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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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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 Trinity Methodist Church, 7-9 Wagg St, Congleton CW12 4BA. 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 07720 843134.

 


 

The Choir Rehearsing

The choir conducted by former Music 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.

Charlotte - Soprano:
Charlotte
It was Christmas 2017 whilst at a "carols round the tree" in Rushton Spencer, that my friend Lisa heard my enthusiastic rendition of Oh Come all ye faithful (descant, remembered from school days), and suggested I might like Congleton Choral Society.

I discovered there was an Academy choir as well as the main choir. I decided to ease myself in gently, as I wasn't sure if I would be good enough, and went along to the Academy. There was no audition and I was made very welcome. It was informal and friendly and great fun to be making music with others and putting my rusty sight reading skills to use. Chris struck the right balance; making rehearsals enjoyable whilst ensuring we made a great sound. The Academy perform their own concerts which are fun and give the practices a focus, as does the role of supporting CCS in the main concerts.
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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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