- March 4, 2019
-- To support the restoration works of the church – including works to the organ – St. Edmund's Choir has raised £4,000 through a series of concerts and events in addition to continuing to be an inclusive community-based choir.
The choir, formed in 1997 by Martin O'Boyle, was started with just four people and now has a membership of more than sixty aged between 16 and 82. Members travel from as far as Kirkby, Woolton and Manchester to rehearse for variety of events that take place over the course of the year including concerts, quiz nights and more.
Charlie Corkin, Director of Music, boasts the openness and inclusiveness of the choir. He says "There's no auditions and it's completely free - we don't charge our members anything."
"The vast majority of the Choir can't read music and have never had any music lessons. The Choir enables people to come together because they love to sing, love to socialise and to support important causes."
"In a time when Arts funding is so tight, we are so lucky to be able to offer a free community choir that anyone can get involved in and performs a wide variety of music from Abba to Zadok the Priest. We are so much more than a Church choir – we have something for everyone!"
The Choir's next concert 'Musicals and More' will take place on Friday 7 June, 7:30pm in The Crypt Concert Room at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Tickets are £10 and can be bought online at www.stedmundschoir.com
St. Edmund's Choir welcomes anyone with a love of singing to their rehearsals each Sunday evening at 7pm in The Lisbonian Room, next to St. Edmund's Church, Oxford Road, Waterloo, L22 8QF. For more information about the Choir please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 07730 413 024.