Author Archives: Manchester Community Choir

About Manchester Community Choir

Manchester Community Choir exists to bring together and to encourage people from all sections of the community to sing together and share the joy of song.

What’s Wrong with Peace, Love and Harmony?

The Christmas season is upon us with a vengeance and the choir is in the thick of its busiest time of the year. Our gig at the Stockport Fairtrade Fair last Saturday was a delight for us – as we … Continue reading

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In at the deep end with the Heaton Youth Choir

Singing in the marvellous Victoria Baths in Manchester is one of the choir’s regular pre Christmas gigs. Only, this year we were joined in the deep end of the empty pool by the Heaton Youth Choir. There were only 5 … Continue reading

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Manchester’s message of hope

The International Eisteddfod is an extraordinary culture event. At one level it feels like a local Llangollen community do but on another level there are also amazing singers, dancers, drummers from all over the world. Our first time at the … Continue reading

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Friday Llangollen parade

We took up our position in front of a choir from China, who said “do you know Tudor Owen?” and behind an Bhangra dance group.  The Indians were so colourful and loud they attracted the attention of the public who … Continue reading

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Raising our banner at Llangollen 

Excitement mounted as we lined up between China and Estonia with our banner in the Eisteddfod Pavilion. The evening began with a celebration of 70th anniversary of the International Eisteddfod, set up to promote peace through music. Following a story by … Continue reading

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You’re the voice (StreetChoirs 2017)

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Singing because we must

I did wonder whether the choir should be performing at all just 3 days after the dreadful Manchester bombing. However, Liz Powers our choir director suggested that we change the order of our set to start with Durme the Jewish … Continue reading

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Who will you be?

After several days of pleasant May sunshine it was cooler and darker in Buxton on Saturday for the choir’s latest concert. We also faced the challenge of singing alongside the more local Whaley Choir. Would we rise to the occasion … Continue reading

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Until we meet each other again…

A group of us went to Bristol for the weekend at the invitation of the Gasworks Singers.  We stayed with them and sang with them.  What a worthwhile collaboration it was! We helped to raise £1,142.33 for Médicins Sans Frontières … Continue reading

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Daffodils

Today the sun was out, the choir was out and the daffodils were out – it must be Spring! In fact, the daffodils on King Street in Manchester were being handed out by collectors for the Marie Curie Cancer Care … Continue reading

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