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 8-9.45pm at
Wilmslow Methodist Church, Kings Close, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AR

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.

We offer FREE MEMBERSHIP to students and reduced fees are available for the under-25s. Any singers wishing to join us will be most welcome at rehearsal any Tuesday evening. If you are interested in joining us, or further information please contact the Choir Secretary on 0161 485 1659, or email us using the form below.

Latest news

Our recent concert marking the 40th Anniversary of Wilmslow Wells for Africa was a resounding success to a full house. The appreciative audience commented on how happy and joyful the Choir looked and that the hard work and dedication of those involved shone through to make it one of the best concerts the Barnby Choir has performed to date. We especially thank our conductor Lloyd Buck, accompanists Tom Pieczora and Stephenie Leung, percussionist, Andrea Vogle, with Charlie Ashby on drums, and Heather Elphick and Lindsay Vernon who provided additional percussion.

The programme offered a watery theme but nothing was watered down on the night! The Barnby Choir’s accompanist, Tom Pieczora, opened the evening with a superb performance of Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music. The Choir’s first item was a rousing rendition of Let the Music Sound composed by Lloyd Buck with lyrics by Dave Tonks. This was followed by the varied and delightful melodies of Bob Chilcott’s Songs and Cries of London Town. After the interval, Eric Whitacre’s intriguing composition, Cloudburst, provided an opportunity for the audience to create percussive raindrops to accompany the music. The Lord’s Prayer from David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus was sung with tenderness either side of the dramatic and spiritual mid-section before finally returning to the reverent repetition of the closing of the prayer.

The audience joined in again with the Hallelujah Chorus which was well received and provided an uplifting and enjoyable finale.

Rehearsals have ended for the summer and will resume on Tuesday, 10th September 8pm.

Wilmslow Wells for Africa - Barnby Choir

Support Us

After almost 80 years of successful music-making, The Barnby Choir continues to thrive and has exciting plans for the coming seasons. To help realise these plans, we are developing a number of fund-raising schemes, among them the ‘Friends of the Barnby Choir’, through which members of our choir and audience can be more involved in securing the Choir’s future. For further information on how to become a Friend of the Barnby Choir, please visit our new Support Us page,

Lloyd Buck conducting