About Sefton Ladies Choir

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:gibwal2008@hotmail.co.uk 

Anne Skelton (Secretary), T: 01704 877833 E:m.skelton946@btinternet.com

5 thoughts on “About Sefton Ladies Choir”

    1. Hi Carol,
      We rehearse on Tuesday evenings during term time from 7.45 to 9.30. We’ve got an Open Rehearsal on Tuesday 6th March so that people can come and join us for an evening – with no fee and no pressure to join unless that’s what they choose. Otherwise turn up any Tuesday evening before the Easter break- we’d love to see you.

    2. Hi Carol,
      We rehearse on Tuesday evenings ( during term time) at Elbow Lane Methodist Church Hall, Formby – from 7.45 -9.30 pm.
      Now is a good time to join us as our next concert is not until July. Just turn up any Tuesday and you’ll be made welcome. You can try it out for two sessions for free to see if it suits you. We’re also holding an Open Rehearsal tomorrow 6th March 2018 as an opportunity for people to try us out and find out more about the choir. Feel free to ring if you want to know more. Alison ( 01704 870497)

  1. I’ve just spoken to one of your members, Anne Skelton. I’m enquiring whether you be able to assist at my dear Mother’s funeral planned for Wednesday 2nd May at St Faiths Church, Crosby, at 1pm. I realise it’s very short notice but, we only received the funeral confirmation yesterday.
    Happy to discuss further.
    Thank you.
    M: 07921 406 753

    1. Hi Chris,
      My apologies for the delay in responding to your request but I’ve been away for a few days with limited access to the internet. I’m really sorry to hear about the death of your mother. You’ve asked if Sefton Ladies Choir might be able to sing at your Mother’s funeral on Wednesday and, given more time, we would certainly have liked to have helped. I took the opportunity to check the availability of our MD, Lynne Rogers and some of our choir members at our choir rehearsal tonight and unfortunately due to prior commitments it just isn’t going to be possible for us to sing at your mother’s funeral tomorrow. This is always going to be a difficult time for you and your family and I do hope the day goes as well as can be expected, with the opportunity to celebrate a life well lived.
      I wish you well for the future
      Alison ( Gibbon) on behalf of Sefton Ladies Choir

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