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 enjoyed considerable success in festivals in 2017, winning a second and third place at the Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Festival in February, a second and a third at the Eskdale Festival in Whitby, second & third in the Penistone Music Festival and two second places at the Colne Luther Greenwood Memorial Festival in November. And we are thrilled to have had a fantastic start to 2018 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!

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Think there’s something happening in Penistone today 🤔 🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️🚴🏽‍♂️.
For the real entertainment though pop along to Bullhouse Chapel for our concert. 7.00 p.m. What with the flowers and everything, should be a lovely night.
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Tonight! Don’t miss it. Tickets on the door. ...

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Remember Spring sunshine? It appeared for a couple of days last week before winter came back. Here we are as promised at Whitley Hall Hotel Sheffield, we had a lovely day for it.
You can see us looking a little more formal in concert tomorrow night at St John The Baptist Penistone. A Spring concert with guests Hobson’s Chorus 7 p.m. - tickets available on the door.
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Back to the hard work on Monday. We will be rehearsing for our next public concert - see below for details. ...

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Evening #choralhour anyone out there?? We had great fun & were honoured to sing at a #wedding today..

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A couple of pics from Ian & Charlotte’s wedding that we were honoured to sing at in #Wentworth church today. Including a lovely pic of our 2nd soprano Sarah (cousin of the bride) after she had sung a gorgeous solo that made us all tingle!

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Hope the weather holds out for Charlotte & Ian’s #wedding that we are singing at tomorrow
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An honour to sing

On Friday 20th July, we sang at a glorious summer wedding.  We had been asked to sing at the wedding of Charlotte Foster-Ash and Ian Robert Garratt.  Charlotte is the cousin of Sarah, one of our second sopranos.  The wedding was at the majestic…

Lunch, a wedding and peacocks…

On Saturday 21st April, over 40 choir members and a few partners put on their glad rags and went to Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield for our annual choir lunch.  We went last year for the first time to celebrate 30 years since the choir was formed,…