The Nelson Civic Ladies Choir is a choir of almost 60 Ladies from Nelson in Lancashire, a medium sized industrial town surrounded by beautiful countryside and dominated by Pendle Hill, famous historically for its connections with witchcraft.
The Choir was formed in 1959 by Edward Parr from a small number of sixteen year old girls who were members of the highly acclaimed Nelson Civic Junior Choir - International Eisteddfod winners 1957. This small band of ladies went from strength to strength and over the years has established itself, both nationally and internationally, as a major force in the world of ladies’ choirs.
They have appeared on television and radio on numerous occasions. Recently the Choir appeared on the hit BBC TV Series, 'Last Choir standing', reaching the final 28 out hundreds of choirs that applied. They were successful winners of BBC TV Grand Sing, highly acclaimed at the International Choral Festival of Montreux and have won many first and second prizes on the festival platform, including 1st prize at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
The Ladies enjoy their relaxed concerts away from the competitive platform, performing music ranging from the classics to modern musicals and pop. In addition to our regular concerts we also perform at weddings.
A love of music, companionship and satisfaction which only choral singing, well done, can give has attracted over 50 voices and the membership continues to increase. Many of the members have progressed from the junior group and now enjoy the companionship of their own daughters within the ranks of the choir. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us.