We’ve come a long, long way together…

We’ve come a long, long way together…

05 November 2023
By Deirdra Barr

Alty Voices has recently turned two years old! Join us as we look back at our journey as a modern pop choir. Hopefully we might even inspire you to book us for your event, or join us!

Alty Voices rehearsal in November 2023 – Fatboy Slim mashup!

Our first rehearsal took place on 19th July 2021. Despite our Choir Leader Rose planning to launch in June, our official start was delayed as lockdown lifted. Our rehearsals were unusual – with social distancing, cone markers, masks and covid tests in full force. But it didn’t stop us!

An Alty Voices choir rehearsal in summer 2021 with members stood a distance away from each other, separated by cones on the floor, singing.

By August, we’d even managed our first pub trip – we love our social events.

By September, we moved to our current rehearsal home at Altrincham Baptist Church on Hale Road in Altrincham.

Performance time

Our first gig took place in November and was equally eventful… planned for Tatton Park, last-minute power cuts landed us in a Knutsford pub instead!

Since then we have gone from strength to strength. We have performed at venues such as the Manchester Marathon, The Refuge, Into the Wild Bushcraft and Altrincham Festival. Some of our members even got to perform as part of the hit Channel 4 series Everyone Else Burns – (you can read more about this in our Everyone Else Burns blog post).

Alty Voices Christmas concert - a crowd of choir singers dressed in festive red jumpers sing and dance, with a band playing guitars in the background.

There are always a few nerves and hiccups along the way – like the Great British Weather at Altrincham Festival – but we always manage to pull together for a great performance.

Come and join us…

We hope you join us!

Our modern pop and indie choirs are no-audition, very friendly and have great social events too! We get a chance to perform in all kinds of community events with a live band. 

Alty Voices rehearses on Monday evenings. You can sign up for a FREE taster here.

If you’d like to book us for your event, read more about booking our choir here.