Practice Makes Perfect

People often say that practice makes perfect and that is certainly true of close harmony acapella singing. If all goes well, it will not be much longer until Wayfarers Chorus are able to get back together at our rehearsal venue. During the lockdown we have been keeping in practice using Zoom to rehearse, but nothing beats standing shoulder to shoulder […]

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Wayfarers Resume Rehearsals

Following a break of more than 4 months, the Wayfarers Chorus last week resumed their rehearsals, albeit in a different format. Due to the continued restrictions resulting from the Covid pandemic, the chorus are not able to meet in person. Instead, they have taken to the Zoom platform. Technical limitations mean they are not able to produce their normal 4-part […]

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Wayfarers Chorus Welcome New Music Director

The Wayfarers Chorus, which was founded in 1989, has for the past 10 years been led by one of the founder members, Colin Wayte.  In those 10 years, Colin has devoted thousands of hours to the role of Music Director (MD).  During his time as MD, the chorus has expanded and refreshed its repertoire on an ongoing basis and has […]

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Wayfarers at UK Choir Festival 2020

On Saturday 8 February, members of the Wayfarers Chorus attended the UK Choir Festival in Manchester. During the course of a very enjoyable day, following an entertaining and engaging warm-up, there were four workshops, each covering different aspects and styles of singing and learning. Starting with learning simple tricks to help improve our sight-reading and understanding of musical scales, we […]

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Wayfarers Donate To Southport Soup Kitchen

The Wayfarers Chorus recently donated £650 to the Southport Soup Kitchen and were given a tour of the premises, including the impressive food bank. The Soup Kitchen provides ‘ Warm food, a place to rest and good company for the disadvantaged of Southport UK ‘ and Wayfarers Chorus is proud to be able to support such a good cause. Pictured […]

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2019 Quartet Night Results

Tuesday 19 November saw the crowds gathering for the annual ‘Wayfarers Chorus Quartet Night’, a friendly competition between chorus members. This year, there were 7 quartets competing for bragging rights and a bottle of wine, with a couple of the newer members taking part. Before the contest started, the MD (Colin Wayte) took the chorus members through a warm-up routine […]

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Wayfarers’ 30th Anniversary Concert

On Friday 21 June, the Wayfarers Barbershop Chorus, in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Southport, held a charity concert to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the chorus’ formation. The concert venue was The Gild Hall in Formby and the nominated charity was Cancer Research UK.  As per previous concerts held by Wayfarers Chorus, the event was a total sell […]

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Wayfarers 30th Anniversary

On Tuesday 18 June, the Wayfarers Chorus held their final rehearsal before the charity concert, which takes place on Friday 21 June and is jointly organised by Wayfarers and Southport Rotary. This year the concert is on behalf of Cancer Research UK and is also a celebration of the chorus’ 30 years of singing. In addition to the important final […]

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Wayfarers Support Choral Pavilion

On Tuesday, 2 April, The Wayfarers Chorus joined ‘Choral Pavilion’ for their end of term concert in the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. Wayfarers opened the show, with a 20 minute set and a much demanded encore. Then Choral Pavilion took to the stage for the rest of the show. Choral Pavilion, part of the Simply Singing group, are a mixed […]

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