The Lindow Singers is an enthusiastic mixed voice choir of around 40 singers. The choir was founded in 1964 by a group of friends in Wilmslow, who met to sing in a flat near Lindow Common. Since then the choir has grown but the aim of singing for fun and friendship remains core.
The choir gives four main concerts a year, in the Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge areas, and also at the RNCM. We sing a range of music, both sacred and secular.
From time to time we join forces with other Choral Societies to perform larger works. We have built up a strong partnership with Sale Choral Society and this gives us the opportunity to perform a wide selection of works with orchestra. We have also been pleased to take part in joint concerts with Sale Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we commissioned a work, 'Spirit of Lindow', from Sasha Johnson Manning, composer of the Manchester Carols, and we featured this in our November and June concerts during the year.
In addition to enjoying regular performances of good music, we have raised the present day equivalent of over £30,000 for local charities. We have also run singing days where we have invited a guest conductor to lead us in singing a variety of works other than those being prepared for concerts.
Social activities add to our enjoyment. They include an annual dinner and a summer barbecue and occasional workshops.
We are still a friendly group and are happy to welcome singers who would like to join us.
The choir is a registered charity, no 1101392, is associated with Making Music, and is supported by the Evans Arts Trust and Cheshire East Council.