Triple Isle of Man success
Chanteuse Chamber Choir has conquered The Isle of Man!!
A tour to the Isle of Man proved to be a very successful trip for Staffordshire’s Number One Ladies Chamber Choir. We came away with not one, not two, but three trophies at The Isle of Man Festival of Choirs which ran from 20th-22nd October 2017. The Island hosted its annual celebration of singing which began on the Friday evening with a social gathering for groups from around the British Isles.
The competitions started in earnest on Saturday with a superb calibre of music for ladies', men’s and mixed choirs. We celebrated our first win in the Ladies’ Voice Section, and then won the Douglas Borough Council Trophy for “the most entertaining choir of the festival” with our rendition of Bob Chilcott’s ‘Can you hear me’. The icing on the cake came on Sunday when Chanteuse Chamber Choir went on to win our third trophy in the Ensemble Section. Musical Director Sue Brereton-Banks said “What a weekend! Many congratulations to my choir, all the hard work has paid off. Huge thanks to my fabulous accompanist, James Thorpe.”