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.

Love is the key, it opens doors and borders

Manchester has a rich and varied history, particularly the last two hundred years, but also earlier back to Roman times. Many of the themes of this year’s Manchester Histories Festival – protest, democracy and freedom of speech – are embedded … Continue reading

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The road will be muddy and rough

Saturday 21st April was a hot day and I felt torn between going out for a walk in some shaded spot like Styal or singing in the choir’s latest gig. As it happens the event was all about our access … Continue reading

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Spring Sing 2018

18 singers from Bristol Gasworks Singers came to Manchester this weekend (24/25 March) for two days of singing, mutual learning and other larks with Manchester Community Choir. A group of our singers had thoroughly enjoyed a visit hosted by them … Continue reading

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This is our song

Last Saturday, the 16th of December, the choir did its final gig of 2017 in Manchester Central Library which is a stunning building both inside and out. You might think it a curious setting for our choir – though the … Continue reading

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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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