Community Choir Showcase, Manchester

Oglesby Centre at Hallé St Peter’s

40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF


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Course Description

We’re delighted to be running a Community Choir Showcase in Manchester for the very first time; this event is a fabulous opportunity for non-auditioned choirs to come together and celebrate their shared love of singing. Come join us!

Non-auditioned choirs with open access from all over northwest England – and beyond – are invited to take part in our second confirmed Showcase for 2020, taking place in the new Oglesby Centre at Hallé St Peter’s Ancoats, in Manchester. Provisional timings for the day: 10.00am to 5.00pm (to be confirmed).

Participating choirs have a 12-minute slot during the day to perform their chosen programme to all other choirs present; they’ll also receive friendly, constructive advice on how to enhance their performance from an expert panel of adjudicators, pick up repertoire and performance ideas, join in some massed singing and generally have fun networking with like-minded people.

The cost for each participant is £15 for the whole day, including refreshments (lunch not included), with a £50 non-returnable deposit payable on booking a place for your choir. This deposit should be paid via our online shop, where the item can be found in our Other Events category. Please note: we need to know the minimum number of choir members you intend to bring when you book, but you can revise this upwards at a later date.

Further details, including application and other deadlines plus information about the venue, is available to download below:
Manchester Community Choir Showcase 2020 – information


  • Adjudicators - to be confirmed

Who Should Attend?

  • Community Choirs in the North West
  • and across the UK

Contact Details

Email us if you have any enquiries or need further information.

Fees and Application form

Cost: £15 per participant for the whole day, including refreshments (lunch not included), with a £50 non-returnable deposit payable on booking a place for your choir. This deposit should be paid via our online shop.

For event booking terms & conditions click here.

Annual membership offers a host of benefits and discounts for just £40 (£15 for under-26s) - consider becoming a member.

Apply here


You can pay via the SfP online shop

You can also pay by bank transfer:

Account name: Sing for Pleasure

Sort code: 08-90-04 Account number: 65013498

In order to identify your payment please reference your transaction with your surname and course (e.g. Smith London18)

More Information

A piano will be available for accompanists, and a separate room for choirs to use for warm-ups.

What Next

We arrange day and residential courses, workshops, training days and bespoke events for singers, choirs, schools and teachers in the UK and abroad. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Sing for Pleasure conductor training is at four levels; Foundation, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Advanced. Students move through the levels according to their experience and progress. Please visit our Conductor Training page for more details.

We publish a range of song collections containing a wide variety of enjoyable songs and arrangements from a broad selection of musical traditions. Please visit our Publication for Adults and Publications for Children pages for details, or go directly to our online shop to purchase songbooks.

We also have access to a variety of bursaries and scholarships. Please visit our Scholarship & Bursary Information page for more details.