Manx Voices Ladies Choir
Manx Voices Ladies Choir

About the Choir

Manx Voices, formerly the Manx Girls Choir, was formed in 1952  by Harry Pickard, and the choir has undergone many changes since its inception, not least its change of name!

 

The choir is SSA, (soprano, mezzo-soprano and alto) and has a membership base of around 40 members under the watchful eye of Musical Director, Angela Stewart, who took over the baton from Alan Pickard in 2003.

 

The choir has made several foreign tours to locations such as Norway, Germany, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary and Italy and has built up many friendships over the years with the various choirs it has met along the way.

 

Our repertoire is varied, ranging from early music all the way up to modern classics  and songs from the musicals.

 

We rehearse every Tuesday at the Manx Blind Welfare Centre next to Bemahague School in Onchan from 7.30pm till 9pm either as a full choir or with sectional rehearsals.

 

We have a vast repertoire of music from many genres. We've listed some of the more recent works to give you an idea of what we do.

 

Secular Music

Barcarole - Offenbach

Tundra - Ola Gjeilo

Spells - Bob Chilcott

Thoroughly Modern Millie - Cahn and Van Heusen

I've got you under my skin - Cole Porter

The Seal Lullaby - Eric Whittacre

A Flower Remembered - John Rutter

An den Mond - Alwin Michael Schronen

 

Folk Song

Dancing Song - Traditional Hungarian

Grai my Chree - Traditional Manx

She's like the swallow - Traditional Newfoundland 

Cape Breton Lullaby - Kenneth Leslie

 

Religious Music

This is the Day - Keith Christopher

Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart

Three Saints in One - Michael Hurd

Ave Maria - Kodaly

Gaelic Blessing - John Rutter

For the Beauty of the Earth - Rutter

The Lord is my Shepherd (theme tune to the Vicar of Dibley) - Howard Goodall

When de stars begin to fall - Traditional Spiritual

Didn't it rain - arr. Michael Neaum

Make a joyful noise - Malcolm Arnold

Amazing Grace

 

We have access to an extensive repertoire of music and we are always looking for something new to try. 

 

Future appearances of the Choir will be at the Isle of Man Festival of Choirs on Saturday 21st October 2017, St Catherine's Church, Port Erin on Thursday 9th Novermber 2017 at 7:45 and Peel Lifeboat Station, Thursday 7th December 2017.

 

 

News

Updated rehearsal and concert dates  now on Events page.

 

Interested in singing with the choir? Check out the Joining the Choir tab for more information.

 

Choir Uniform & Folders

Angela has a supply of Black Folders available for sale if anyone requires one.

 

New Choir Uniform is currently being made. Updates to follow!

 

Check out our YouTube channel here

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