Lytham St Annes 29th February 2020

Thank you to everyone who came to our ‘Come and Sing’ day today and made it such a great success. Lovely to welcome new faces too. What a pleasure to work on and sing such a #thrilling work of art.

Thankyou to all the team at Lytham St. Annes Choral Society for making the day run so smoothly especially our refreshments team who kept the tea and coffee flowing all day.

Special thanks to our team of music professionals; Joyce Tindsley mezzo-soprano for such expert vocal coaching, Graham Jackson with his towering musicianship and fantastic orchestral piano playing and our own Music Director Helen Harrison Conductor whose knowledge and love for all things Elgar shone through the day.

Worcester Cathedral 7th December 2019

Joyce Tindsley ©Michael Whitefoot

For more than 275 years, George Frideric Handel’s compelling and richly varied Messiah has held a unique place in the affections of music lovers across the world.

Its greatest choruses – such as the instantly recognisable Hallelujah and For unto us a Child is Born â€“ are among the most popular pieces of music ever written.

During the London premiere of Messiah in 1743, King George II is said to have risen to his feet during the Hallelujah – a tradition that is continued around the world today.

Performing with the 150 members of Worcester Festival Choral Society will be the Meridian Sinfonia period orchestra.

Review Verdi Requiem in Gorton Monastery

Verdi Requiem Gorton Monastery – Mezzo soprano Joyce Tindsley immediately showed herself to be a class act in the following Liber Scriptus exhibiting an easy top to match her firm lower tones. Throughout the performance she showed her grasp of the nuances of the words as well as varying her dynamic. Importantly… her vocal clarity and intonation, throughout her range, cut through the sometimes dense textures of Verdi’s writing and the resonant acoustic.    Seen and Heard International June 2017