‘Stage and Screen’ – Summer Concert

Stage and Screen ConcertOn Friday evening 10th July 2015, we enjoyed our summer concert which was an evening of poetry and song. We welcomed renowned poet, Aled Lewis Evans who shared some of his work.

We also welcomed local soloists, Harriet Jones and Becky Hay who performed solos alongside the choral items.

After the concert the audience were treated to wine and a buffet supper…



World Music Workshop

On Saturday 6th June, we enjoyed a splendid afternoon of a capella singing led by Martin Jones. We were sounding like an authentic African choir or “villagers of Bosnia” in just a couple of short hours!

This 60 second video taster gives an idea of what we achieved…

Just some of the lovely comments from those who attended…

“For a first time choral experience it was terrific.”

“A very enjoyable afternoon.”

“It was very well put together. Martin had just the right pace to help us reach competence with each song. A lovely mix of songs too.”

“The group felt like a group from the start, and it was all really dynamic and stimulating.”

“A really friendly, happy, feel good afternoon”

“We all had a really good time and enjoyed the whole experience. Lovely refreshments, friendly people. Wonderful hospitality. Brilliant.”

Seasonal Celebrations

The choir have been busy over the festive season with a number of performances. We sang for the Christmas Lights Switch On in Chester City Centre on 20th November followed by a Christmas performance at Gladstone’s Library on 30th November. We then sang for the “Trees of Life” Service at Countess of Chester Hospital on 5th December and performed “Carols by Candlelight” at Holy Ascension Church, Upton on 9th December which was organised by and in aid of the Babygrow Appeal. The season culminated with an excellent Christmas Meal at The Grosvenor Arms, Aldford attended by 35 of our members.

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Normal service resumes in the new year on Tuesday 6th January at the new rehearsal venue of Caldy Valley Church at 7:30pm.

WW1 Celebration and Remembrance

On November 8th, we joined forces with the NE Singers at Aldford Village Hall to present a concert in remembrance of World War 1. The Grosvenor Estate kindly provided an exhibition of artefacts from World War 1 and the choral music of the era was interspersed with poetry readings presented by members of Chester Poets.

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Video clip: In Flanders Fields

Singing for Fun with Matt Baker

Our Sing 4 Fun Workshop with Matt Baker on 11th October, 2014 was a great event with over 70 people in attendance ranging in age from 10 to 92. Matt encouraged everyone to explore different colours in their voices and employ a variety of these tones, singing harmonically some lively songs!

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A Year of Song

The singers’ first concert took place on 26th July 2014 at Caldy Valley Church. It was a night of celebration, music, song, and laughter including wine and a super buffet laid on by the choir. Kemal Houghton was the master of ceremonies for the event and he and Tom Robinson provided entertainment during and after the buffet.

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