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PENDLE YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S CHOIR 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

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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

CHOIR DIARY 2019/2020/2021

2019

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

                                                                                SAMANTHA OXBOROUGH

SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER AT 2.30PM             CELEBRITY CONCERT AT ST THOMAS'S

                                                                                BARROWFORD

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

2020

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

2021

SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER AT 2.30PM        CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI

 

SEASONAL GREETINGS

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.

2018 CHRISTMAS CRACKER

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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!

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 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.

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.

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

2019

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

2020

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.