2018 is fulfilling its promise of being a year of hard work as we polish our Royal Albert Hall performance pieces, ready for November, and prepare for our own concerts throughout the year. We do, however, still have the benefit of enjoyable fellowship each week and some very welcome lubrication from the bar afterwards.
We have been advised that the first practice session for the Royal Albert Hall performers will take place on Saturday 14th April and starts at 10am in Huddersfield; looks like a job for the alarm clock. It is the first opportunity to meet and greet fellow choristers and discuss our hopes and expectations of the coming event. We have done it before, so will be able to assure newcomers that the experience is worth all the effort they need to apply.
Last year was a busy and enjoyable year for the choir with several appearances at Willersley Castle, an afternoon ‘ Lark in the Park’ (with good weather) at Belper River Gardens, concerts at Alfreton Community Hall and Zion Church at South Wingfield , we supported 2 wonderful wedding ceremonies, performed at the Alfreton Town Council Civic Service at the Watchorn Church and entertained the Somercotes Ladies Group. These events were topped in October by our Autumn Showcase, performed at a new venue, The David Nieper Academy, Grange Street, Alfreton.
During the Christmas period some choir members entertained a group of Dementia and Alzheimer sufferers at a meeting in Alfreton; we all performed at South Wingfield Social Club’s Christmas Event, Palmer Morewood’s Christmas Party, morning at Ripley Co-Op and evening at Tesco, Alfreton. All these events were well received and collections for the British Heart Foundation alongside appearances at the Co-Op and Tesco realised the magnificent sum of £457.99.
The diary is starting to fill up and we look forward to 2018 being equally productive and enjoyable; as usual, we hope to make your acquaintance along the way.
This years annual concert is Press this LINK for more information.
It is very moving to see the enjoyment that these unfortunate children, and their carers, get from the experiences they have thanks to the support and encouragement of this organisation. The good thing is that you can support the charity and, as a reward, have an excellent evening’s entertainment.
You may have seen through the year that we have a small group of choir members who like to ‘dress up’ (or maybe that should be ‘down’) to support the busking talents of Mr Mick Mullarkey; on these occasions Alfreton has been ‘entertained’ in aid of collections for Ashgate Hospice, Children in Need and Red Nose Day ( in fact, any excuse to have a laugh and make money in the process). They also seem to have found their way past the MD and into the concerts (he appreciates it really), providing a little amusement and diversity.
Keep an eye on the diary and make sure to join us at some future event; we look forward to the opportunity to entertain you. Please continue to explore the site; we hope you find it interesting. It would be very much appreciated if you would leave a comment on the CONTACT page; simply go to the enquiry form, fill in what it asks for and leave a message. Whether a criticism, a suggestion, some information for us, a request for something from us or just to acknowledge that you are there, we will be pleased to hear it.
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Where: Palmer-Morewood Memorial Club, 36 Hall St, Alfreton, DE55 7BU
When: Thursdays 6:45pm - 8:30pm
To all members appearing at The Royal Albert Hall on November 3rd.
Last night was the choirs AGM. Members gathered to reflect on last year and elect officers for the coming one. Chairman Derrick Hesketh opened by thanking everyone in the choir, whether holding …
There are many causes looking for support and, as is seen from our charities page, the choir makes a selection each year as to which one will benefit from the proceeds of …
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