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In 1985 Holmes Chapel Singers was formed as part of the Holmes Chapel Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HCAODS) which was founded under the first Musical Director Philip Crookall in 1965 to provide music and drama in Holmes Chapel.

After many years in which the society produced musical shows, plays and pantomimes singing members decided to focus entirely on choral singing and became the Holmes Chapel Singers. The choir is made up of local people drawn from a large area around Holmes Chapel and perform a wide variety of music both traditional and modern, well known and less familiar works. Since its formation the choir has grown in numbers,  and ability and confidence. HCS has always encouraged the development of young professional singers and instrumentalists offering a valuable stage for solo experience when launching their careers.

Holmes Chapel Singers has hosted several “Voices for Hospices” concerts inviting local singers to ‘come and sing’ such well known works as the Messiah and Elijah as part of this worldwide fundraising event. These performances have all been well supported and have raised over £10,000 for local children’s hospices.



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