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Welcome to Penistone Ladies Choir!

Penistone Ladies Choir was formed in 1986 in the market town of Penistone, on the south-eastern edge of the Pennines in South Yorkshire. 

Under the leadership of our Musical Director, Jane Hobson, we have grown over the past year to over 40 members. We enjoy singing a wide repertoire of songs from classical, religious, folk and contemporary styles, all ably accompanied by Yvonne Woffenden, the Choir's accompanist of many years.

We rehearse every Monday evening from 7.45 pm to 9.45 pm at St John's Community Centre, Penistone.  We enjoy a busy schedule of rehearsals, concerts, fundraisers, with the occasional competition and trip away.  If you'd like to sing with us, come along on any Monday evening to join in or just listen. 

We've enjoyed considerable success in festivals recently, winning a second and third place at the Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Festival in February 2017, and also a second and a third at the recent Eskdale Festival in Whitby.  Last November (2016) we won two first places in the Colne Luther Greenwood Memorial Festival and will return this year to try to retain the cups we won!  Previous to those, we achieved success at the Penistone, and the Biddulph and Moorlands Music Festivals. 

We'd like to thank our musical director, Jane Hobson, and our accompanist, Yvonne Woffenden for their never ending enthusiasm and committment... Thanks also to the stiff opposition for making us work so hard!

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What's next?

We are currently celebrating our 30th year and so we have had a very exciting season with concerts, competitions, socials, trips away.... We kicked off the season in September with a sell-out "Last Night at the Proms" joint charity concert with Millhouse Male Voice Choir & Thurlstone Brass Band, in the Penistone Paramount. Our next event at the end of November saw us going over the Pennines into Lancashire to take part in the Colne Luther Greenwood Festival of Music, entering two classes - the ladies choirs and the open Cup Choral. We were delighted to be placed first in both classes! We have gone on to win a second and a third place at both of the 2 other competitions we have entered this year in Huddersfield & Whitby.

June promises to be a full-on month....firstly singing in a performance of Vivaldi's "Gloria" with Skelmanthorpe MVC, then the following weekend we have a 3 day trip South to Marlborough & Cirencester to sing together with several other choirs, The Bluebelles, The Blue Notes & the Cirencester Male Voice Choir.  

We have 2 Christmas concerts planned for December in conjunction with male voice choirs. Then just when we will have had enough of singing Christmas songs, in January 2018, we are going to be recording a Christmas CD, with Skelmanthorpe MVC. 

We're looking forward to singing at 2 weddings, one in October 2017 and one in July 2018. 

And then looking even further out to August 2018, we are going on tour - planning a trip overseas - possibly Belgium or Germany! 

Exciting, busy times for Penistone Ladies Choir!





We sing a wide range of songs, so listen to these tasters, or even better, buy our brand new first ever CD!.
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Have a look at our diary as we sing at a number of venues throughout the year.
For details on booking, rehearsals and general enquiries, please get in touch.
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