The choir has sung with some talented soloists over the last forty years and has formed a special relationship with Lynn in recent years. Our concerts always include soloists.
We are keen to help upcoming performers to gain experience of singing with a 40+ male voice choir. If you are interested, please get in touch with us through the email page to have a chat with a member of the choir and discuss the arrangements for an audition.
Lynn Jones, Soloist
Lynn Jones has been performing as a soloist in Aughton Male Voice Choir since 2008 and is a valued and experienced performer who enjoys singing with the choir.
A glance at her input to the local operatic and choral scene over a
generation reveals that Lynn has graced the Theatre Royal St Helens footlights on
numerous occasions. These include ‘leading lady’ roles both as
vocalist and actress in playing Maria in Richard Rodger’s and Oscar
Hammerstein’s classics The Sound of Music and Carousel, plus Franz
Lehar’s The Merry Widow.'
Lynn annually enchants
audiences at Tree of Lights Christmas services at Lowe House and
Prescot churches with renditions of Look Away to Bethlehem.
Add to all this virtuoso appearances for the Village Singers and St
Helens and Rainhill Operatic Societies.
Stuart O'Hara - Soloist
Stuart studied music at Merchant Taylors School, Crosby, then at Durham University, with coaching from Mike Broom and Clive Constance respectively. Since then, he has divided his time between performing, teaching, and repairing/maintaining instruments. He is also a lay clerk at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Recent repertoire includes Bach's cantata 82 Ich Habe Genug and Pilate in the St. Matthew Passion, Handel's Messiah, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, and Mozart's Requiem. Stuart's interests include the music of Peter Warlock, Messiaen, Russian song, and early music. He is also a keen cyclist and runner. A supporter of community music, Stuart is a committee member of Rainhill Music Festival, and is in the process of establishing a music festival in his home of Walton, Liverpool.
Francesca Fairclough(stage name Francesca Louise - Singer Songwriter) Francesca is 21 years old, and an Undergraduate student at London College of Music, studying Bachelor of Music in Performance and Recording She has worked as a function artist since the age of 15 and is currently working on her first EP. her qualifications include Vocals, Piano and music theory. Francesca has grown up with Aughton Male Voice Choir (she was a dedicated page turner in her youth!! for her Mum). Francesca is the daughter of AMVC accompanist (Joanne Fairclough), though she hasn't performed with AMVC for many years and is looking forward to coming back!