Category Archives: MCC Performance

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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Street Choirs Brighton 2018

It’s a long way from Manchester to Brighton but on a coach full of singers from Open Voice (and Kadenza and Bury AcaPeelers) as well as MCC the atmosphere was warm and friendly (although pleasantly air-conditioned in the June heatwave) … Continue reading

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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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