Formed in 1984, the choir performed at concerts, festivals, competitions and private events. We always really enjoyed entertaining audiences in concerts, usually supporting charitable causes and have also been singularly successful at many prestigious local and national competitions. Among the most memorable are appearing in the televised quarter finals of the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year in 1984 and 1994 and in more recent years, winning the evening Choir Challenge at six of the annual prestigious Mrs Sunderland Music Festivals in Huddersfield, the sixth time being in February 2016 where we also won the afternoon Choir Programme. We have also performed concerts both with and without guests for various charitable causes, and in recent years hosted our own very successful concerts in Bingley Little Theatre, raising funds for Cancer Support Yorkshire and The Alzheimer’s Society. In the same venue we also ran two successful singing workshops, attended by many enthusiastic members of other local choirs. We had an average membership of 20 drawn from across Yorkshire and Lancashire. In the main, we sang unaccompanied and our exciting repertoire was very diverse, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Our material was carefully selected to offer a vibrant mix of music - sacred and secular, folk songs from around the world and popular light music. We also commissioned new pieces, and in 2009 we recorded a CD as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations.
|Adult Member||£200 per year|
|Young Member (under 18 yrs)||£100 per year|
|Prospective Member||Two Free "Taster" rehearsals and then £4.00 per week until the decision to join is made. This is made after consultation with our musical director.|