Welcome

The Barnby Choir, based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, has approximately 60 members of all ages and from all walks of life. We share a love of choral music and a desire to produce exciting performances to a high standard. Our repertoire includes major sacred and secular choral works as well as more unusual music, both traditional and modern.

We meet for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from September to May, and put on three or four concerts a year, frequently with professional soloists and instrumentalists. Rehearsals are held from 8-10pm at
Wilmslow Methodist Church, Kings Court, 37 Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AR. Please visit our Members’ Area for current rehearsal arrangements.

We also run an annual Singing Day, open to singers across the region, and organise a number of social events throughout the year.

We are always pleased to receive applications from prospective members in all sections of the choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass), and we are currently keen to expand our numbers for what promises to be an enjoyable year both musically and socially. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Choir Secretary on 0161 485 1659, or email us using the form below. For further information about membership, please click here.

Next concert

Thanks to everyone who came to join the celebrations at our delayed 75th anniversary concert in March – a wonderful occasion! We look forward to welcoming you to our next concert on Sunday, 22 May 2022 at the Festival Hall, Alderley Edge, featuring The Armed Man choral suite by Karl Jenkins, and works by Bob Chilcott and Eric Whitacre.
Full details here

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Thank you Stephen – and welcome Tom

In February, we bade a fond farewell to Stephen Reynolds, our accompanist since 2000.

Stephen has had a long and distinguished career since graduating from the Royal Manchester College of Music, where he studied with Colin Horsley and Ryszard Bakst, gaining ARMCM distinction in both solo performance and teaching, plus GRSM with special merit in performance. He also won Rothschild and Martin Trust scholarships, among other awards.

During his career, Stephen has given many highly acclaimed piano recitals in the UK and abroad, in prestigious venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and the Vienna Conservatoire. He has also made occasional broadcasts on the BBC and performed with several British orchestras and conductors. He has composed works for piano and organ, plus choral, orchestral and chamber music.

He has had a long association with Clonter Opera and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was both accompanist and tutor. He is an expert choral accompanist and all of us in the Barnby Choir would like to express our gratitude for having benefited from his professionalism and his friendship for so many years, and wish him all the very best for the future.

At the same time we extend a warm welcome to his successor Tom Pieczora. We look forward to working with Tom.