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!

Bronze medal winners in 2011, 2016 and 2017 we are delighted to have won the LABBS Mid-Size chorus trophy, achieving the Award for highest marks in the Singing Category and winning the National Silver Medal at the 2018 Harrogate Convention.

Do you fancy trying something a bit different?

If you think you'll enjoy singing and performing our a cappella style, why not get in touch and come along for free taster? See our 'JOIN' page for more info.

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

Performing at private or public events, we support community groups and nominate a charity each year. In 2018 we are delighted to support the Stockport Foodbank, and we will be helping them fundraise and generate awareness throughout the year at various events.

Musical Director

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!

Our Committee

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.

Book Us

If you have an event in mind and would like to find out more, please email us at enquiries@crystalchords.org.uk or bookings@crystalchords.org.uk

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.



Regular news updates from charity events to competition news. Any press queries please forward to press@crystalchords.org.uk

Irish Success for Crystal Chords

Thursday 17th October 2019, 12:17

Festival Fun!

Saturday 8th June 2019, 12:16

Crystals Shine in Sunny Spain!

Saturday 6th April 2019, 12:00

New Charity of the Year - 2018

Saturday 14th April 2018, 11:26

Shining at the M.A.C.C. Competition!

Monday 12th February 2018, 10:52

Beautiful Bronze!

Wednesday 8th November 2017, 19:34

Ready for Bournemouth!

Thursday 19th October 2017, 12:26

Y viva Espania!

Friday 14th April 2017, 22:44

Singing up a Storm - Pzazz Style!

Monday 13th March 2017, 21:10

A Date for your Diairies!

Tuesday 17th January 2017, 00:00

Wrapping up for Christmas

Friday 16th December 2016, 17:59

Bathing in Bronze!

Friday 11th November 2016, 16:31

Packing for Convention!!

Monday 24th October 2016, 19:46

Summer Wrap-Up and Competition Excitement!

Wednesday 31st August 2016, 20:36

Crystals Raise £2,000 for Local Charity

Saturday 19th March 2016, 14:53

Fantastic February for the Crystals!

Friday 11th March 2016, 13:22

We all Love2Sing!

Thursday 11th February 2016, 13:15

FREE 'Love to Sing' course

Friday 27th November 2015, 11:40


Monday 2nd November 2015, 14:15

Bournemouth Bound!

Tuesday 27th October 2015, 11:50

First Prize At Biddulph Music Festival

Thursday 15th October 2015, 15:43

You are Cordially Invited....

Thursday 15th October 2015, 15:00

Christmas Concert Announcement - UPDATED!

Thursday 15th October 2015, 10:09

Mental Health Awareness

Thursday 6th August 2015, 20:00

Crystals Show Off their Green Fingers

Tuesday 14th July 2015, 09:49

35th Anniversary Show

Sunday 3rd May 2015, 19:30

A Crystalising LABBS Convention!

Tuesday 11th November 2014, 19:49

Busking for Clic Sargent - Crystal style!

Thursday 22nd May 2014, 12:51

Clic Sargent Wig Wednesday

Monday 24th March 2014, 13:42

Join Us

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: chair@crystalchords.org.uk

We rehearse each Thursday evening from 7.30pm - 10pm, with only occasional exceptions. With a free taster, you can take part in as much or as little of the evening as you'd like. It is a great way to get a feel for our style of music - and a chance to have a go!

We do ask that you 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

Contact Us

Any questions?

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 enquiries@crystalchords.org.uk, we'd be delighted to help.