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 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’ve been a member of Manchester Community Choir for 11 years – the time has flown, I can’t believe it’s that long! There have been 3 choir directors over that time and each has brought their own special skills and been a source of encouragement and inspiration.
Having done no singing since junior school I was nervous about joining a choir, but the members and directors have been so friendly and helpful that I have enjoyed it for all these years. No auditions or requirement to read music makes the choir accessible to all.
We work hard, including homework, but it is a joy to be part of a group performing at a wide variety of events and venues and it becomes addictive!
As singing brings health benefits it’s a good addiction to have. (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.”