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!
Rehearsals are now cancelled until further notice
Our May concert is also cancelled
Choir members - see Members Page for further details
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.
Listen to our choir singing here
"Ave Verum" - Mozart
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.
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: Sue Woodhouse
Vice Chair: Vacant
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: Kath Burn
Web : Sue Woodhouse