Musical memories: A tribute to Peter Bowers

Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm
St. Chad’s Church, St. Chad’s Road, Ladybarn, Withington, Manchester M20 4WH
Free entry; drinks provided. Retiring collection/donations to the St. Chad’s Organ
Fund and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Join The Laurence Singers for this musical tribute to Peter Bowers, our fellow choir
member and beloved friend who sadly died last year and is much missed. A
wonderful baritone, Peter’s musical tastes are reflected in the programme.
Highlights include selections from The Pirates of Penzance, The Phantom of the
Opera and the Great American Songbook. The evening will also include well-loved
classics from John Rutter, Fauré (‘Cantique de Jean Racine’), Mascagni (Cavalleria
Rusticana) and Rachmaninov (‘Bogoroditsye Dyevo’).

Friends’ Annual Spring Concert

Make the most of the lighter nights and warmer weather with The Laurence Singers.  Join us for an evening of light music with many of your favourite songs. A varied programme features American Songbook, musical theatre, sacred songs, spirituals – we’ll even be singing in Russian!  So, definitely something for everyone! Relax to music from John Rutter; enjoy the sacred sounds of ‘Panis Angelicus’ and ‘Laudate Dominum’. There’ll be more musical thrills from the Great American Songbook, The Phantom of the Opera and much, much more!  The evening is hosted by the Friends of Mottram Parish Church.

Saturday 11 May, 7.30 pm

St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Warhill, Mottram in Longendale, SK14 6JL

Tickets £10 (including refreshments) available: 01457 765 350

We Will Remember Them

Tuesday 12 March, 7.30 pm

St James Church, 1 Gatley Green, Cheadle, SK8 4NF

Tickets £10 (including refreshments).  Available on the door or call Ian Henshall: 0161 428 2337

The Laurence Singers perform Roger Shelmerdine’snew work commemorating the centenary of the World War One Armistice.  Recalling events such as the tragic sacrifice of The Accrington Pals and the experiences of women and children living through devastating times, Shelmerdine’s remarkable composition is both heart-breaking and uplifting.  It is inspired by poetry and writing of the time, with a strong music hall influence providing moments of dark humour. 

Cliff Crewe: conductor

Lauren Turner: keyboard

Autumn Concert 2018

Autumn Concert 2018

In aid of Sale and Altrincham Christie’s support group

We Will Remember Them

Saturday 10 November, 7:30 pm
St Peter’s Church, 233 Ashley Rd, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9SS (view map)
Tickets £10 (adults), £5 (children under 16) from Janice, 0161 928 8969,

The Laurence Singers are joined by the choir of Altrincham C of E Primary for a
première performance of Roger Shelmerdine’s new work, on the eve of the
centenary of the World War One Armistice. Recalling events such as the tragic
sacrifice of The Accrington Pals and the experiences of women and children living
through devastating times, Shelmerdine’s remarkable composition is both heart-
breaking and uplifting. It is inspired by poetry and writing of the time, with a strong
music hall influence providing moments of dark humour.

Cliff Crewe: conductor
Lauren Turner: keyboard

Concert tickets may be available on the door. However, booking is advised to avoid

What Contrasts!

Music from Four Centuries

Saturday 9th June, 7.30 pm

Wilmslow United Reformed Church, Aderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PR (view map)

Tickets £9 (£8), accompanied children under 16 free, 0161 713 0579,

Join the Laurence Singers on a magical, musical journey from the 17th century to  present day!  Enjoy a heavenly evening listening to sacred, choral music from four of the world’s great masters: Monteverdi (Beatus Vir); Pergolesi (Stabat Mater); Parry (Blest Pair of Sirens): Chilcott (A Little Jazz Mass)

Cliff Crewe:  conductor

Richard Brocklehurst:  organ

Concert tickets may be available on the door.  However, booking is advised to avoid disappointment!

Mobberley Methodist Church

Saturday 28 April, 7.30 pm

Mobberley Methodist Church

Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 7AJ (view map)

Join the Laurence Singers for a lively, mixed programme including light classics, musical theatre, traditional songs and pop.  Something for everyone, in other words!

Tickets, £8, available from Linda Mitchell, 01565 873 738.

Proceeds to ‘The Welcome’ and The Christie Hospital.

Christmas with the Laurence Singers!

Thursday 21 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 ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, ‘The Zither Carol’, ‘The Virgin’s Slumber Song’ and many, many more.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas from the Laurence Singers!

See you in 2018!

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

For tickets, £9 (£8), call: 07979 908 871

Book ahead to avoid disappointment!