Choir News

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Pirates of Penzance Photos

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Dates for your diary

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Here are the dates for the remainder of our 2018 season and for 2019 (to date) – please add them to your diaries/calendars


8th September – workshop for The Armed Man, Blackley Centre/Church – 10.00am til 4.00pm

13th October – The Armed Man, and other works, Halifax Minster – afternoon rehearsal, performance at 7.00pm

2nd December – Carols in The Piece Hall – more info to follow

15th December – Carol Concert with Hammonds Saltaire Band in Halifax Minster – afternoon rehearsal, performance at 7.00pm


23rd March – Hymn Sing at Brighouse Central Methodist Church – rehearsal followed by “performance” at 4.00pm – NB earlier time than previous Hymn Sings

8th June – Spring concert with Hammonds Saltaire Band at All Saints Church, Elland

12th October – Autumn concert at Halifax Minster – details to follow

21st December – Carols at Halifax Minster


Vocal scores for Pirates and The Armed Man

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A reminder that ALL copies of the Pirates score MUST be returned to Joan immediately after the performance at All Saints Church.

If you are not singing in Pirates, please ensure Joan has your score no later than Wednesday 13th June.

Copies of The Armed Man will be available from Joan on Wednesdays 20th and 27th June for those singers who do not have their own copy. The cost is £2. Please bring the £2 and let Sue Rosborough have this at the time you collect your music from Joan.

Many thanks.


Details for “Pirates”

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Hi everyone

Our “Pirates” concert at All Saint’s Church, Elland is just two weeks away – 16th June.

Rehearsal is from 2.00 to 4.00pm – please arrive for 1.40 so that we can be seated and ready to sing at 2.00.

The performance begins at 7.00, please arrive for 6.30.

A reminder – as per the recent group e-mail – that our “uniform” has been relaxed for this concert.

Tickets – please do what you can in the next two weeks to sell as many as possible. If we sell 120 tickets we have a contribution of £1440 for Overgate, if we sell 200 we have £2400…..


Rehearsal schedule April to December 2018

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Wednesday 18                                                 AH solo                                SL at Leeds Trustees

Wednesday 25                                                 AH solo                                SL in London

Wednesday 2                                                    SL                                         AH
Wednesday 9                                                    SL                                         AH
Wednesday 16                                                 SL                                         AH

Wednesday 23                                                 AH solo                                SL away
Wednesday 30                                                 SL                                         AH

(30/5  -Not to be counted AGAINST a tally of attendances but MAY be counted FOR)

Wednesday 6                                                    SL                                         AH
Wednesday 13                                                 SL                                         AH

Saturday 16                                                      The Pirates of Penzance – Elland All Saints

                                                                           Rehearsal 1.30 for 2.00

 Preliminary Rehearsals for Autumn Concert
Wednesday 20 June                                         AH solo

Wednesday 27 June                                         SL                                         AH

No Rehearsals


Wednesday 1                                                    SL                                         AH
Wednesday 8                                                    SL                                         AH

Wednesday 15                                                 SL                                         AH
Wednesday 22                                                 SL                                         AH
Wednesday 29                                                 SL                                         AH
(29/8 – Not to be counted AGAINST a tally of attendances but MAY be counted FOR)

Wednesday 5                                                    TM                                       AH

Singing Day – Saturday 8 September at Blackley – TM, AW, SL, AH
Wednesday 12                                                 SL                                         AH

Wednesday 19                                                 TM                                       AH
Wednesday 26                                                 SL                                         AH
Wednesday 3                                                    TM                                       AH
Wednesday 10                                                 SL                                         AH

Saturday 13                                                      Sir Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man &c – Halifax Minster
Rehearsal 1.30 for 2.00

Wednesday 17                                                 SL                                         AH
Wednesday 24                                                 SL                                         AH

Wednesday 31                                                 SL                                         AH

Wednesday 7                                                    AH Solo                               SL away –recital

Wednesday 14                                                 SL                                         AH

Wednesday 21                                                 SL                                         AH
Wednesday 28                                                 SL                                         AH

Wednesday 5                                                    AH Solo                               SL at Leeds

Wednesday 12                                                 SL                                         AH

Saturday 15                                                      Carol Concert – Halifax Minster

                                                                           Rehearsal 1.30 for 2.00