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 - 07847364330
  • Coordinators:
    • Jennie Rothwell - 01695 57596
  • Musical Director: Paul Dickie
Saturday 2nd July at 7.30:  Choir Summer Concert with the Recorder Group
‘Baby Boomers!’  Come and join us and enjoy a whistle stop tour of history and music from 1945 to the present day. From The Festival of Britain and the Queens Coronation through the sixties, the millennium and Covid – singing all the way. More information about ticket sales nearer the time

Save the date!  

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.

Singing in the sunshine August 2021

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Last Updated on March 2, 2022

The Choir is looking for an Assistant Musical Director!

Our present Choir Group musical director, Paul Dickie has successfully led us for the past 18 months and in spite of the challenges of covid we organised and performed the u3a advent service under his direction. However, to secure continuity for the future we would like to bring in someone else with the necessary musical knowledge and creative skills to assist Paul, help take the choir forward and build on our success.

We are a very friendly, sociable group with 30 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.

If you are interested in finding out more then please contact choir leader Ann Henders 07847 364330.

Please note there is no remuneration for this role.

Last Updated on May 20, 2022

Advent Celebration

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Advent Celebration will take place in Christ Church on Thursday 2nd December at 11 am.  Rehearsals have been going well and we hope that you will join us once again to welcome the Christmas season.  Do come along and join the Choir and the Recorder groups for a good Christmas sing.

Appeal…
If you are coming to the Advent Celebration on 2nd December, the Ormskirk Food Bank would be extremely grateful for donations which you can leave at the back of the church.

More info:
ormskirk.foodbank.org.uk

Donations of any of the following items would be particularly appreciated:

Rice
Pasta
Instant coffee
Tea
Tinned veg & fruit
Breakfast cereal
Tinned meat
Soup
Pasta sauce
Biscuits
Snacks
Shampoo
Deodorant

Last Updated on December 4, 2021

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.

Last Updated on January 15, 2020

Spring Concert 2019

 

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

Last Updated on September 14, 2019

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.

Last Updated on February 20, 2019

Pics from the Past

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Last Updated on February 20, 2019