Founded as a community choir of six members in 1976, The Tatton Singers now number over seventy-five and perform a range of repertoire from large classical choral works to folk songs and original pieces by new composers.
The Tatton Singers are a friendly SATB choir who have, under the inspiring direction of JOHN POWELL, developed close associations with professional orchestras and soloists who perform in the concerts. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening in the beautiful space of St John’s Church.
Lively, intense choral training with the expert assistance of regular accompanist TIM KENNEDY, enables the choir to present Knutsford with accomplished and powerful music. Regular audiences of over 200 people are testament to their tremendous support, and concerts always feature a sociable finale with drinks!
All singers are enthusiastic and committed and relish singing diverse and stimulating pieces.
The Tatton Singers’ members comprise experienced amateurs, complete novices, students and trained singers. New singers are very welcome to come along to try a few choir practices before joining.
The Tatton Singers perform four concerts a year, plus a popular singing day each May, and participate in local events such as the Knutsford Music Festival and Promenades. Christmas concerts often include local school choirs, and carols are sung at Tatton Hall, East Cheshire Hospice, and in Knutsford town.
Here are some audience testimonials from the concerts… “…congratulations on Saturday's stupendous achievement….” “It was absolutely stunning…Totally amazing.” “A brilliant evening…” From an orchestral member after a standing ovation “…it was a great finish and I wasn't surprised to see the audience stand ….”