UPDATE: These were our activities and plans, before the Pandemic struck, and have been mostly left on this website as an index of what we hope to do when we are able safely to resume rehearsals and performances.
Hoylake Choral Society is a small amateur choir, long established, and keen to welcome new members
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7.45 -9.45 p.m. and will restart on September 11th. 2019. They are likely to continue to be held in the Hoylake Church Hall , Station Road, Hoylake, CH47 4AA, near Hoylake Railway Station.
Choir members are expected to attend rehearsals regularly and to commit to learning the music to be performed. Pencils should always be brought to rehearsals.
Our concerts under our versatile Musical Director, David Bebbington, have been well received.
We continue to concentrate on classical composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel, Rossini, and Monteverdi, but enjoy mixing these with more modern composers (such as Leonard Bernstein and Randall Thompson) to explore a variety of styles.
Concert dress at present is for the women a ¾ sleeved black blouse and long black skirt or trousers (no glittery jewellery) and black shoes, and for the men a black long-sleeved shirt, black trousers, and black shoes.
How the society is run
As a registered charity the Society is managed by a board of trustees. In essence the committee has to ensure that we meet our charitable purposes and that we manage the society’s finances. We meet regularly throughout the year and there is an Annual General Meeting to which all members are invited. Our annual balance sheet is distributed to all members at that time. In addition to the management of the business of the society, the committee work with the Musical Director to plan concerts.
Members are encouraged to offer support in distributing advertising publicity before concerts. Setting up the stage and seating for the performance, and organising interval refreshments, are also constructive ways of helping.