The choir was founded in January 2005 under the musical directorship of Stuart Stokell. In October 2015, Ryan Hanlon was appointed as our musical director, with Stuart returning to lead the choir in March 2019.
Our primary purpose is to have fun with friends, and our musical repertoire covers a wide range of interests, from classical pieces to modern hits.
The choir performs two big concerts per year in June and December, usually at William Howard school, Brampton. Each year, profits from our Christmas concert are donated to local charities, and we are very proud to have raised several thousand pounds over the years. We also respond, where we can, to invitations to perform at other local events. In 2016, we took part in the BBC music day and performed live on TV under Wetheral Viaduct.
The choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Brampton Methodist Hall. The acoustics are good for rehearsing our songs, and there's always a break for a chat and a cuppa! Nearer to concert dates, we may increase our rehearsals to twice a week, usually on a Monday evening. We also have social evenings for choir members and friends.
The choir has a maximum of 60 members and we would welcome more members, especially for our Tenor and Bass sections. We do not audition for membership and you don't need to read music. Our MD is excellent at taking us through new pieces of music, so we learn together.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact our secretary, who will be only too happy to guide you through our joining process.
The choir is administered through an elected management committee which meets regularly throughout the year under an elected Chairman and Secretary.