Registered Charity Number 1031240
Welcome to Fleetwood and District Choral Society.
Please read about who we are and what we do. If you enjoy singing, come along and join in a rehearsal to see what it's like!
We are a friendly and welcoming choir based in Fleetwood Lancashire and aim to provide an environment where all interested singers can be part of a large group performing major choral works. The Fleetwood & District Choral Society was established in 1969 and has become a well known group in the Fylde and North West.
We regularly perform major sacred choral works: oratorios such as Messiah Handel, Creation Haydn, requiems by Mozart, Brahms and Faure, the glorias of Rutter and Vivaldi and masses by established composers. Additionally, we like to offer our audiences other great music from the choral repertory: Hubert Parry's Blest pair of sirens, Colerdige-Taylor's Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer have recently been performed.
In our broadening spectrum of musical styles we include popular opera choruses such as Verdi: March of the Hebrew Slaves, the Anvil Chorus and also popular songs and arrangements of Let's Do It Cole Porter, Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon, I Got Rhythm George and Ira Gershwin and The Way We Were Marvin Hamlisch.
We currently have over 60 members singing standard SATB parts and perform 2 major concerts each year with an invited professional orchestra and soloists performing a wide range of works. Here we are perfoming Zadok the Priest www.youtube.com/watch .
Our last concert was held on Saturday 14th May at St Peter's Church, Fleetwood, where we performed Dvorak's Mass in D and a number of popular Opera Choruses. It was a big sing, but a successful and enjoyable night was had by all!! Here we are performing Chorus of the Enchanted Islanders by Handel Youtube
Would you like to sing with us? Come along and see what we do and who we are!! All voices welcome and no audition required.
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President: His Worship the Mayor of Wyre
The Society is run by a committee of members who meet monthly. The Chair is elected to serve for a period of 2 years.
Chair: Pauline Thompson
Secretary: Janet Jackson
Minutes Secretary: Di Stenson
Treasurer: Paul Raynor
Assistant treasurer: Sue Sopworth
Musical Director: Alistair MacKenzie
Accompanist: David Chadwick
Ticket sales: Julie Evans
Publicity: Kate Condron
Librarian: Delia Rayner
Membership secretary: Jo Willacy
Concert logistics officer: Helen Mair
Soprano rep: Helga Whitehead
Alto rep: Mary Haynes
Tenor/bass rep: Gerry O'Donoghue
Social Committee Chair/ Web : Sue Woodhouse