Radcliffe Ladies Choir have had quite a busy year celebrating its 25th anniversary. In the Spring we went on tour to Northern Ireland where we sung in Belfast Cathedral and with the Ballyclare Male Voice Choir and also in the Titanic Museum which was a wonderful experience.
Closer to home we also sang at a concert with the Bestwood Male Voice Choir in St Barnabas Cathedral. In the summer we held our annual Summer Concert celebrating 25 years of friendship through singing with among others two new pieces. One was a piece we commissioned from Canadian composer Sarah Quartel and the other piece was written by our Musical Director, Alex Patterson.
During the summer break we all met with Sarah Quartel who was in England for a conference which was delightful. Following our summer break, we held a Vocal Workshop on Saturday 10th September from which we hope we inspired some new members to come and join our friendly choir.
We are working towards our Christmas Concert at the moment with some new pieces, some of which will be performed with our guests, “Highly Strung” string quartet. The concert is on Saturday 10th December and the venue is St Mary’s Church. Do come along and join us for what we hope will be a really enjoyable evening. There will, of course, be the usual seasonal refreshments following the concert. Tickets are £10.00 and will be available from Pen2Paper in Radcliffe or from choir members from the second week in November.
We are now looking to book concerts for not only next year but 2018 and onwards so if anyone would like the ladies to sing for them, then we would love to hear from you.
We are looking forward to yet another successful year in 2017 under the baton of our Musical Director, Alex Patterson.
Article written by Sheila Brumfitt