Bay!


Victoria Baths Sunday July 7th 2013

victoria-bath Once again we sang at one of the Victoria Baths Open days, and supported the restoration of this historic building at the same time. Despite it being the Wimbledon finals plenty of poeple came to listen us singing including a lady celebrating her 90th birthday.

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road Manchester M13 0FE


Manchester Museum Saturday 18th May 2013

Singing at 12 and at 1

This event is part of Adult Learners Week – come and find us among the creatures in the Natural History galleries.

Chorlton Arts Festival Friday 24th May 2013

At Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church, Egerton Rd South, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0XJ (on the corner of Wilbraham Road and Egerton Rd South)
Concert starts at 8pm

CAF 2013 logoCome and spend an evening with Manchester Community Choir, hear us sing some new songs and old favourites, and learn a song to sing with the choir as well.

Yes that’s right – there will be audience participation!

Tickets £5 /£3 from here or on the door.

Soup Sandwiches and Sing with the Melody Macs Saturday 16 March 2013

A lovely social afternoon at Trafford General Hospital’s Macmillan Centre, which began with lunch, followed by both choirs singing to each other, and Liz and Carol teaching both choirs a couple of songs each which we then all sang together.