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A Community Choir in Settle, North Yorkshire

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Want to sing? As well as joining Settle Voices you could take part in:

Fortnightly rehearsals take place between January and March in Settle and Gargrave, followed by full rehearsals at the Coniston Hotel leading up to a concert at Kirkby Malham on July 6th. Further details may be found HERE - if you wish to take part simply turn up at one of the Settle or Gargrave rehearsals:

Gargrave and Coniston Cold Choir Practices - Wednesdays @ 7.15pm - 8.30pm

Every other Wednesday commencing on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at Gargrave Parish Church.

Settle and Giggleswick Choir Practices - Tuesdays @ 7pm - 8.30pm

Every other Tuesday commencing on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at Settle Parish Church

 

Pennine Spring Music 2019, based in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, are recruiting now . With a new programme and a new Musical Director, Orr Guy, they are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding week of music-making in spectacular surroundings with friends old and new.

Rehearsals start on Monday 27th May and three concerts will be presented on Tuesday 28th May, Thursday 30th May and Saturday 1st June The programme is on their website https://www.penninespringmusic.co.uk/festival-programme/ and includes works from Tchaikovsky and Dvorak to Hamlisch and Porter.

Pennine Spring Music are a charity; the programme aims to be self-supporting but bursaries may be made available to young singers and players to enable them to take part.

Some parts are already fully subscribed, but there are still vacancies for singers in all parts, and string players. To apply, please see the website www.penninespringmusic.co.uk and complete the on-line application form.  

  • Georgian Singing Workshop

Sat 16th Feb 2019 - A workshop for people who are regular and/or  fairly confident singers, at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge. More details HERE

 

 

Want to take in a concert? Why not try:

The Victoria Hall presents concerts and events all year round to suit all musical tastes.

More details may be found on the Victoria Hall website

 

A play with songs, written by Jim Woodland, and musical direction by Lester Simpson

Joan and Jimmy tells the story of Joan Littlewood and Jimmy Miller, standing amongst the rubble of 1945 post war Britain. Jimmy Miller has changed his name to Ewan McColl; both are embarking on a career in radical political theatre, performing one-night stands across the North of England- a forerunner of present rural touring! They founded Theatre Workshop in Kendal with a travelling troupe of storytellers and outlaws committed to the overthrow of the established order(!), where the rich got richer and the poor got austerity- even then! In 1952, they parted company. Joan and Theatre Workshop headed to London, and Ewan to the folk music world. In Theatre Workshop tradition, Joan and Jimmy asks the audience to reach their own conclusions and take the ending of these stories and songs beyond Village Halls and into their lives.

More information at https://blaize.uk.net/joan-and-jimmy-on-tour/ and a video at https://www.facebook.com/BlaizeCommunityArts/videos/358857661618063/

Local performances:

Fri Mar 8, 7.30pm - Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancashire, LA2 6ND

Tele -07582 789406/ www.spotonlancashire.co.uk

Sat Mar 9, 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm) - Mellor Brook Community Centre, 7 Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, Blackburn BB2 7PR Tele- 07377 788716/ www.spotonlancashire.co.uk

 

Ilkley based mixed choir performing at Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley at 7.30 pm on Saturday 16th March

Programme includes Berliner Messe by Arvo Pärt and music by Eric WhitacreOla Djeilo and others.

More details at www.cantoresolicanae.org.uk 

 

Voices Yorkshire will be a biennial choral festival that celebrates the diversity and excellence of choral music and choirs throughout Yorkshire. The Yorkshire College of Music & Drama will organise, host and promote a large calendar of events at a variety of venues across Yorkshire. The festival will culminate in a number of grand finale performances at Leeds Town Hall on the 14th September 2019.

More information may be found on the Voices Yorkshire website.

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