New look Sandbach choir marks a milestone

Sandbach Voices has changed its name to the Sandbach Choral Society.

Formed in Sandbach in 1947 Sandbach Voices was originally known as the Belmont Choir.

The choir is making the latest change so people will have a better idea of what kind of music they perform.

The change also coincides with the group’s 70th birthday, so they have included in this season’s concerts many works to reflect celebration.

The season begins with a concert on Remembrance Sunday at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church in Sandbach.

Their Christmas concert on December 13 will also be held in St Mary’s and will be full of well known Christmas works including Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The spring concert on March 25 will feature a performance of John Stainer’s Crucifixion and to round off the 70th year celebrations the summer concert will be a performance of John Brunning’s Amazing Day on June 30.

The group, which has 60 members, rehearses every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at Wheelock Methodist Church under the direction of conductor Christopher Cromar.

The choir welcomes new members and anyone interested in joining should go along to a rehearsal or contact the secretary on 01270 766546.

One Response to New look Sandbach choir marks a milestone

  1. Val Williams says:

    In the last few years both Congleton Choral Society and Sandbach Voices have benefited from the direction and conducting of Christopher Cromar. A gifted organist himself and dedicated to drawing a new generation into continuing the choral music tradition, Christopher has extensive experience in the standard of choral music which both musical groups have long presented to their loyal supporters in local towns. Christopher’s high expectations are not for the faint hearted but, under his guidance, singers have extended their range, their skills and their enthusiasm for choral music of the highest order.
    The rebranding of Sandbach Voices to Sandbach Choral Society reflects the confidence and standards which audiences can expect from this premier singing group of the South Cheshire area. With a varied programme of music and a good balance of SATBs, it might well be worth giving a concert a try.

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