Welcome to Sale Choral Society

We are a mixed (SATB) choir of around 55 members based in Sale, Manchester, England. Our repertoire is largely traditional choral works and we usually perform four major concerts a year, in addition to others for charity.

In recent years, performances have taken place at the RNCM, Wilmslow and Manchester Cathedral. The choir has also enjoyed collaborations with other choirs for concerts in Isle of Man and Norfolk with an occasional foreign trip. However, the choir remains true to its roots with most concerts taking place in Sale.

We are Registered Charity 501707

Singing in Sale since 1907

We are Sale's oldest choir. We started life as Sale and District Music Society in 1907 and have been singing here ever since. The pandemic years stopped us performing but we still met to practise on Zoom. It's good to be back together for rehearsals and concerts again.

What do we sing?

Our repertoire is largely traditional SATB oratorio from the Classical and Romantic eras through the 20 century up to the present day. We usually perform in the local churches of South Manchester. We give a platform to student soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Collaborations with other choirs

For larger scale works we have often joined forces with other choirs. Our last big concert took place at the Royal Northern College of Music and was a collaboration with The Lindow Singers and a quartet of excellent soloists

Summer Fun

Our Summer concert usually has a lighter flavour and can involve collaborations with local school choirs and Sale Gilbert & Sullivan Society. We have sung opera choruses, G&S, part songs and lighter music with a Jazzy feel.

On Tour

We like trips away with other like-minded singers. By joining in Festival Choirs we have enjoyed trips to Isle of Man, Wymondham and Malta.

Trafford Arts Association

As a member of this organisation we enjoy collaborating with the other Arts Societies of Trafford especially when it comes to the Sale Arts Festival each June.

Making Music

We are also a member of Making Music an umbrella organisation for leisure-time music groups and musicians across the UK.