Hire us

We are delighted that you are interested in hiring the Nelson Civic Ladies’ Choir, and hope that the following information will prove useful.  Please contact our Secretary to discuss making a booking.  Remember that the choir is typically booked well in advance so we would normally require several months’ notice.


The choir has been invited to perform in a wide variety of situations, from major charity concerts and fundraisers, to weddings, private parties and civic events.  Please see our events page for details of some of our recent performances. 


Let us help to make your wedding really special by providing wonderful music at the ceremony. We can perform musical items whilst your guests arrive in the church and during the signing of the register. As well as this we would help to swell the congregation during the service so that your favourite hymns sound as you imagined they would. We have a repertoire of wedding music for you to choose from. For example: 

► A Clare Benediction Rutter 

► A Gaelic Blessing Rutter 

► A nightingale sang in Berkeley square Maschwitz/Sherwin 

► Always there Don Black 

► Angels through the night Kern ► Ave Verum Mozart  ► Ave Verum Corpus Poulenc  ► Bridge over troubled water Simon  ► Close to you Bacharach/David  ► Come follow me Besig/Price  ► From a distance Julie Gold  ► Gloria! Stevens  ► I am a small part of the world Jay Althouse/Sally Albrecht  ► Laudate Dominum Sherri Porterfield  ► Let there be peace on earth Miller/Jackson  ► Lord bless you & keep you Rutter  ► My true love hath my heart Rutter  ► My Guy ‘Smokey’ Robinson  ► O Salutaris Elgar  ► One moment in time Hammond/Bettis  ► Panis Angelicus César Franck  ► Perhaps Love John Denver  ► Pie Jesu Andrew Lloyd Webber  ► The Rose Amanda McBroom  ► Somewhere out there Horner/Mann/Weil (From an American tale)  ► Sound the trumpet Purcell (arr Williams)  ► The lord is my shepherd Howard Goodall (vicar of dibley version)  ► We’ve only just begun Nichols/Williams (as sung by the Carpenters)  ► You raise me up Lovland/Graham 

Please check with with our Secretary what our current repertoire is as there may be other items which are also suitable. You would be welcome to come along and hear us sing at a convenient concert or during our Wednesday evening rehearsals by arrangement. 


The cost of booking the choir for a wedding is £250 with a £50 non-returnable deposit payable on booking. Concert fees are negotiable on application.  Additional expenses will be incurred if we need to hire a coach to travel to your venue.  We are responsive to the needs of our local community and where a community group or small charity is looking to raise funds for a good cause, individual circumstances will be considered.


The choir currently has an extremely broad repertoire of pieces, including ladies choir standards, songs from the shows, religious works, and some interesting modern items. Where possible, we would look to accommodate any particular requests, however our musical director would always be the final arbiter of any concert content. 

Musical Partners

Over the years we have performed alongside other choirs, soloists, instrumentalists, and brass bands. We will, of course, be pleased to sing with any band or soloist from your local community if required.


All enquiries or bookings should be made to Ann Myers, Secretary 

Telephone: 07711 808140 or  Email: nelsoncivic@hallscroft.co.uk

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