The Society was formed over 30 years ago from the previous Overdale Singers and we currently have over 70 members; some new and some very experienced, but all sharing their love of choral singing.
In our weekly rehearsals, we prepare for four concerts per year, including our popular Christmas concert and we perform works from a wide range of classical repertoire details of which are given on the Concert History link.
We are regularly accompanied by Stockport Symphony Orchestra and on other occasions by some notable local organists and our own talented regular accompanist, James Pelham. Experienced soloists enhance our performances and concerts with orchestral accompaniment are usually given at Norbury Parish Church in Hazel Grove, with other concerts being on home ground at Marple Methodist Church.
Having recently said farewell to our musical director, Michael Segaud, Marple Choral Society is delighted to welcome Ian Crawford as our new conductor. Rehearsals have never been such hard work – nor such fun!
Sadly, one of our longest-serving members, since 1974, Margaret Bryant, died on 26th May 2017. Margaret worked tirelessly for various causes but she loved her choir and served on the committee as Publicity Officer for several years.
She will be greatly missed and the choir were privileged to sing at the service to celebrate her life at St George’s, New Mills with the beautiful Ave Verum by Mozart and we are sure that she would have approved.
“Wonderful, exhilarating music to the glory of God and wonderfully performed. Thank you for a most enjoyable concert”
Audience feedback from our concert on Saturday 1st April 2017 at Norbury Parish Church –
Faure Requiem, Zadok the Priest and Jonathan Dove Missa Brevis
“Loved the Faure, especially the Libera Me. Great soloists, very moving”