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 usually enter a few competitive festivals each year and started 2019 by singing in The Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield. We weren’t placed this year but next up was the Eskdale Music Festival in Whitby and we were delighted to win the two classes that we entered, the Ladies Choir Class and the “Christmas in April” class and came away with two shiny silver cups!
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.
We also signed up to take part in Voices Yorkshire, a new biennial choral festival launched in 2019, celebrating the diversity and excellence of choral music & choirs across Yorkshire. This had us taking part in the Huddersfield “Sing Day”, singing outside in the Spring sunshine on the steps of the Art Gallery, to an audience of shoppers.
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!
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