Sefton Ladies Choir is a friendly, informal group of women who share a love of singing. We enjoy a wide range of music- classics, ballads, folk songs, musicals – as well as more modern compositions.
We are a unique, women only community choir, founded in 1979. We usually sing arrangements for for 3 voices: soprano, second soprano and alto
We are based in Formby but our members come from all around the locality. Our rehearsals used to take place in the Smithy Green Community Centre in Formby and we now rehearse in Elbow Lane Methodist Church Hall, Formby, L37 4AF.
The choir is supported by a small but active committee.
President: Pat Lynch is a strong supporter and longstanding member of the Choir. Pat was previously the Chair and her leadership ensured the choir kept growing and developing over the years, under different Musical Directors. Pat continues to support the Choir as President, Ambassador and Cheer Leader!
Chair: Alison Gibbon took over as Chair in 2013.
Secretary: Anne Skelton
Treasurer: Diane Bailey
Other committee members: Barbara Garner and Hilary Fass
We mostly perform for fun but we have been known to enter competitions. Sefton Ladies Choir is 3 times winner of the Choir section of the Crosby Music Festival – the last time in March 2012. One time we got enough points to win the Mayors Cup – even though we were the only choir standing!
Lynne Rogers took over as our new Musical Director (MD) – in April 2014. She’s talented, and enthusiastic, brings loads of experience and draws the best out of us – but most importantly, she makes our choir nights enjoyable!
STOP PRESS: Sefton Ladies Choir is looking for a new Musical Director from January 2019 as Lynne is moving on to other things. If you are interested in this position – or knows someone who might be – please contact Alison ( 01704 870497) or Anne (01704 877833)
Ceri Williams is our very able pianist – and he is also Musical Director of another local choir Octave. He took over as interim MD and kept us going for a period ( September 2013 – March 2014) when we were without a Musical Director.
- For more background information about Lynne Rogers and Ceri Williams – see “News about the Choir > Lynne and Ceri at work”
Lynne and Ceri make a great team and over the past few years, under their direction, we have been honing our skills and gaining in experience. We are now ready for new challenges – and actively seeking to recruit new members and find different places to perform!
Singing for our supper….!
We enjoy performing at local community organisations and events – so whether you’re looking for something informal or planning for a special occasion or event , just get in touch. Over recent years we’ve held regular concerts as well as performing at nursing homes / hospices / churches and community organisations. We’ve also held ‘open rehearsals’ and informal concerts at our practice venue.
We usually work towards at least one concert /performance at the end of each term.
For more information contact:
Alison Gibbon (Chair), T: 01704 870497 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Skelton (Secretary), T: 01704 877833 E:email@example.com