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.

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.

Charity Concert in aid of Myeloma

This year the Southport Lyric Singers’ annual charity concert in June will be in support of Myeloma UK. The husband of one of the Choir’s members died from this form of Cancer and their daughter, Nuala Duxbury, has produced a CD of songs entitled ‘I’d rather be 60 than Sweet 16’. Nuala will be singing a couple of  these songs which she has composed herself and hoping to sell copies of her CD at £5 each in aid of Myeloma UK. The Lyrics are keeping their tickets at £5 in the hope that people will spend money on a CD, Raffle Tickets and/or donations in the collecting box.    
The Concert will take place at Lord Street West Church Hall on Friday 7th June (a week earlier than usual). The programme will include mainly old favourites from the shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story and My Fair Lady. Kath Etchells will conduct the Concert with Marjorie Jewell and Ann Burton accompanying the Choir on the piano. The Comperes will be Helen Bennett and Dorothy H Hughes.

Tickets are available from the Lyrics (01704 532123) or on the door.

Queen's Court Hospice

For 20 years the Southport Lyric Singers in conjunction with the Central Support Group have been putting on a Christmas Concert in aid of Queenscourt Hospice. Recently the Choir members were invited to have Coffee and Cakes at the Hospice to thank them for raising £21,200 pounds over the years.

 


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.