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Musical Director

The Wayfarers Chorus are on the hunt for a new Musical Director. Our current MD retires at the end of May and we are looking for somebody to replace him. Young or old, male or female, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that they are enthusiastic, have the relevant skills and enjoy four part a cappella singing. They also need […]

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Wayfarers Face Their Waterloo!

The Wayfarers Chorus will be performing at the Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club Christmas Spectacular. This takes place on 9th December and costs just £3 per adult. See the poster below for more details. The chorus performance will be around 7:30pm, but please note that the doors open at 4pm so get there early and support the event. If you wouldl […]

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Wayfarers Announce 2022 Learn To Sing Course

The Wayfarers Chorus, a Southport based ‘A cappella’ male chorus, have announced the dates for their next ‘Learn To Sing’ course. This free course, will commence on Tuesday 18th October and run for four consecutive Tuesdays. During those four weeks, the attendees will learn the principles of ‘A cappella’ singing and be taught to sing two songs in four part […]

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Wayfarers Donate to Compassion Acts

Compassion Acts donation by Wayfarers Chorus

The Wayfarers Chorus were pleased to be able to donate £500 recently, to local charity ‘Compassion Acts‘. Compassion Acts are working to reduce poverty and increase social wellbeing in and around Southport. Wayfarers chose Compassion Acts, as a small local charity to whom our donation will make a big difference.   Click HERE to read the thank-you letter received from Compassion […]

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After 2+ Years – Wayfarers Are Back!

Tuesday 8th March saw a long awaited return to the risers for Southport’s Wayfarers Chorus. Just like the rest of the world, the past two years have been notable for the impact of the Covid pandemic. After rehearsing using Zoom for many months, the Wayfarers were able to resume face to face rehearsals in September 2021. The challenge of bringing […]

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Wayfarers Move To New Home

Southport Bijou Cinema, new home of Wayfarers Chorus

The Wayfarers Chorus had their first rehearsal in their new venue last Tuesday. After many years of practicing in Birkdale, the chorus have moved into the Southport Bijou Cinema. The cinema is registered as a ‘Community Interest Company’ and operates on a not for profit basis. The management team are keen to support local businesses and the venue is a […]

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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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Vote for our next new song

All of the songs suggested by our members, to be our second new repertoire song in 2020, have now been reviewed by the music team. Availability of arrangements and song suitability have been considered. The factors used to whittle down the suggestions were: Availability of a good arrangement How well the song fit the brief (i.e. gentle, slow to medium […]

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