Once again the Arion have been asked to perform at Heather Gtange Care Home, Burnley. The choir are always glad to perform at this venue and will commence at 2.00pm on WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2019.
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The Arion are delighted to have been asked to participate in a landmark concert when Pendle Youth and Children's Choir celebrate 70 years of singing with a gala concert on SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2019 AT 2.30 PM AT COLNE MUNI. Alongside PYCC and the Arion will be Colne Orpheus and The Burwain Singers together with other guest artists.
All the performers involved in this concert have been rehearsing hard for what will be a joyous occasion.
Tickets, price £10 (children FREE) are available from the Muni Box Office 01282 661234
SUNDAY 17TH MARCH AT 2.30PM 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
PENDLE YOUTH CHOIRS AT COLNE MUNI
SATURDAY 11TH MAY AT 2.30PM MUSIC IN MAY AT ST THOMAS'S BARROWFORD
SUNDAY 16TH JUNE AT 2PM ST LEONARD'S CHURCH DOWNHAM WITH
SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER AT 2.30PM CELEBRITY CONCERT AT ST THOMAS'S
SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER AT 2.30PM CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI
SATURDAY 28TH MARCH: TIME TBC NAC CENTENARY FESTIVAL AT
KING GEORGE'S HALL, BLACKBURN
OCTOBER: TIME AND VENUE TBC NAC JOINT CONCERT AT RNCM, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER AT 2.30PM CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI
SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER AT 2.30PM CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI
A very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to all choir members, patrons and supporters.
There will be no rehearsals on 24th and 31st December, but rehearsals will resume on Monday 7th January.
The 2018 Annual Arion Christmas Cracker took place on Saturday 15th December at Colne Muni, featuring guests 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band and Pendle Children's Choir. The band brought with them singers Sean Ruane and Victoria Chesterton and trumpeter Luke Dempsey and the whole concert was a delight from start to finish. Special mention must be made of Julie Townson who conducted both the Arion and Pendle Children's Choir. We can't wait for next year!
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 Pendle' at the request of the Mayor of Pendle and the last item in the concert was a combined effort between all the participating choirs and the audience singing 'Amazing Grace' to the accompaniment of the bagpipes played by Tom Pickup, a PYCC member and also a member of Accrington Pipe Band. A special mention should be made of David Wilkinson who, besides singing a duet with Joe Renshaw, both conducted the Youth Choir, the combined choirs and also compered the evening and also of Julie Townson who conducted the Children's choir and the Arion. Accompanists for the evening were Greta Robinson, Susan Hargreaves and John Taylor.
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 email@example.com.
The Arion will be joined by 2nd Rossendale Scout Band and Pendle Children's Choir, so an entertaining and joyous occasion is assured.
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.
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 Americana, and her control and musicality were eveident from the start, to compliment a fabulous voice. Particularly effective was her rendition of the Ivor Gurney song 'I will go with my father a-ploughing' and Jerome Kern's 'Can't Help Lovin' dat Man of Mine'. Samantha finished her 'set' gy performing Ben Moore's 'Sexy Lady', a virtuoso performance which brought the house down. This is a young singer with a great future and we wish her all success in her musical career.
The Arion Choir, conducted by Julie Townson, were also o fine form and particularly poignant was their performance of 'Lily of the Valley' in memory of Jim Tattersall, a long serving choir member who recently died. As well as choral classics, the choir also the forthcoming centenery of the end of the First World War by singing a medley of WW1 songs and a moving arrangement of 'In Flanders Fields'.
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
SUNDAY 16TH JUNE: TIME AND VENUE TBC RIBBLE VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
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