Formby Choral Society

Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Life Members


The choir is pleased to have Stephen Threlfall as its President.
Stephen was Conductor of FCS between 1989 and 1991. He is Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.

Sir Charles Groves1975 – 1979
Sir Simon Rattle1984 – 1986
Revd Canon Arthur Briggs1991 – 1997
Professor Ian Tracey1998 – 2007
Stephen Threlfall2007 –


We have a number of Honorary Vice-Presidents, who are appointed to acknowledge the contribution that they made to the Choir over a number of years. Their duties now include supporting the Choir in any way they can!

Roger Golder
O A Hardman
Paul McVey
Michael Oakes

We are sad to report that David Little, a founding member of the Choral Society, and first Chairman, died on Thursday 12th July 2018. He was crucial in the forming of the original Evening Class in Formby, with Roget Golder as conductor, and he served as Chairman on there separate occasions. He is greatly missed.
We were also sad to hear of the death of Nancy Owen, who was our loyal accompanist from 1991 to 2004.

Honorary Life Members

The following have been made Life Members, in recognition of their long-term membership of the Choir:

Marj Boothby
Dylys Osborne