Entries by Liz Lafferty

Come along to our upcoming Open Evening Monday 12 Sept 7:45pm

Thinking of joining a choir? Want to make new friends? Improve your well-being and mental health? Do come along to our Open Evening on 12 September at St Johns Community Centre, Penistone. You’ll be able to take part in a typical rehearsal, starting at 7:45, hear some of our repertoire and join in. We usually […]

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 Degree in composition and artistic research. Over the years he has worked as a composer […]

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 in 1986.  We rehearse in Penistone on Monday evenings 7.45 – 9.45 and typically enjoy 8-10 performances a year, […]

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 price.  It won’t cost you any more, but will help raise valuable […]

Bits and Pieces

So what’s our latest news…?  We are in a quieter period of no concerts or competitions but having a lot of fun learning new music, some with mind-and body-testing actions!  Our first concert of the year is not until April at Penistone Paramount, alongside Hade Edge Band – the fifth time we will have performed […]

Co-op Members help Penistone Ladies Choir to raise funds

We are delighted that we have been chosen to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund.  At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in and around Penistone. We are raising funds to help […]

Prague Bound!

We’re off to Prague! It is a few years since our last choir trip abroad which was to Normandy.  It was mooted that it was time for another overseas trip, so when we received an email invitation from the Prague Festival Office to go to one of their choral meetings, we jumped on the idea!  […]

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 both Vivaldi’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem. Having signed up a whole year […]

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 had a few hours to while away before we […]


Prague has been mentioned as a possible trip for us for next year – 2020…If you are thinking of going and want to find out a little more check this link on Facebook out. https://www.facebook.com/pragueadventchoralmeeting/ Or this weblink: www.pragueadvent.cz