The Kirkham Singers
The Kirkham Singers was founded in 2001, under the direction of Kathryn Barnett-Battersby. It was reformed by a few remaining members of the local ‘Interchurch Choir’ of which Kathryn herself had been a member whilst still at school. This dedicated and keen group wanted to keep singing a big part of the community and so with the leadership of Kathryn “The Kirkham Singers” was born!
Each year the choir has continued to grow in number and we now have a membership of over 45 people, varying in ages from 16 to over 80! The choir sings in four part arrangement of soprano, alto, tenor and bass. As well as learning new repertoire members develop good vocal technique and harmony singing through various exercises and warm ups. Members also attend various singing days and events across the North West and we have performed at a local Choral Festival for the last 7 years. Each year we perform a summer concert and a Christmas Concert at St Michael’s Church , Kirkham. We also have a very busy schedule of charity concerts and weddings.
The choir is a very friendly and supportive group with a great committee who continue to work hard to help it succeed. Rehearsals take place each Monday evening at 7.30pm till 9.30pm in St Michael’s Church room, Kirkham. We have performed locally, across the North West and the Lake District at concerts, festivals and functions in a wide variety of musical styles including Gospel, Classical, Musical Theatre and Pop Ballads. There is something for everyone to enjoy. The choir has also performed at a number of weddings, including our own Musical Directors in August 2010.
A proportion of the money we raise from our concerts is donated to charity.
Past Chosen Charities:
Children’s Ward, Walton Centre, Liverpool
Alzheimer Disease Association
Epilepsy, Milward Primary Special School
Pear Tree School, Kirkham
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen Families Association
The Lymphademia Ward Trinity Hospice
Marie Curie Cancer Care
North West Air Ambulance
Eastleigh Animal Sanctuary
Rethink Mental Illness Carers’ Group Lancashire
Galloway’s Society for the Blind