The St. Peter’s Singers choir, Heswall’s Choral Society, is a long established group of singers who enjoy performing a wide variety of choral music with members coming from Heswall and surrounding areas of the Wirral.
The main concerts of the choir are performed at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Heswall and are at Easter and Christmas. However we often have additional rehearsals during the Summer leading to a further concert. Over the years the choir has widened its appeal and now draws its audiences from across Wirral.
Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings in the St Peter’s Centre, Lower Heswall. We are always looking for new members. If you are interested and would like some more information please visit our Join Us page and get in touch.
A founding principle of the Society was to present concerts with the full instrumentation as called for by the composer. This is unusual for a small local choir, where use of piano or organ is more common.
Under the leadership of our musical director, Adrian Griffiths, we are progressively extending our musical spectrum by exploring music with different orchestrations to the norm with, for example, concerts with two pianos and harmonium, Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle; using a full professional orchestra, Handel, Samson; a concert with organ, brass octet and percussion, Rutter, Gloria); and further into the future, using period instruments and joint concerts with other musical groups and orchestras in the area.
Further titles of music we have performed can be found in the Our Music section.
Our concerts are always well supported – often close to capacity and on occasion sold out. We owe this enviable record to a core of loyal supporters who have followed the St Peter’s Singers for many years.
As our repertoire has grown and our ambition has flourished we have drawn in a wider group of concert goers – attracted by the music on offer and the rising standards of the performances. Our heritage is a community choir for Heswall and we are deeply appreciative of the support this receives.
We are excited by the prospect of widening our appeal, interacting with other choral and orchestral groups and attracting new friends from a wider area.
Our choir began with the support and friendship of the clergy and congregation of the churches of St. Peter’s and The Church of the Good Shepherd in the Parish of Heswall. Over the years we have expanded into a wider community choir but our special relationship remains.
We receive enormous support in the use of church facilities for practice and performance and our two main concerts remain integral to the church celebrations of Easter and Christmas.