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Summer Concert

Our Summer Concert at Hoole All Saints was a wonderful event. Our guests, Flint Male Voice Choir were really on song and treated us to some fine music, including old favourites Morte Christe and newer pieces Benedictus and The Creation (complete with special lighting effects!) The ladies sang a collection of modern and traditional music including New York New York, Close To You and You Raise Me Up. The raffle proceeds are going to the Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney.

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Sandra Hughes

The choir presented Sandra with a Chanel gift and spa voucher to say thank you for all her hard work as chairman in the last nine years.

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Love To Sing?

We are currently recruiting for members of all voices. Membership costs £35 per term. You are welcome to come along for a free taster session. See our 'contact us' page for info.

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A Visit To Neuro Therapy Centre

This week we were delighted to have been shown around the inspirational Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney which is a fantastic help to people with a wide range of neurological conditions. The charity will be supported by the choir by raffle donations from our concerts in 2016. You can read more about it here: http://www.neurotherapycentre.org/

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Book Our Choir For Your Event

Did you know that we are available to sing at events such as weddings, birthday parties and funerals? Please give Linda Harris a call on 0151 3572026 or email me at lindaharris29@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to discuss your event. Costs vary from a donation only if you would like us to join in the singing at a church event, to a set fee for performing pieces from our repertoire with our full musical team.

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Neuro Therapy Centre Saltney

We have chosen the Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney as our charity of the year for 2016

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Guide Dogs

We raised a fabulous £1063 for our charity of the year, Guide Dogs in 2015

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Singing At The Royal Albert Hall

After months of intense rehearsal (and fun) we finally made it onto the stage at the Royal Albert Hall last night for the fabulous Festival Of Brass and Voices in aid of Cancer Research UK. To sing in such an iconic building was such a privilege and some of us had to pinch ourselves a couple of times to check it was really happening. After what seemed like hours, we finally got in and ran through the whole programme until William Relton (in his signature red braces) was happy with us. Then it was performance time! The concert was amazing. The hairs on the back of our necks stood up as soon as we sang the first few notes of With A Voice of Singing and then continued to do so, as we enjoyed many wonderful pieces from the bands and choirs. We loved the Grand March from Aida (the odd forgotten word notwithstanding) when we really felt the full impact of such a huge number of voices singing en masse. It was such an amazing experience.

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Diamond Anniversary Concert

2015 is a very special year for The Chester Ladies' Choir. Established in 1955, we are celebrating our 60th year in May with a Diamond anniversary concert in Chester Cathedral where we will be performing a specially commissioned piece from composer Robat Arwyn.

Back in 1955 the choir was known as the Upton Ladies' Choir and had twenty five members under the direction of its founder Ronald Hugh Smith. These days, we have around sixty members and regularly perform concerts in and around Chester and other parts of the UK. Our latest tour was to Bath, and previous tours have included Newquay in Cornwall, Bangor in Northern Ireland and we've been as far afield as Malta where we performed in the world renowned M'dina Cathedral.

In recent years, the choir has concentrated on developing its musicality and expanding its repertoire to include all genres of music. Current repertoire extends to opera, sacred music, spirituals, pop songs and songs from the musicals - definitely something to suit every taste!

We've had notable successes in many competitive festivals, including winning the Choral Rose Bowl at the Biddulph Music Festival in 2006.

Of course, 2015 will also be tinged with a little sadness for the choir, as our musical director Rodney T Jones is leaving us for pastures new. Our new musical director will be stepping into his shoes in late May.

Here's to the next sixty successful years!

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Chairman

Our former chairman, SAndra, has temporarily taken on the role again to help out as Christine stepped down due to ill health.