Category Archives: MCC Performance

Rise up for the Manchester Marathon

This was the choir’s first outdoor event since the unveiling of the Pankhurst statue just before Christmas before a massive crowd. In contrast our first set at the Manchester Marathon, admittedly at 10.20am on a coolish Sunday morning, attracted a … Continue reading

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Freedom is Coming (and so are cakes)

An audience of all ages turned up on Mothering Sunday at Didsbury Baptist Church for MCC’s 20th birthday celebration concert, including founding directors Faith and Jules, and many former choir members. Meanwhile current members had been busy in their kitchens … Continue reading

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Pop rock workshop

Pop rock workshop February 16th 2019 Nearly forty singers from Manchester Community Choir, Open Voice, Golden Voices, Knot Another Choir, plus a dedicated couple who had travelled all the way from Knaresborough gathered at Cross Street Chapel on a fine … Continue reading

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Come join us!

The choir is taking a seasonal break and our next rehearsal will be on Sunday January 6th from 4 to 6.30pm at Didsbury Baptist Church.  This is a grand time to make  a New Year’s Resolution to come and sing … Continue reading

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We March On Through The Streets

On December 14th 2018 the bright blue skies and sunshine disputed Manchester’s reputation as a rainy city, but its reputation as a radical city of protest where we do things differently was very much reinforced by the unveiling of a … Continue reading

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Singing Our Hearts Out

Central Library Winter Extravaganza 15th Dec 2018 After Friday’s unveiling of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue at which our choir sang three songs to a huge audience the question arose: would performing at the Winter Extravangza at the Central Library be … Continue reading

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Rise Up – Deeds Not Words!

    Unveiling of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue On Dec.14th 1918 women* were able to vote in a general election for the first time, the result of years of struggle by thousands of brave, inspiring women led by the Women’s Political … Continue reading

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We All Can Stand Together

The Fair Trade Fair in Stockport is the first performance in the Choir’s busy run-up to Christmas, and was well received by an enthusiastic audience that included the Mayor of Stockport. This was a chance to sing some of our … Continue reading

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The voice is our instrument: Zulu songs

The dreary, dull and dampness of Manchester was instantly forgotten as Thandanani Gumede, a Zulu and a South African, magically brought the sunshine into the workshop with his singing. His name means ‘love everyone’. For us he is Thanda! As … Continue reading

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Nation shall sing unto nation

Singing at the International Eisteddfod is my all time favourite choir gig. This year was no exception. And we were not only doing our own set but also sharing a set with Kor Rey (Kór Reyðarfjarðarkirkju) – that wonderful Icelandic … Continue reading

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