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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