Formed in 2013 the Mersey Wave Choir is a 50+ strong mixed voice choir based in South Liverpool. The choir members practise together weekly and perform a wide variety of styles and genres in concert and at community events throughout the year.
“I have made friends I never would have. It’s helped my confidence and my vocal skills. It’s brought lots of fun and joy to my home.” – A. Hudson, Alto
During their first year together the choir gave several performances for the local communities of South Liverpool and Halton. In September 2014 the Mersey Wave Choir were filmed and featured on ‘The One Show’ BBC One as part of their performance in the ‘Merseyside Mondrian Project’ in conjunction with BBC, Tate Liverpool, Culture Liverpool and Open Culture. During 2014 the Mersey Wave Choir were also invited to perform at the NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group AGM and South Liverpool Housing Neighbours Day in Speke and Garston, Heart Research UK’s Sing for your Heart campaign, and the beautiful National Trust Tudor house, Speke Hall which they again visited to perform near Christmas 2015.
Since 2013 Mersey Wave have hosted annnual concerts in collaboration with the ‘Voice’s of the Valley’ Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir. The unique concerts take place in the heart of Speke, South Liverpool and the Mersey Wave Choir and Young Singers perform with the wonderful ‘Voices of the Valley.’ This year’s concert will take place on February 19th 2016 at St Ambrose Church, Speke.
“We always enjoy the evenings we practice together. it is a very friendly atmosphere and a great way to meet new people.” – J.Roberts, Alto
The Mersey Wave Choir also perform at concerts organised by Mersey Wave C.I.C which have raised funds to support the following local causes; Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund, Neaven and William’s Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support Merseyside, Speke Youth at St Ambrose and St Mary’s Hale Village and Royal Liverpool Hospital fundraising charity ‘RCharity’ The choir also perform at the annual Summer/Christmas Mersey Wave Music concerts at St Ambrose Church, Speke.
“It’s quite amazing the number of new friends I have made simply by joining a choir.” – J. O’Grady, Bass
In December 2015 the choir performed at the topping-out ceremony for the new Liverpool University Hospital and will also perform at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in January 2016.
Membership to the Mersey Wave Choir is open to singers of any ability ages 18 and over – practises take place on Wednesdays from 7pm in The Wellington Hotel, Hale Village, Liverpool. There is no audition and no previous experience of singing or music is required. Please feel free to come along and listen to us, practise or join in!
The choir’s Musical Director is Jason Ellis.
If you would like more information about joining the choir or if you would like to enquire about engaging the choir to perform at an event please contact us:
What music do you sing?
We sing Musical Theatre, Pop, Sacred and Classical. We have also performed some original arrangements and specially commissioned songs too. The choir sings anything I feel they will be able to do well and that the audiences will enjoy!
How do I join?
Our rehearsals take place at the Wellington in Hale Village, L24. There is no formal audition. Just turn up and make yourself known to our Musical Director during your first time attending a practice.
How long are the weekly choir practices?
2 hours (with a break). We start at 7pm and finish at 9pm each Wednesday
How much does it cost, and how do I pay?
You can come along to 1 month for free just to try it out, after that it is £10 per month or £100 for a year. You can pay cash at the first rehearsal each month, or via PayPal
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