A look back at our April concert

The Laurence Singers finally got back on stage to perform the 1st concert in their 50th Anniversary musical celebrations. We performed at Wilmslow URC, a super venue and a good night was had by all.

The choir made a tremendous impression on the audience despite having 9 singers and the usual conductor, Cliff Crewe, absent because of Covid. The stand in conductor, Kath Buckley, at less than a week’s notice, led the reduced choir magnificently which was determined not to allow anything to prevent it performing for the first time in two and a half years.

The audience were entertained by a wide variety of music enhanced by the superb performances of Richard Brocklehurst (Organ) and Lauren Turner (Piano).

We also raised £500 for the Ukraine Disasters Emergency Appeal with a raffle and donations.

It’s great to be back performing again. Have a look at our gallery for some pictures from the evening.

Join us for our next concert on 14th May at Heald Green Methodist Church.

Heald Green Methodist Church on Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm

For the secibd concert in our Golden Jubilee 50th Year celebrations the choir is helping another organisation celebrating its 50th year. That is St. Ann’s Hospice in Heald Green. We are singing at a fund-raising event for the Hospice in Heald Green Methodist Church, Brown Lane, Heald Green, SK8 3RR on Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm. The 17th May is the actual date on which the Hospice was founded 50 years ago, so the timing is terrific!

Admission is £10 on the door with plenty of room, or tickets are available from 07790 363722 or publicity@thelaurencesingers.org.uk and will include refreshments.

The programme will have the variety of musical items for which the choir is very well known. It will include classical pieces – excerpt from Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’; spirituals- including ‘When the Saints go marching in’; the Great American Songbook – ‘Let’s call the whole thing off and ‘Skylark’ with piano and flute; British folk songs and items specific to the 50th Year celebrations for both organisations. A local composer has written a piece especially for the Laurence Singers called ‘A Golden Year’ and for the Hospice a piece by John Rutter ‘A Flower Remembered’ which has the haunting last phrase “We will remember” repeated and repeated – a poignant reference to the Hospice’s work. The choir’s brilliant accompanist, Lauren, will play two solos including ‘Clair de Lune’ by Debussy.

Do come and join us and support St Ann’s Hospice.

50th Anniversary Concert – Part 1

Wilmslow URC on Saturday 2nd April at 7.30pm

Our Conductor, Cliff Crewe has trawled back through 50 years of concert programmes to choose the essence of the choir’s repertoire during that time.

The first half will contain favourite extracts from the ‘classical’ repertoire including ‘Zadok the Priest’, items from both Mozart’s and Faure’s Requiems as well as Psalm 23 from ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and other pieces. The lighter second half will have songs from the Great American Songbook, spirituals, a madrigal, folk songs including the ‘Londonderry Air’ as well as pieces composed especially for the Singers. The finale ‘When the Saints go marching in’ will give our audience a chance to let rip with the well-known melody.

Our brilliant accompanist Lauren Turner and organist Richard Brocklehurst will show off their skills too with solos to make up a glorious evening of popular and timeless music.

To support the ongoing crisis in Ukraine the proceeds of the raffle and any additional donations will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.

Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Christmas with the Laurence Singers!

Thursday 16 December, 7:30pm
All Saints Church
Church Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7JL
(view map)
Join the Laurence Singers for a Christmas cracker of musical delights. Enjoy your favourite carols and seasonal classics, including ‘The Shepherd’s Cradle Song’, Messiah, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and many more.

Saturday 18 December, 2:30pm
We return to All Saints with a special family concert. Join us for ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ and other hits. Festive fun for all the family from nought to ninety!

Cliff Crewe, conductor; Lauren Turner, piano; Richard Brocklehurst, organ.

Entry by ticket only (under-fives excepted). Book ahead: 07979 908 871

Email: publicity@thelaurencesingers.org.uk

Tickets free. Retiring collection. Cash/cheque (to The Laurence Singers) donations gratefully accepted. Proceeds to East Cheshire Hospice and choir funds.

Sounds of Spring

Saturday 21 March, 7.30 pm

Didsbury Baptist Church, Beaver Road, Manchester M20 6SX (view map)

Join the award-winning Laurence Singers to celebrate the warmer days and lighter nights with a joyous programme designed to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart!  Enjoy your favourite music with a selection ranging from classical, spirituals and gospel to musicals, film and pop.  Featuring music by John Rutter, Karl Jenkins, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Hoagy Carmichael, Lennon & McCartney, Adèle and much more …

Lauren Turner, piano; Cliff Crewe, conductor.

Tickets (including refreshments) £10 from 07979 908 871, or publicity@thelaurencesingers.org.uk

Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Christmas with The Laurence Singers!

Thursday 19 December, 7.30 pm

All Saints Church

Church Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7JL (view map)

Celebrate Christmas with the Laurence Singers with a magical programme designed
to get you in joyful, festive mood. Join in your favourite carols and enjoy a sparkling
selection of seasonal classics, including ‘Shepherd’s Farewell’, John Rutter’s ‘Star
Carol’, ‘The Snowman’, ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ and many, many more.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas from the Laurence Singers!

See you in 2020!

Lauren Turner, piano; Richard Brocklehurst, organ; Cliff Crewe, conductor.

For tickets, £10 (£9), call: 07979 908 871
Email: publicity@thelaurencesingers.org.uk

Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Seasonal Concert of Song and Word

Dean Row Chapel Wilmslow will be hosting a seasonal concert of song and words by

The Laurence Singers

on Saturday 7 th December at 7.30

Tickets £10.00 including refreshments from
Peter Shaw – pgshaw@aol.com Tel. 01625 584881

Dean Row Chapel, Chapel Road, Wilmslow SK9 2BX (map)
Corner of Adlington Road and Chapel Road, turn into Chapel Road for car park.

Autumn Concert 2019


Saturday 19 October, 7.30 pm

Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PR – map

Come and hear your favourite choral pieces sung in the beautiful setting of Wilmslow URC.  Widor’s Toccata, Rutter’s jazzy Birthday Madrigals and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia are among the evening’s highlights.  Music from Chilcott, Fauré, Franck and Goodall (remember The Vicar of Dibley?)  will also feature in a programme crammed full of popular classics and some delightful new works.  Truly a celebration in song!

The Laurence Singers are delighted to welcome back Lauren Turner on the piano and organist, Richard Brocklehurst.  The choir will be conducted by Clifford Crewe.

Parking available at Wilmslow Health Centre via Chapel Lane.

Tickets £10 (£9), 07979 908 871 publicity@thelaurencesingers.org.uk

Concert tickets may be available on the door.  However, booking is advised to avoid disappointment!  Visit:  www.thelaurencesingers.org.uk