Sat 28th March 2015 ‘Spring Awakening’ 7.30 pm at Christ Church on Parbold Hill
Our spring concert will include an orchestra and guest soloists. It will feature Bach’s Cantata no. 140 Wachet Auf (Sleepers Wake!) as well as music by Pergolesi, Handel and Vivaldi.
Sat 11th July 2015 Summer Concert in Parbold Village Hall
Our summer concert will feature a programme of light music for a summer's evening.
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Saturday 11th October 2014 Standish Festival 7.30pm
Parbold Chamber Choir will be giving a concert as part of the Standish St. Wilfrid’s Church Arts and Music Festival on 11th October 2014. As part of that concert, we will give another performance of Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Our guest classical guitarist, Andrew Planton, will be accompanying us. This is an unusual and dramatic, flamenco inspired piece which evokes images of the rivers, countryside and cities of Andalucía. We performed it at our concert in July 2014.
We will also be performing the Fauré Requiem, accompanied on the organ by Peter Kwater. Paul Chamberlain will be performing the baritone solo. As usual, we will sing under the direction of renowned local musician, Jim Cooke.
This concert will be held in St Wilfrid’s Church, Market Place, Standish, WN6 0JT.
Tickets for this event are available on the door or from the Standish Parish Office - Tel 01257 422538.
Parbold Chamber Choir
Parbold Chamber Choir is a group of around thirty singers who rehearse and perform under the musical direction of Jim Cooke. We are a group of enthusiastic amateurs who thoroughly enjoy singing in harmony. We are led by very capable professional musicians who help us attain high standards in our performances. The choir has a diverse repertoire which includes sacred and secular music.
We aim to perform 3 concerts a year. We enjoy sharing music with our audiences, whether they are seasoned concert-goers or first time listeners. Our concert diary is varied and interesting, often combining popular choral favourites with less well known pieces.
Our Easter and autumn concerts are from the classical repertoire. In contrast, our summer concerts tend to be more light-hearted. Some of our concerts have orchestral accompaniments. Our rehearsal accompanist, Peter Kwater, also accompanies many of our concerts at the organ or the piano.
The choir have also given informal carol singing performances in local pubs and at village events. We occasionally sing at private functions, including weddings.