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Amadeus: the Chamber Choir

A bit of history …
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The Choir began in 2000, and is formed of a group of like-minded singers - everyone sings for enjoyment and pleasure.
We are a regular guest choir for services at Blackburn and Chester Cathedrals. We have sung in Durham Cathedral, Southwell Minster, Hexham Abbey, Liverpool Town Hall, and even at the Liverpool Football Club ground at Anfield. We sang at Lancaster Priory for the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Shield Ceremony, and were invited to Vienna for the International Conference of Radiologists.
We have visited Paris and sung in La Madeleine and Nôtre Dame. We have also sung in Venice (singing at Monteverdi’s burial place in the Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa fei Frari), Granada, Segovia and Prague. We have sung evensongs at Clare College and Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Merton College, Oxford.
In 2009 we visited Rome and sang Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, as well as giving a concert during the Re-Opening Celebrations at the Church of the Venerable English College.
Since then we’ve given five very profitable carol concerts in Ince Blundell (all ticket money and “pay to get out” donations have gone to Mary’s Meals, as well as numerous concerts in Lancashire, Cheshire and on the Wirral.
Our members include teachers (primary and secondary, state and independent), GPs, Consultants, Radiographers, Civil Servants (but never mind, they’ll get over it), Financial and Legal folk, as well as some retired folk who are actually too busy these days to have time to fit in a day job anyway..
All are amateur singers (in the real sense of the word: doing it for love, not for a living).
There was once a musician amongst the tenors (well, someone had to bring some order to chaos … ), and of course our conductor, David Holroyd, whilst directing his friends in Amadeus for fun (did he say that?) does have his day job as Director of Music at Merchant Taylors’ School in Crosby, Liverpool. We are also delighted to Jon Barton as our regular accompanist.
We’ve sung in some big places …

… and been very privileged - but we work on the principle: if you don’t ask, you don’t get!
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