STREETCHOIRS FESTIVAL in KENDAL
Outside The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Saturday 24th June 2017
12.30pm Massed Choirs Sing together
after which Manchester Community Choir will have several busking sessions around town in the afternoon
Choirs in Concert at Kendal Leisure Centre
Saturday 24th June 2017 from 5pm til late. Each choir will perform a short set of songs on stage
Chorlton Arts Festival
At Chorlton Irish Club
17 High Lane, Chorlton Cum Hardy, M21 9DJ
Thursday 25 May 7.30 pm (Doors 7.15)
Irish Club lounge bar open from 5pm
Join us for a colourful and joyful evening of ‘Global Re-Grooves’, featuring Manchester Community Choir(singing and teaching the audience acappella songs from around the world), Hard Times Kapelye (lively klezmer band with Yiddish/Balkan inspired tunes) and SHE Choir (acclaimed Manchester women’s choir). It was great last year, and it will be again this year!
Entry £8 / £6
BUSKING FOR THE MARIE CURIE
GREAT DAFFODIL APPEAL
Saturday March 4th 2017 starting 11.15am.
King Street, City Centre
Pedestrianised street running between Cross St and Deansgate.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Atrium
Saturday 18th February 2017
3.00pm Manchester Community Choir and Bristol’s Gasworks Singers will be singing in the Atrium
St. Paul’s Church, Southville, Coronation Road, Bristol BS3 1DJ
Saturday 18th February 2017
A fundraising concert for those trapped in Syria. Proceeds to Medecins Sans Frontieres. Gasworks Singers are performing together with some friends from Manchester Community Choir, with some songs from Swithin and some classical string quartets from Gasworks Scratchy Strings and Things.
Tickets £5 on the door. Donations welcome. Bar available.
Central Library Xmas Family Extravaganza
Saturday 10 December 2016
MCC is singing at 10.50 for about 30 minutes; just the one spot this year. We will be singing on the ground floor near the shop and cafe.
The event itself runs from 10am to 4pm. Here’s what the Central Library people say:
Get your festive season underway with our annual family extravaganza.
Listen to a fantastic line-up of local choirs and bands and enjoy a mince pie on us, create your own Christmas crafts and enjoy a special festive Storytime With Dad.
There will be performances, crafts and activities galore and, of course, Father Christmas will be there.
Free event suitable for everyone. No need to book just drop in.
To be kept informed about future events, join the mailing list for Followers of Manchester Community Choir.
Freedom From Torture Winter Concert
Friday 2nd December. St Werburgh’s Church 386 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester M21 0UH
Stockport Fairtrade Xmas Fair
Stockport Guildhall 169-171 Wellington Rd S, Stockport SK1 3UA
Saturday 19 November 2016
We are singing twice, first at 12 noon and then again at 1.30pm.
The venue is on the left a little further up the A6 from Stockport College going south. It has ample car parking, supervised by security staff.
Public transport is good too – the Guildhall is situated on many major bus routes, notably the 192 route, which runs between Manchester and Hazel Grove, and stops outside the Guildhall.
Stockport railway station is only a 5 minute walk away.
Victoria Baths Open Day
Sunday 6 November 2016.
We are singing at 1pm and 2.30pm in one of the pools (drained, of course – we think of everything, you know!).
Victoria Baths Open Day, Art & Craft Fair
6 Nov 2016 11:00 -16:00
Adults: Admission only £4* / £3, Admission & Guided Tour £7* / £6 (*Gift Aid Price) FREE for under 16s and Friends of VB
The Open Day provides a great opportunity to explore Victoria Baths and includes an Art & Craft Fair with up to fifty stalls selling unique artwork and craft items.
The Tea Room will be serving a selection of refreshments, including sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks.
The Gift Shop will also be open selling a great variety of items including books and handmade crafts.
Guided tours will take place as follows (no need to book in advance, buy your tour ticket on the day):
12 noon Discover Victoria Baths
1pm Discover Victoria Baths
2pm Off Limits
2.30pm Discover Victoria Baths
Discover Victoria Baths shows you the amazing architecture of the building and its history. Hear how the building was used, including memories of its bathers, plus find out about the 2003 BBC Restoration win and how the money was spent. We’ll also tell you the plans for the future and how you can get involved.
Off Limits* takes you to lesser known parts of the building Baths as well as the main iconic spaces. You will visit the boiler house and filter room and hear about pool water treatment through the ages. The tour visits the undercroft of the pools and several spaces that have been used for TV filming, including Life on Mars and Mrs Biggs.
* Please note that this tour involve stairs and uneven floors and so isn’t suitable for visitors with limited mobility.
Northern Lights Concert!
Manchester Community Choir and Kór Reyðarfjarðarkirkju from Iceland
At Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane/Beaver Rd, M20 6SX
Sunday 9th October: 5.15 to 6.30pm
Aconcert featuring Manchester Community Choir and Kór Reyðarfjarðarkirkju, a village choir from the mountains and fjords of eastern Iceland, who are on their first visit to the UK. Each choir will sing a selection of their songs, then perform four songs together.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SHELTER
One Day One Choir (Peace Day)
Wednesday 21 September 2016, 5:30 to 6:30pm
at The Piazza, Media City, Salford M50 2EQ.
Busking to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace with One Day One Choir
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod
Saturday 9th July – we sang in the Royal Mail Stage and busked on the Eisteddfod site. We performed as non-competitors.
Street Choir Festival 2016 in Leicester
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th June
Our annual weekend away!
Public events on the Saturday started at noon, when hundreds of singers joined together for a mass sing in Jubilee Square. Then from 1pm to 4pm, thirty six individual choirs took to the streets and busked the afternoon away. The finale of the day was a formal concert at The Curve, where thirty six choirs got a chance to sing on stage one after another.
The Friday and Sunday concerts and workshops were for members of participating choirs only.
Further details of the festival.
Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day in Manchester Town Hall.
Saturday 11 June at 1pm in the Town Hall Banqueting Hall and later – weather permitting – outdoors, in Albert Square. More details of the free Celebration Day are found here http://www.manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk/whatson/celebration-day. It’s the exciting culmination of the week long Manchester Histories Festival.
Chorlton Arts Festival at Chorlton Irish Club
17 High Lane, Chorlton Cum Hardy, M21 9DJ
Thursday 26 May 8pm.
Join us for a colourful and joyful evening of ‘Global Grooves’, featuring Manchester Community Choir(singing and teaching the audience acappella songs from around the world), Hard Times Kapelye (lively klezmer band with Yiddish/Balkan inspired tunes), SHE Choir (acclaimed Manchester women’s choir)
and Wangari (high-energy, female drum troupe). Due to illness Wangari won’t be able to join us on this occasion.
Entry £5 / £3
Victoria Station, Manchester Saturday 19 December 2015
The choir busked to raise money for Children with Cancer UK and handed over £340.
Central Library’s Christmas Extravaganza
Saturday 12 December 2015
Central Library’s two day family festive event. Details of the whole event at http://www.librarylive.co.uk/event/christmas-extravaganza-at-central-library/
Freedom From Torture Concert Thursday 3 December 2015
Victoria Baths 1 November 2015
Victoria Baths held an Open Day with Art and Craft Fair on 1 Nov 2015, and the choir sang at 1:30pm and again at 3pm.
Busking for International Day of Peace Sunday 20 September 2015
We started the year by taking turns with Open Voice to sing on the steps of the Friends Meeting House between 1:30 and 3pm.