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.

We are an exciting choir of over 40 members and enjoy singing a wide repertoire of songs from classical, religious, folk and contemporary styles, led by Musical Director Joseph Shaw and 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.  You will be made most welcome!

See the News section to read about our new Musical Director

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1 week ago

Mandy Aitken
Joseph Shaw’s family have a long tradition of composing and performing music in the valley. Joseph recently gaining an MA in Music Composition and is coming back to the valley to share his latest work. He is now MD of Penistone Ladies Choir and will also be accompanied by Rachel Atkinson, MD of the Waldershelf Choir. Joseph is a great friend of Steel Valley Beacon Arts; we are pleased and proud to support this wonderful event. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tonight’s rehearsal is cancelled due to the heat…Stay cool everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Penistone Ladies Choir
Strong winds, barking dogs, music flying away…but a lovely atmosphere… ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Don’t forget to catch us at Fox Valley, #Stocksbridge at 12:30ish at the bandstand ... See MoreSee Less
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Come & listen - we’ll be #singing at #FoxValley #Stocksbridge tomorrow (Sunday) circa 12:30…we’ll be up in the band stand area near the fountains! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are delighted to announce @TamsinJones17 as the first #composer-in-residence to work with Penistone Ladies Choir. We are starting tonight by learning one of her compositions “Sing Lullaby” which we will perform next season.

Come & listen - we’ll be #singing at #FoxValley #Stocksbridge tomorrow (Sunday) circa 12:30…we’ll be up in the bandstand area near the fountains!

Come & listen - we’ll be #singing at #FoxValley #Stocksbridge tomorrow (Sunday) circa 12:30…we’ll be up in the bandstand area near the fountains!

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Latest News

A Warm Welcome to our new Musical Director – Joseph Shaw!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joseph Shaw as our new Musical Director.  Joseph, a composer, conductor, guitarist and tutor, studied for 5 years at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating in 2017, then gaining a Masters…

Penistone Ladies Choir Seeks New Musical Director

We are a friendly, award-winning 35-strong ladies community choir, based in Penistone, South Yorkshire, and are looking to appoint a new Musical Director from September 2021.  We are well-established, having been founded 35 years ago back…

Support our choir when you buy on SmileAmazon

Penistone Ladies Choir have just signed up as one of the charities that will receive funds from Amazon when people shop via SmileAmazon.  Every time you buy goods via SmileAmazon, they will make a donation to the choir of 0.5% of your purchase…