Loughborough Ladies Choir was established in the early sixties in the Charnwood market town of Loughborough. Today, we have about 20 members who meet weekly to share their enjoyment of music.
The choir has its roots in the Ladies’ Weekends held once a year by the ladies of Loughborough Baptist Church. During these weekends, the ladies would sing at a Saturday night concert and at the services on Sunday, in preparation for which rehearsals would be held during the summer. The Ladies enjoyed these meetings so much that they decided to continue throughout the year, and the Loughborough Ladies Choir was born.
The Choir has seen many changes over the years, but has always sung to a very high standard. The Choir sang initially under the direction of conductor Dorothy Towers, with accompaniment by George Towers. In 1981 John Bilton was invited to become conductor, and he was later joined by accompanist David Gabe, both of whom are still with the choir today. John has introduced a variety of different styles of music, which has given the Choir new challenges, and is reflected in our varied performance programme. Our repertoire includes a variety of popular and lesser-known songs.
The choir has maintained its links with Loughborough Baptist Church, in whose hall we meet most Wednesday evenings. However, membership is not limited to members of the church. As well as providing the opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming programme of events, these meetings are social occasions. The Choir has an average of 6 performances a year, often in association with other choirs, including Coalville and District Male Voice Choir and Loughborough Male Voice Choir. Most concerts are for the benefit of charity. From time to time, the Choir has produces recordings of concert performances. Please contact us for further details.