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CHOIR DIARY 2018

WEDNESDAY 14 FEB AT 2PM      CONCERT AT HEATHER GRANGE

SATURDAY 21 APRILAT 7.30PM      CONCERT WITH NELSON CIVIC LADIES CHOIR AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, COLNE

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL AT 6.30PM      ST GEORGE'S FESTIVAL AT LYTHAM ST ANNES 

SATURDAY 19TH MAY AT 7.30PM     MUSIC IN MAY AT ST THOMAS'S CHURCH BARROWFORD

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

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

 

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM JULIE TOWNSON

My thanks to the gentlemen of the choir for their attendance and excellent singing last Monday evening. The choir sounded absolutely superb with John's usual faultless accompaniment. The patients of the Renal Unit were certainly treated to the Arion at their best. Thank you all so much for your hard work in the run up to our Christmas Cracker concert which was a lovely occasion. Happy Christmas to you and your families and see you in the New Year.

Very best wishes: from Julie

ARION COMPLETE THEIR 2017 PROGRAMME

The Arion completed their 2017 programme by performing carols and Christmas songs for patients, visitors and staff at Burnley General Hospital tonight. The choir will now take a well earned rest over the Christmas and New Year period and reconvene for the first rehearsal of 2018 on Monday 8th January.

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CRACKER

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Another successful 'Cracker' at the 'Muni' with splendid contributions from 2nd Rossendale Scout Band under the guidance of Graham Helm, Pendle Children's Choir, trained and conducted by Julie Townson and the Arion, also conducted by Julie. Bearing in mind that this was Julie's first 'Cracker', the pressure was on - conducting two choirs, she held things together in fine style with the result that the audience went away happy and in the mood for the coming festivities.

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's new conductor JULIE TOWNSON, and she is to be congratulated for giving a fine display of choral conducting and holding things together immaculately. 

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