Choir News

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


The ‘Halifax Courier’ promotes our concert

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Publicity Courier May 2017

Julia Wilby

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It is with great sadness that we have to advise members that Julia Wilby died at her home in Brighouse on 23 April. Along with her husband, David (and sometimes in connection with their former business, “Concept Merchandising”) Julia was for long a great supporter of our annual “Hymnsing” events often defraying the totality of the professional fees and other expenses. She and David were at the 2017 “Hymnsing” in March. Both were stalwarts of Brighouse Central Methodist Church and of Overgate Hospice Choir from its very earliest days. There will be a service for Julia at Central Methodist this coming Tuesday morning 9 May at 10.30 followed by a Celebration of her life at Parkwood Crematorium at Noon and all are most welcome to attend. It is requested that bright colours be worn.


Rehearsal Saturday 3 June for Breezin’ down Broadway

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We should arrive at All Saints’ Church, Elland at 1.30 pm.  The rehearsal will take place from 2.00 to 3.30/4.00. We are requested to sign the sheet to indicate our attendance at the rehearsal.

If we wish to sing in the concert we should attend at least 8 of the 10 rehearsals.


Order of music for Breezin’ down Broadway

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The National Anthem

Rodgers & Hammerstein

It’s a grand night for singing [State Fair]

Meredith Willson

Seventy-Six Trombones [The Music Man]

Hallelujah for Handel!


Hallelujah! [Messiah]

Cy Coleman

The Rhythm of Life [Sweet Charity]


Claude-Michel Schönberg

Les Miserables [Medley]

Youmans & Caesar

Tea for Two [ from No, no Nanette, 1924]

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert

arranged by Ed Lojeski

Mickey Newbury

An American Trilogy

Rodgers & Hammerstein

South Pacific [Medley]

arranged by Clay Warnick




Breezin’ down Broadway

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Spring Concert 2017