Choir News

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

 

Kathie Rhodes – choir obituary

i May 26th No Comments by

The choir was very sad to learn of Kathie’s death on 3 May
2019.

Kathie joined the choir ten years ago and has been a loyal
and regular singer in the alto section since.

In 2016, she became membership secretary and took her duties
and her role as a committee member very seriously. Kathie was fastidious in
keeping membership records up to date and looking after new members, providing
them with information about the choir and any items they needed.

Kathie was diagnosed with lung cancer around eighteen months ago and fought this bravely and silently for some months. She wanted no fuss and initially only told choir members for whom she felt there may be some impact as a result of her treatment.

Kathie was a valued committee member and has made many
astute observations and offered appropriate suggestions and advice during her
years on the committee.  Her quiet and
calm approach was very much appreciated as was her sense of humour.

Kathie was always ready to help with any extra jobs that
arose and did much in a wholly unassuming and efficient way behind the scenes.

Kathie will always be remembered for all her varied contributions
to Overgate Hospice Choir and as  a true
friend and colleague.

Members of the choir were honoured to be accorded the privilege
of singing at Kathie’s thanksgiving service at Parkwood.

Our love and thoughts go to her family and close friends at
this time.

Dates for your diary

i Apr 29th No Comments by

We have some new, exciting dates for the 2020 season so make sure to update your diary.

Handel’s Messiah
St. Jude’s Church, Halifax
21st March 2020 @ 4:00pm

Spring Concert
All Saints’ Church, Elland
13th June 2020 @ 7:00pm

An Evening of Mozart
Halifax Minster, Halifax
10th October 2020 @ 7:00pm

Carol Concert
Halifax Minster, Halifax
19th December 2020 @ 7:00pm

Hymn Sing Photos

i Apr 9th No Comments by

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hymn Sing @ Brighouse!  While we had a slightly smaller congregation than in previous years, everyone made up for it in enthusiasm… and you can see it on our faces!!

              

Pensioners’ Fair @ Mytholmroyd

i Apr 9th No Comments by

A rather long overdue post so please accept my apologies for the timeliness.

In February, some choir members helped out to raise the profile of the Overgate Hospice Choir and, hopeful, introduce some new members to the wonderful world of choral singing by holding a stand at the Mytholmroyd Pensioners’ Fair.  It was a lovely day and we all got to chat to lots of different people – hopefully enticing some new members in the process.  Big thank you to Rachel and others who helped to arrange this.

St. Paul Summer Workshop

i Apr 9th No Comments by

We will be holding a workshop to break down the parts and practise in sections in preparation for the forthcoming St. Paul concert.

The workshop will be held at St. Judes’ on Saturday 31th August.

Hope to see you there!!