Choral Society has been making music in Lytham St Annes since 1907.

FAMOUS VOICES WHO HAVE SUNG WITH OUR CHORAL SOCIETY

As you can see from the names and faces on this page, some very famous singers have sung with our Society in the early days of their careers. We hope that some of our young soloists today will also go on to establish successful singing careers for themselves.

Kathleen Ferrier was undoubtedly our most famous member. She joined us in 1935 and, in later years, often returned to sing as a soloist with the choir before exploding onto the world stage as perhaps the most famous contralto of all time.

Isobel Baillie sang Messiah with the Lytham Vocal Society in Dec 1938 and 1939.

Heddle Nash sang with the Lytham St Annes Choral Society in Spring 1948 in a miscellaneous programme of choral music, tenor and piano solos.

Owen Brannigan sang with Lytham St Annes Choral Society in 1944 (Messiah), 1956 (Creation) and 1958 (The Bartered Bride).

Robert Tear sang with Lytham St Annes Choral Society in 1965 (Creation).

Janet Baker appeared with the Lytham St Annes Choral Society in 1959 in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. After this performance the Evening Gazette said “The other soloists included the young contralto, Janet Baker, a singer of unusual sweetness and promise…”