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 Court, 37 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.

We look forward to an exciting programme in 2024, including our Singing Day, in February, open to singers across the region and our unique collaboration with Wilmslow Wells for Africa in June. Concert dates.

Latest news


Our Singing Day programme is announced as:-

Luminous Night of the Soul and The Ground, both composed by Ola Gjeilo and

The Sacrifice composed by Keith Orrell.

It will be a delight to welcome back our good friend, Keith Orrell, who will lead our Singing Day on Saturday 10th February 2024. Keith has chosen three pieces for us to learn and sing: the dramatic and uplifting Luminous Night of the Soul and The Ground, a moving and beautiful melody both written by the celebrated Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. The third piece is Keith’s own composition, The Sacrifice which is based on George Herbert’s poem The Temple.

We welcome singers to rehearse and perform these works on 10th February 2024 at Wilmslow Methodist Church

For further information do visit our Singing Day page and to apply, please click here.

Many congratulations to Stephenie Leung, (wife of our Conductor, Lloyd Buck), whose composition ’La ballerine solitaire’ has been recently published by EVC Music in a new anthology entitled ‘22 Nocturnes for Chopin’. This is a huge achievement and very well deserved. Stephenie has been singing with the altos of The Barnby Choir since 2015.

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert 2023

In addition to our Christmas Concert, the Choir will be singing Christmas Carols in the foyer between M&S and Tesco at Handforth Dean on Sunday, 17th December 2023 between 2pm and 5pm. Please come and listen to some festive music whilst you shop!

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,