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.

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!

Lets get social

Are you planning a wedding?
We love singing and none more so than at weddings....we have been asked to sing at quite a few recently, as far afield as Barnsley and Sheffield and closer to home in Wortley and Penistone. So we thought we'd let more people know that we can tailor-make our programme to make the bride and groom's wedding day even more memorable.
See the new page on our website for more details

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Just one more rehearsal for us before the #Summer break....🎶

We break up on Monday 29th July & are back on 2nd September, with our first concert of the season just 5 days later on 7th Sept!

Ooh nearly forgot...we are also singing over the summer at a private party for one of our sopranos...Muriel, & are really looking forward to it!

Happy Summer Hols to all!

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Both sadness and thanks tonight...
We are so very sad that the Penistone Music Festival that we have taken part in many many times has had to fold.
But we had a lovely surprise tonight when the organisers of the festival came to our rehearsal and donated some of their final funds to us.
We are extremely grateful and would like to express our sincere thanks.

Whilst on the subject of funds, one of our choir members Christine Goodwin held a garden party on Sunday & raised a massive £236! Well done & huge thanks for all your hard work Christine! A lovely sunny afternoon & a good time was had by all. Will see if we can get some photos to post...

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We sang at a lovely wedding back in May and the bride's parents (David & Carolyn Hinchcliffe) have kindly sent us some photos that we can share from Julia & Nicholas' marriage ceremony. We're delighted to share these here... ...

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Two successful events in one week...our fundraising Tea with Flowers demo event raised £236 and our Open Rehearsal this evening brought lots of new singers along. Let’s hope we didn’t put them off & they come back...! ...

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Latest News

Penistone Ladies sing in "The Concert Choir"

The Concert Choir is an exciting ad-hoc choral project dreamt up by our own MD Jane Hobson & Daniel Timmins. Thirteen of us from Penistone Ladies Choir signed up to join over 140 others from 28 different Yorkshire choirs, to learn and perform…

Didn't we have a "loverly" day....

Saturday 13th April saw us all on a coach to Whitby for the annual Eskdale Music Festival.  We had an early start in Penistone at 9.00am.  Less than two hours later we were at the coast, on a beautiful, clear, sunny but very cold day.  We…

Voices Yorkshire – we’re signed up!

We have just registered Penistone Ladies Choir as a Voices Yorkshire Choir. From 1858 to 1985, Leeds was host to one of the most successful and renowned choral festivals in the world. But by 1985, the popularity of choral music and choirs had…

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