Southport Lyric Singers

Welcome

The Southport Lyric Singers is a mixed voice (SATB) choir of about 25 singers plus conductor and accompanist. We are non-political and non-sectarian and the object is to study and practise music in order to foster public knowledge and appreciation by means of public performance and assist and support charitable institutions.

Edna Woodward, who has conducted the Choir for over 30 years, retired after Christmas and Kath Etchells, who has been her assistant for many years, has taken over.

Repertoire

Our repertoire is extremely varied and includes selections from many popular shows such as Les Miserables, Oliver and My Fair Lady, as well as traditional songs, folk songs and anthems.

Summer Concert

Every year in June we present a Concert in aid of a local charity or one with local connections.

This year, to commemorate the Centenary of the end of WW1, we shall be supporting SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity.

The first half of the Concert has been carefully put together by Choir Member, Dennis Davis, and will consist of appropriate narrative and songs - many for audience participation.

The second half will begin with Happiness - a rousing tribute to the late Sir Ken Dodd, and include many old favourites such as the music of Romberg plus a couple of new items.

The Concert will end, fittingly, with Let There Be Peace On Earth.

The Concert will be held on Friday 15th June at 7.30pm at Lord Street West Church Hall.

The tickets have been kept at £5 in the hope that members of the audience will bring money for raffle tickets and/or to put in the SSAFA Collecting box at the end.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from Choir members or by phoning the Secretary on 01704 532123

Rehearsals

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 (with a tea break!) in the small hall at Lord Street West Reformed Church. (Near the roundabout at the South end of Lord Street).

New Members

Anyone wishing to attend a rehearsal, with a view to joining the choir, should e-mail the secretary at lyricsecretary@hotmail.co.uk or call 01704 532123.