What our members say –
“I joined MCC 2 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of being part of a choir. I love the challenge of learning a new song, the familiarity of an old one, the quick catch ups with friends and the planning of gigs and trips away. We are all in awe of our MD Liz for her endless patience and her ability to hold in her head and teach at least 4 parts of harmonies so that we create a rather lovely sound together. I come away from a 2 hour rehearsal feeling calmer, revitalised and happily tired.” (Jenny, sopranos)
“ I am a founder member of the choir and sixteen years later, with so many songs in my head, I still look forward to learning new ones with our very talented musical director Liz Powers.
In 1999 I went very nervously to the first rehearsal meeting of Manchester Community Choir. I came away having really enjoyed myself singing and hope you will enjoy our singing too! ” (Margaret)
“I joined in January last year and was made to feel welcome and part of the group from day one. I’m probably the least musical in my family but with Liz powers help and the other sopranos I have enjoyed singing acapella in many wonderful venues.” (Susanna)
“I joined the Manchester Community Choir in preparation for retirement , two of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was rather apprehensive at first as I’d not sung since junior school days, and I didn’t know anyone in the choir. However once I’d taken part in an event I wanted to do more.
Now as part of the choir I enjoy friendship and fun, and the pleasure of singing in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere. We visit interesting places locally and further afield, with the street choir festivals. I have even sung at the Eisteddfod.
Our Choir director, Liz , works us hard, but by her diligence and determination brings out the best in us.
All this and singing has health benefits too!” (Hilda, altos)
“Singing is a great de-stresser. After a busy day at work, I sometimes feel too tired to go out singing. But it is always re-energising, and I feel glad I went.”
“I was told at school I couldn’t sing and I believed them – until, a year ago, I was inspired to join the Manchester Community Choir, having heard them perform on a number of occasions, and put my belief to the test. There wasn’t an audition, it wasn’t a requirement to read music and the choir were very friendly and supportive. I’ve now discovered that I can sing and that singing with the basses in the choir is enjoyable, fulfilling and fun.” (Mike)
“Never got into a choir as I have asthma. I was anxious about joining but just walked in and loved it.”
“I joined in September.It is almost magical how a song can emerge in a short space of time from a few lines to a beautiful, rich harmony. It is very powerful to be one voice among many; to feel part of something creative and joyful”. (Judy)
“I joined because I love singing and wanted to sing with others. I get great enjoyment singing with the choir, I like the atmosphere and the ‘laid back’ feel of it.”