Manchester Larks

Back home in Moss Side!

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.

“I feel properly alive for the first time in years!!” (new member 2023)


This photo was taken at our 25th anniversary celebrations at Victoria Baths in 2016.

Where: St James’ Church. 95a, Princess Road, Moss Side, M14 4TH. Accessible venue. Car park at rear.

When: Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm (including a break with hot drinks available).

Summer Term 2024: There will be 10 sessions for the summer term. For the moment, I’m only confirming the first 6 dates, as I may be moving at some point, at which point, this will become a fortnightly group. The first 6 dates are:

  • April:           16th 23rd 30th
  • May:             7th 14th 21st (no session: 28th)

After that, there will be 4 more sessions between 4th June and 16th July. I’ll confirm the dates as soon as I can.

Just turn up any Tuesday evening we’re meeting. If you have any questions email Faith:

Photo taken 2016 – 25th anniversary celebrations at Victoria Baths.

Price:                                             Top Rate*       Middle Rate*    Lower rate*

PER TERM (10 sessions) **        £53.00             £38.00              £23.00

PER SESSION                               £8.50               £6.00                £4.00

*Three Rates: There are three prices shown. As a guide, the top rate is for those whose household income is equivalent to a decent full wage, the middle rate is for those whose household income is equivalent to a part-time or low wage and the lower rate is for those whose household income is equivalent to being unwaged and relying on benefits. Wages don’t always reflect financial circumstances so please choose whichever price feels right for your personal situation. NB: If you don’t feel able to pay even the lower rate, just contact me – we’ll work something out.

**Per term payments must be made within the first 3 weeks of that term. After the third week, payment is per session only.



  • Simply pay at the session. I bring lots of change!

Bank Transfers:

  • Account Type:      Business
  • Account Name:      Faith Watson
  • Account number:   63152872-00
  • Sort code:              08-92-50
  • Bank:                       The Cooperative Bank


  • Make cheques payable to:  Faith Watson Singing for Larks

“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!”