ABOUT US

The Liverpool Show Choir (LSC) is a ladies’ community choir that was set up in 2012 as the sister choir to the Manchester Show Choir. We love singing and making music together in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere, and our wide repertoire ranges from Musical Theatre to Pop, Gospel and Folk.

LSC has given concerts at the Anglican Cathedral, Everyman Theatre, Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Palm House, Cavern Club, the Bombed-out Church and at St George’s Hall for the launch of RISE, a campaign championing women. We have participated in LightNight Liverpool since 2016, Liverpool One Christmas Switch-on, 100 choirs for Youth and Music, the Tall Ships Regatta and we’ve sung at Alder Hey, the Sefton Park Bandstand, the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Event City with ‘The Ideal Home Show at Christmas,’ and, as part of the celebrations for Sgt Pepper at 50, ‘Mr Kite’s Musicircus’ at Aintree Racecourse.

LSC relishes any opportunity to perform, but especially around Liverpool. To date, the choir has performed at the Philharmonic Hall with Richard and Adam, with Brian May in a selection of Queen Songs, as part of his ‘Born Free‘ tour with Kerry Ellis, and at the Liverpool Empire with Susan Boyle, during her tour ‘Susan Boyle in Concert’. We also featured as the backing choir in the ‘West End Women’ national tour of 2014 starring Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil. Our most unusual performance to date, has been singing ‘Toll Again’ with Liz and Natasha from Atomic Kitten, filmed for an episode of ‘Joe Lycett's Got Your Back’. This episode, which aired on Channel 4 in 2020 featured our brave ladies, singing, whilst battling the wind and freezing January temperatures, on the top deck of an open-topped party bus, driving back and forth over the Mersey Gateway Bridge!

The Liverpool Show Choir is very proud to be an award-winning choir! In 2018 we were the winners of the Overall Best Choir at the St Bride’s Choir Festival, having won the ’Give it some Welly’ cup at the inaugural Festival the previous year.

2022 will be an exciting year for LSC, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the choir in October! Throughout the pandemic we’ve continued with our weekly rehearsals on Facebook Live, but we can’t wait to be back together rehearsing in the same room, continuing the singing, fun, friendship, laughter and dodgy dance moves!

As our motto reminds us: Sing Yourself Happy! 💜

The Liverpool Show Choir (LSC) is a ladies’ community choir that was set up in 2012 as the sister choir to the Manchester Show Choir. We love singing and making music together in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere, and our wide repertoire ranges from Musical Theatre to Pop, Gospel and Folk.

LSC has given concerts at the Anglican Cathedral, Everyman Theatre, Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Palm House, Cavern Club, the Bombed-out Church and at St George’s Hall for the launch of RISE, a campaign championing women. We have participated in LightNight Liverpool since 2016, Liverpool One Christmas Switch-on, 100 choirs for Youth and Music, the Tall Ships Regatta and we’ve sung at Alder Hey, the Sefton Park Bandstand, the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Event City with ‘The Ideal Home Show at Christmas,’ and, as part of the celebrations for Sgt Pepper at 50, ‘Mr Kite’s Musicircus’ at Aintree Racecourse.

LSC relishes any opportunity to perform, but especially around Liverpool. To date, the choir has performed at the Philharmonic Hall with Richard and Adam, with Brian May in a selection of Queen Songs, as part of his ‘Born Free‘ tour with Kerry Ellis, and at the Liverpool Empire with Susan Boyle, during her tour ‘Susan Boyle in Concert’. We also featured as the backing choir in the ‘West End Women’ national tour of 2014 starring Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil. Our most unusual performance to date, has been singing ‘Toll Again’ with Liz and Natasha from Atomic Kitten, filmed for an episode of ‘Joe Lycett's Got Your Back’. This episode, which aired on Channel 4 in 2020 featured our brave ladies, singing, whilst battling the wind and freezing January temperatures, on the top deck of an open-topped party bus, driving back and forth over the Mersey Gateway Bridge!

The Liverpool Show Choir is very proud to be an award-winning choir! In 2018 we were the winners of the Overall Best Choir at the St Bride’s Choir Festival, having won the ’Give it some Welly’ cup at the inaugural Festival the previous year.

2022 will be an exciting year for LSC, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the choir in October! Throughout the pandemic we’ve continued with our weekly rehearsals on Facebook Live, but we can’t wait to be back together rehearsing in the same room, continuing the singing, fun, friendship, laughter and dodgy dance moves!

As our motto reminds us: Sing Yourself Happy! 💜

REHEARSALS

Rehearsal Information

Where?

Wednesday evenings are LSC nights! We rehearse in one of the 2nd floor conference suites at Holiday Inn Liverpool opposite Liverpool Lime Street station and next door to the central bus station. There's parking next door at the St John’s Shopping Centre and the hotel is within walking distance of Liverpool Central station.

When?
We rehearse from 7pm until 9.15pm, with sign-in and warm-up starting from 6.45pm. Once a month we have an extra treat, our LSC Sunday rehearsal, which starts at 10.30am and finishes at 3.30pm. This extra rehearsal gives our ladies more time for singing, chatting and eating lots of home-made cakes. Watch out Bake Off!

Will I have to audition to join LSC?
You will never be asked to audition or to sing on your own in LSC. The emphasis in rehearsals is to have fun singing and to enjoy making music together as part of a group.

Do I need to read music to sing in LSC?
We learn our music by repetition, so there’s no need to read music, although if you do, that’s great! We have music scores and lyric sheets to help us in rehearsals which we read on our devices or print off. The music scores, lyric sheets and recordings are all available to our members on Dropbox, so you can sing along with the recordings whenever and wherever you like: kitchen, car, bath, garage or even on the bus!

Does LSC rehearse all year round?
The fun at LSC continues all year round, apart from 2 weeks at Christmas, Easter and 5 weeks in the Summer!

Rehearsal fees
Each Wednesday rehearsal costs £7.00 and Sunday rehearsals are £5.

FAQs

Am I a soprano or an alto?
We have 3 sections in LSC; Terrific Tops, Magnificent Middles and Beautiful Bottoms, aka Soprano 1, Soprano 2 and Alto! Ros, our Musical Director will chat to you when you arrive at your first rehearsal and help you decide where your singing voice feels most comfy. In LSC, we love singing together in unison and many of our songs and medleys are in 2 or 3 part harmony.

Which songs do we sing?
At LSC we definitely love singing show tunes, ranging from legit to contemporary Musical Theatre. We also have in our repertoire, ballads, up-tempo, folk and pop songs. Ros arranges all our songs and medleys just for us, so they sit comfortably within our vocal ranges. At each rehearsal she helps us learn our music, so everyone feels confident they know how, when, where and what to sing!

Are performances compulsory?
We do have performances throughout the year in and around Liverpool, but these are completely voluntary, as are our rehearsals! LSC is a truly caring, friendly and supportive community and there is never any pressure on any of our members to perform.

Uniform
For concerts we wear purple T shirts and a colourful scarf which we have fun trying to tie before concerts! For outdoor performances, we also wear snuggly purple hoodies to keep us warm.

Social Events
We love socialising together almost as much as we love singing! We really enjoy our film nights and choir meals, especially at Christmas, and in July each year we celebrate our beloved LSC with an Awards night. We're also very lucky to have the Liverpool Empire and Everyman/Playhouse theatres close by, and LSC Theatre outings have included: Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Billy Elliot, Kinky Boots, Paint Your Wagon, Sweeney Todd, Calendar Girls and Les Misérables.

Covid 19
Throughout the pandemic we've continued with our weekly Wednesday rehearsals on Facebook Live, but we can’t wait to be back together rehearsing in the same room and being able to perform in front of an audience again.

REPERTOIRE

Musical Theatre
Medley – The Greatest Showman
Somewhere – West Side Story
Tonight – West Side Story
Medley – The Sound of Music
Medley – Wicked
Medley – Les Misérables
When I Grow Up – Matilda
Medley – The Lion King
Tell Me it’s Not True – Blood Brothers
Opening Up – Waitress
Electricity – Billy Elliot
You’ll be Back - Hamilton
Sun and Moon – Miss Saigon
The Song of Purple Summer – Spring Awakening
No day but Today – RENT
Seasons of Love – RENT
Anthem – Chess
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
The Rhythm of Life – Sweet Charity
Let it Go – Frozen

Other
Ferry Cross The Mersey – Gerry And The Pacemakers
We’ll Meet Again – Ross Parker And Hughie Charles
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Danny Boy – Old Irish Air
The Leaving Of Liverpool – Folk Song
Medley – LSC Brit Pop Mash-Up
Medley – LSC 1960s
Medley – LSC 1950s



Pop
Make Your Own Kind Of Music – Mama Cass
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Reach – SClub7
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Something Inside So Strong – Labi Siffre
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
Fix You – Coldplay
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Sing – Pentatonix
Sing – The Carpenters
Roar – Katy PerrySkyfall –Adele
Turning Tables – Adele
Next to Me – Emili Sandé
Run – Snow Patrol
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
In My Life – The Beatles
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Let it Be – The Beatles
Medley – Love is All You Need –The Beatles
Medley – Ticket to Ride –The Beatles
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
I’m a Believer – Neil Diamond
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Christmas Songs
Silent Night
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Let it Snow – Jule Styne
Winter Wonderland – Felix Barnard
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
White Christmas – Irving Berlin
Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
Rockin’ Around the Christmas tree – Johnny Marks
Medley –Somewhere in my Memory/Carol of the Bells – Home Alone
Medley – How the Grinch Stole Christmas/ Elf

Liverpool Show Choir repertoire

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Ros Jones has been the Musical Director of the Liverpool Show Choir since their first rehearsal on 10th October 2012!

Ros enjoys a varied career as a pianist, musical director, vocal coach and piano teacher. She was the original Children's Musical Director for Matilda (RSC) and The Sound of Music (London Palladium) and her theatre credits in London’s West End include conducting The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, La Cage aux Folles, The Sound of Music, Sunday in the Park with George, The Woman in White and Bombay Dreams.

Now based in Liverpool, Ros has continued to perform extensively in Musical Theatre as the Assistant Musical Director on Miracle on 34th Street (Playhouse), Paint Your Wagon (Everyman) and A Little Night Music (Storyhouse). She has played keyboards on numerous shows, both in the West End and more recently on tour, including Funny Girl, Billy Elliot, Elf, Guys and Dolls, Wicked, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera and Oliver.

Ros is a regular Musical Director at LIPA, leading productions including Urinetown, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raving Queens, Working, The Witches of Eastwick and Company. She was the Musical Director for the national tour of West End Women and the 20th Anniversary Concert Tour of RENT.

Ros enjoys playing orchestral piano and celeste with the RLPO and accompanying for In Harmony Liverpool. She coaches Musical Theatre at Liverpool John Moores University, Bitesize Theatre Company, Stagebox and the Hammond School. Since 2000, she has played keyboards in the Young Voices band at major UK arenas, appearing with artists such as Tony Hadley, Laura Wright, Natalie Williams and The Shires alongside massed choirs of thousands of very excited children!

Most recently, Ros worked as a vocal coach on It's a Sin for Channel 4.

Ros says: “It’s a privilege to be the Musical Director of the Liverpool Show Choir! The LSC ladies are caring, naughty, generous, fun, kind, thoughtful, supportive, loyal and they sing from the heart. Here’s to celebrating our 10th anniversary in October 2022!”



KIND WORDS

"I want to say the HUGEST thank you to you for performing on the bandstand at the Christmas Ideal Home Show. You were absolutely amazing and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
 
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and that you will want to do it all again next year!"
- Becky S

"Thank you SO much to you and all the ladies for such an epic performance! The guests (and me crying with it being so powerful!) were completely in awe! Thanks so, so much!"
 - Culture Liverpool

"The Liverpool Show Choir sang for Neil and Alexandra at their wedding and they sang beautifully. Leading them was their very creative and lovely leader Ros. They sang ‘A Thousand Years’ as Alexandra walked down the aisle and during the interval ‘Wonderful World’ and ‘My Life.’ After the Signing of the register, Alexandra joined in with the Choir, of which she is a member."
- Rev P

"I am so delighted to be part of Liverpool Show Choir. They are a fabulous group of ladies and singing with them makes me feel so good, it's like therapy!!"

"You invest so much time, thought and effort in making us sound like we do. LSC is such an amazing community to be part of. There's so much love, support and friendship in the group."

"Wednesday nights are the best, full of laughs and smiles with a fab group of people. Yes, we have all become friends and we enjoy every minute of it!"

"It was a wonderful experience for me and my family. Who thought Granma could sing? Both my daughters loved ‘Les Mis’ and cried. My mum loved ‘Electricity’ and my mum in law who has dementia sang along to the Beatles."

"Just wanted to say a personal thank you for all your hard work with LSC. Your enthusiasm and vitality have been exceptional, and you have encouraged us to give our best. We have certainly gelled as a choir and now have the confidence to go out and perform to the best of our ability."

"Performing ‘Thousand Years’ was pure 'hair on the back of your neck' time, it will stay with me as a standout performance. It actually felt like you were drawing the music from us and sculpting it with your hands, it was pure magic and very moving. One of those LSC moments when we are so much greater than simply the sum of the parts."

"’Les Mis’ always gives me goosebumps, but today it took on a life of its own & the emotion was a palpable presence. My legs were shaking when we finished and I truly believe, as the judges said, we do sing for each other."

"I loved today. It was such fun and I was delighted that my first performance went so well. Thank you so much. It was a very special day for me."

I am still following LSC online but ‘lurking’ in the background. Leaving LSC has been hard as it’s been part of my life for over 7 years. It has given me some wonderful friends and experiences. I have loved it all. I am hoping to join a local choir, but I know LSC will be a hard act to follow

I will never be able to express what our LSC nights mean to me, and the amazing effect they have in my life, especially during lockdown. You never fail to give us all a lift. It is very special indeed.Thank you, thank you, thank you a million trillion, quadzillion times over!

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