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.
Tonight’s the night for our Christmas Concert, 7.30 @ Eccleshill United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Bradford BD2 2BL. We’re busying ourselves with the preparations – stay tuned for some behind the scenes sneak peeks and a review! Plus more info on our other festive engagements
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 email@example.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!