Sefton Ladies Community 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 usually sing arrangements for 3 voices: soprano, second soprano and alto and whilst you don’t have to be able to read music to enjoy singing with us – it can help! Don’t worry if you don’t know which part will suit you best – you can try out different sections until you find where you are most comfortable.
“Although I have only been with the choir for a year, I feel I am with a happy group of ladies who can forget their problems for two hours and focus on the enjoyment gained from singing. Sometimes it is difficult as, like many ladies in the choir, I cannot read music, but, with the help of our talented MD we succeed and make a good sound. Its great when it all comes together! I wish I had joined twenty years ago.”
This unique, women only community choir was founded in 1979 and has been going strong ever since. We are based in Formby but our members come from all around the locality. Our rehearsals are currently held in Elbow Lane Methodist Church Hall, Formby, L37 4AF.
We mostly perform for fun but, in the past, 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!
Musical Director: Ceri Williams is currently our Musical Director. Ceri has been a brilliant Musical Accompanist at Sefton Ladies Community Choir for a number of years and he is also Musical Director of another local choir Octave. Ceri has undertaken the roles of both Musical Director and Accompanist – so he knows the kind of music we like – and how to get the best out of us!
Committee: The choir is supported by a small but active committee: Alison Gibbon ( Chair); Diane Bailey (Treasurer); Barbara Garner and Hilary Fass
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!
- For more background information about Ceri Williams – see “News about the Choir > Lynne and Ceri at work”
Previous Musical Directors
- Lynne Rogers: (April 2014 to December 2018).
- Ceri Williams ( *September 2013 – March 2014)
- Rosario Mawby
- Margaret Kelt
- Margaret Holden
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
..or any member of the Committee or choir