The beer was Belgian!

12/12/2016 22:30

The Chorale’s trip to Belgium was an unqualified success. The weather was fine, the food was good, the singing was excellent and the beer was Belgian. Four days of heaven!

Our host choir Koor Acantus and the Chorale’s chairman John Eaden had made sure that not a minute was wasted during the trip. The organisation of hotel, two concerts, lots of food, travel, tours of Antwerp and its cathedral, and even a free day to do as we liked were testament to the hard work that the organisers had put in.

And the singing was topped off by the two choirs singing together in both the concerts. Rachmaninov’s Tebje Pajom never sounded better than it did in the Sunday Artists’ Mass in the most Baroque church any of us had ever been in – Saint Carolus Borromeus Church. 

This is soprano Elizabeth treating her vocal chords to much-deserved hydration in Antwerp's main square in the sun. Yes...on our day off. On the left, Reg is looking at some of the 800 photos he took.

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
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