About us

Find out more about our award-winning history, meet the directors, and take a look at what our audiences are saying about us!

Meet the Directors

Sallie Pane


Lorraine Lipscombe


Celia Chapman


Our Achievements


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I was blown away by your performance yesterday! So many people commented on how beautiful it was. Huge thanks for being part of it! Hammond Theatre 0-100 Chester SingAlong Amanda 28th April 2024

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Michelle S

I have had the pleasure of watching Dee Sign BSL Choir for many years, they are a truly amazing BSL choir who have the skills of making each song come alive in front of your eyes. I love watching their translation of songs into BSL – they make your heart flip with emotions, sad, happy, emotional and jus a feeling of being thankful to be alive. If you get chance to see them, you won’t be disappointed.

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Sychdyn WI

It was a pleasure to have your company for the evening. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the choir and I have had loads of messages talking about the joy and emotion of the evening.

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St Thomas Church

Just a message to say what an amazing night we had with you tonight. Your choir is inspiring and so emotional we all were so thrilled by your performance. Thank you so much for making time to come to our church, we hope to see you next year and send our Best Wishes to you all xxx

Mold Carnival 2023

“Thank you all so much for being part of Mold Carnival and making the day the great success it was.  We must have had around 6-8k people throughout the day with some families spending all day with us as there was so much to see and do, including amazing performances from you all.    I do hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. The success of Mold carnival is down to everyone including you, our amazing community performers, and we really appreciate you supporting us year after year and the many hours of practice you all put in preparation for the carnival.  It was a brilliant day for the whole community and we have received great feedback and comments from those who attended.     Thank you once again for being part of this.” (J.E. Mold Town Council) 20th July 2023

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You were all AMAZING!!

A Very Big Thankyou to all of you for coming out so far to be with us.  Everyone just loved you all and enjoyed every minute of your performance.  To be honest you could have carried on all night as nobody wanted you to finish. St Mary, Ysceifiog 4th October 2023


Praise indeed from Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir

“On behalf of Trelawnyd choir, I would like to thank you for your wonderful contribution at the NWIMF (North Wales International Music Festival) in St Asaph Cathedral.  My fellow members all thought you were great!” (Phil R – September 2023)   Dee Sign BSL Choir signed two songs with Trelawnyd Choir Bring Him Home and Anfonaf Angel

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You made our evening so special!

Thank you and the Dee Sign Choir for making our evening so special last night. The feedback has been amazing, we all thoroughly enjoyed your performance. I’m pleased that you also enjoyed the evening with us and found Caerwys WI welcoming and friendly. We all wish you continued success with your sign choir, and the invaluable support you give to those who have hearing impairment. Lin, Treasurer, Caerwys WI April 8th 2024

Ray Bradshaw – The Storyhouse – Chester March 2023

“Last Friday in Chester I got to @StoryhouseLive for my tour show and was told there was a Sign Language choir called @Deesignchoir performing in the bar before my show.  So I got them up to close the show with a signed performance.  I smiled the whole way through it.”  Ray Bradshaw, March 2023

Never seen anything so moving, and amazing!

At St Bartholomew’s Christmas Concert (Sealand, Chester), two of our choir members were approached by a lady from the congregation.  She was keen to say how wonderful the choir were, and that she and her friends had never seen anything so moving and amazing.  She loved how well we harmonised the songs, each doing different signs.  She is planning on coming to one of the choir’s public performances in 2024. December 2023

Hawarden – The Great Easter Show – April 2023 

We all thoroughly enjoyed the signing, you’re all amazing! Jo K.  April 2023 

North Wales International Music Festival 2023

We so enjoyed the Dee Sign Choir performances at the Festival.   Thank you all very much. The evening was such a highlight of the fortnight.   Audience member 13th October 2023

Our Aims & Objectives​


The Charity’s objectives and principal activities are:

The relief of D/deaf people resident in the borough of Chester and such other areas in the County of Cheshire, as the Council of Management may from time to time decide including:

  • The provision and maintenance of religious and recreational facilities to improve the quality of life for D/deaf people;
  • The provision and maintenance of social welfare centres for D/deaf people;
  • To increase the active involvement of D/deaf people within the Chester area;
  • To improve links with other D/deaf organisations;
  • To increase public awareness of D/deafness and of the Committee.

In preparing the annual report the Trustees have had regard to the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit and believe that the objectives and activities meet these requirements.

The Committee continues to operate successfully in achieving its overall objectives.