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Welcome to the MACC!

Welcome to the website of the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition. Here you will find all the background information about this annual event as well as details of the most recent results and how your choir can register to enter the next competition. The images on this website were all taken at MACC events over the years and many more can be found in the 'Gallery' section of the website

The MACC will return on Sunday 5 March 2023. The application period is now open and the application form can be found on our Registration page.

The MACC 2020 was won by Haraya Choir. Congratulations to them and also to the two runners-up, Surrey Hills Chamber Choir and Rainbow Connection!

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A song from 2017 winners Rainbow Connection's winning set...

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2016 MACC Winners - The Chanterelles:

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Four Oaks Cluster Choir reprise one of their winning songs at the 2015 Youth Choirs MACC:

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Brighton Gay Men's Chorus give an encore after winning the 2013 Adult Choirs MACC:

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Click below to see a short film of the 2008 MACC:

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Below are some quotes from MACC audience members:

'I do not often write to organisers of events I attend but I feel I must in this case to let you know how much I enjoyed yesterday’s Youth Choirs Competition at the RNCM. Intending initially to take in just part, I stayed for the entire day and was absolutely stunned by the performances. In a day and age when it is all too easy to take the easy route and allow youngsters to spend their days and nights on smartphones and tablets engaging in virtual worlds, the endeavour, dedication and commitment of each and every young person who took part yesterday was an example to all. My congratulations to all concerned for organising a day that was a privilege to be part of, albeit as a spectator.'

'A very uplifting day'

'This is a great event and proud to have it in Manchester'

'Great to see so many people making music and having fun'

'A very exciting and valuable day from which I have learnt much'

'A great event - needs to be developed and grown'

'The team of stewards were outstanding'

'Great opportunity to listen to a wide cross-section of talent'

'Some very moving renditions of some favourite songs'

Competition Details

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Find out more about the competition by clicking here ...

Registration Details

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To register your choir click here...