About HCS

 

GOOD NEWS! We shall be singing again on our Wednesday rehearsal from September 22, 2021. 

 

 

Hoylake Choral Society is a small amateur choir, long established, and keen to welcome new members

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7.45 -8.45 p.m. and will restart on September 22  until December 15, 2021. They will continue to be held in the Hoylake Church Hall, Station Road, Hoylake, CH47 4AA, near Hoylake Railway Station.  This has been adapted to conform with prevailing COVID-19 precautions – see details under Health and safety.

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.

We will continue under our Musical Director, David Bebbington, and our pianist, Victoria Wells.

For this initial period we intend simply to warm up with rehearsals, using music from two song books:

  • European Sacred Music – Edited by John Rutter – Printed by Oxford Choral Classics – ISBN 0-19-343695-7
  • 100 Carols for Choirs – Edited by David Willcocks & John Rutter, Oxford University Press; Paperback edition (8 Oct., 1987) ISBN-10: ‎0193532271, ISBN-13: ‎978-0193532274

If you do not have your own copies of these books, please buy or borrow one.

For future concerts we are likely to concentrate on classical composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel, Rossini, and Monteverdi, mixed with more modern composers (such as Leonard Bernstein and Randall Thompson) to explore a variety of styles.

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.

AGM

This will be held virtually on Wednesday 25, August 2021 at 7.30pm.

Membership Fees

The AGM will decide on the annual fee for the 2021/22 season.