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Day 3: Daniel Bishop in Recital

Last night saw the biggest ever Prescot Festival Chorus. Since 2007, we’ve been gathering singers from across the region to join the choir every year, and yesterday a record 100 sopranos, altos, tenors and basses from all over the North West came together to sing Fauré’s Requiem. Under the direction of Philip Arkwright (Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral),…

Day 2: Fauré & Gospel

Birkenhead Operatic Society never disappoint their fans, so we probably don’t need to tell you the Prescot Festival audience was buzzing after last night’s opening concert. Aside from the usual brilliant sound and array of unforgettable show tunes, BOST (pictured) had a surprise in store. Remember Richard and Adam Johnson, the duo whose rendition of The Impossible…

Day 1: Opening Night!

We are reining in our excitement as we look forward to this evening’s Songs from the Shows. Birkenhead Operatic Society have returned again and again to the Prescot Festival by popular demand – their witty, polished and entertaining performances always leave audiences wanting more. Tonight’s ‘Best of British’ concert will feature songs from over a…

One Day to Go, Prescot Festival Chorus Sounding Pitch-Perfect

Prescot Festival Chorus met to rehearse Requiem last night – and they sounded every bit as heavenly as we’d expect in a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s classic choral work. The choir have met every year since 2007 to perform works ranging from Handel’s Messiah to Haydn’s The Creation. The last few years, they’ve been privileged to performers under the…

Two Days to 2013 Prescot Festival

We’ve had more singers from across the region sign up to sing than ever before to sing with Prescot Festival Chorus – and this is our seventh “Come & Sing” event. They’ll be rehearsing Fauré’s Requiem this evening, ready for the performance on Saturday, with Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral’s Philip Arkwright waving his baton at the helm. (And we’re…