11/05/2019 Charity Gala Concert at The Royal Albert Hall with The British Police Symphony Orchestra. An amazing evening featuring the Chorus Mysticus, the finale of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, one of the largest scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire.
15/12/2018 A Merry Little Christmas’ Christmas Concert at St Lukes’ Church, Leek with Young Phoenix. A matinee and evening performance.
01/12/2018 Proms Night Spectacular’ with the British Police Symphony Orchestra (who were celebrating 25 yrs of making music) at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. We teamed up with three other choirs and sang a varied ‘Proms night’ programme including Beethoven’s Ode To Joy.
09/06/2018 Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610′ with The Phoenix Festival Consort (featuring historical instruments) & soloists from RNCM at All Saints’ Church, Leek.
16/12/2017 Phoenix Festive Favourites’ Christmas Concert at St Lukes’ Church, Leek with Young Phoenix. A matinee and evening performance
12/12/2017 Charity Concert performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chatsworth in aid of Myeloma UK
09/12/2017 A Christmas Carol’ performance at Blists Hill in the snow.
07/10/2017 Faure Requiem’ Charity Concert at Trinity Church, Leek
10/12/2016 Christmas Around the World’ Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Church, Leek with Young Phoenix
01/10/2016 Charity Concert for Stoke and Endon Chernobyl Children’s Project at Trinity Church, Leek
18/06/2016 John Rutter’s Requiem, Shakespeare Songs and English Choral Favourites at All Saints’ Church, Leek
12/12/2015 A Dickensian Christmas Concert & Fayre’ Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Church, Leek with Young Phoenix and Totally Locally Market Stalls
31/10/2015 Missa Santa Cecilia’ by Jacob De Haan, UK premiere at Keele University with Keele Concert Band
25/04/2015 The Creation’ by Joseph Haydn with Phoenix Festival Orchestra at All Saints’ Church, Leek
23/12/2014 Performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Lichfield Cathedral, involving The Phoenix Singers, The Palace Singers and Lichfield Cathedral Young and Youth Voices.
13/12/2014 Winter Wonderland’ Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Church, Leek
07/12/2014 First performance of the fully orchestrated version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Ashley Thompson/Deborah McAndrew) at Stockport Town Hall, involving The Phoenix Singers and The Grove Singers, accompanied by Salford Symphony Orchestra.
13/09/2014 ‘First mile to war’ parade and service at the Nicholson Memorial to commemorate local people who were killed in WW1 The choir contributed to the service.
19/07/2014 Charity Concert with Young Phoenix for ‘Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands
05/07/2014 Official opening of the WW1 Centenary display at the Nicholson Institute Leek. The choir sang 3 items.
07/06/2014 Remembrances’ Concert at All Saints Church, Leek, with singer/songwriter Johnny Coppin. The concert featured a wide range of material on the theme of war and peace, in acknowledgement of the centenary of the start of the 1st World War.
08/02/2014 Charity Concert by Young Phoenix for Club@21 at Trinity Church Leek
09/09/2013 SMDC Chairman Jim Davies’ Charity Concert featuring The Phoenix Singers and Young Phoenix. All Saints Church, Leek 7.00pm. In aid of local research into Prostate Cancer, plus other Chairman’s charities.
10/05/2013 Three choirs concert with Young Phoenix and French choir ‘A Travers Chants’, from Loudon in the Loire Valley. All Saints Church, Leek
27/04/2013 Concert featuring Brahms’ A German Requiem, sung in English (Ivor Atkins translation). With soprano soloist Sarah Rowley, baritone soloist David Wynne, organist Jordan Meakin and full orchestral accompaniment from the Phoenix Festival Orchestra. The 40-piece Phoenix Festival Orchestra of professional musicians includes players from The Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Also Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and Nimrod from his Enigma Variations. All Saints’ Church, Leek.
15/12/2012 Christmas Concert with Young Phoenix featuring the world premiere of ‘A Christmas Carol’ , a cantata based on the Dickens novella, with words by Deborah McAndrew and music by Ashley Thompson. At All Saints, Leek.
21/07/2012 Concert with Keele Concert Band and Young Phoenix, featuring Jacob de Haan’s ‘Missa Katherina’ and Michael Hurd’s ‘Jonah-Man Jazz’, at All Saints Church, Leek
26/05/2012 Leek-Este Tenth Anniversary Twinning Concert, with Este’s Amazing Gospel Choir at All Saints Church, Leek
28/04/2012 Concert at St. John’s Church, Knypersley, in aid of church funds
14/04/2012 Titanic Centenary Concert at Victoria Hall, Hanley
24/03/2012 Concert at Endon Methodist Church, in aid of church funds.
25/12/2011 Track from ‘Christmas’ CD played on Christmas morning by Aled Jones on his BBC Radio 2 programme
10/12/2011 ‘Sing the Christmas Story’. Concert in All Saints Church Leek featuring the launch of the choir’s ‘Christmas’ CD.
12/11/2011 ‘Missa Katherina’ by Jacob de Haan with Keele University Choir and Keele Concert Band
15/07/2011 Summer Charity Concert. Raised £850 for Help for Heroes and the Guy Hilton Asthma Trust
12/03/2011 Mayor’s Civic Concert, All Saints Church, Leek. Extracts of New Gloria.
27/02/2011 Recorded CD at St Edwards School Cheddleton
11/12/2010 All Saints Church Leek “ All on a Winters Night” concert with Johnny Coppin.
05/12/2010 Stoke Minster “Light up a Life” ceremony for Douglas Macmillan hospice
16/10/2010 Concert at Victoria Hall Hanley guests of Ceramic City Choir. Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
17/07/2010 Barry Russell’s ‘Gawain and the Green Knight’ premier. New Gloria – Vivaldi’s Gloria reworked by Ashley Thompson.
18/12/2009 Christmas Concert at Westwood Golf Club
12/12/2009 “Five Gold Rings” Christmas Concert with Young Phoenix at All Saints’ Leek
11/12/2009 Leek Nativity in Market Place Leek
06/12/2009 Douglas Macmillan “Light Up a Life” Victoria Hall Hanley
21/11/2009 Verdi Requiem at Victoria Hall, Hanley with Ceramic City Choir
20/06/2009 Mendelsohn’s “Hymn of Praise” and “Hear My Prayer” at All Saints’ Leek
21/03/2009 Civic Concert,Young Phoenix, Stoke Youth Musical Theatre Co. and others at All Saints’
13/12/2008 Christmas Concert with Young Phoenix at All Saints’ Leek
12/12/2008 Nicholson Institute Reopening and “Leek Nativity” with Young Phoenix
10/12/2008 Radio Stoke Carol Service All Saints’ Leek with Young Phoenix
07/12/2008 Douglas Macmillan “Light Up a Life” Victoria Hall Hanley
22/07/2008 Concert at Meerbrook Church Flower Festival
07/06/2008 Faure Requiem from Scratch at All Saints’ Leek
26/04/2008 The Armed Man with Ceramic City Choir at Victoria Hall Hanley with Karl Jenkins conducting
19/04/2008 Civic Concert,Young Phoenix, Stoke Youth Musical Theatre Co. and others at All Saints’
15/12/2007 A Family Christmas featuring Young Phoenix at All Saints’ Leek
09/12/2007 Douglas Macmillan “Light Up a Life” Victoria Hall Hanley with Young Phoenix
07/12/2007 Christmas Lights switch on in Leek with Young Phoenix
21/09/2007 Concert at St’ Lawrence’s Church Biddulph
17/07/2007 Leek800 – Singing as part of Leek 800th Anniversary of Market Charter
09/06/2007 Vivaldi Gloria from scratch, All Saints’ Leek
09/06/2007 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Swan, Leek
08/04/2007 Hymns/Chorales from Paul Spicer’s Easter Oratorio recorded and broadcast on Radio Stoke
17/03/2007 Paul Spicer’s Easter Oratorio with Lichfield Cathedral Choristors at All Saints’ Leek
16/12/2006 “An Elizabethan Christmas” with PIVA and The Young Phoenix at All Saints’ Leek
03/12/2006 “Light up a Life” Concert at Victoria Hall Hanley in aid of Douglas Macmillan Hospice
26-29/05/2006 Visit to Este Italy, Concert in Duomo
22/04/2006 Concert of music by Poulenc and Duruffle at All Saints’ Leek
15/12/2005 Concert at Cheltenham Town Hall with Johnny Coppin
04/12/2005 “Light up a Life” Concert at Victoria Hall Hanley in aid of Douglas Macmillan Hospice
08/10/2005 Concert at Victoria Hall Hanley in aid of Douglas Macmillan Hospice with Ceramic City Choir and Emma Johnson, clarinet
25/09/2005 80th Anniversary of dedication of Leek Monument, with Leek Choral Society and Este choir
22/7-13/8/2005 Two members appear in ‘The Bat’at New Victoria Theatre
08/07/2005 Visit to Llangollen International Eisteddfford
06/05/2005 Flames of Lanka’ Concert with Pro Musica, All Saints’ Leek
11/12/2004 Concert with Johnny Coppin, All Saints’ Leek
01-04/10/2004 Visit to Este Italy, Concert in Duomo
17/07/2004 Concert at Grindon Church
09/07/2004 Visit to Llangollen International Eisteddfford
03-07/12/2004 Visit from Amazing Gospel Choir Este incl. Concert by them in St. Mary’s Leek
07-25/05/2004 Amadeus at New Victoria Theatre
20/05/2004 Concert at New Victoria Theatre with Bella Musica
06/12/2003 Concert at All Saints’ Leek, Selection from Handel’s Messiah and carols
14/06/2003 Concert at All Saints’ Leek, Tudor and Modern Anthems incl. Tallis’ Spem In Alium
16/11/2002 Concert at All Saints’ Leek with Bella Musica incl. Faure Requiem
06/07/2002 Recording for CD at All Saints’ Leek
08/12/2001 Christmas Concert at Ipstones
14/10/2001 Verdi’s Requiem at Victoria Hall Hanley with Ceramic City and Keele Bach Choir
13/07/2001 Concert at Flower Festival St. John’s, Knypersley
09/06/2001 Haydn’s Creation at All Saints’ Leek with Stoke-on-Trent Chamber Orchestra
28/04/2001 Concert with Noorden Singers, Heerenveen in All Saints’ Leek
20/12/2000 Endon Methodist Church, Christmas music
18/12/2000 Carols at ‘Beechdene’
10/12/2000 Trinity Church Leek, Christmas service for the housebound
01/12/2000 Carols at switching on of Leek Town Christmas Lights
25/11/2000 Concert at All Saints’ Leek, Britten Ceremony of Carols, Rutter ‘Icicles’ and other carols
04/09/2000 Constitution of choir changed prior to acquisition of charitable status
09/07/2000 Leek Civic Service – J. Fisher Mayor
29/05/2000 Singing in the gardens at Biddulph Grange, part of BBC Music Live!
20/05/2000 Concert in Lichfield Cathedral Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony (with other Staffordshire choirs)
03-25/05/2000 Sweeney Todd at New Victoria Theatre
30/04/2000 Concert in Heerenveen, Freisland, Northern Holland
06/03/2000 AGM Subscription now £40 per annum, rehearsals at Leek High School Ellie Elsdon – Chairman, Rosemary Baxter – Secretary, Brian Riley – Treasurer.
04/03/2000 Voices of the Future – Second Millennium Concert All Saints Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo – Horovitz ‘Time’ Johnny Coppin.
12/06/1999 Elijah – Mendelssohn All Saints
23/01/1999 Music from around the World, Concert at Endon Methodist church
19/12/1998 Messiah – Handel with Leek Choral All Saints
31/10/1998 Feathers from the Tail of the Phoenix All Saints
01/07/1998 A Travers Chants, Loudun/ Phoenix Concert All Saints
01/06/1998 Gloria – Vivaldi, Cantique de Jean Racine All Saints
03/05/1998 Concert in Loudun, Loire Valley France
23/04/1998 Cheshire Dance Workshop, (Vivaldi’s Gloria) Wilmslow
08/11/1997 Autumn Concert, Laudate Dominum – Tallis Messa Quam Pulchra Es – Palestrina, Beatus Vir – Monteverdi 4 Negro Spirituals – Tippett, West Side Story – Bernstein All Saints
31/05/1997 Concert with Stoke-on-Trent Brass All Saints Ashley Thompson becomes our new Musical director
19/11/1996 Mozart Requiem All Saints, Paul Butler’s last concert as Musical Director
11/11/1995 B Minor Mass – Bach All Saints
11/02/1995 Ceremony of Carols – Britten, Te Deum – Dvorak Trinity Faure Requiem.
11/12/1994 Christmas Spectacular with Royal Marines Band Victoria Hall
23/04/1994 Vespers 1610 – Monteverdi All Saints
26/07/1993 Gigs round the Moorlands ! Meerbrook, Cheadle etc
05/12/1992 Nelson Mass – Haydn, Love song Waltzes – Brahms Trinity Polovtsian Dances – Borodin
09/05/1992 The Dream of Gerontius – Elgar All Saints with Leek Choral and Nantwich Tudor Consort All Saints
07/12/1991 A Concert at Christmas – Rutter, Willcocks arrangements Trinity
01/06/1991 Petite Messe Solennelle – Rossini Trinity
01/12/1990 Carmina Burana – Carl Orff, O Praise the Lord – Handel Trinity
09/06/1990 Beatus Vir – Monteverdi, Chichester Psalms – Britten Mass in A Flat – Schubert Trinity
14/10/1989 The Creation – Hadyn All Saints
12/03/1989 The Crucifixion – John Stainer St Chads, Longsdon
22/12/1988 Carols by Candlelight – Traditional Carols Trinity
11/06/1988 Summer Serenade of English Music – Elgar, Britten, Swann, Trad, Parry Trinity
11/12/1987 An Evening of French Music – Durufle Requiem All Saints
25/06/1987 Gordon Hansell takes over as Chairman
16/05/1987 An “Open” Messiah St Edwards Church
22/01/1987 AGM, Dick Boulding – Chairman, Bronwen Williams – Secretary, Brian Riley – Treasurer.
13/12/1986 Christmas Music – incl Hodie – Vaughan Williams All Saints
20/07/1986 Performance at Garden Festival – Moorlands Garden at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm.
18/05/1986 Mozart’s Requiem St Edwards
16/01/1986 First rehearsal of new choir named Phoenix Singers St Edwards Subscription was
10p per week. John Fisher – Chairman, Alison Elliott – Secretary, Anthony Elliott – Treasurer.
21/10/1985 Choir could not continue at Leek High because of lack of students in the Choir, a committee formed and premises to be found.
06/06/1985 Paul Butler’s last rehearsal as head of music at Leek high School
01/06/1984 Carmina Burana, Zadok the Priest, Sound the Trumpet Leek High
26/03/1983 Messiah – Handel All Saints
01/04/1982 Gloria – Vivaldi, and Requiem – Faure All Saints
17/09/1981 First Rehearsal – mixed voice choir – Vivaldi’s Gloria Leek High