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Future events

Check out our events page for forthcoming events which include two Christmas Concerts.

Music for an Autumn Evening - Saturday 19th October 2019

The Dovedale Singers presented a number of new pieces during a varied programme at the Salvation Army in Cheadle Heath.  The combined SA bands of Rochdale and Stockport Citadel were in support and enhanced the evening with items which included a Tango a March a Suite and a Cornet Solo.

One of the choirs new pieces presented was a recent work in the form of a Gregorian Chant by Ola Gjeilo with Latin text Ubi Caritas.  A member of the audience remarked that this was the highlight of the evening.

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Singing Day 31st August 2019

We had a great day of singing and fun under the instruction of Alison Bletcher. More than 50 singers fromThe Dovedale and The Lawrence Singers ensured that there was a good nucleas of experienced singers a number of other singers joined them.

Pieces that we worked on included: Locus Iste (Bruckner); Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart); The Long Day Closes (Sullivan); Moon River (Simmons); Every Time I feel the Spirit (Trad); Dick’s Maggott (Trad); Gloria (Vivaldi).

The Great get together - 23rd June 2019

On the 23rd June 2019 we participated in one of the more than 6000 events over this particular weekend, taking place as part of the 'The Great Get Together' ( - an initiative inspired by the late Jo Cox (MP).  The Amani Centre was the venue for our concert which was interspersed by a number of artistic dance presentations by the young people who attend the Hideaway Youth Project ( 

We were made very welcome and enjoyed a great time of sharing together both in food and music.  

SALVO Brass - 15th June 2019

It was a thrilling evening at Stockport Citadel Salcvation Army ( on the occasion of the visit of SALVO Brass ( - a combination of Salvation Army bands people from the midlands. The band items were of the highest order and so too were the soloists.
The choir on this occasion was augmented by members of the Citadel Songsters and our four items were well received.

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Diamond Anniversary Concert

We had a fantastic evening at Marple Methodist Church on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 7:30 pm.  Songs from a number of era's in the choir's 60 year history were interspersed with narrative from the choir's history books.  It was good to celebrate the occasion with previous members and leaders.  

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