Category Archives: MCC Performance

You must be joiking, Sami…………

The choir’s final performance of the year was a festive and very apposite one at Manchester Central Library’s annual Christmas Extravaganza. As ever we were very well looked after by the library staff, who provided us with hot drinks and … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking for Shelter

By William West and Rose Hodgson When Shelter was founded in 1966 in order to campaign to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland perhaps no-one could have guessed how much more it would be still needed some … Continue reading

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Scales in the old fish market

Written by Julie Batten As a choir we have had the privilege of singing in many historic and atmospheric venues – the wonderful Victoria Baths in Manchester, the ruins of a castle in Aberystwyth, a cave in Kendal. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Rounding up reindeers, human or not!

Singing at the Stockport Fair Trade Fair has become one of the choir’s regular performances at the start of the festive season in late November. It was also our second public performance with our new choir director Rose Hodgson, who … Continue reading

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Singing is a piece of cake!

Singing in front of family and friends should be a piece of cake and it was … literally!  Our Winter Concert at Didsbury Baptist Church on Sunday 17th November featured some excellent homemade cakes on sale, to support the Choir … Continue reading

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Who in the world is singing?!

Tudor Owen writes about Friday July 12th, the opening day of the Manchester Streetchoirs Festival Let’s start where it all got sorted, on the shop floor. The registration process on Friday afternoon was quiet, efficient, quick – and friendly, the … Continue reading

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You’re The Voice!

Manchester is currently marking the 200 anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. This was violent attack on over 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters with 18 killed and hundreds injured. As part of a number of events the Art Gallery has … Continue reading

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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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