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Congleton Choral Society, Congleton, Cheshire, UK

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Making Music Congleton Choral Society is a member of Making Music, The National Federation of Music Societies.

Congleton Choral Society is a Registered Charity
No: 515851

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Choir Singing

The choir in full voice

 

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Rehearsal in Progress

Do you enjoy singing? We do, and we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to join our choir.

If you can sing in tune and have some basic musical knowledge why not come along to a few rehearsals to see if it's for you? You will receive a very friendly welcome.

We rehearse on Monday evenings, usually during school term times, from 7:30 - 9:45 at United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton. Click for map

We perform four concerts a year.

Just come along one Monday evening but if you want more information first please contact Jennie, our membership secretary using the contact form or telephone Moira, the society's secretary, on 07884 157012.

 


 

The Choir Rehearsing

The choir conducted by Musial Director, Christopher Cromar, during rehearsals for Handel's Messiah.

 



Singing is Good for You

Ella Fitzgerald   The only thing better
  than singing is more
  singing.
  Ella Fitzgerald

Singing might be fun, joyful and uplifting but could it actually be good for you? The resounding answer is "yes!"

Quite apart from the feelgood factor there are proven physical, psychological and emotional benefits to be enjoyed by singers.

This article, by Guardian journalist Alice Wignall, investigates.


 

Here's what some of our choir members say.

George F - Tenor:
George F
A big thank you to everyone in CCS for making my first year in the choir so enjoyable. I've sung in a lot of choirs, from Reading to Ayr and from Windsor to Bristol - Congleton Choral Society is the most welcoming bunch of choir people I have come across - always encouraging and supportive, never closed or aloof (oh yes, some choirs can be very aloof!)
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Carol T - Second Soprano:
I had always wanted to sing in a choir but there were so many excuses like the need to look after my four children, work commitments and countless other 'more important' things. But really what stopped me, if I'm honest, was a lack of self-confidence. Eventually I ran out of excuses and plucked up the courage to enquire about joining the choir and the next thing I knew I was at a choir rehearsal night.
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Geoff M - Bass:
If you're interested in singing at all, I'd highly recommend the CCS. Every practice seems to leave you buzzing! The Society has real camaraderie; it seems well organised and directed which has helped me slot in easily.

I joined in February. Everyone's been so welcoming, but best of all is the music itself and the excitement of jointly creating a thrilling sound.
Carol H - Alto:
I used to sing in choirs, but long working hours put paid to that. A couple of years ago I downshifted to part-time work and began looking round for a choir to join. Some were very specific about which voices they wanted, (only tenors and sopranos), whereas the CCS website just said 'can you sing in tune and read music', with an invitation to come and try.
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Quentin - Bass, and Rachel - Alto:
We have both enjoyed singing for a long time. Ages ago, I (Rachel) sang with Doncaster and District Choral Society, where I remember singing a solo in 'The Holly and the Ivy'. More recently, we both sang in a chamber choir called 'The Elizabethan Consort', based in Alsager, which Quentin conducted from 1996 until 2004.
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