Wercas Folk Choir
Werca’s Folk , directed by Sandra Kerr, is a hugely popular choir of women’s voices, based in Morpeth, Northumberland. We sing a wide repertoire of world, folk and popular music.
Werca’s Folk are named after Werca (from whom the village of Warkworth derived its name) who is described variously as a ‘wild and witchy woman’ and ‘saintly’… very much like the choir, in fact. We are known for our passionate singing of the beautiful songs of our region, and songs which express the joys, hardships and hopes of women of all times.
We have performed all over the country, representing Northumberland at the Royal Show, singing a number of times at The Sage, Gateshead and in the Whitby Folk Festival, and winning the first ever St Oswald's Choir of the Year in 2011 which saw us raising money during the following year for St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. More Here . .
We have also produced several CDs - see our merchandise page
A choir to be proud of – Arrangements and singing all primo!” - Peggy Seeger
“Guts, commitment and a great sound” - Ros Rigby, Folkworks
"In full voice, to delight audience and generate funds" - Morpeth Herald
“You expect a community choir to appear and do something that’s ok,and then this professional group does an awesome performance” - Stephen Taberner, Spooky Men’s Chorale
“What a wonderful weekend – and what wonderful singing – your praises continue to be sung by the good people of Sedbergh and beyond and your harmonies still ring out around the hills. You are all such wonderful people – real ambassadors for both Northumberland and for community choirs!” David Burbidge, Lakeland Voice
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-22715757 Morpeth Herald news video