Looking back

In this section you will find reports on our concerts, singing days, social events and other aspects of Barnby life in the past few years.

January 2017

Christmas season 2016

A very busy Christmas season for the Choir began on Saturday 3 December, with many members participating in our annual visit to Nether Alderley Church in support of their Christmas Fair.

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July 2016

Open garden success

As part of the Choir’s fund-raising efforts, David and Pauline Neild opened their garden to the public on the afternoon of Sunday 5 June. The garden is very attractive, with a wide variety of mature trees, shrubs and perennials.

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April 2016

Spring concert

We were delighted to welcome a capacity audience to our Mozart concert on 5 March 2016 at Bramhall Parish Church.

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February 2016

Singing day 2016

We were delighted to welcome over 60 singers to our 2016 Singing Day, on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, on Saturday 6 February.

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January 2016

Christmas activities 2015

Once again, Christmas for The Barnby Choir began with the singing of carols in Nether Alderley Church on the first Saturday morning in December.

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December 2015

Vocal training evening

In October we gave over one of our regular Tuesday rehearsals to a vocal training evening led by the experienced singer and voice coach Maggie McDonald, who coaches the Hallé Choir.

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October 2015

New season now under way

The 2015-16 Season got off to an enthusiastic start on Tuesday 8 September. We were delighted to welcome several new members and would still be pleased to hear from singers in all sections who would be interested in joining us.

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July 2015

Piano recital rounds off season in style

We were delighted to attract a large and enthusiastic audience for our closing event of the season, a piano recital by our conductor Lloyd Buck, partnered by Stephenie Leung, on the afternoon of Saturday, 20 June at St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow.

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May 2015

Former members

Two distinguished former members of The Barnby Choir, Elisabeth Hessey and Stanley Kirkham, passed away in April. Here we pay tribute to them.

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March 2015

Singing Day success

We are delighted to report that our Singing Day on Saturday 7 February 2015 attracted 66 singers made up equally from Choir members and visitors. Our Singing Days provide an opportunity to sing music which is not normally included in our concert repertoire, and this year everyone enjoyed a very stimulating day under the expert direction of Keith Orrell, learning some of the 40 or so motets composed by Anton Bruckner.

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January 2015

Christmas concert

Our Christmas concert took place on Sunday 7 December before a large enthusiastic audience at Wilmslow United Reformed church.

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