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.

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!