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On this page we showcase selected forthcoming events by choirs and organisations other than our own. If you would like us to list your event, please email details (and, if possible, a poster or other publicity graphic) to .

Saturday 24 November 2018, 19:30
A Hundred Years On St George's Singers Royal Northern College of Music (map)
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Goodall Eternal Light: A Requiem
Johnson Manning War’s Embers (première)

A hundred years after the end of the First World War in 1918, this concert presents three works that allow us to reflect on events of this most momentous of years. Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light is an intensely moving requiem setting of compassion for the grieving, its text including the poem ‘In Flanders Field’. Sasha Johnson Manning’s choral suite War’s Embers was commissioned by the Whittingham Lives project and is based on the poetry of Ivor Gurney, a tragic victim of war who spent many years in an asylum. Leonard Bernstein, born in 1918, combined the Hebrew and Christian choral traditions in his uplifting setting of the Psalms in 1965, a plea for peace in Israel during a turbulent time in the young country’s history. £16, £14 concessions, £7 students/children, group discounts.
Saturday 1 December 2018, 11:00
New Mills Christmas Lights New Mills Band New Mills Heritage Centre (map)
The New Mills Band will be playing Carols at New Mills Heritage and Information Centre's annual Christmas Fair between 11am and 12 noon on Saturday 1st December as part of the general celebrations in New Mills that day. We would welcome any of Hayfield Singers to come and join us in singing the carols then…accompanied by refreshments.
Friday 7 December 2018
Whalley Abbey Retreat Tim Knight Music Whalley Abbey (map)
Join Tim Knight to sing music that lies at the heart of our English heritage in the wonderful setting of Whalley Abbey Retreat near Clitheroe in Lancashire. The Retreat is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th-century Cistercian abbey on the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble valley and Forest of Bowland and is within easy access to motorway and rail networks. Tim believes that Tudor music lies at the heart of our English heritage and this journey will take you through some the hidden repertoire of Advent and Christmas music (programme will depend on all voice parts being available).
Saturday 15 December 2018, 19:30
Christmas Concert Prestbury Choral Society St Peter's Church, Prestbury (map)
Vivaldi Gloria and music of the season. Tickets £12 (including drink).
Saturday 19 January 2019, 09:30
2019 Singing Day: Gounod St Cecelia Mass St George's Singers St George's Church, Poynton (map)
Conductor Neil Taylor, Accompanist Peter Durrant

As a youth, Charles François Gounod intended to become a priest, but decided he was unsuited for the priesthood, and expressed his devotion in numerous works of sacred music. The Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile, dedicated to the patron saint of musicians, was his first major work, premiered in the Church of St Eustache in Paris on Saint Cecilia’s Day, 22 November 1855, and establishing him as a noteworthy composer. Gounod’s ability to compose dramatic music for the opera is clearly evident: the Gloria and Credo are famous for their drama, power and memorable melodies. Saint-Saëns ranked the Mass amongst Gounod’s best works, commenting ‘this serene light which rose before the musical world like a breaking dawn, troubled people enormously … at first one was dazzled, then charmed, then conquered’.

Tickets £22 to sing, £5 students, £5 audience. 9.30-10.15 am (registration for singers), 6.00 pm (concert).
Saturday 16 February 2019
Singing Day 2019: Carmina Burana Prestbury Choral Society Wilmslow United Reformed Church (map)
COME AND SING! Our popular Singing Day is open to experienced singers and novices alike. Led by our Musical Director, Simon Mercer.
Saturday 30 March 2019, 19:30
Spring Concert Prestbury Choral Society St Bartholomew's Church, Wilmslow (map)
Andrew Carter: Benedicte. Tickets £12 (including drink).
Monday 27 May 2019
Pennine Spring Music Festival Pennine Spring Music St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall (map)
Pennine Spring Music festival is a friendly annual music festival which takes place in the beautiful setting of Heptonstall, a pretty village in the Pennines hidden high above Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. Our one week choral and orchestral gathering provides a challenging and inspiring environment for members to prepare for three concerts open to the general public. Singers in all parts are especially needed this year to participate in our exciting programme which includes choral works by composers as varied as Chilcott, Poulenc, Hamlish, Porter and Mozart. Singers may participate on either a residential or a day-to-day basis. Singers are expected to feel comfortable with sight reading, but to have familiarised themselves with the music in advance.

To see the full programme for the week and to apply to take part in the festival, please visit the website.
Wednesday 12 June 2019, 19:30
Summer Concert Prestbury Choral Society Prestbury Methodist Church (map)
Schubert Mass in G. Tickets £12 (including drink).