Based in Stockport, Greater Manchester Crystal Chords is proud to have been entertaining and performing since 1980. Some of our founder members are still with the chorus!
A dynamic award-winning chorus which enjoys performing, and the thrill of competition whether at home or abroad. See gallery below for our recent trips
We sing a cappella (unaccompanied harmony) and belong to the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers LABBS
Performing at private or public events, we support community groups and nominate a charity each year. We are delighted to support Beechwood Cancer Care in 2016 - supporting the work they do in the community as well as helping to contribute to their much needed funds.
Beechwood Cancer Care offer support to those living with cancer and other life limiting illness, as well as their relatives and carers. Beechwood first began offering cancer care back in 1990 and since then their Centre has helped many people.
Beechwood understand just how cancer and illness can affect someone's life, and they also know how helpful it can be to talk with other patients and carers.
Visitors to our Centre can choose from a range of support, including:
One to one counselling sessions
Group sessions with other patients/carers
Beechwood can help with every stage of cancer and the Centre visitors include those who have just been diagnosed and need a listening ear, people at different stages of treatment and those ready to move on following treatment.
Monica Funnell was appointed in March 2010, bringing a wealth of experience having been involved in barbershop since 1984. Monica is a high achiever and sings bass with 2015 Quartet Champions PZAZZ, having previously won gold medals in quartet with Peppercorn, Checkmate and Indigo Blue; also gold awards with renowned choruses, the White Rosettes and Cheshire Chord Company. A faculty member for both LABBS and BABS organisations for many years, Monica is a registered judge in the Singing Category within LABBS Education & Judging programme.
Monica brings infectious energy, an enthusiasm for great music and a passion for good singing to our Thursday evenings!
To ensure smooth running of the club, we have a dedicated team to manage all aspects of chorus life - from membership and money matters, to public relations and events, to bookings and wardrobe as well as music and performance teams.
We enjoy performing at public and private events including weddings, festivals and other special occasions. Our songs are diverse, from classics to beautiful ballads, or arrangements from films or shows. They are often enhanced by movement. As the songs are tailored to suit the event, each performance is different.
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Enjoy Crystal Chords through the decades! Need further information? Contact email@example.com
If you're interested to come and join us, please take a look at our joining process: click here
You can come along for a free taster evening anytime. Please drop us a note in advance so that we can welcome you: firstname.lastname@example.org
We rehearse each Thursday evening from 7.30pm - 10pm, with only occasional exceptions.
Please do get in touch if you plan to visit, just in case there's a change to our schedule.
Our regular rehearsal venue is:
Stockport Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3UA
If you have any questions about the chorus, Barbershop singing, how to book us, the competitions we enter or ANYTHING then please drop us an email email@example.com, we'd be delighted to help.