Who are we?
Marple Choral Society comprises a diverse group of (about sixty-five) people united by their love of choral singing. We are coached by a musical director and accompanist and bring in other musicians (including the Stockport Symphony Orchestra) and solo singers for our concerts.
What do we do?
We sing works that fit in the English choral tradition, covering Baroque, Classical and modern pieces, some a capella and most accompanied. (For examples, see our Concert History and our current programme.)
When do we rehearse?
Weekly (Monday evenings) under the tutelage of Musical Director Ian Crawford, preparing for two major concerts and our popular Christmas concert. We hold an annual “come and sing” day (a day’s rehearsal leading to an informal performance), ideal for dipping your toe in the choral waters, and in the summer term, we broaden our repertoire, leading up to a sing-and-social event.
Where do we rehearse and perform?
Rehearsals are held at Marple Methodist Church (where we sing the Christmas concert) and our major concerts are usually given at Norbury Parish Church (which has an excellent organ and space to accommodate choir and orchestra).
Why not give us a try?
You love choral singing? Why not join us? Go on, you know you want to! There’s more information here.