Here’s To 30 Years of Singing
2019 is an auspicious year for The Wayfarers Chorus. We were founded in 1989 and have been entertaining audiences (and ourselves) ever since. In that time we have raised thousands of pounds for charities, including Macmillan, Queenscourt Hospice and the Southport Soup Kitchen.
At the inaugural meeting, held on February 14 1989, Colin Wayte was appointed as ‘Stage Manager’. Colin eventually became the chorus MD and still holds that position today, though now he is ably assisted by Paul Smith (the son of another of the original members). In addition to Colin, the chorus also boasts a number of other members who joined within a couple of months of that first meeting.
In this, our 30th year, our chorus is as strong as ever. The ‘Learn To Sing’ course we ran in 2018 brought several new members into the fold and they have settled in very well, learning our repertoire and becoming performance ready members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers. Having said that, we are always happy to welcome new members, particularly Baritones or Tenors.
Our concerts have always been popular, last year’s raising over £2,700 for Queenscourt Hospice. This year, as well as our normal range of performances, we will be holding an anniversary concert and details will be published here in due course..
You can see a little more about our history here. Also keep an eye on our ‘From The Archives‘ section, which will be expanded over the coming months.
Singing with the chorus has so many benefits such as helping to keep fit both in mind and spirit but I think the most important gain is having so many chums all with the same goal (red and blue excepted). David
I have been a Member singing Baritone for those 30 years and hav enjoyed every moment of it it is one of the best hobbies you can have, J