Fleetwood Choral Society

 

WELCOME TO

Fleetwood & District Choral Society
1969-2019
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary Year

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 owe much to the hard work and enthusiasm of our past and present MD’s: 
Ann Wilkinson 1969 - 1974       Ronald Kay 1974 - 1979         Sylvia Swan 1979 - 1999     Stephen Carleston 1999 – 2008
                                          David Scott-Thomas 2008 – 2010        Alistair McKenzie 2010 – 2018 
              Margaret Young 2018 – present
                                 
One aim of the Society is “To offer training in choral singing whilst exploring a wide repertoire of choral music and promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of singing”. We hope that we are achieving that aim. 

Our 50th anniversary concert was held on Saturday 16th November at the Marine Hall where we performed Walton's Belshazzar's Feast and Last Night of the Proms. We were joined by the Youth Choir, Rossall School Chapel Choir and Sinfonia North West. A great night had by all, thanks to everyone who supported us. 

Photos from the concert can be seen on the Gallery page

Here are some video clips too.

50th anniversary Last Night of the PromsThe Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves



 Listen to our choir singing here

"Ave Verum" - Mozart

Youtube

 

 

Margaret E. Young

OUR MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Margaret was born in Preston in 1968. After achieving a distinction in her Grade 8 clarinet at the age of 11, Margaret went on to study under Neville Duckworth at the Junior School of the Royal Northern College of Music. In the 8 years that she spent there she also studied violin with Benedict Holland, piano with John Gough and composition with Anthony Gilbert. At the age of 18 Margaret was awarded places at the four Royal Schools of Music but declined them to start her own music school, Ribble Academy of Music. Whilst bringing up a family Margaret managed to run the business, which boasted some 60 pupils, perform freelance as a solo clarinettist with pianist Philip Kubilius and as part of a wind quintet, Ensemble Elan, attain a BMus(hons) in Contemporary Composition and LTCL and LRSM in performance on the clarinet. From 1992 Margaret began her teaching career in schools and gained experience working with all age ranges from 4 at St. Pius Xth Preparatory School to 18 at Westholme School for Girls. She continued her solo and ensemble performances and also became Solo Clarinet in the Lancashire Artillery (V) Band in Bolton. In 1997 Margaret began her career as Director of Music at Cardinal Newman College where she was to stay for the next nine years before moving across to Rossall School in 2006. Under Margaret’s enthusiastic Directorship the Chapel Choir has participated in numerous cathedral tours both in the UK and abroad including being choir in residence at both Washington National Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.


 

Our next concert is on
Wednesday 18th December

A Concert of Christmas 
Music and Readings

DETAILS ON OUR CONCERT PAGE

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, Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer have recently been performed.

In our range 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 concerts throughout the year with an invited professional orchestra and soloists performing a wide range of works. 

Push the button to watch the choir performing Zadok the Priest.

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The Committee

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: Helen Mair
Vice Chair: Sue Woodhouse
Secretary: Di Stenson
Treasurer: Paul Raynor
Musical Director: Margaret E. Young
Accompanist: David Chadwick
Patrons: Jackie Stott
Publicity: Kate Condron
Librarian: Ann McCarthy
Concert logistics officer: Helen Mair
Tenor/bass rep: Neal Thornton
Social Committee Chair/ Web : Sue Woodhouse

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.

Practices take place on Friday evenings 7:30 - 9:30 at Trinity Baptist Church, Poulton Rd, Fleetwood, FY7 7AW 

We meet from September to June and the fees are £90 split into two payments of £45 in September and £45 in January.
Full time students are FREE.
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Trinity Baptist Church
206 Poulton Road
Fleetwood, FY7 7LB

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