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14/07/2014 21:31
Saturday, 5th July saw us all travelling up to the Lake District to take part in Music for a summer evening. This is an annual programme of events put on in the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Hawkshead during July and August. This was The Chorale's sixth visit. Hawkshead is one of...
18/05/2016 14:01
Michael Carter (2nd Bass) The perfect gentleman, superb 2nd bass, ex-Royal Naval Commander and long-time member of the Chorale, Michael Carter passed away recently following a stroke.  Because of a previous stroke, he had stopped singing with the Chorale as a full member at...
24/05/2017 14:27
The recent atrocity at the Manchester Arena has touched the Manchester Chorale members deeply. As performers, we identify ourselves with the audience who went to what was a joyous occasion that turned into a horrendously unforgettable experience.   At our rehearsal on the day after the...
26/06/2014 14:19
We had a terrific day out in Cawthorne, Yorkshire. last Saturday. The ladies of the parish provided a typical Yorkshire tea - sandwiches, sausage rolls etc, with tea and scones (butter, cream and jam) and cake and more tea. Absolutely disgusting! The concert, organised locally by John Walker, was...
07/05/2013 14:33
Karl Jenkins conducts a new programme celebrating his most popular and highly acclaimed works including Palladio, Passacaglia and The Armed Man and favourite excerpts from Requiem, The Peacemakers and Stabat Mater. After our experience singing the UK premiere of his 'The Peacemakers' last...
10/11/2014 11:45
For a second year running, the Chorale was engaged to provide a large choir to sing highlights from Karl Jenkin's popular repertoire. This year the programme for his 70th birthday tour included extracts from The Peacemakers and the Stabat Mater before the interval, which we sang to a full...
21/12/2012 13:31
Until recently Robin Stevens sang baritone in The Manchester Chorale, and he is also a composer. The Chorale took part in his annual charity concert at Emmanuel Church, Didsbury on 28th April 2012, so we asked him a few questions about his life as a composer. Q  When did you start composing? I...
05/06/2015 12:36
The Chorale doesn’t often get to sing big classical works. Our normal concerts consist of several 3–8 minute recent compositions in various styles, generally a cappella. So the opportunity to sing Mahler’s Symphony No.2 “Resurrection” with a large orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall was intriguing to...
25/03/2013 13:52
At our recent concert in Rusholme we asked for feedback from the audience about our concert. 76% of respondents gave us full marks and the remaining 24% gave us 4/5. Quotes selected from the comments “The singing and direction was impressive” “A wide range of repertoire all excellently...
31/10/2015 12:05
Our first concert of the season started with a deep bass rumble. It felt like a passing tram, causing a vibration in the chest. The glorious lowest C of the Bridgewater organ gives us an immediate vision of sunrise from outer space (in a certain year). I think Richard Strauss would have liked this...
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