27/11/16 (Sunday 2.00 pm)
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.
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.
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.
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).
Their was a huge round of applause, reflecting the affection in which they all held.
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 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
Friday 20th to Monday 23rd May 2016
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.
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 at 7.30 pm in Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
Tickets are £8 and are obtainable from our Concert Secretary.
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.