Who and what is Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir?
We are an all female choir of about 40 voices, singing in 3 or 4 sections. We perform a varied programme: songs from the shows, favourites from the pop, jazz and world music repertoires, early music and our talented MD's own arrangements. In a 'normal year' we perform 4 or 5 concerts a year and we also take part in other events such as carol singing and special celebrations.
Choir members are of varied ages and walks of life. We come from Chapel-en-le-Frith and the surrounding area, Buxtron and villages all around. We are a friendly group and if you are new to the area, joining us is a good way of making friends. We have a social committee who arrange a variety of activities.
You can also join us as a 'Friend'. For more details, see the Support Us page.
In addition to singing, Sam also works regularly as a conductor, running various choirs around Manchester and has recently joined the team of musical directors working with Barnsley Youth Choir. He is also one of the Hallé's pool of conductors for their Corporate Choirs.
Our President is Hilary Batterbee
Hilary has been a lifelong resident in Chapel-en-le-Frith parish and President of the Ladies Choir since 2016. Now retired from her working life as a Chartered Surveyor she has served on Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Counciland is associated with a number of local charities.
Serving as a magistrate for 30 years is still a time consuming occupation. She enjoys gardening and country life and if granted one wish it would be to have a magnificent singing voice! In the meantime pretending whilst listening to the choir has to be sufficient for someone who enjoys music, but cannot sing!