Glór! The choir of St John’s Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Who we are

Glór! was established in 2008 as a Community Choir, with an emphasis on learning Irish music as a social activity. The founding members came along with a real variety of choral experience and ability, from those with no experience of choral music at all, through to old hands from other established choirs.

Although the choir quickly developed and extended its range across a very wide range of musical genres, the core aims of the choir remain the same – to bring all of our singers to concert standard, regardless of experience or perceived ability, in a fun and relatively informal environment.

The choir has been expertly led, by our Musical Director, Katharine "KitKat" Longworth, for the last eight years and has brought an infectious enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure, which has taken the choir from strength to strength. In December, Kitkat decided to hang up her baton. Although she will join us again to sing, she will be much missed. We will be announcing our new Musical Director, in the coming weeks.

What we do

We rehearse on Monday evenings between 7.30 & 9.00 in St John’s Church. Anyone is welcome to come along and listen or join in. Strictly no auditions! and no previous experience required. If you can’t make a regular commitment, you are welcome to dip in and out for specific performances and we provide Cheat CDs and resources, so that you can do some homework when time allows.

We perform at a variety of community events and occasional Parish Services, throughout the year. Our repertoire for these will range from Irish folk, through pop classics and show tunes to sacred anthems and hymns.
In the run up to Christmas, we perform a very wide range of carols and Christmas music, old and new. The highlights are Carols on the Green, at the end of November and our Christmas Concert, with our orchestra, on the Saturday before Christmas.
Each summer we hold a concert with the orchestra and invite along singers from other choirs to perform major choral works, to a packed house.

Have a listen to some of our performances below – or for more information, contact Richard the Choir Secretary

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