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.  September saw us also take first place in the Female Voice Choirs class at our local Penistone Competitive Music Festival.

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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Tonight! Penistone Ladies Choir and Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir present music, Christmas joy, mince pies!! What’s not to like? Hope to see you there, St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Denby 7.30 pm, tickets £8 on the door. ...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like... 🎄 do sing along. Anyway, we have two wonderful concerts for you this year, and at each we will be joined by a superb male voice choir, first Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir on 9th December and the following week Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir. Come and join us for the perfect way to kickstart your festive celebrations. Full details below: ...

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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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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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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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O come all ye inhabitants of #Penistone & #MillhouseGreen & environs to hear a festive musical feast with your local choirs in @PenStJohns this Saturday. Tickets on the door. Proceeds to Barnsley Women’s Refuge..

And for our next #Christmas #Concert...this coming Saturday in our home town of #Penistone in conjunction with @millhouse_green with proceeds to Barnsley Women’s refuge. We hope you can join us...
@PenistoneFM @PenStJohns

Well we had a change from singing carols tonight, to sing Happy Birthday to Anne, Susan & Muriel.🎈🎈🎈
Luscious lemon drizzle cake all round thanks to Anne’s daughter who let the cat out of the bag that it was a big one for her mum!

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