The Barnby Choir


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Messiah success                                                                                                                                    Following our sell-out performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday 8 December at the United Reformed Church in Wilmslow, we were delighted to receive an exceptional number of positive comments, from both singers and members of the audience. Below are just a few examples:

Audience members

“Last night was awesome in every way. The performance was amazing – as was the organisation of the whole event.”

“Absolutely wonderful, thank you.”

“A superb performance, alive and spirited.”

“Members of the audience around me clearly loved it and found it uplifting and moving.”

“Uplifting: a very spiritual experience where all performers told the story; soundly musical.”

One of our soloists

“A fabulous Messiah – the choir sounded fantastic and were so well prepared.  It was a joy to sing with you all!”


“At a personal level it was my best choir experience ever, and I have been singing for over 40 years.”

“What a wonderful occasion – a truly spiritual, as well as emotional experience.”

“After 25 years in the choir, I felt this was certainly one of our very best performances.”

Thank you to all who made the concert such a success – especially our magnificent soloists, Anna-Clare Monk, Rhain Taylor, Bo Wang and Matthew Nuttall, together with the musicians of Musica Nova and organist Elin Rees. Not forgetting our wonderful audience – it was a joy to see so many people completely filling the church, and a particular pleasure to welcome our founder’s son, Andrew Barnby and his wife. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020. Please click here for details of future concerts.


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