For a choir which began in 1966, there has been quite a bit of metaphorical water gone under the bridge, and a flavour of it will come on these pages.
The choir had its beginnings in 1966 as an evening class under the leadership of Roger Golder (now a Vice-President). Since then the choir has performed most of the standard repertoire. Previous joint concerts have been with the Preston Cecilian Choir, Liverpool Welsh Choral Union, Chester Festival Chorus, and of course, most recently with Birkenhead Choral Society and boys from Merchant Taylors’ School in the Philharmonic Hall. David Holroyd took over as conductor in 1991; since then the choir has performed many and varied concerts, exploring a wide repertoire, and building a regular following, so that concerts are frequently “sold-out”.
The choir performs two main concerts each year, often with the orchestra, and places particular emphasis at Christmas and in the summer on involving young musicians whenever possible.