The St. Nicholas’ Singers – a Community Choir

2018/2019 SEASON OF CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES (provisional):

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Sunday 4th November at St. Nicholas Church 4.00pm – – Hope and Remembrance Service

Sunday 11th November at St. Nicholas Church at 10.30am  – Remembrance Sunday

Friday 7th December at St.Faith’s Church, Waterloo at 7.30pm – Christmas Tree Festival

Sunday 16th December at St. Nicholas’ Church at 5.00pm – Carol Service

Wednesday 19th December at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral at 7.00pm – Crosby Carol Service

? December at St. Michael’s Church, Blundellsands – Carol Concert

?February – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral – 

Saturday 14th April at St. Anne’s Church, Stanley at 7.00pm – J.H. Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary

Good Friday, 19th April in St. Nicholas Church at 2.00pm – J.H. Maunder’s – ‘Olivet to Calvary’

Sat ? May at 12 noon at St. Faith’s Church, Crosby – summer concert series

Sat 29th June in St. Nicholas’ Church at 7.30pm – Festival Concert

Sun ? June at 7.30pm in St. Nicholas’ Church – RSCM Concert with St. Peter’s Singers , Birkenhead and other local choirs

Saturday 3rd August and Sunday 4th August in Southwark Cathedral, London – Evensong 4.00pm (Sat) and Eucharist (Sun) 11.00am and Evensong 3.00pm

HOW WE STARTED: Our community choir was first established early in 2012 to produce a charity concert in memory of Colette Thornborough, our Vicar from 2002 until 2011, who sadly passed away.  Organised by our church’s Musical Director, Michael Foy.  Following two summer Gala Concerts in 2012 and 2013, the choir has since 2014, traditionally performs the first concert in the Church’s week-long Music Festival’.

Over the years, the choir has gone from strength to strength with members learning new skills and repertoires. Through Mike’s leadership we are always being musically challenged. His vision is to capitalise on people’s passion for singing, and a belief that a choir is a platform to come together.  We welcome new members particularly, tenors and bases.  We are a community choir and no audition is necessary.

WHAT WE SING: We perform mostly sacred choral music, together with other seasonal music. Past performances include: Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Pergolessi’s Maginificat.

OUR AIM: To bring the musical talents of local people together to enjoy the creative and expressive art of music and to stage concerts and seasonal events within the community’.

OUR VENUES: In addition to our summer Gala Concert, The St. Nicholas’ Singers regularly perform in local churches throughout the year (St. Faith’s Church, Crosby and St. Helen’s, Sefton).  Since 2013, the St. Nicholas’ Singers has also sung Evensong and Eucharist in various cathedrals, during their own choir’s summer break.  Southwark Cathedral in 2013, Chester and Liverpool Anglican Cathedrals in 2014, Peterborough Cathedral in 2015, Lichfield Cathedral in August 2016 and the beautiful Chesterfield Parish Church, Derbyshire in 2017 and St. Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent in 2018.

During the Christmas Season, the choir further fulfills its community aim by singing at local venues – CHET, Jospice, Nazareth House and St.Faith’s Christmas Tree Festival. It regularly augments the main church choir on special occasions and special services.

WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS: We sing at St. Nicholas’ or other local churches.  A fee is charged, which goes to the church or organ restoration fund.

CHOIR REHEARSALS:  Held on Wednesday evenings between 7.30pm – 9.00pm in the church hall. New members are very welcome, particularly male tenors and basses. No audition is required, just come along with enthusiasm and energy!  £2 a week towards music and hall heating. 

SOCIAL EVENTS: Include a christmas meal or party, an annual trip to Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and choir to hear a major musical work.

For more information: Tel Mike Foy: 0151 286 0707 or email stnicscomchoir@hotmail.co.uk