A new community choir has been set up in the small Chester village of Aldford. 

Aldford Singers are a mixed adult choir in excess of 50 members, nine of whom are men.

The choir was set up by manager Ann Yates, who decided to form a community choir to expand the growth of singing within isolated rural areas, bringing the city and outlying countryside together with one voice.

The choir is built around accomplished singers and beginners alike - with the main factor being a simple love of singing.

They sing a diverse range of music from pop to classical and have chosen not to hold auditions.

The need to be able to read music is not compulsory. 

Part of Ann's vision was that the choir should be openly accessible to anyone who wants to sing. 

The choir is now busy preparing for Christmas and already have two public engagements on their agenda at Gladstone Library in Hawarden and The Oaklands nursing home later in the month.

They look forward to the new year when they will be preparing to perform for local charitable foundations.

They will be holding four singing  workshops per year.

Ann said: “I am so proud of what we have accomplished in such a short time, each choir member brings their own bit of individuality, personality and magic to the voice that we call Aldford Singers.”

She would also like to add thanks to the Westminster foundation and Cheshire West and Cheshire for their generous funding.

The choir are now recruiting additional male singers and there is a waiting list for ladies.

So if you love to sing and are free on a Tuesday from 7.30-9.30pm during school term times, call 01829 782775 or e-mail aldfordsingers@btinternet.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/Aldford.Singers.