The Southport Lyric Singers is a mixed voice (SATB) choir of about 30 singers plus conductor and two accompanists. 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.
The Southport Lyric Singers presented a special concert on Friday 1st April at Lord Street West Church in memory of their former accompanist, Margaret Prew, who died suddenly in February after a short illness. Margaret was a talented musician who had taught at Trinity Hall and Brighthelmston Schools. Since retiring from teaching, she had been very involved in the life at Lord Street West Church including singing in the Choir and playing for the West End Players’ Pantomimes with great enthusiasm. She was also on the Southport Music Festival Committee and always keen to encourage young musicians. She is a great loss to the Church and to the musical life of the town.
Margaret accompanied the Lyric Singers for nearly 25 years and it is fitting that the concert was held at Lord Street West Church Hall where she spent so much of her time and where the Lyrics rehearse. The proceeds from the concert totalled in excess of £500 and were donated to Galloway’s Society for the Blind which Margaret supported.
The Lyrics are preparing now for their 2016 Concert Programme. Full details are available on the Programme Page.
We presented our usual Christmas Concert in aid of Queenscourt Hospice on Friday 12th December at All Saints Church Hall, Park Road, Southport at 7.30pm. There was the usual mix of traditional and modern Christmas music including solos and monologues by members of the Choir, together with audience carols. The Concert was conducted by Edna Woodward and the accompanists were Margaret Prew and Marjorie Jewell with comperes Helen Bennett and Dorothy H. Hughes.
Cheques were presented to the Queenscourt Hospice Central Support Group totalling over £1,800. For more information, click here.
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.
We give 2 or 3 evening performances annually, usually in support of a local charity, and also several afternoon concerts at various clubs and homes in the area. We are always very busy at Christmas, giving an evening concert in aid of Queenscourt Hospice and several afternoon concerts. To see the programme for the coming year, click here.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 (with a tea break!) in either the large or small hall at Lord Street West Reformed Church. (Near the roundabout at the South end of Lord Street).
Anyone wishing to attend a rehearsal, with a view to joining the choir, should e-mail the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although we have 5 tenors and 8 basses, we are particularly keen to strengthen this section.