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Manchester Larks

So happy to be singing together again!

This informal weekly group has been going, in one form or another, since 1991, led by Faith throughout. The group has a number of long-standing members, yet a constant flow of new members, returning ‘old’ members and occasional visitors, keeps it fresh and thoroughly enjoyable. Just like Shylarks, we sing a variety of songs, including some from the standard acapella repertoire, original songs and arrangements, jazz, soul, folk, pop, songs from around the world… whatever takes our fancy. We’re not a performance group, but we occasionally find ourselves getting together with other singing groups for a joint sing, supporting local events or marking significant moments in members’ lives. New members are welcome at any time. No experience is necessary and you don’t need to be able to read music. This term we shall MOSTLY be meeting at: Union Chapel, Fallowfield, as it’s bigger than our usual venue, giving us room to keep a safe distance from eachother. However, keep checking the venue for each session as we’re trying out one or two new venues… in case the perfect one emerges!


When: Tuesdays, 7.00 – 9.00pm

Dates for this term: 

  • APRIL: 26th*.
  • MAY: 3rd*, 10th, (no session 17th), 24th, 31st.
  • JUNE: 7th, 14th, (no session 21st), 28th.
  • JULY: 5th, 12th, 19th.

You’re welcome just to turn up any Tuesday evening that we’re meeting. If you have any questions, email:

Venues: Please keep checking as we will  be trying some new venues this term, so we won’t be in the same place every week. This is the current plan:

June 14th at: Christ Church, West Didsbury. Click here for information.

June 28th and July 5th at: Union Chapel, 2b Wellington Road, Fallowfield, M14 6EQ. Find it here or look at this map from their website. Mostly on road parking. If it’s full nearby, try Sherwood Street, where there’s plenty of space. There are buses along Wilbraham Road and Wilmslow Road. Accessible venue.

July 12th and 19th at: St James’ Church. 95a, Princess Road, Moss Side, M14 4TH. Look at their website for information, including location. Accessible venue. Car park at rear.

Price: There are usually lots of options for payment, with the session by session rate being: £7.80, £5.60 or £3.40 (to suit your household income) then cheaper options if you pay by the term and even cheaper if you pay for the full year upfront. However, with current uncertainties, I’m unable to administer a system that takes account of constant changes to I’m asking attenders to pay whatever feels right for you.

Click here to see our current Covid measures. 

The photo above was taken at our 25th anniversary celebrations at Victoria Baths in 2016. This year we’re celebrating 30 years!

“Singing for Larks – the name says it all really – making lovely music with other singers and having lots of fun – aided and abetted by the talented Faith Watson. Singing with the Manchester Larks group is always a rewarding experience, including outbursts of hilarity as well as magical meditative moments when our voices truly blend together. It’s great to learn new songs each term as well as revisiting old favourites and although some songs can be quite a challenge, there’s a real sense of achievement when we master them. What more can I say? It’s just the best way I know of spending a Tuesday evening!”