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COMMUNITY CHOIR

#MORETHANJUSTACHOIR

Call: 07584 907830 Email: onevoicewa6@gmail.com

WELCOME TO

ONE VOICE

CHOIR

Thank you for visiting our website. One Voice are a mixed choir who meet on Wednesday evenings in Frodsham, Cheshire. As a group we love to sing and perform. A warm welcome is assured to all new visitors and members. If you are interested in joining our choir the first two sessions are free to help you make your mind up.  Please click 'contact us' below to find out more. 

About Us

The choir's story so far ......

Our founding members, Ann Johnson and Phillippa Mulholland, saw a need for a weekday evening mixed choir for Frodsham and the local area. Zena Phillipou was our first Musical Director. With the emphasis on singing for wellbeing, our first rehearsal took place on 7th October 2019 with twenty seven new members. Just ten weeks later we performed our first Christmas concert. Sixty people came to support us. In March 2020 the Covid19 lockdown halted physical rehearsals so the choir continued on Zoom for a while. In 2021 as the country emerged from lockdown, Zena had additional work commitments and sadly had to resign. We started to look for a new MD and assisted by Matt Baker we had a reply from a guy called Joe.......

2021

Hello Joe!

March 2021 saw Joe Mann became our new MD. Our relaunch evening was held in May and with the help of a National Lottery Grant  our outdoor rehearsals began in June 2021 under the cover of the gazebos of Castle Park Arts centre. Lashing rain, passing trains and a tweeting Robin added to the acoustic challenges. We found our permanent indoor space at Main Street Community Chapel by late July. In October we held our first post-covid concert at Castle Park courtyard raising much needed funds for Macmillan. Christmas community gigs followed at Frodsham Festival where we competed against the wind and fairground rides and HoHo Helsby where it hailstoned onto our music folders. Outside seasonal gigging is not great!  Our Christmas joint concert was with Helsby Concert Band at St Paul's Church.

2022

starting to grow

Our first concert of the year was for the Storyhouse and was held outside in the grounds of Chester Cathedral together with Rock Choir and the Proud Marys who were also on the bill. Following that was a spring concert at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham's summer celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee and supporting Helsby Sports Club Open afternoon. Our huge excitement in September was to perform as guests of Victoria Music Ltd in their Elodie tribute at the Brindley theatre to an audience of 400.  After supporting the local Christmas festivals we  held our own Christmas concert at Main Street Church, SOLD out and had a masive night of fun!

2023

ambition  is rising..

April started with a Castle Park Arts Centre gig. Then in May we sang at The Helsby celebrations for the coronation of our new King Charles. The Cheshire show stage in June was amazing and we were so  lucky  that the rain lashed down only ten minutes after we had finished our set. We were invited to the Open Day for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in June along with the Chester Male Voice Choir.  July we sang for Norton Priory's Pride weekend. We sang at the Farndon soap box derby in aid of the Hospice in September,  whilst October's gig was for the  Octoberfest Charity event. Towards Christmas we sang for the Storyhouse theatre, Norton Priory Christmas Market and the fabulous Arley Hall Festival of flowers before our very own  Christmas concert which was sold out within two weeks this time. 

JOSEPH MANN

ONE VOICE MD

As our Musical Director, Joe has the perfect balance between talent and fun! Joe has written a number of original musicals and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us.

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