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.
Thanks to all who came to our performance of Choral Music and Opera Choruses at St Peter's. We hope you enjoyed listening as much as we enjoyed singing!
This was Alistair's last concert as MD and during the afternoon rehearsal Helen Mair, Chairman, presented him with a baton and inscribed box. She paid tribute to Alistair's work with the Choral Society :-
"We have been fortunate to have had Alistair as our MD for 9 seasons and he has taken the choir to new heights vocally. We have learnt so much from his excellent guidance and tuition. I am sure we can all agree that we have improved greatly under his direction. On behalf of the choir I would like to thank you for your musical expertise, patience and enthusiasm and we would like you to accept this gift in recognition of our gratitude. We wish you all the very best for whatever you do in the future and hope you will continue your association with the choir."
Further photos from the presentation and the concert can be found here.
A video from the concert can be viewed on on YouTube
A new MD will be appointed over the next months and will take up the position at the start of the term in September.
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 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. Here we are perfoming Zadok the Priest www.youtube.com/watch .
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: Helen Mair
Vice Chair: Sue Woodhouse
Secretary: Di Stenson
Treasurer: Paul Raynor
Musical Director: Alistair MacKenzie
Accompanist: David Chadwick
Ticket sales: Julie Evans
Publicity: Kate Condron
Librarian: Ann McCarthy
Concert logistics officer: Helen Mair
Tenor/bass rep: Neal Thornton
Social Committee Chair/ Web : Sue Woodhouse