Welcome to our web site.  We are a friendly choir – everyone is welcome.  Although we work hard in rehearsals our main aim is enjoyment of the music we learn and perform.  We sing a great variety of pieces as you can see from our Recent Repertoire page, so you are sure to find something to suit your taste!

Do come and give us a try.  There is NO AUDITION.  Send us a message using the box at the bottom of this page or just turn up one Monday.

Don’t worry if you feel that your singing or music reading abilities are not all they should be; we work on singing technique and will help you with any problems.  You’ll find your skills improve with practice.  Experienced singers will also find some new challenges.


  • Rehearsals are held at Elm Road United Reformed Church, Gatley, on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30. For SatNav users the Post Code is SK8 4LY. There is a break at about 8:30 for socialising and refreshments (bring your own).
  • There are normally three concerts each year, generally at the Elm Road church. A schedule of rehearsal and concert dates is published on the members’ section of the website and is also available from the secretary.
  • Elm Road URC is fully accessible to wheelchairs. The choir is keen to encourage members with any special requirements. Do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss a particular concern.
  • We wear a uniform for the concerts which varies according to the type of programme. For men it is usually a dress suit and shirt (or other dark suit and white shirt) with black bow tie. Ladies’ uniform usually involves a full-length black skirt or trousers and a black long-sleeved top. For the summer concert this may well vary. The clothes to be worn are announced in advance of each concert and items such as the ladies’ red scarf are available to borrow.
  • We are a registered charity; if you’re interested in the details a copy of our constitution can be obtained from the chairman. An AGM is held in January, at which subscriptions for the coming year are agreed. They then become due, and UK tax-payers are encouraged to Gift-Aid them. Subscriptions can be paid in two instalments if preferred, and if you join during the year a part subscription is payable, by arrangement with the treasurer.
  • Music for a concert is provided by the choir, usually being hired from the library or copied from legitimate internet sources. Borrowed music should only be marked with soft pencil and such markings removed before return if possible. It is often collected in at the end of a concert but is due back at the latest by the Monday after. Members are liable for any expense (such as library fines, which could be considerable) arising out of late return of music.
  • Each section of the choir has a representative on the committee who will be pleased to help you settle in by answering any queries and passing on comments at any time.


“I joined the choir in 2021 following a recommendation from another member and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone is friendly and I was made very welcome. Being new to choral singing I was a little nervous at first but have learnt much thanks to the excellent music director (Denise) and help from the other members. The concert last year was most enjoyable and I am looking forward to the concerts planned for this year.”  Chris

“I moved to the area recently and was eager to join a choir. I am so glad I chose Gatley Choir. I am new to choral music but am really enjoying learning to sing it. Denise the choir director is wonderful and combines skill with humour to make it a thoroughly enjoyable choir practice each week and everyone is very friendly and welcoming. My daughter was suitably impressed with our recent concert!”  Jane

“I wanted to do something for myself and as I love to sing, joining the choir was perfect for me. It’s wonderful to have the guidance of a great musical director and everyone is friendly. ”     Lindsay