Quartet Contest Winners

Every November the Wayfarers Chorus hold a quartet night.  This is a friendly competition which gives members the opportunity to sing in a quartet.  There are no major prizes to be won, just a bottle of wine each, but the bragging rights are worth the effort. Singing in a quartet is possibly the most difficult form of close harmony a-capella, […]

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Wayfarers ‘Men In Mufty’ at NWAS

Nine members of Wayfarers Chorus sang at the North West Ambulance Service Christmas Dinner, on Christmas Day this year.  This dinner is organised by NWAS volunteers, for Southport residents who are elderly and alone at Christmas. The occasion is self-funded, from donations raised during the year and each year the ambulance and fire staff work hard to make it happen.  […]

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Barbershopper Of The Year

Every year, the Wayfarers Chorus members vote for their ‘Barbershopper Of The Year’ in a secret ballot.  This is the person who they consider to have made a particularly notable contribution to the club during the year. There are no rules as to what represents a notable contribution, it could have been organising events, helping with the practices or battling […]

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Meols Hall Sing-Out

Wayfarers Chorus were invited to perform two 30 minute sets at a MacMillan fundraiser in Meols Hall on Tuesday 28 November.  The event took place in the Tithe Barn, a location often used for weddings and so used to people making sweet music together! Tuesday is our traditional rehearsal night and this was reflected in the fact that we fielded […]

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Quartet Night 2017

The annual Wayfarers Quartet Night took place on Tuesday 21 November and saw a record equalling entry of seven quartets hoping to become the judge’s favourite.  Due to the unfortunate demise of the previous year’s winning quartet there was no mic warmer this year, so instead Colin Wayte invited the chorus onto the risers for a warm up and to […]

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Birkdale Community Hub Fundraiser

On Friday 17 November Wayfarers Chorus performed at the Birkdale Conservative Club, during an evening of entertainment to raise money towards transforming the old Station Master’s House into a community hub and library. The evening’s entertainment started with a monologue from Terry Durrance, entitled ‘Times Gone By’.  As the title suggests, Terry reminisced about times past, with plenty of references […]

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Chorus AGM 2017

          On Tuesday 31 October we held our 2017 AGM, which was well attended.  For those who were unable to attend, a few of the more interesting points are below: During the year we donated £3,500 to charity (£2,500 to Queenscourt Hospice and £1,000 to the Soup Kitchen) Including our April concert, Wayfarers Chorus and Men […]

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Quartet Night 2017 – Revised

It’s that time of year again.  A time when furtive foursomes try desparately to make up for lost time and arrange some practice sessions for the annual quartet night.  Gathering in front rooms and ladies toilets, they valiantly try to work out which songs they can sing that won’t be being sung by any other quartet. This may be a […]

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Mib at Greenheys (again)

Men in Black performed for Greenheys Care Home on Wednesday 25th October. We were entertaining service users and their families, staff and friends as part of a double birthday celebration, Jack and Tom, both men in their 90’s. We enjoyed the rapport we seemed to have with our audience and it was good to see so many of them singing […]

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