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SUCCESSFUL CHARITY CONCERT AT ST THOMAS'S WITH PYCC

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The Arion took part in a very successful concert on Friday 30th November, sharing the platform with Pendle Childrens and Youth Choirs. This concert was in aid of the Mayoress of Pendle's charity and profits from this event will be invested in musical activities for young people in Pendle and on other small local projects. There were no less than 6 mayors present at the concert and they heard a vibrant concert with all participants in great form, a demonstration of what the musical life of Pendle has to offer. The concert was started by John Shaw singing 'Old ...

ARION CHRISTMAS CRACKER 15 DECEMBER 2018

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Tickets for the Arion's annual Christmas Cracker, which takes place on SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER at 2.30pm at COLNE MUNI are now available at the very reasonable pricer of SEVEN POUNDS FIFTY PENCE . 

Tickets are available from the Muni Box office 01282 661234, or by contacting KEN HOLLAS on 01282 421994, email  kenhollas@gmail.com.

The Arion will be joined by 2nd Rossendale Scout Band and Pendle Children's Choir, so an entertaining and joyous occasion is assured.

MAYORESS OF PENDLE'S CHORAL CONCERT CHARITY FUNDRAISER

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The Arion will take part in the Mayoress of Pendle's Choral Concert Charity Fundraiser on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH at ST THOMAS'S CHURCH, BARROWFORD, commencing at 7pm. Sharing the platform will be Pendle Childrens and Youth Choirs which means that Julie Townson, who conducts both the Arion and Pendle Childrens Choir is in for a very busy evening. David Wilkinson will conduct the Youth Choir.

Tickets, very modestly priced at only FIVE POUNDS are available from www.mayoressofpendle.org or on the door, and the price includes light refreshments after the concert.

A delightful evening of music is assured.

FABULOUS PERFORMANCE BY SAMANTHA OXBOROUGH AT CELEBRITY CONCERT

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The Arions 50th Celebrity Concert took place at St Thomas's Church Barrowford yesterday and featured the rising you singing star mezzo-soprano Samantha Oxborough.

Samantha, who hails from Sabden has recently graduated with First Class honours from Birmingham Conservatoire and is already making a name for herself both locally and nationally as a talented singer. Samantha is already well known locally as she started her singing career as a member of Pendle Youth Choir and was a pupil of David Wilkinson in Colne.

Samantha, accompanied by Susan Hargreaves, treated an enthusiastic audienceto a programme of English song, occasionally leavened with ...

CHOIR DIARY OCT 2018

2018

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER AT 2.30 PM            CELEBRITY CONCERT AT ST THOMAS'S

WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER AT 2PM              CONCERT AT NELSON MANOR

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER AT 7PM                     MAYOR'S CONCERT AT ST THOMAS'S 

TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM             MEMBER'S DINNER AT THATCH & THISTLE

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER AT 2.30PM          CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI

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SUNDAY 16TH JUNE: TIME AND VENUE TBC  RIBBLE VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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SUNDAY 20TH MARCH: TIME TBC                     NAC CENTENARY FESTIVAL AT KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN

OCTOBER :TIME AND DATE TBC                       NAC JOINT CONCERT AT RNCM, MANCHESTER

 

 

2018 CELEBRITY CONCERT 20TH OCTOBER

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The Arion's annual celebrity concert will take place on Saturday 20th October at 2.30 pm at St Thomas's Church, Barrowford. This years guest artist is local mezzo-soprano SAMANTHA OXBOROUGH, a rising star among young singers who is becoming well known nationally for her fine voice and musicality. Come to the concert and you will not be disappointed. You also have the Arion to entertain you as only they can and tickets, modestly priced at seven pounds 50p, are available from Julie Townson 01282 602083, any choir member or on the door.

DEATH OF JIM TATTERSALL

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Sadly, we have to report the death, on 20th September, of another long-serving and loyal member of the choir, JIM TATTERSALL who died following a freak accident whilst on holiday in Llandudno. Jim was aged 86 and was still an active member of the choir and had been a member for 43 years. The Arion were privileged to sing at his funeral on 1st October at St Luke's Church Brierfield and performed one of Jim's favourites 'Lily of the Valley' as well as Schubert's 'Sanctus'. The second tenor section has lost a good member and we send ...

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT AGM 23RD JULY 2018

Choir Chairman, Tony Young, presented his sixth annual report and remarked that even though choir membership is rather low, he still remains a non-singing Chairman.

The statistics for the past year, 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018 are as follows:-

The choir fulfilled 13 engagements during the year, 2 more than last year, but sadly 3 of the engagements were for funerals.

There were 2 social events during the year, an open day at the home of Frank Smith and the Annual Dinner held at Nelson Golf Club in September.

The Choir Committee met on 7 occasions during the ...

CONCERT ON 21ST JULY 2018 AT CHRIST CHURCH

The concert, held at Christ Church Nelson, before a small but discerning audience certainly lived up to expectations. Guest artist BEN JARVIS  gave a brilliant display of cornet/trumpet playing. Ben is soon to continue his musical journey by starting his course at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in September and those who have heard him recently have no doubt that he is a star of the future. The choir also performed admirably in the choir-friendly acoustic of Christ Church and the concert as a whole proved to be an uplifting experience.