Choir

Body, mind and spirit all benefit in this most social of activities which offers fun, comradeship and a feeling of wellbeing as well as a good sing. Come and join us.

Aughton Village Hall for rehearsals; for events - see below
Wednesdays for rehearsals; for events - see below
10.00 - 12.00 for rehearsals (times may differ during school holidays); for events - see below
  • Leader: Ann Henders - 01704 841085
  • Coordinators:
    • Jennie Rothwell - 01695 575969
    • Ruth Griffiths - 01695 571772
  • Choir Master: currently vacant

There are no auditions and basic support is given to new members who need help to read music. We are a very friendly group and new comers are always made welcome.

The Choir sings a wide range  of music including  musical theatre,  traditional, classical, popular and sacred, the overall aim being to give all members the enjoyment and benefits of choral singing. We normally have two or three events during the year.

Our Choir and Recorders groups at the December 2019 Advent performance in Christ Church.

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Please see the Group Posts below for a blog giving details of some of our past activities.

Search for a new Musical Director

We are a very friendly, sociable group with 35 Members and like to sing a wide range of music including; Musical Theatre, Folk, Sacred and Popular.  We enjoy the challenge of three part singing as well as a good unison sing-a-long at most of our sessions. We give one formal concert a year in the summer and organise the annual U3A Advent service. We are also regularly invited to sing at several local nursing homes.  We meet every Wednesday morning at Aughton Village Hall from 10 am until 12. (Broadly following school holidays).  We have a well organised team who take care of admin, finances and hall bookings.  We need someone who can inspire us, build on what we have already achieved and lead us along an exciting and rewarding musical path.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact the U3A Choir Group Leader, Ann Henders, on 07847 364330.  Closing date for expressions of interest Tuesday, 21/1/20.

Please note there is no remuneration for this role.

Christmas 2019 – Advent Event

Our U3A Choir gave a sincere and heartfelt Advent Performance on Thursday 5th December at Christ Church which marked the beginning of the Christmas season.  It was an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and to have a good sing!  Once again we asked for donations for the Ormskirk Food Bank and members were very generous.  The Recorder Group  also  performed at this event.

At the end of December, the choir also sang at Aughton Park and Ince Blundell Nursing Homes where we were very warmly welcomed.  This is now a Christmas tradition for us and it is lovely to see familiar faces.  Sadly, Christmas saw the retirement of our Musical Director, Duncan Roberts.  We said a fond farewell to him and wish him all the best for the future.

Spring Concert 2019

 

This term culminated with our spring concert “Desert Island Favourites” which took place at Aughton Village Hall on 25th May.

Autumn 2018

 

Celebrating the U3A’s 15th birthday

The autumn of 2018 was a busy time for our choir.  We sang at Springfield and Ince Blundell Nursing Homes, took  part in the U3A 15th birthday celebrations and organised the U3A Advent service in Christ Church.  Members of the congregation brought contributions for the Ormskirk food bank and we all shared in the real meaning of Christmas.

Pics from the Past

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