About

 

Welcome to ‘Frodsham Sings’

Frodsham Sings Community Choir is a friendly and inclusive North Cheshire Choir based in Frodsham. ‘I absolutely love being part of Frodsham Sings choir. It’s like a second family, such a friendly, fun group. I joined when I was made redundant. As a result it gave me such a lift at a low time in my life’

‘The best year of my life for singing, social activity, friendship. Everyone just gets on so well together. I wish I had joined years before instead of making excuses about work’

‘Singing is good for the soul. I have made so many wonderful friends and had so many amazing opportunities since joining Frodsham Sings. You can have a horrible week, but singing with people you love on a Saturday morning makes life so much happier!’

We are a large friendly and inclusive adult community choir, with a lively online presence. We are not run for profit but operate for the benefit of and at nominal cost to our members.  The emphasis is on fun and development of friendships through singing and social events. It’s good for your physical and mental health too!!

Background

Frodsham Sings Community Choir was established in 2013 

The last couple of years have been a period of tremendous growth for the choir. We have been transformed from a group of people who sing to being a real community choir. This is helped by sustainable number of members who can really add to the community spirit of Frodsham.

‘Frodsham sings is where I feel, Happy, safe and valued’ 

In January 2015, Ian Oulton was recruited at Musical Director of the choir. Currently there are over 70 paid-up members of the choir. We have an active social calendar giving us all a chance to get to know each other better.

‘Singing unifies people of all backgrounds and ages. I truly feel like I belong and love the friendships formed. The power of music to lift the spirits is apparent every time we’re together 🎶🎶x’

Performances have included Frodsham Summer Festival, Morrisons (in aid of Halton Haven), Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks, Tesco Helsby, Brindley Theatre, Vale Royal Rotary, Frodsham Christmas Festival, HoHO Helsby, The Danny Steamboat, Frodsham Stroke Club, The Windings Helsby (Christmas lunch) and the Festival of Memories event  at Frodsham Methodist Church as well as our own events at Frodsham Community Centre.

In January 2018 it took part in Frodsham’s second ‘Singathon’ with other choirs.

Looking forward

The strategy for the coming year is to continue to focus on developing the choir’s repertoire. Also improving the confidence for members to perform harmonies. The Choir held two highly successful  singing workshops in the 2018, including a highly successful day with Matt Baker.  

‘As a founder member I can’t believe how it has grown into the choir it is now. A large, happy, friendly and fun group who welcome everyone and make such wonderful music.’

‘Singing with other people puts smiles on faces, songs in hearts and brings people together like nothing else I have ever known. I find it opens doors both socially and creatively, and is good for the mind, body and spirit. Recommend it for anyone.’

On 5 June 2017, in collaboration with Victoria Music Ltd, we presented ‘Curtain Up, Light The Lights’. A Musical Theatre showcase, probably our biggest challenge yet! In addition to acting as a backing choir for the night many members of FS got into the thespian spirit. We performed solos and group numbers. Our largest audience to date, with a sell out crowd!

Stage presence and perfect diction

June 2017  –  the Choir took part for the second year running in ‘Summer Song’ at The Brindley Theatre, a showcase for community choirs and groups from Halton and the surrounding areas. The Choir received rave reviews – Here’s one message of feedback – ‘I have to say that after watching the Brindley concert with the choirs Frodsham Sings rules. O.K. !!!! The diction was perfect, the timing was too and the enthusiasm was awesome. Keep singing!.’

In July 2018 we performed for the third year running at the annual Frodsham Downhill Run at Castle Park Frodsham. Gorgeous summer weather to help us!

 

CHARITIES!!  – If you would like us to help you raising funds for your charity just let us know and we will try to help.