The Kipling Singers perform (1)

Wistaston Singers and The Kipling Singers took part in an evening concert at Union Street Baptist Church in Crewe, writes Jonathan White.

Wistaston Singers performed music including West Side Story, Anything Goes, Unchained Melody, Sanctus, The Lord is My Shepherd, You Raise Me Up, and Flying Free.

Phil Houghton was musical director and organist. Ann Farrington was the accompanist.

The Kipling Singers performed music including King Of Swing, Gershwin, Simon & Garfunkel and Miss Saigon. David Greatbanks was musical director and keyboard player.

The choirs combined for Oliver and Deep Harmony.

Light refreshments were served during the interval. More than 50 people watched the concert.

Proceeds will be split between Union Street Baptist Church, Wistaston Singers and The Kipling Singers.

Wistaston Singers were originally formed by members of the choir at St Mary’s Parish Church, Wistaston in May 2000 and now number over forty members singing four-part harmony music.

The choir performs a variety and eclectic choice of music ranging from choral church music and anthems, Gilbert and Sullivan items, music from the shows, music from modern composers such as John Rutter encompassing from the 15th century to the 21st century.

They perform up to five concerts a year at various venues in South Cheshire, plus one concert out of area.

The choir rehearses weekly in the parish rooms of St Mary’s Church, Nantwich on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Their next public concert is their annual Christmas Carol concert on Saturday December 15 (3pm) at St Stephen’s Methodist Church on Gainsborough Road in Crewe.

The Kipling Singers formed around 25 years ago and currently features three sopranos, one tenor, two bass and two altos.

They perform a variety of show and light music.

Their name comes from Kipling Way in Crewe where they practice each week.

The Kipling Singers next concert is on Saturday November 10 (7pm) at Union Street Baptist Church in Crewe in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

(pics by Jonathan White)

Wistaston Singers conducted by Musical Director Phil Houghton (1)

One Comment

  1. Kath Edwards says:

    My dad Roger West is trying to trace Ann Farrington. Dad’s grandma was a Farrington from Crewe/Nantwich area. Dad is 87 in February and is sharp as a needle and would really like to chat to Ann possibly on the phone to see if there’s a family connection, is there any way you could help put dad in touch? My number is07960 204392 my name isKath Edwards. My dads number is 01948 840570.
    Any help much appreciated

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