So here we are in 2019 already! That can only mean one thing – time for our Annual General Meeting (AGM)
We got together at our usual rehearsal venue Tuesday 29th January to elect the new committee, give out the attendance award and set out our plans for the year.
I’m pleased to introduce the Pennine Chimes committee for 2019
L-R PRO Gill, Vice Chair Becky, Chair Mandy, Chorus Rep Marilyn, Membership Secretary Kath, Secretary / Social Media Lead Tracey, and Treasurer Lisa
The attendance award was given out, and for the second year in a row the trophy was awarded jointly to Tracey and Anita – can you make it a hat trick ladies?!
Departing Chair Jo was delighted to hand out some long service awards for 25 years in LABBS to Lynne, Anita and Anne
And finally, in her capacity as newly elected Chair, Mandy designated our Charity of the year for 2019 would be Shelter! 10% of all earnings this year will be donated to them, and 100% of any bucket collections taken. We look forward to updating with a total as the year progresses.
Here at Pennine Chimes we love getting out and about singing carols at local events over the festive period, and as ever we kept ourselves busy this year!
These sing outs really ring in the season for us, especially as we started the 2018 season in beautiful historic Haworth. The weather may not have been perfect but the festive spirit is always in great supply, and Main Street is a haven for dog spotters (we have a few amongst us!)
Our next two events were at our local Bradford Markets, firstly in Kirkgate Market then in the Oastler Centre.
At Kirkgate Market we got a new temporary director who taught us how to floss, though I’m not sure we fully got the hang of it…
Oastler Market is often the last of the festive season for us and we absolutely love singing here and interacting with the local community, it really gives us the festive feels!
Fortunately for us a pop up festive bar was being hosted by Roswithas Deli and The Sparrow, so a few of our ladies celebrated the end of the season with a toasty warm Gluhwein.
Here at Pennine Chimes we’re always looking for ladies who love to sing, even better if they have some kind of musical background – though that’s not essential.
If you or someone you know in the Bradford area have been meaning to take up singing, are perhaps curious about Barbershop and think you are lower in the female vocal range – please get in touch! You can contact us via the Contact us form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of our rehearsals, which are every Tuesday 7.30 – 10pm, Eccleshill United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Bradford.
Come along, see what we’re about, and where you might fit into the puzzle!