The Grand Choir

Overview

The Grand Choir is a mixed Choir of ladies, gentlemen and young people, singing a variety of songs ranging from musicals to popular chart music. Performances are held throughout the year, culminating in the very special Christmas Concert at The Grand itself.

The Choir have recorded with the New York Tourists and appeared at their album Launch at King George’s Hall, singing the backing vocals on ‘Sirens’ and ‘Colours’. They have also appeared with Blake and Tenors UnLtd at their Concerts at The Grand. The Choir receive requests for performances from local Churches and Groups such as the Women’s Institute and Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and have performed at several Weddings over the years.

This year (2018) sees the Choir launch it’s own Festival - The Clitheroe Choral Festival - with the theme being ‘Peace’ to coincide with the commemoration of WW1.

Dates and Times

The Grand Choir meets on term time Monday evenings, at 7.00pm.

Prices

Classes are £4.00 each and include refreshments.

For more information please contact our box office or email Geraldine Woodworth on geraldine.woodworth@thegrandvenue.co.uk

Daniel Adams

As well as being the grand Choir's Musical Director, Daniel also runs the Blackburn Foodbank Community Choir as well as the hornby Singers near Lancaster as well as being Assistant Music Director with Blackburn People's Choir and Gathered Voices Penwortham and Morecambe. In addition, Daniel edits a quarterly magazine for the British Light Music Society in which he also writes on a variety of subjects from CD reviews to diverse aspects of music history. Daniel is a creative and innovative music professional, who has also achieved a first class Honours Degree and a Master's in Film Studies. Skilled in music performance (specialising in choral conducting, but also solo singing as well as theatre film making; Daniel also offers expertise in backstage, organisational, consulting and administrative roles and in helping other learn.

Testimonials

"Choir has been so much more than singing.  Bringing together people from all walks of life, having a good sing with lovely people." - Member of the Grand Choir

"Thank you for inviting me to dance for the Choir performance - I had a great time!" - Streetfeet participant

"Thank you for singing with me, it was a pleasure!  I hope we can work together again in the future." - Ella Shaw

"Thank you so very much for coming to Waddington Womens’ Institute Group Meeting and for giving us such a wonderful evening.  We listed to such a variety of music, there was indeed, ‘something for everyone’.  We have been hosting a Group Meeting since I joined the WI about thirty years ago, and I can honestly say that your visit and superb performance gave us the best evening we have ever had." - Ruth Seed, Waddington Womens’ Institute

"Please can you convey to Dan and members of the Grand Choir, our thanks for a most enjoyable evening last Wednesday.  The audience loved the choice of songs, the Choir’s obvious enjoyment in their singing and the clarity of their voices.  We were very pleased that some members of the Choir had supper with us and were delighted that there were three Raffle Prize winners from the Choir.  We thank you for your support. Again, many thanks and we wish the Choir success and musical enjoyment in all their future endeavours." - Mrs C Pye on behalf of St Ambrose Church, Grindleton