Category Archives: MCC Performance

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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When we are ruled by the love of one another

Who’ll be the lady who’ll be the lord / When we are ruled by the love of one another? As a regular library user I was delighted to once more be singing with the Choir in Manchester Central Library. It … Continue reading

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Marching to where freedom begins

Many cultures have some kind of feast around the shortest day of the year. It is usually a time of winter cold and darkness. At such festivities it can seem natural to focus on human suffering, on people being excluded … Continue reading

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We brave this cold weather…for FairTrade

“To sing in the new we brave this cold weather”.  Yes, it’s that time of year again when we don our winter choir attire and unwrap our festive repertoire! The event was a Fairtrade Christmas Market. This was being held … Continue reading

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Singing in the baths

Our annual gig at the Victoria Baths Open day is one of my favourites. As I approached the Victoria Baths on Sunday, I was struck again by the quality of the architecture. But it is not just an interesting building … Continue reading

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A Winter of Song Coming Up

Manchester Community Choir has lots of exciting performances booked in between now and December! Victoria Baths Open Day:  Sun 6th November; singing at 1pm and 2.30pm Stockport Fairtrade Event Sat 19th Nov: singing at 12 noon and 1.30pm Freedom From … Continue reading

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Singing with Kór Reyðarfjarðarkirkju and raising the roof for Shelter!

Learning two new songs, one in Icelandic (or was it just dee-dom-dee-ic?), practising them with the Icelandic Choir – Kór Reyðarfjarðarkirkju – and then performing them together in front of a sellout audience in Didsbury Baptist Church was some challenge, … Continue reading

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