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

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

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.

Dates for your diary – June 2019

i Apr 9th No Comments by

Please be aware that the following dates in June will take the choir up to the summer break and note that one of our rehearsals will be held on Thursday 6th June.  This allows us to practise with the band prior to the concert.

Thursday 6th June – Practising with the band
7:30 @ All Saints’ Church, Elland

Wednesday 12th June – Regular choir rehearsal
7:30 @ St. Judes’, Saville Park

Wednesday 19th June – Regular choir rehearsal
7:30 @ St. Judes’, Saville Park

The choir will then start the summer break until we return to St. Judes’ on the 7th August.

Dates for your diary – December 2018

i Sep 16th No Comments by

The following events will be taking place during December.

Please note that Light Up A Life will be held at the Piece Hall this year, rather than Overgate Hospice as has happened during previous years.


2nd December – Carol Singing
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ The Piece Hall

5th December – Light Up A Life
6:30pm @ The Piece Hall