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Articles by Ken Hollas

DEATH OF PETER OGDEN

We are sad to report the death at the age of 89 of another former long serving choir member, PETER OGDEN. Peter was a loyal member of the Arion and stalwart of the second tenor section for well over 30 years serving as Choir Treasurer as well as being prominent on the committee. Peter had to retire from the choir in 2002 due to complications from a hip replacement operation which meant that his mobility was severely restricted, but he was an ever - present at Arion concerts. A full appreciation of Peter's life and contribution to the life of the choir will appear in the next edition of the 'Clarion', but we extend our deepest sympathies to his family.

Peter's funeral will take place on MONDAY 14TH MAY at 11am at SACRED HEART RC CHURCH, COLNE, followed by crfemation at SKIPTON CREMATORIUM  at 12.30pm

DEATH OF BEN CLARKSON

We are sad to report the death of another long serving former member, BEN CLARKSON, a stalwart of the baritone section for 33 years until his retirement from the choir in 2010 because of health issues. Ben will be remembered as a good and loyal member of the choir with a happy disposition and an affable nature. Ben's funeral took place on 1st May at Skipton Crematorium.

SPLENDID CONCERT WITH NELSON CIVIC LADIES CHOIR 21ST APRIL 2018

The Arion took part in a particularly successful joint concert as guests of Nelson Civic Ladies' Choir last night (21st April) at Holy Trinity Church, Colne. Each choir gave of their best and came together to end each half of the concert with choral favourites 'Rhythm of Life', 'Speed Your Journey' and 'As long as I have Music'.

Arion Conductor Julie Townson writes 'My thanks to the gentlemen of the choir for their effort, enthusiasm and fabulous singing  last night at Holy Trinity. You really showed your experience in concert singing by putting on a fine display of listening, watching and responding during the items the choir presented. We had many positive comments from members of the audience about the tone quality and balance of parts. Once again, I amproud to be a part of the Arion team'

FAREWELL TO JOHN THORNTON

We are sad to record the death of long term choir member JOHN THORNTON and the choir were privileged to be asked to sing at a celebration of John's life at St Thomas's Church, Barrowford. The music at the service included somre of John's favourite hymns and the choir sang pieces which John would hve enjoyed singing with us over many years. The service was a fitting tribute to a fine man and a loyal choir member and there will be a fuller appreciation of John in the next issue of the 'Clarion'

MUSIC IN MAY POSTPONED

The Arion's Music in May concert due to take place on Saturday 19th May 2018 has been postponed as the date clashes with both the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final. The choir hope to be able to replace this concert with a Summer Event a little later in the year. Watch this website for further information.

CHOIR DIARY MARCH 2018

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL AT 2.00PM                 CONCERT AT NELSON MANOR CARE HOME

SATURDAY 21 APRIL AT 7.30PM                    CONCERT WITH NELSON LADIES CHOIR AT HOLY TRINITY, COLNE

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL AR 6.00PM                 LYTHAM ST GEORGE'S FESTIVAL (VENUE TBC)

SATURDAY 9TH JUNE AT 7.30PM                  CONCERT AT ST PETER'S CHURCH, BURNLEY

SATURDAY 14TH JULY                                    CLITHEROE PEACE FESTIVAL (TIME AND VENUE TBC)

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER AT 2.430PM     CELEBRITY CONCERT AT ST THOMAS'S BARROWFORD

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

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

 

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