Welcome to the Tamworth Ladies' Choir web site.
The Choir was formed in 1990 by Margaret Locke who was the Choir’s Musical Director from that date until her retirement in 2014. During that time the choir gained the excellent reputation for fine singing it enjoys today. Many of the founder members still sing with the choir.
Our aims are to foster and promote ladies choral singing, raise funds for local and national charities and good causes, foster and promote young local singers and performers and to promote the image of Tamworth for the benefit of the local economy through our concert performances. Together of course with providing a convivial atmosphere for all members to enjoy as a stimulating and enjoyable hobby.
Since its formation the choir has sung at many concerts and functions in the Tamworth and West Midlands area and in doing so has built a well-deserved reputation for a high quality and varied light programme of classic and contemporary songs. This means that the choir are in great demand and many charities and worthy causes have benefited from concerts in which the choir have performed. To date the choir has helped to raise many thousands of pounds for charities.
The choir has toured Germany and Holland, incorporating singing in Tamworth’s Twin Town of Bad Laasphe and at the Lorelei Rock on the River Rhine. Nearer to home they have established long lasting associations with Neath Male Voice Choir, Shifnal Male Voice Choir and more recently Treverva Male Voice Choir based in Falmouth. Exchange visits with these choirs are always entertaining and enjoyed by all participants providing a personal as well as a choral link.
For the Queen’s 60th Jubilee the choir produced “Jubilation” a CD of the most popular songs from their repertoire. They have also produced a Christmas CD called “Christmas Belles” which as the name implies contained some popular and some very traditional carols. The proceeds from the sale of that CD were donated to the Genesis Research Trust which carries out ground breaking medical research to improve knowledge of a wide range of devastating conditions affecting women and their babies.
Whilst the serious side of music is never forgotten, variety is a strong factor in any performance. Individual talented choir members provide the scope and range to include solo items and amusing monologues.
With a busy schedule ahead, the future looks bright for Tamworth Ladies’ Choir, the choir that sings with "Tender Loving Care" and believes in members "Finding their Voice".
The most popular number from our repertoire sums up our enthusiasm –
“For as long as I have music,
As long as there’s a song for me to sing,
I can find my way, I can see a brighter day,
The music in my life will set my spirit free”
The Choir's CD 'Jubilation' can be purchased at any Choir concert or from Choir members.
For purchase enquiries please telephone Judith Bowen on 01827 280167.