The Marchington Singers is a friendly, mixed-age, mixed-ability, mixed-voice choir based in the beautiful village of Marchington in Staffordshire.
We are delighted to have been able to resume singing together very recently after an enforced break of almost 18 months. We performed our first concert for almost two years at St Mary’s church in Uttoxeter at Christmas. We sang ‘A Christmas Carol’; a cantata by Ashley Thompson & Debbie McAndrew; based on Charles Dickens’s Christmas tale. You can see and hear excerpts of the performance here; on YouTube.
We usually perform regularly; if it weren’t for the outbreak of Covid we would still have been! The Christmas concert in St Mary’s was very special for all concerned, audience, helpers and Singers alike. You can see images of the evening here.
We have been singing together for 37 years, enjoying performances at a variety of local, national and international venues. We have delighted a wide range of audiences at concerts, weddings and festivals with a wide repertoire ranging from light favourites to four-part choral works to songs from the world of entertainment. We frequently support charities through our fundraising events and activities.
We take a keen interest in supporting and promoting the development of local talent, and our twice-yearly concerts have featured many guest musicians, dancers and singers of all ages, some of whom have gone on to achieve international recognition. We have also recently introduced a bursary scheme for young singers for aspiring singers up to the age of 25.
We currently have around 50 singers. If you would like to join us, our weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Marchington Village Hall, ST14 8LF. We have now recommenced our practices in as safe a manner as we can, after a pandemic-induced break. If you would like to become part of our community, please contact us – you will be made very welcome!
Unfortunately, in accordance with government guidelines and in the best interest of all concerned, all events for the last couple of years were cancelled.
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Testimonials received after the events:
Christmas by Candlelight Concert 2019
“As a fluent German speaker, I can say that your performance of Tannenbaum was a delight, with excellent diction and pronunciation!” Email from a member of the audience.
“ The conductor was the best thing since sliced bread.” Sylvia Lymer.
"Last night at our Church we had a wonderful concert put on by our local choir. All the way through it I was thinking of The Marchington Singers. Although our choir were wonderful they weren’t quite as organised as The Marchington Singers and in a way that spoiled it." Denise Jukes.
Trial by Jury Concert - July 2019
"Having sung in several choral societies, etc, I do know a good choir when I hear one! The Choir’s diction was brilliant and they complimented the soloists perfectly. They all looked as it was such fun – which we felt too!” Jane Nuth - now a member of the Choir!
Christmas by Candlelight Concert - December 2018
"As you were busy on Saturday evening, I did not have a chance to thank you (for the Choir, Soloists and especially the Accompanist and of course yourself!) for a fantastic Concert."
Remembrance Concert - November 2018
"How beautiful the concert was last night. The songs were beautiful and wonderfully arranged and the singing amazing. A lovely, yet moving, night." Amanda Leonard.
"What a wonderful evening last night. You sounded great but more than that it was so moving. My Dad used to sing Danny Boy so that got me going! Please tell all The Marchington Singers well done!" Gill Scarlett.
"The programme was balanced and appropriate for the occasion; the words were sung with meaning and conveyed the emotion of the occasion. I noticed several people wiping a tear. Congratulations to everyone for putting on a wonderful memorable event. It was an honour to be part of it!" Shirley Horton.
"You sing such varied pieces; other choirs could learn from your professionalism." Sue Moore, Derby.
Christmas by Candlelight Concert - December 2017
“Our granddaughter was so moved she made us promise to go again next year!” Stuart and Joan, Staffordshire