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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 ...

ANNUAL CELEBRITYCONCERT OCTOBER 21ST

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The Arion's first concert under the baton of their new Musical Director JULIE TOWNSON will take place at 2.30pm on SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER at ST THOMAS' CHURCH, BARROWFORD with guest artist the classical guitarist JON GJYLACI. 

Tickets, reasonably priced at £7.50 (under 16s FREE) which includes light refreshments at the interval, are available from Allan Walker (07944822102), from any choir member, or on the door.

AGM 4TH SEPTEMBER 2017

The choir's Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 4th September at Higherford Methodist Church.

The Choir Chairman, Mr Tony Young presented his report, gave a review of the choir's activities over the past year (01.07 2016 to 30.06.2017) and thanked everyone who helped in the smooth running of the choir.The choir numbers are stable at present, but as we all know, there has been a steady decline in numbers over the years as the passage of time takes its toll. The most significat event over the last year was the retirement of the ...

REHEARSALS RESUME MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER AND AGM

The Arion resumes rehearsals on MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm at Higherford Methodist Church. Rehearsal will be preceded by the choir's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING .Will all choir members please make every effort to attend this important and essential annual event.

CHOIR ANNUAL DINNER 22ND SEPT 2017

The choir are holding their ANNUAL DINNER on FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017 at NELSON GOLF CLUB.

All our Patrons, supporters and friends are cordially invited and furrther details can be obtained by contacting Choir Secretary ALLAN WALKER by phone 01282 427628  Mobile 07944822102 or email nelsonarionsec@talktalk.net

 

CONCERT DVD AND CD AVAILABLE

A DVD or CD of Frank's Farewell Concert are available at a cost of £5.00 plus Postage & Packing (1 DVD/CD £0.98: 2 DVD/CD £1.30).

Please order from Allan Walker Tel 01282 427628  Mob 07944822102 or email nelsonarionsec@talktalk.net