Formed in 2010 Decibellas is an enthusiastic, lively and thriving community based group open to all and has grown into an award-winning choir of over seventy voices. Based in Tarporley, Cheshire, the choir attracts members of diverse age, background and ability from the surrounding area.
Our repertoire includes a wide range of uplifting music, including gospel, choral and songs from musicals. We have taken part in many events, including village carnivals, and garden fetes, the BBC Music Nation Event, and performed on numerous occasions in Chester: at the arrival of the Olympic torch, the “Big Sing”, the Lord Mayor’s Charity Christmas Concert and the Chester Festival of Performing Arts, in which we have won a total of eight trophies. We sang non-competitively at the Eisteddfod for the first time in 2014. We organise our own charity concerts, to raise money for both local and international charities.
We also run an annual ‘singing workshop’ for our own members and guests from other local choirs.
In September 2016, we welcomed our new MD, Marcus Williams.
Marcus is an energetic and enthusiastic vocal coach, conductor and solo tenor.
Marcus started singing at the age of 14 and at 16; he joined the Cheshire Youth Choir. In 2014, he passed the ALCM Diploma from the London College of Music in Classical Singing.
Marcus was trained to conduct through Sing for Pleasure. On completion of the Advanced Conducting course in 2014, he conducted at the premier performance of Oliver Tarney’s Magnificat.
Between 2013 and 2016, Marcus was the associate conductor of the Macclesfield Male Voice Choir, established Cuddington and Sandiway Community Singers and became the Musical Director of the Chester St. Cecilia Singers.
Marcus is excited to be working with Decibellas and is looking forward to the musical journey we will take together.