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Barnoldswick

Barnsley

  • Singing For Pleasure
    A community mixed voice choir founded In 1974. We rehearse in Birdwell Methodist Church, Barnsley, on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30
    Contact : Jeff Tiler
    Telephone : 01226 750918
    Email : jefftiler@yahoo.co.uk
    10/14
Bradford
  • Bradford Voices
    Community Choir started as a WEA class in 1996 and still going strong.
    Meets on Monday evenings 7 - 9pm. at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Road, Saltaire. BD18 3HU
    New members welcome at any time
    Telephone: 01274 580500 (Sue)
    Email: bradfordvoices@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bradfordvoices.org.uk
    02/16

  • Noteworthy Women
    Women's community choir - 30+ members - sing an eclectic range of mostly 3 or 4 part arrangements - aim to perform at least 6 times a year.
    Friendly and informal - no need to be able to read music and no choir experience necessary.
    7.30-9.30pm term-time Wednesdays at Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon, BD17 6NX. The building is wheelchair accessible, it has its own small car-park and there is also easy street parking.
    Contact: Jane Loe
    Telephone: 01274 497981
    Mobile: 07951793981
    Email: nwwchoir@gmail.com
    Website: http://noteworthywomen.wix.com/choir
    01/16
Doncaster
  • Quirky Choir
    Community choir open to all ages and abilities.
    Meets on Wednesdays at The Point.
    Contact: Janet Wood
    Doncaster Community Arts (DARTS)
    The Point, 16 South Parade Doncaster DN1 2DR
    Telephone: 01302 341662
    Email: jwood@thepoint.org.uk
    02/15
  Grassington
  • Grassington Singers
    Friday evenings from 7 until 9 in the Methodist Church schoolroom, Chapel Street, Grassington.
    We are a very friendly organization of local people who just enjoy singing. We sing a wide range of music from Bach to The Beach Boys and beyond. Anyone is welcome to come along - you do not need any previous experience or the ability to read music.
    Contact: Mary Wilkinson
    Address: Warry Fold, Hardy Meadows, Grassington BD23 5LR
    Telephone: 01756 752740
    Email: info@grassingers.co.uk
    Website: http://www.grassingtonsingers.co.uk
    02/15
Hebden Bridge
  • Calder Valley Voices
    Open choir: new intake 3 times a year connected with term times.
    World music songs, with social sensibilities. Gospel, African, East European.
    Musical director: Carol Donaldson
    Meets 7.15 on term-time Thursdays at the Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, opposite the Co-op.
    Contact: Angela Barrs
    Telephone: 01422 843321
    Email: info@caldervalleyvoices.org.uk
    Website: http://www.caldervalleyvoices.org.uk/
    09/14
  Hull
  • Wolds Apart West Gallery Quire
    A non-costumed quire performing in the West Gallery tradition throughout N Lincs and S Yorks.
    Meets on the 2nd Sunday monthly in St Paul's, Sculcoates, Hull HU2 0DU or in local churches to sing Evensong. Annual workshop. New members - singers and instrumentalists (non chordal) - welcome.
    Contact: Roger Hateley
    Telephone: 01430 810495
    Email: r.hateley@btinternet.com
    10/14
Keighley
  • Silsden Singers
    Community choir, open to new members.
    Meets on Tuesdays at the Daisy Chain Youth Centre, Elliott Street, Silsden (next to the fire station) 7pm - 9pm term time.
    Contact
    : Janet Russell
    46 Bolton Road, Silsden, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 0JY
    Telephone: 01535 670717
    Email: janetsings@blueyonder.co.uk
    Website:
    http://www.silsdensingers.co.uk
    02/15

Leeds

  • The Amici Singers
    Meetings at Adel Methodist Church, Gainsborough Ave., off the Otley Road. Thursday evenings. 7.30 - 9.30 pm
    The Amici Singers is a 50-strong mixed voice choir open to any who would like to sing for pleasure and take part in concerts for church & charity fund-raising. No auditions, reasonable fees. A very friendly and sociable group All welcome - choral experience welcomed but not essential.
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Contact: Brenda D.Hawer
    Telephone: 0113 2671292
    Email: bdh.bramhope@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.theamicisingers.co.uk
    02/15

  • Free Range
    Meeting at the Central Leeds Quaker Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane at the junction with St Mark's Street close to the Eldon pub. Tuesday evenings 7.30 to 9.30
    Free Range has been going strong since 2007, currently we have 20 women and 12 men and we perform at least once a term. We sing a fairly wide mixture of popular and choral songs. Our material is mainly secular and a capella, but nothing is ruled out.
    Contact: Frances Bernstein
    Mobile: 07759 563 848
    Email : frances.bernstein@ntlworld.com
    Website: http://www.freerangechoir.org.uk
    08/15
  • Lawnswood Singers
    Female-voice choir with around two dozen members. Our aim is to enjoy each other's company in making music together and to offer audiences an evening's entertainment, providing concert organisers with a means of fund-raising for a variety of worthwhile causes.
    Meets at 8.0.pm. every THURSDAY at Adel Methodist Church, Gainsborough Avenue, Leeds 16, which is immediately behind the Lawnswood Arms on the Otley Road (A660).
    Contact: Brenda Hawer
    Telephone: 01132 671292
    Email: bdh.bramhope@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.lawnswoodsingers.co.uk
    10/14

  • Leeds Male Voice Choir
    Meetings at Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, St Marks House, 1 Saint Mark's Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN Thursday 7.30 - 9.30
    Leeds Male Voice Choir is a vibrant and dynamic choir of forty five men that performs throughout Leeds and Yorkshire. With an inclusive approach our members have different levels of singing experience and come from a variety of backgrounds. We aim to make choral singing as accessible as possible to all men. Led by our Musical Director Tim Knight, our performances offer something for all tastes with an eclectic mix of folk, opera, pop, sacred and classical pieces.
    Contact: Robert Butler
    Address: Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, St Marks House, 1 Saint Mark's Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN
    Mobile: 07810 402471
    Email: info@leedsmalevoicechoir.co.uk
    Website: http://leedsmalevoicechoir.co.uk
    04/15

  • Leeds People's Choir
    Informal community choir with varied repertoire. No auditions required; emphasis on enjoying singing.
    Meets Wednesday evenings, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at Swarthmore Education Centre, Woodhouse Square, Leeds 2
    Contact: Sandra and Jenny
    Email: leedspeopleschoir@virginmedia.com
    Website: http://www.leedspeopleschoir.org.uk/
    09/15

  • Leeds Vocal Movement
    Meetings: Oxford Place Centre, Leeds. Mondays 7-9pm
    Leeds Vocal Movement is an open access choir aimed at filling the age gap between youth choirs and choral societies. We don't audition, however we currently have around 30 18-35 year olds singing a very high standard and wide variety of music spanning 600 years and countless genres.
    Contact: Rosa Stevens
    Email: leedsvocalmovement@gmail.com
    09/14

  • A String of Beads
    Ladies 3 part harmony Choir. Supporting local charities for fund raising events. Rehersals Tuesday evenings Bramley Trinity Methodist Church 19:30
    Telephone: 07795258258
    Email: mail@stringofbeads.org.uk
    Website: http://www.stringofbeads.org.uk
    02/15

  • Voices Of The Day Community Choir
    Uplifting, Soulful. Heartfelt. Relevant: Voices of the Day are a Leeds based community choir, singing pop, soul and motown arrangements, led by Cleve "Rev. Chunky" Freckleton.
    Meetings at 2nd Floor Yorkshire Dance, St Peter's Square, Leeds, 7 - 8.30pm Tuesdays.
    Contact: Matt Yates
    Email: members@voicesoftheday.co.uk
    Website: http://www.voicesoftheday.co.uk
    02/15
Morley
  • Queenswood Singers
    Morley's Community Choir, established in late 2009 now with about twenty singers and performing a Summer and Christmas Concert. We don't hold auditions, The most important thing is to enjoy singing: you don't have to read Music - just be prepared to come along and have some fun and a good sing-song! We meet at Queenswood School, 96B Queen Street, Morley, LS27 9EB Thursday evenings during Term time from 6:45pm to 8pm
    Contact: Julie Tanner
    Telephone: 0113 2534033
    Email: info@morleycommunitychoir.org.uk
    Website: http://www.queenswoodsingers.org.uk
    02/13
Otley
  • Courthouse Choir
    Tuesday afternoons 1.30 - 3.30 at the Otley Courthouse. Community Choir open to all ages and abilities
    Contact: Dave Stewart
    Telephone: 01943 461971

    Email: info@singout.me.uk
    Website: http://www.singout.me.uk
    02/15

  • Otley A Cappella
    Meetings at The Woolpack Music Studios, 14 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB.
    A 3 or 4 part harmony choir for anyone who loves good music and a good sing. the aim is to sing arrangements of songs we love, creating interesting and soulful versions of popular songs. Otley A Cappella welcomes everyone! we meet every thursday at the Woolpack Music Studios from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
    Contact: Jen Birch
    Address : The Woolpack Music & Arts Studio, 14 Bondgate
    Email: jen@bighooha.co.uk
    Website: https://singitotleyacappella.wordpress.com
    06/15
Settle
  • Settle Voices
    Community choir, open to new members.
    We meet on Mondays at 1 p.m. term time (afternoon group) in the Friends Meeting House, Settle.
    Contact
    : Janet Russell
    46 Bolton Road, Silsden, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 0JY
    Telephone: 01535 670717
    Email: janetsings@blueyonder.co.uk
    Website: http://www.settlevoices.org.uk
    02/15
Sheffield
  • Jacapella
    Mondays, Ranmoor Parish Centre, 1-3pm. Wednesdays, St Andrews Hall, Nether Edge, 8-10pm. Thursdays, Ecclesall Parish Hall, 1-3pm. Come and experience the magic of singing in harmony! For EVERYONE who loves to sing regardless of ability or experience - Songs old and new from near and far, all taught by ear.
    Contact: Jacqui Ford
    Telephone: 07796 131611
    Email: jacapella@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.jacapella.co.uk
    02/15

  • Sheffield Folk Chorale
    90-strong choir.
    Contact: Graham Pratt
    244 Bradway Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S17 4PE
    Telephone: 0114 2361213
    Email: g_pratt2001@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.grahamandeileenpratt.co.uk/choir.html
    02/15

  • SOSA-XA! Sounds of Southern Africa
    Friends Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW Mondays 7.15p.m. to 9.15p.m. term time
    Led at present by Tonde Phiri the intercultural choir supports performing projects and artists working in Southern Africa through SEMEA which is an education trust. We perform in the A Cappella imbube/ isicatamiya style. As a community choir we do not hold auditions, no need to read music. Members should be aware the group is very active standing, moving and dancing through all rehearsals.
    Contact address: SEMEA, 9 Goddard Hall Road, Sheffield S5 7AP
    Telephone: 0114 2437899
    Mobile: 07530070946
    Email: arts@semea.org.uk
    Website: http://www.sosa-xa.org.uk
    See Workshops
    02/15
Skipton
  • Sheeptown Songsters
    Wednesdays, 7 - 9 pm, Trinity Hall, Westmoreland Street, Skipton. Community Choir open to all ages and abilities
    Contact: Dave Stewart
    Telephone: 01943 461971

    Email: info@singout.me.uk
    Website: http://www.singout.me.uk
    02/15
Sutton-in-Craven
  • Keighley Road Jolly Wassailers
    A group of mixed voices, formed in 1999, singing wassails and carols to celebrate the turning of the year, Mayday and Harvest. Songs are mainly unaccompanied four-part harmony; some have music and dance. We put the joy of dance back into carol singing! Songs include wassails from all over England; Sheffield carols; mediaeval Latin carols; and boisterous drinking songs.
    New singers welcome - you don't need to be able to read music, but you do need a good ear to listen to yourself and other singers.
    Practices are at The King's Arms, Sutton-in-Craven BD20 7LP, Tuesdays 8 - 10pm, for a few weeks before performances. Please check before turning up.
    Contact: Paul Hudson
    Telephone: 01282 868040
    Email: paul@clogfest.org
    Website: http://www.clogfest.org/Wassail/
    02/15

Wakefield

  • Wakefield Cathedral Praise Singers
    A community choir based at Wakefield Cathedral open to all. We sing mainly gospel, African and other world folk music.
    Meetings: Thursdays 7.15 pm - 9pm, Treacy Hall, Wakefield Cathedral, WF1 1HG. Term times only.
    Contact: Ali Bullivent
    Address: Cathedral Centre, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield WF1 1PJ
    Telephone: 01924 434484
    Email: ali.bullivent@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk
    Website: http://wakefieldcathedral.org.uk
    03/14

  • Merrie City Singers
    Meetings at Manygates Adult Education Centre, Manygates Lane Wakefield WF2 7DQ Wednesday evenings (term time) 7 - 9 pm.
    A mixed community choir, around 40 members, singing for joy and recreating pop songs, old time, world songs, songs of the people and songs of the spirit. All are very welcome, taster sessions free.
    Contact: Linda Hart
    Telephone: 01924 258786
    Email: hartcrew@btinternet.com
    Website: http://www.merriecitysingers.org.uk
    05/15
York
  • Chechelele
    World music mixed voice choir, we sing songs from around the world, especially from Africa. Perform in a wide range of venues. Up to 24 singers. Tapes and CDs available.
    York, North Yorkshire
    Contact: Phil Crawshaw
    Telephone: 01904 702060
    Email: coleaders@chechelele.co.uk
    Website: http://www.chechelele.co.uk/
    02/15

 

 
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