A very warm welcome to the website for The Fairfax Singers and our new 2023/24 Season
The Fairfax Singers have enjoyed singing as a choir since 1996, however many of our members have been singing for many years, both on and off stage with local Operatic Societies, Light Opera and Gilbert & Sullivan.
We sing ‘Choruses in Public’ and will gladly sing for anyone supporting a ‘good cause’. We have helped raise money for local and National Charities and if your Charity or Good Cause would like a concert to raise the profile and hopefully some money, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Variety is our aim and pleasure – from Ballads to Blues, Madrigals to Musicals, Sacred to Swing, Traditional or Trendy – Ancient or Modern we can cut our programme to suit your requirements.
We rehearse on a Tuesday evening 7.00pm – 9.00pm at The Queens Hall, 72, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7BT with our Brilliant Musical Director – Martin Baker.
In 1985 Martin graduated from the University of Huddersfield and was awarded the Hirst prize for Organ performance. In the same year he was appointed Assistant Organist and Master of the Choristers at Bradford Cathedral. He formed the Penistone Schools Area Choir comprising children from 43 of the feeder primary schools in the area, touring Germany and the UK.
Since 2004 Martin has been the Director of Music, Organist and Choir Master of St. Oswalds Church, Guiseley. The church choir has sung at the Wakefield and Bradford Cathedrals, Derby and St. Albans. The Organ Scholarship at St. Oswalds Church – overseen by him has been so successful this year, the current Scholar will shortly be entering Huddersfield University.
Martin enjoys a freelance career teaching organ, piano and singing. He has accompanied the Fairfax Singers for 9 years and has become a stalwart of the Group.
And the singers……..
Fairfax Singers at Herncliffe Nursing Home in Keighley, September, 2023 – Yes – we sang outdoors, it was such a wonderful day and all the residents had chance to sit in the sun and be entertained.
and on a Sunny Sunday afternoon in Roberts Park in June of 2022 we were lucky to be able to entertain a large audience of music lovers of varying ages. For Several years, we have been part of the Saltaire Summer Music Programme in Roberts Park and also their winter programme in Shipley
This year we took part in a very similar event at the Ilkley Bandstand – on a very windy day, but gloriously sunny – it was such fun, we really hope to do this again soon.
if this is the type of choir you are looking for, new members – with some singing experience are always welcome – please come and join us. If your society has ceased to exist but you still have a desire to sing, we would love to see you, please get in touch via the ‘Contact’ page.