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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS CRACKER

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For those of our supporters who have not yet bought their tickets for this popular annual event,to be held on Saturday 16th December, these are still available from the Muni Box Office 01282 661234, still very reasonably priced at £7.50, or on the door.

ARION DIARY 16 NOVEMBER 2017

WEDNESDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2017 AT 2PM   CONCERT AT HEATHER GRANGE NURSING HOME, BURNLEY

SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2017 AT 2.30PM   CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI WITH 2ND ROSSENDALE SCOUT BAND

MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2017 AT 6PM   CAROL SINGING AT BURNLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL 2018 AT 7.30PM  ST GEORGE'S FESTIVAL, LYTHAM

SATURDAY 12TH MAY 2018 AT 7.30PM  MUSIC IN MAY

 

CHRISTMAS CRACKER DECEMBER 16TH 2017 TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets are now on sale for the annual CHRISTMAS CRACKER, to be held at COLNE MUNI on SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER at 2.30PM.

Tickets, still reasonably priced at £7.50 are now available from KEN HOLLAS 01282421994   kenhollas@gmail.com from ALLAN WALKER  01282427628     adw24@talktalk.net  or from any choir member.

CELEBRITY CONCERT 21ST OCT 2017

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The annual Celebrity Concertwas distinguished by some excellent singing by the choir and some truly outstanding playing by our guest artist guitarist JOHN GJYLACI. Because St Thomas's is a comparatively large venue and the sound of an acoustic guitar can get lost in such a large space, John Gjylaci used a judicious amount of electronic amplification, with the result that all the audience could experience the nuances of the performance. An excellent use of technology whereby all could hear and appreciate the musicianship and technique on show from this talented artist.

This concert was the first for the choir ...

NEVILLE HUDSON RETIRES

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The end of the choir's year, the end of June 2017 saw the retirement from the choir of its longest serving singing member NEVILLE HUDSON. He has been an invaluable member of the bass section for an incredible 55 years, but now, at the age of 86 has decided to hand back his music and his choir uniform and instead of being on the platform at concerts will be content to be a member of the audience. We shall all miss Neville as I'm sure he will miss the cameraderie of the concert platform and rehearsal room, but ...

ALLAN WALKER WINS THE GEOFFREY SUTTON MEMORIAL TROPHY

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At the annual dinner, Allan Walker, Choir Secretary, was presented with the Geoffrey Sutton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the choir member who, over the past 12 months, has made the greatest contribution to the lie of the choir. The photograph depicts Allan being presented witht he trophy by the choir's new Music Director, Julie Townson.

ARION ANNUAL DINNER 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017

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The Choir held its annual dinner at Nelson Golf Club on Friday 22nd September 2017 and this was the final event in the farewell to retiring Music Director Frank Smith. After a fulsome appreciation of Frank's qualities which saw a 60 year association with the choir, Choir Chairman Tony Young presented him with a cheque as a farewell gift on behalf of choir members, patrons and friends. Frank then gave a wide ranging speech, concentrating not on the musical side of Male Voice Choir life, but on the other matters which make any organisation successful and particularly the friendship ...