It’s a Pennine Chimes Christmas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year over here at Chimes HQ, we’re full of festive spririt and ready to share it with you! 🎅

We’re hosting a Christmas Concert full of our favourite songs, Tuesday 17th December 7.30pm at Eccleshill United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Bradford BD2 2BL

Tickets are just £5 each and can be reserved for door collection by emailing penninechimes@gmail.com, or picked up from any of our singers / one of our regular Tuesday rehearsal nights.

Break up the last week before Christmas, come along and share with us in a night of song featuring special guest quartet Jaunty Angle, with a mince pie and hot drink for all, a raffle, tombola and more.

Experience the joy of acappella four part harmony versions of some of your festive favourites, and support a local group at the same time.

Let’s Sing Harmony! Taster Session 6th August

After a fab session on the 23rd where we were delighted to see some new faces, we’re running our second open taster session August 6th between 7.30 and 10.00pm at Eccleshill United Reformed Church Victoria Road Bradford BD2 2BL

If you missed the last one, don’t fear – this Tuesday is for you! Come along to our taster evening and experience the benefits of group singing. You don’t need to read music, there’s no pressure to sing solo – just have an ear for a note and the will to sing!

Whether you’re in a choir, looking to join one, haven’t done it since school, this is your first time… don’t worry! Our taster session is a safe space to come and meet some like minded women, make time for you, make some new friends and make fantastic music!

Tuesday 6th August 7.30 – 10pm at Eccleshill United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Bradford BD2 2BL. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop us a message via the contact form or email penninechimes@gmail.com.

Come on down to see if singing with Bradford’s ladies barbershop chorus is for you , and find out what your next steps are – we’ll have info for you on the night.

Register to attend on our Facebook event page now!

https://www.facebook.com/events/880000955698352/?ti=cl

Hope to see you soon!

Pennine Chimes Taster Session 23rd July #letssingharmony

Ladies, we’re looking for new singers, is it time to make time for you!? Come along to our taster evening and experience the benefits of group singing. You don’t need to read music, there’s no pressure to sing solo – just have an ear for a note and the will to sing! If you’re in a choir, looking to join one, haven’t done it since school… don’t worry! Our taster session is a safe space to come and meet some like minded women, make new friends and make great music!

Tuesday 23rd July, 7.30 – 10pm at Eccleshill United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Bradford BD2 2BL. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop us a message via the contact form or email penninechimes@gmail.com.

Take a few hours to see if singing with Bradford’s ladies barbershop chorus is for you , and find out what your next steps might be from there. There’s a cuppa and some cake with your name on!

Pennine Chimes at #labbshc19

27th – 28th April 2019 was an exciting weekend for Pennine Chimes, as once again LABBS were hosting a Harmony College education event at the University of Nottingham.

11 members of our chorus made the trip down, and we could be found in both Red and Blue Choruses as well as the Personal Development stream!

Aside from the early start due to the fire alarm on Saturday morning leaving some of us slightly fresher than expected, we had an incredible time. From the main chorus streams under the direction of Jo Braham and Sally McLean, to the personal development stream, the huge variety of pick and mix sessions and even via Bugs Bunny’s ‘What’s Opera, Doc?’ – the weekend was incredibly inspiring and memorable.

We had two first time attendees of Harmony College in the Team Pennine contingent and they had this to say:

“It’s been a weekend of hard work, but it’s been absolutely worth it! Having people from the director’s stream in with us gave us a new appreciation for how much work a director is really doing – even if they make it look easy!” – Mandy

“I went to a pick and mix session about tapping into your lived experiences. It’s incredible how different a song can be based on the emotions you’re putting into it from your own life story” – Pauline

Mandy & Pauline at #labbshc19

“Singing in such a large chorus was very different for me, but it was amazing. The confidence I had in such a big chorus, I’m going to apply to ours too” – Lisa P

“I really enjoyed the personal development stream, there was so much to learn! Even when things were a little beyond my theoretical knowledge, there was always something I could take away from the session.” – Janet

Chimes ladies @ #labbshc19

We’re so glad we have access to such incredible events thanks to LABBS, giving us the chance to learn, to meet new people and to bond more with our own chorus too!

Til next time!

2019 AGM & Charity of the Year

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.

Til next time,