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Concert at The Octagon Live, Sandbeds, Keighley

27/11/16 (Sunday 2.00 pm)

Tickets are are obtainable from our Concert Secretary. Further details on our Concerts/Events page.

The Cobbydale Singers

The Cobbydale Singers

This is a joint concert with the Cobbydale Singers and the latter part of the concert programme will include a foretaste of the festive season from both choirs.

The venue is Pennington’s Octagon Live, Sandbeds, Keighley BD20 5LY.

The Octagon Live, Sandbeds, Keighley BD20 5LY

The Octagon Live, Sandbeds, Keighley BD20 5LY

Ken Wardell made Life Member


Ken Wardell - Life Member

President Len Wilson presents Ken Wardell with his Life Membership shield

As he’d been away on holiday the previous week, we’d sadly not been able to honour Ken at the presentation evening the previous week.

This was rectified at the following Monday night rehearsal. President Len Wilson made the presentation and spoke in glowing terms of Ken’s amazing work as our recruitment officer (on occasion attempt to recruit men in the next bed to him in hospital.

Ken Wardell

Ken Wardell – Life Member

We’ll miss you Ken, so we all hope you’ll make use of your prerogative as Life Member to come along to rehearsal whenever you feel like it, and then join us for post-rehearsal refreshment.

SMVC honours long-serving members


Life Members and 25 year men

Left to right – Terry Tobin, Peter Sharp, John Hirst, Len Wilson (President), Frank Garth, Michael Garnett, Ralph Beards, Ted Mould

At the start of our regular Monday night rehearsal, the choir was pleased to show their appreciation and thanks to 5 long-serving choirmen who had recently needed to retire from the choir for various reasons. To mark our appreciation, they were each awarded the role of Life Member and presented with a shield by Choir President Len Wilson.

These men are: Peter Sharp (1st Tenor), Ralph Beards (1st Tenor) Terry Tobin (2nd Tenor), Ted Mould (Baritone) and John Hirst (Baritone).

Life membership was also awarded to our indefatigable recruitment officer, Ken Wardell. Ken however was away on holiday and would receive his award the following Monday.

In addition, two men still singing with the choir were presented with their badges to denote 25 years service: Michael Garnett (Ist Tenor) and Frank Garth (2nd Tenor).

Ted Mould - Life Membership

Ted Mould

John Hirst - Life Membership

John Hirst

Peter Sharp - Life Membership

Peter Sharp

Ralph Beards - Life Membership

Ralph Beards

Terry Tobin - Life Membership

Terry Tobin

Their was a huge round of applause, reflecting the affection in which they all held.


Michael Garnett


Frank Garth



Concert in Silsden cancelled


Picture-Silsden Methodist Church BD20 0PA

Silsden Methodist Church BD20 0PA

Sadly, the organisers of the planned performance (Marie Curie) at the Methodist Church, Kirkgate, Silsden, Keighley BD20 0PA have decided to cancel the concert.

Next concert is at St Stephen’s Church, Steeton BD20 6SB on 12th November.


Concert In Fairweather Green, Bradford


St Saviour's Church. Fairweather Green BD8 0LU

St Saviour’s Church. Fairweather Green BD8 0LU

Concert at 7.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church, Ings Way, Fairweather Green, Bradford BD8 0LU.

Admission is £7 and includes wine or soft drinks and nibbles. Tickets are obtainable from our Concert Secretary.

Further details on our  Concerts/Events page

Fairweather Green Concert Poster

Concert in East Morton


St Luke's Church, East Morton BD20 5RS

St Luke’s Church, East Morton BD20 5RS

Concert at 7.30 pm in St Luke’s Church, Morton Lane, East Morton, Keighley BD20 5RS.

With guests the choir of East Morton Primary School. Admission is £8 and includes wine or soft drinks and nibbles. (Children under 16 – free admittance!) Tickets are obtainable from our Concert Secretary.

Further details on our  Concerts/Events page

South Wales tour 2016

Friday 20th to Monday 23rd May 2016

Flag of WalesThe choir is looking forward immensely to our upcoming tour. Previous visits to Wales have always been special (our 2007 concert with New Harmony in Cwmbran was particularly memorable).

Performances will be as follows

Friday 20/05/16 Concert with Port Talbot Cymric Choir in St Mary’s Church, Aberavon, Port Talbot SA12 6DZ

Saturday 21/05/16 Concert with New Harmony Singers in Our Lady of the Angels Church Hall, Cwmbran NP44 3LT

Sunday 22/05/16 Short afternoon recitals at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Performance at Steeton Hall

Sunday 15/05/16

Steeton Hall

Steeton Hall Hotel, Station Road, Keighley BD20 6RY

The choir will be singing at the formal opening of the new Bandstand at Steeton Hall Hotel.

The choir will be performing from 2 pm onwards. Do come along – Steeton Hall is the choir’s favoured venue for post-rehearsal refreshment and we are delighted to be able to lend our support.

Concert in Bradford Cathedral


Bradford Cathedral BD1 4EH

Bradford Cathedral BD1 4EH

Concert at 7.30 pm in Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH

Tickets are £8 and are obtainable from our Concert Secretary.

This is a joint St George’s Day concert with Otley Brass Band in support of the work of Manorlands Hospice

Further details on our  Concerts/Events page and also on the Sue Ryder website.

The concert will close in a rousing St George’s style, with the choir, the band and audience joining for Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

Concert in Padiham, Lancs.


Padiham Nazareth Chapel

Padiham Nazareth Chapel

Concert at 7.30 pm in Nazareth Unitarian Church, Padiham BB12 8JH.

Tickets are obtainable from our Concert Secretary.

Further details on our  Concerts/Events page.