July 2018: Festival Finale with The Melrose Singers
On a beautiful evening the orchestra, together with guests of the Melrose Singers and The Sunlight Quartet provided the Festival Finale Concert for the Festival of Firsts Arts celebration 2018. Once again the orchestra played to a full house - indeed only 4 chairs remained -and also featured songs from our own Tricia McClure plus the amazing talents of young pianist Philip Asante-Siaw and guitarist Rebecca Hendy. Thanks again to photographer Ole Hansen ( www. photographyselect.co.uk for the superb photos and videos of the evening.
December 2017 Christmas Concert at West Kirby URC
An audience of over 100 was entertained with a fantastic evening of music and song from the orchestra and some amazing talent from our young guests, pianist Philip Asante-Siaw and guitarist Rebecca Hendy, together with music from the Sunlight String Quartet, plus a flute duet from two members of the orchestra and songs from our own soloist, Trisha McClure. A big thank you to our photographer Ole Hansen (www.photographyselect.co.uk) for his superb photos and video of our concert.
More Christmas Concert Photos
Many thanks to Paul for his contribution of photos from our fabulous Christmas Concert.
December 2017 : Roy Castle Lung Cancer Fund Raising in Liverpool
Members of the orchestra braved the wind and cold to bring some Christmas music to the shoppers of Liverpool and help raise funds for this very worthwhile charity.
Summer Concert July 8th 2017
What a super concert. A full house and a very appreciative audience. A big thank you too to our special guests of the Melrose Ladies Choir who brought back some lovely memories with their Songs of Transport, and not forgetting our own soloist, Tricia for her Abba songs - great fun.
WCO Christmas Concert
For our annual Christmas Concert for 2016 we were joined by special guest of the Deeside Singers and the Sunlight Quartet Players together with our own soloist, Patricia McClure. A great musical evening was enjoyed by all with a variety of music and song and a finale of audience, choir, orchestra and church organ rendering of O Come All Ye Faithful.
Christmas Carols in Liverpool 1
Members of the orchestra braved the cold to play in Liverpool One on Saturday December 3rd helping to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation.
Festival of Firsts : Summer Serenade 2016
Christmas Concert December 2015
Claire House Christmas Fayre 2015
A great afternoon of festive music and carols as WCO helps support the Claire House Christmas Fayre.
Summer Serenade June 2015
Photographs tell of another successful concert. Our thanks to our photographer, Mr Ian Dickson for this great visual record of the Festival of Firsts Summer Serenade, held at west Kirby United Reformed Church, June 2015.
Wirral Community Orchestra celebrated another concert success as part of the Festival of Firsts 2015. special guests were the Castle Singers of Heswall and soloist Charlotte Lomax. A varied program from Bach to Beatles was enjoyed by all. The concert was helping to raise funds for Claire House Children's Hospice.
Step into Christmas 2014
The Christmas concert at West Kirby United Reformed Church closed a very successful year for WCO. The concert included popular Christmas music including the popular Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson and the more classical Mozart Sleigh Ride. The audience, led by our own soloist, joined in the traditional Christmas carols and were rewarded with refreshments and mince pies in the interval.
The Big Event December
Members of the Wirral Community Orchestra welcomed the arrival of the Mayor of Wirral to the Big Event held at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. The orchestra played a selection of Christmas songs and carols, accompanied by our soloist, Tricia, to open the event which was held as a showcase of a range of health, social care, education and support services available across Wirral with representatives from Wirral Council, Public Health, Wirral Community NHS Trust and the Voluntary Sector coming together.
Wirral Festival of Firsts Concert July 5th 2014
Wirral Community Orchestra took part in the "Wirral Festival of Firsts 2014" , a celebration of music and the arts sponsorted by the Arts Council, England and the National Lottery. Our concert was held at West Kirby United Reformed Church and helped to raise money for our local children's' cancer charity, Claire House.
The "Hear Here Project" July 2013
A concert given by the orchestra with St Anne's Gospel Choir, the Liverpool Voice Choir and a young pianist, Thomas Caddick, from the Birmingham Conservatoire. The concert raised the sum of £740, which was doubled by Barclays’ Bank. The money raised was used to help those who have hearing impairments.
Sefton Park Summer's Serenade May 2011
On a lovely summer's day, what could be better than a stroll through the park whilst hearing orchestral music playing? This concert was part of the Summer festival to raise funds for the Roy Castle lung Cancer Charity.