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, weddings, 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. No audition necessary and you don’t even have to be able to read music!
We entered a few festivals in 2018, and got off to a great 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 Challenge. In September, we took part in our local competitive Music Festival in Penistone and were thrilled to take first prize in the Female Voice Choirs class, and with it we were awarded the Alice Milnes Memorial Trophy.
We have produced 2 CD’s, one in 2017 entitled “Happy Together” and the second one “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”, which we recorded in conjunction with Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir. These are still available to purchase from this website.
Our thanks as always to our ever-enthusiastic musical director, Jane Hobson, and our superbly talented accompanist, Yvonne Woffenden for their never ending commitment… Thanks also to the stiff opposition for making us work so hard!
We start back with rehearsals on Monday 7 January and already have several events in the calendar for 2019, a couple of competitive festivals, a wedding and further concerts. We have also signed up to take part in Voices Yorkshire, a new biennial choral festival launching in 2019, celebrating the diversity and excellence of choral music & choirs across Yorkshire. We are not exactly sure what this will entail yet, but keep your eyes on our events page for future details….
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