Past Concerts


Singing Day


Dvorak's Stabat Mater



Saturday 11th February 2022 7.30pm

Macclesfield Methodist Church, Westminster Road

If you enjoy singing, why not come and join the Oriana Choir to learn and perform Antonin Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” under the direction of our Musical Director, Keith Yearsley. We offer a warm welcome, a light, bright rehearsal space, and the opportunity to join like-minded people in singing a challenging, glorious choral work. Professional soloists will join us for the afternoon rehearsals and the evening performance!


The price for the day will be £20, including hot drinks and biscuits at the breaks. (Students 17 - 21 free). A musical score will be provided, on loan, for the duration of the singing day. Alternatively, you're welcome to just come and watch the performance in the evening. (7pm, only £7).


Pay and Display parking is available opposite the Church, in the Whalley Hayes car park. (Free parking after 3pm).


For further information and registration details, please contact Keith 01625 424215, or Anthea (Chairman) 01625 573538. The choir is always happy to welcome new members and Keith and Anthea would also be pleased to provide details of our regular rehearsals and concert schedule.


To download a booking form/more information, click here.

Timetable: (may be subject to minor changes)

9am – 9.30am...............Registration, welcome and tea/coffee

9.30am – 11am.............Rehearsal

11am – 11.30am...........Tea/coffee break

11.30am -12.30pm........Rehearsal

12.30pm – 2pm.............Lunch break (Bring your own food, or vistit a local eaterie)

2pm – 3pm....................Rehearsal

3pm – 3.30pm..............Tea/coffee break

3.30pm – 5,30pm.........Rehearsal

5.30pm – 7pm..............Break (bring your own food or visit a local eaterie)

7pm – 8pm...................Performance


Keith Yearsley's


90th Birthday


Celebration Concert



Macclesfield Methodist Church, Westminster Road

A musical celebration of our Conductor, Keith Yearsley's 90th birthday! Featuring some of his favourite pieces from his many years with the choir. Including excerpts from Bach's "Elijah Mass" in b-minor, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha", excerpts from Gabriel Faure's "Requiem", Stanford's "Te Deum", and Johannes Brahms "How Lovely are thy Dwellings". Plus a couple of surprise items! There will be a short interval.


Soloists will be Thomas Ayebara (bass), Margaret Ferguson (Soprano), and Philip Cartwright (Tenor).


Former Oriana Choir members are cordially invited to take part in the celebrations, and would be very welcome. Please contact Keith if you are interested, on 01625 424215. Rehearsals for the event take place on Friday evenings, 8pm - 9.30pm, at the

Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street Macclesfield.


Tickets (£12 in advance), can be obtained from The Cherry Blossom Bakery, 6 Church Street Macclesfield, SK11 8LB, from Keith Yearsley, or any member of the choir. Or £14 on the door.

Macclesfield Oriana Choir