Dan the man helps choir change im­age

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A FE­MALE choir is scal­ing up its im­age af­ter 60 years of singing, with a name change and a new – male – ac­com­pa­nist.

The newly named Macclesfield My­del Choir has dropped the word ‘Ladies’ from its ti­tle to sound a lit­tle less tra­di­tional.

But de­spite the ap­point­ment of Dan Chap­pell as the new ac­com­pa­nist, they in­sist it is very much a fe­malevoice choir.

The choir has also taken on Aimee Press­wood, who has re­placed the re­tired Sheila Kent as mu­si­cal direc­tor.

Viv Warrington, from Macclesfield, and a long stand­ing cho­ris­ter, said: “We are very ex­cited about our new be­gin­ning, and Aimee and Dan are do­ing a great job.

“It is not easy to keep 30 of us women in check, but Aimee does it very well – and very nicely.

“There are 33 of us singers at the mo­ment but we would like to get the num­bers up to 40 again.

“We have 40 out­fits and 40 copies of mu­sic which need to be used.”

If you would like to join the choir, go along to re­hearsals on Tues­day evenings at 7.45pm at Bro­ken Cross Methodist Church.

The choir’s next con­cert is at Prest­bury Methodist Church on Fri­day, June 26. Go to my­del­choir.co. uk or for tick­ets call 01625 425760.

●● The Macclesfield My­del Choir with ac­com­pa­nist Dan Chap­pell

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