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Vocal groups:

Bolton Music Service has a wide range of Vocal Groups:

Ensemble

Practice Day

Practice Time

Approximate Standard

Bolton Boys Choir Tuesday 5.15 - 6.15 Aged 9 - 13
BOYS ONLY

Lads A Cappella

Thursday

6.00 - 8.00

Year 9 Upwards
BOYS ONLY

Little Lever
Training Choir

Monday
at St Matthew's CE Primary School

3.45 - 4.45

Years 3 - 6

Farnworth
Training Choir
Thursday
at Harper Green School
3.45 - 4.45 Beginner
No Charge

Turton
Training Choir

Wednesday
at Harwood Meadows CP School

3.55- 4.55

Beginner
No Charge

Westhoughton
Training Choir

Thursday
at St George's CEP School

3.45 - 4.30

Years 3 - 6

Bolton Junior
Youth Choir

Thursday

6.00 - 7.30

Intermediate

Bolton Youth
Choir (SSA)

Thursday

6.30 - 8.45

Intermediate/ Advanced

The BMS Singers Tuesday 7.15 - 9.15 Advanced

Little Lever Training Choir    Musical director - Sue Wilding

The choir is for all children in Year 3 to Year 6.
Practices are every Monday from 3.45 - 4.45pm at St Matthews CE Primary School, Little Lever and are free of charge!       
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Turton Training Choir        Musical director - Helen Rigby

This choir is suitable for beginners who wish to sing with a group. It meets a Harwood Meadows CP school and the repertoire includes many "fun" items as well as traditional songs.        back to top

Farnworth Training Choir    Musical directors - Karen Lindop & Jessica     Kavanah

This choir is suitable for beginners who wish to sing with a group. It meets a St George's CEP School, Westhoughton and the repertoire includes many "fun" items as well as traditional songs.        back to top

Westhoughton Training Choir    Musical director - Elaine Lowe

This choir is suitable for beginners who wish to sing with a group. It meets a St George's CEPl School, Westhoughton and the repertoire includes many "fun" items as well as traditional songs.        back to top

Bolton Junior Youth Choir    Musical director - Sue Wilding

The choir meets at Bolton Music Centre on Thursday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30 and contains boys and girls from Keystages 2 and 3.It welcomes children who have an interest in singing and can sing a simple melody accurately and confidently. During rehearsals the children will learn and practice new songs and play musical games to develop their singing skills.
Children usually are invited to join us for a trial period of 3 or 4 rehearsals before becoming a member. At the end of this time, each child will have a vocal assessment prior to becoming a member. Children whose voices are not quite ready for the challenges of BJYC will be given advice about how to develop their singing and other training opportunities.
There is a "tuck shop" break during the rehearsal when children are able to buy a drink and a snack or they may bring their own. Parents of the children in the choir operate a rota system to make sure there is adequate adult supervision and support.
The Choir performs mainly in and around the Bolton area but we also occasionally perform at an away venue. At certain times of the year we are a little more busy than at others but there are generally 3 or 4 concerts/events per term.       
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Lads A Cappella          Musical directors - Simon Hunt & Carolyn Baxendale

The choir caters for enthusiastic male singers from Key Stages 3 and 4.       back to top

Bolton Youth Choir        Musical director - Carolyn Baxendale

The choir caters for enthusiastic young singers from Key Stages 3 and 4.    back to top

The BMS Singers        Musical director - Jane Hampson

The BMS Singers are our senior choir and are made up of young adults who have some experience of choral singing. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday at the Music Centre from 7.00 - 9.00 pm. Singers need to have some knowledge of notation and should be between 16 - 30 years old (SATB). The Repertoire has breadth and balance ranging from unaccompanied madrigals to popular songs and embraces orchestral accompanied choral works.        back to top

Residential Courses

Workshops are held in centres around the country annually usually culminating in concerts held in the local churches.        back to top

Performances

Regular performances are given in local churches, The Victoria and Albert Halls and in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Other venues include Wakefield Cathedral and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
After-dinner entertainment
The choirs sing at many different functions to a frequently delighted audience who support the choirs financially.       
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Bolton Music Service

Bolton Music Centre

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BL3 4NG

Telephone 01204 333533
Fax 01204 333536