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The Colliers’ Requiem

The closure of Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, the UK’s last deep mine, on 15th December 2015 marked the end of an industry that at its height had employed nearly three quarters of a million men.
Steeton MVC perform The Colliers’ Requiem by Derek Hobbs from the cantata Fell ‘Em Doon as a tribute to those men and the end of an era.
Conducted by Alan Clark, SMVC’s Musical Director, and accompanied on the piano by Pat Jones.

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Our concert at Baildon Methodist Church happened take place on 25th April 2015, which is of course ANZAC day. This ANZAC day was particularly special as it marked the 100th anniversary of the landings that began the doomed Gallipoli campaign in 1915, which caused death and injury to hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers (and indeed even more Turks).
To mark this event, Stuart Ebden from the 2nd Tenor section, accompanied by Steve Fenton, sang Eric Bogle’s The Band Played Waltzing Matilda during the first solo spot of the concert. Stuart’s performance clearly moved all those present and in response to many requests, Stuart and Steve have made the following recording of the song.

The Fields of Athenry

This touching piece is a heart-rending tale set during the Great Famine which occurred in Ireland in the mid 19th century.
For this performance MD Alan Clark handed over the rostrum to guest conductor Stephen Lawry who arranged the piece for his own choir (Cornwall’s renowned Mousehole Male Voice Choir).

Songs of the First World War

Another Alwyn Humphreys’ arrangement. Five well-known songs that helped keep up morale both on the front-line and on the home-front during that dreadful conflict.


Alwyn Humphreys’ arrangement of this rousing Welsh hymn

Let It Be Me

Our version of the Everly Brothers classic

A Yorkshire Mixture

Recorded at our recital in the Eden Centre, Cornwall in 2010

Next Concerts

Annual Concert in Ilkley

Annual Concert in Ilkley

Our Annual Concert is at the King’s Hall Ilkley on Saturday 21st October. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm and our special guests are Otley Brass Band. We are especially proud and excited to be conducted by our new Musical Director Catherine Sweet. Tickets are obtainable from our Concert Secretary. Further details on our Concerts/Events page.

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