Recent Concerts and Events
Long serving members Audrey and Alan’s blessing at St. Elizabeth’s Church Reddish, 7th February 2020
The Mondays were proud to be part of this moving service. The blessing was an affirmation of their love and support for each other during the past 25 years.
12th ICE North West Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church Manchester, Tuesday 17th December
The Mondays made a return visit to this beautiful venue for a selection of acapella seasonal songs and carols, featuring Elin Rees on the organ. This year’s concert was held in support of mental health charity MIND.
Sunday 8th December Lyme Hall, Cheshire
We all enjoyed singing our Christmas repertoire at this fabulous National Trust heritage building. “Lovely venue, two lovely audiences, lovely songs to sing-who could ask for more?”
Saturday 19th October St.Marys Church, Denton
The Mondays helped to raise £500 for Hope House Uganda-Here are some pictures from the concert.
Joy and Alan enjoying “Cocktails For Two” and our own version of “Thriller”
Saturday October 5th
Mondays returned to Failsworth Community Church and debuted two brand arrangements, “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum for our ladies and Gershwin’s “Embraceable You”. An enthusiastic audience where treated to a full set with special guest acts and together we all helped to raise over £600 for local charity work.
The Monkuleles, a group of simian-ish ukulele strummers from the choir, have entered a national competition with this:
Saturday 11th May: return visit to Friezland Church in Saddleworth
The Mondays performed a full set including two brand new arrangements, “True Colours” and “Walk On By”. Guest spots included solo, quartet and sextet singers together with the Mondays own ukulele group The Monkeleles.
Heatons’ Open Garden Afternoon
Carolyn, one of our alto singers, recently hosted a musical garden at “Heatons’ Open Gardens” event with The Mondays and guest spots performing in her garden.
Alan’s Birthday Bash
Founder Monday’s member Alan would like to thank everyone who attended and sang at his recent birthday party. A great time was had by all.
Mondays kick off 2019 with a sell out concert at Brookdale Theatre, Bramhall
We fielded a 40 strong choir, making a return visit to Brookdale. We thoroughly enjoyed singing our full repertoire, with guest spots, to an appreciative crowd.
Mondays final sing of 2018
This seasonal concert took place at Park House, Droylsden on Monday 17th December, followed by our annual Christmas bash with friends and family. A great time was had by all.
Manchester City Centre-St. Anne’s Church 11th December
Terrific feedback from The Institute of Civil Engineers as The Mondays sang a seasonal set at their annual Christmas concert in a beautiful city centre venue.
Mondays fourth appearance at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church 8th September
The Mondays were thrilled to open the evening with a brand new version of Proud Mary. This was followed by a full set including brand new guest spots and another new piece- Cocktails For Two, together with theatrical props. A packed audience, which included a local celebrity, gave us a rousing reception. The Mondays hope to see you all again next year.
A weekend of music-Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June
The Mondays performed two gigs. Our first show was at the Brookdale Theatre, Bramhall followed by one at Christ Church, Friezland. Two welcoming, appreciative audiences made it a joy for us to perform.
Here are some pictures of the choir together with some guest spots from a fantastic weekend of singing.
Chris, one of our tenors, performing an operatic Ed Sheeran number
Sarah and Alan performing “Streets of London”
The Mondays quartet (Ian, Barbara, Dave and Sara) singing The Beatles “I Will”
We even have a tap dancing show girl. Carol performs a tap routine in 42nd Street- now that’s cool!
We even have our own ukulele orchestra!!
Spring into Failsworth
Mondays performed a full set, with guest spots, at Failsworth Salvation Army Community Church. We gave our brand new Keane song, Somewhere Only We Know, an airing. The audience joined us with some “tap dancing” on 42nd Street. Thanks for a fantastic reception we all enjoyed the evening.
Monday’s celebrate Barbara and David’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary
This weeks rehearsal turned into a celebration as we all came together for a surprise (for Barbara and David) get together at a local pub to celebrate their Ruby anniversary. Congratulations to you both from us all.
Merriment Ensues at former Monday’s star birthday party
A fabulous time was had by all as we celebrated at Sue’s birthday party in Denton. Thanks to Sue and Charles for inviting us, we all had a ball as you can see. We all sang our own tributes to Sue, including a mass sing of “If you knew Sue B”.
Third visit to Grove Lane Baptist Church 2nd February 2018
Our second concert of the new year, a Peruvian fundraiser, saw us singing to a packed house in Cheadle Hulme. There was audience participation for 42nd Street and we aired our new Beach Boys number Wouldn’t It Be Nice. We were made very welcome by a large, appreciative audience and we were rewarded with a delicious pear, lime and ginger crumble-thank you.
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church Concert 2nd September
The Monday Mondays made a return visit to Whaley Bridge Uniting Church. A fabulous audience enjoyed our selection of new and old numbers, together with a selection of guest acts (see below) raising a grand total of £600.
Our latest, talented quartet. Mike, Charlotte, Belinda and David
A nice thank you from Little Hearts Matter. This money was raised from our Marple concert in May.
New Mills Arts Centre 1st July 2017
A storming gig at New Mills. The Mondays sang our full repertoire to an appreciative audience and we also showcased some talented small groups. Read a full review of this performance on the “Applause” page.
Father and son, David and Adam….It’s all about the bass!
“The Quartet” Barbara, Sara, Dave and Ian
Manchester Town Hall Wedding
On Friday 9th June, Monday Mondays were invited to sing at the wedding of Jenni Martin and Craig Oates. The wedding was held at Manchester Town Hall and our appearance was arranged as a surprise for the groom and guests.
Our first attempt at a music festival, and guess what? We entered the mixed voices class at the prestigious Alderley Edge Music Festival in competition with five other choirs and quartets. We gave our all with “Route 66” and “Viva la Vida” and waited for the judge’s verdict . And there it was: 90 marks out of 100, Distinction category, First place! And here’s what the adjudicator said:
“A glorious blended sound. Your love of singing and enthusiasm hit me like a wave when you sang the first note”
“Another wonderful evening” : Concert raises £435 for Re:dish
A return visit to the beautiful and acoustically superb surroundings of St. Elisabeth’s church in Reddish, Stockport set the stage for a great musical event in aid of Re:Dish. The charity is dedicated to reducing food poverty and improving the lives of all people in Reddish, and our concert was the latest in a series of events helping to support the local community.
Thanking the choir at the end of the show, Rector Angie Stanton said: “Thank you so much once again to the Monday Mondays. You have given us another musical treat and helped us raise much need funds for Re:dish. Such a delight to those beautiful harmonies filling our church, what a wonderful evening!”
Listen the live recording of ‘Viva La Vida’, where the choir ‘surrounds’ the audience at St.Elisabeths here: Audio page