Anonymous Donation

28/10/2014 15:42

During the summer, we received a very handsome gift – over £1,300 was anonymously donated to The Manchester Chorale.

It was immediately put to good use by our Musical Director who used it to buy music for the choir. Jill must have spent a long time deliberating over how to spend it. She has chosen music that extends our repertoire of living composers (Gjeilo, Chydenenius, Chilcot, Lauridsen), a book of Russian Chorale Masterpieces, a couple of cheeky pieces by Poulenc and the delightful Coffee Time by Anton Leanderson-Andreas (aka Ant, probably, for short, who is also living). Anton is another member of the Swedish group Vocado, two of whom wrote Hold Me Fast, also in our repertoire. I can see these two pieces in the same concert after the Christmas hullabaloo. Both very tricky rhythmically, but great tunes and very rewarding for us and the audience.

Whoever donated this money has done us a big favour – all this fantastic music will make fantastic concerts. Come and sing with us or come and listen to us, and I hope Mr/Mrs Anonymous come and hear us too (or maybe they already sing with us – intriguing).

Our Musical Director


Jill Henderson-Wild has been with us since 2006.

Her biographical notes are in the People page.

Our Assistant Musical Director

Dave Robinson

See the People page for more details

2024 Concert Dates:


  • 29 June 2024, 7:30pm, at Emmanuel Church, Didsbury 
  • 6 July 2024, 7:30pm, at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead
  • 19 October 2024, 3:00pm, at St Margaret's Church, Prestwich
  • 7 December 2024, 3:00pm, at Didsbury Baptist Church
  • 24 December 2024, 3:00pm in the Bridgewater Hall
  • 15 March 2025, 7:30pm, with Bury Youth Big Band at Bury Parish Church
  • 10 May 2025, 7:30pm, with the Master Singers at All Saints Parish Church, Cawthorne
  • 5 July 2025, 7:30pm, at the Bridge Church, Otley
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