Choir News

News and information for people who are united by a love of singing and a commitment to Overgate Hospice.


Bank Holiday Organ Concert

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Simon-Lindley-OrganOn Monday 4 May 2015  at 3.00 pm Simon will be performing at Halifax Minster.  His recital includes works by Fricker, Thalben-Ball, Elgar, Schumann, Brewer, Wolstenholme, Grace, Jackson and Sibelius. Tickets, at £8, may be purchased at the door.  Refreshments will be served.

An appreciation of Valerie’s work as Choir Secretary

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It will be hard to imagine the Choir without Valerie as Secretary and it is important that we acknowledge with much gratitude her long period of service has seen us through thick and thin and some hugely fulfilling musical experiences en route.

Her attention to detail, the relationships she has nurtured with our host churches and on one very memorable occasion with the Victoria Theatre have been of huge assistance to the smooth running of the Choir and each and every one of us is profoundly grateful to her.

She has pestered the (sometimes) reluctant staff of the “Courier” into publicising our events and supporting us generally; she has sought out sponsors and encouraged them to contribute towards our marginal costs. She has written countless thankyou letters and no concert ever goes by without a cheery and appreciative email from her.

Above all, perhaps, she has been fun to work with. Perhaps that’s the secret. We have all benefited from what she has brought to us for so long.

Simon Lindley






Hymnsing 2015

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Running Order for the Hymnsing 2015

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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                                                             Lobe den Herren

All creatures of our God and King                                                           Lasst uns erfreuen

SEPARATE SHEET:How lovely is thy dwelling place                              Harington [Retirement]

SEPARATE COPY: Choir: Ain’t got no time to die                                   arr Hall Johnson [1888-1970]

SEPARATE SHEET: Spirit of God, unseen as the wind

Rachel Mosley: The Holy City

Lord, the light of your love is shining                                                      Shine, Jesus, shine

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah                                                             Cwm Rhondda


Christopher Trenholme: Passion Recitatives & Airs [Messiah]    Thy rebuke – Behold, and see – He was cut off – But Thou didst not leave

Jesus Christ is risen today                                                                     Easter Hymn

Good Christians all, rejoice and sing                                                      Vulpius

Rachel Mosley: I know that my Redeemer liveth [Messiah]

Christ is alive, Let Christians sing                                                           Truro

SEPARATE COPY: Choir: Now the green blade riseth arr SL

SEPARATE SHEET: Low in the grave he lay                                          Christ arose

SEPARATE COPIES: Choir: Worthy is the Lamb & Amen [Messiah]

Thine be the glory                                                                                    Maccabaeus