THE TATTON SINGERS

are a (SATB) mixed community choir based in Knutsford, Cheshire, with a tradition of presenting quality concerts of choral music. Formed in 1976, Tatton Singers are now a well-balanced choir of some seventy-six voices and have a reputation for dynamic music making. Weekly rehearsals enable this friendly choir to successfully present exciting and demanding works. Tatton Singers perform traditional choral works whilst also staging lesser known pieces. Since 2005 the choir's Musical Director has been JOHN POWELL. Under his guidance, and with the expert assistance of regular accompanist TIM KENNEDY, the choir has continued to uphold and strengthen the British choral tradition, with concerts frequently performed with orchestra and professional soloists. The singing membership of the society includes trained, experienced singers and others with little formal musical education. The qualities that make it possible for everyone to perform effectively together are enthusiasm, tolerance and above all, commitment to attaining the highest standard possible under inspiring direction. Anyone who joins with these qualities will discover, if they do not know it already, that singing is one of the most satisfying group activities. The choir usually performs four concerts a year. In March and November the repertoire includes classical works by a wide range of composers. Summer concerts feature both classical and lighter music. Christmas concerts of carols and other seasonal works are performed including local school choirs providing festive family evening programmes. Venues have included the RNCM in Manchester, the Knutsford Heritage Centre, Jodrell Bank, and Capesthorne Hall. Tatton Singers also regularly perform carol singing at East Cheshire Hospice and Tatton Hall and support local events, including town and Christmas events.

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