Welcome to Penistone Ladies’ Choir

Penistone Ladies Choir was formed in 1986 in the market town of Penistone, on the south-eastern edge of the Pennines in South Yorkshire.

Under the leadership of our Musical Director, Jane Hobson, we have grown rapidly over the past year to over 50 members. We enjoy singing a wide repertoire of songs from classical, religious, folk and contemporary styles, all ably accompanied by Yvonne Woffenden, the Choir’s accompanist of many years.

We rehearse every Monday evening from 7.45 pm to 9.45 pm at St John’s Community Centre, Penistone. We enjoy a busy schedule of rehearsals, concerts, fundraisers, with the occasional competition and trip away. If you’d like to sing with us, come along on any Monday evening to join in or just listen.

We entered a few festivals in 2018, and got off to a fantastic start at The Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield, winning 1st place in the Adult choir class, with an “Outstanding!” and the Joseph Hancock Memorial Trophy. Then in the evening we were placed 3rd in The Last Night Concert Class, called The Choir Challange.

Our thanks as always to our ever-enthusiastic musical director, Jane Hobson, and our superbly talented accompanist, Yvonne Woffenden for their never ending committment… Thanks also to the stiff opposition for making us work so hard!

Out now! Our new Christmas CD

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A lovely picture of Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and their (and our) music director Jane Hobson. We’re looking forward to singing with them at our joint concert on 9th December. The concert will take place at St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Denby
You’ll be able to hear some of the music from our latest Christmas CD 🎄
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4 days ago

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A few photographs from the Penistone Remembers event this evening. It was a moving and fitting tribute to those who fought and died for our freedom, and those who returned to rebuild their lives in our community. We were honoured to take part. ...

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2 weeks ago

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We are looking forward to this special event and being part of our community’s remembrance service.We will be hearing songs from the time courtesy of Penistone Ladies Choir at the Penistone Remembers event on Sunday 11th November.

Thurlstone Brass Band will also be there. This photograph is from the band during the war years! They also played at the opening of the Penistone Paramount on October 31st 1914. Incredible that they are still in existence 100 years on.
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3 weeks ago

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A new venue for us today. We performed for the first time at Christ Church, in Halton, Leeds. We were made very welcome and sang to an appreciative audience. Then they gave us Afternoon Tea!! We like gigs like this 🍰 ☕️ 🎶 ...

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3 weeks ago

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Our terrifically talented chair, Margaret, did a fundraiser for us this week, featuring beautiful pots of bulbs. It was a very entertaining evening! ...

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Full on #Christmas in rehearsal tonight but it is less than 4 weeks now to our first #Xmas concert & only 6 weeks to #ChristmasEve
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Lots to learn!

Look out for a fabulous article featuring ourselves and @Skelmvc in November’s issue of #PenistoneLiving magazine...

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