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.

Moravian Nights!

Saturday 18th May we were delighted to be the entertainment at the Spring Festival held by Lower Wyke Moravian Church.Here’s some of our ladies, raring to go in the warmup room:After the locals had enjoyed what smelled like a lovely meal, we took to the stage to run through some of our favourite songs from our current repertoire. Sadly as we were all on stage, we couldn’t get a picture, you’ll just have to take our word for it!We broke midway through our performance for a stand up sit down bingo session ran by Janet (complete with prizes) followed by a short set by our girls Jaunty Angle. They went down a storm, especially Ni’s Shirley Bassey moment!They’re a tough act to follow, but we rejoined the stage to finish off with a few British pop classics culminating in Bohemian Rhapsody (thanks LABBS!)The feedback from the audience was brilliant, everybody had a great time and we loved every moment on that stage. One of the organisers was heard to say ‘I thought you couldn’t beat a male voice choir, but I was wrong!’ We’ll take that gladly!Happy Chimes at the Moravian Church May 2019Til 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,

Pennine Chimes Summer Show! 15/07/2014

Good news everyone – the Pennine Chimes Summer Show is back! That’s right, Tuesday 15th July at Eccleshill United Reform Church, Victoria Road, Bradford, we’ll be bringing you the best of Barbershop right here in Bradford.

We’d advise picking your ticket up in advance, the show was popular last year and we’ve more treats in store for you this time around! Tickets are available in person from your friendly neighbourhood Chime lady, emailing penninechimes@gmail.com or sending a Facebook / Twitter message. The tickets are £6 or £5 for concessions – a great price for an evening of music, fun and maybe even a little bit of cake!

We hope to see you there, we’re practicing especially for you!