The end of course Social Evening

When we were planning the Learn To Sing course we decided it would be a good idea to hold a social evening after the final week of the course. We thought it would allow our students and their partners to get to know the chorus members and our partners. Being the day after a Bank Holiday we weren’t sure how […]

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Wayfarers Learn To Sing In Harmony Course – Week 2

Second week of the course and not only have the vast majority of our students returned for more, but they have made more progress than we ever expected. The first song has been sung to the end, including the tricky last section.  The second song has been started, another tag has been learned and most have settled into their chosen […]

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Wayfarers Learn To Sing In Harmony Course – Week 1

After months of preparation and weeks of advertising, the Learn To Sing course finally arrived last night (Tuesday 10 April).  A really good turn out of 26 students were welcomed by our members and organised into vocal ranges, to help decide which voice part they were going to try out. After organising everybody into voice parts, we learned a tag […]

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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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