Thanks to Alan Humphreys for permission to use this photograph of Jim Cooke taken at the Prescot Music Festival


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.

Our Concerts

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.

Parbold Chamber Choir is a member of Making Music, a national organisation which supports amateur music groups. See Link below.

Making Music: Parbold Chamber Choir


Tickets costing £10 can be reserved by e-mail at:

Sing Praise and Glory

A Concert of Sacred Music

28th November 2015 at 7.30pm

At Christ Church Parbold,
Parbold Hill, Lancashire, WN8 7TG

Programme includes
Rheinberger: Three Sacred Songs, Op. 69.
Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Parry: Magnificat
Vaughan Williams: Benedicite
Gounod: Judex

Conductor: Jim Cooke
Organist: Peter Kwater
Soprano Soloist: Ruth Anderson