Singing and Cocktails

28/10/2014 15:44

Like it says somewhere in this website, we do all sorts of stuff. Big stuff at The Bridgewater Hall, little stuff in small hotels like The Manchester Hilton. October 15th saw a small but perfectly formed subset of The Manchester Chorale performing for the delegates of the 2014 Hoteliers Conference. We started with Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby and did a few more classics from the 20s and 30s. The noise level from the delegates rose as they networked but that was ok – we just sang louder! It was quite difficult hearing Dave (our MD for the night) giving us the chord for the final song.

Afterwards, we were led out to a quieter area with – yes you guessed – free Daiquiri cocktails. What to do, indeed. I worked out that if every choir member had a couple of cocktails, then we got more than the choir’s fee in free drinks. Happy days. 

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:


  • 18 May 2024, 3:00pm, at Wilmslow United Reformed Church
  • 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, with Bury Youth Big Band 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, Venue TBC
  • 10 May 2024, 7:30pm, with the Master Singers at All Saints Parish Church, Cawthorne
  • 5 July 2025, 7:30pm, at the Bridge Church, Otley
Tickets can be reserved here