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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRACKER SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER

TICKETS FOR THIS EVER-POPULAR EVENT ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM PENDLE LEISURE BOX OFFICE (01282 661234) AT THE VERY REASONABLE PRICE OF £7.50 OR FROM ANY CHOIR MEMBER.

AS USUAL, THE ARION ARE JOINED BY 2ND ROSSENDALE SCOUT BAND AND PENDLE CHILDREN'S CHOIR, SO AN AFTERNOON OF FINE CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT IS GUARANTTED

CHOIR DIARY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2019 AT 12 NOON -----CHRISTMAS FAIR AT THE ACE CENTRE, NELSON

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

MONDAY 16TH DECEMBER------ CAROLS AT BURNLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT

CONCERT AT ST PETER'S CHURCH BURNLEY WITH PENDLE YOUTH & CHILDREN'S CHOIR AND C4 CHOEUR FROM FRANCE

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A thoroughly entertaining event at St Peter's Burnley involving 3 choirs, Pendle Youth and Children's Choir who were hosting the visiting C4 Choeur from France as well as the Arion. The C4 Choeur were in scintillating form with a wide variety of music ranging from traditional French songs to rousing items from Korea, South Africa and Brazil.

The whole event was enjoyed by a capacity audience which included the Mayor of Pendle and Pendle's MP Andrew Stephenson.

REHEARSALS RESUME MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER AND AGM

The Arion resumes rehearsals on MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm at Higherford Methodist Church. Rehearsal will be preceded by the choir's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING .Will all choir members please make every effort to attend this important and essential annual event.

FRANK'S FAREWELL CONCERT 24TH JUNE 2017

After a 6 month programme of concerts with local choirs, the choirs long-serving conductor (50 years, no less) bids farewell with a choral concert featuring The Arion and Frank's 'other choir' the KVU SINGERS. Over many years Frank has been at the helm of not just the Arion, but also conductor and musical director of the mixed voice choir, KVU Singers. Frank took over both choirs, both Arion and KVU, from his father Jack, so it is fitting that for his final concert the two choirs should join in one final choral extravaganza. The programme will consist of many of Frank's favourite pieces, so come along and enjoy a magical evening of choral singing. 

After the concert everyone, choir audience and friends are invited to an informal party, what the Cornish choirs call an 'afterglow', when all can reminisce and congratulate Frank on his achievements. There will, of course, be a more formal event in the autumn to celebrate all that Frank has done for the choir and for music in Pendle, and details of this will be published soon.

Tickets for Franks Farewell Concert are available now from Allan Walker 07944822102, or nelsonarionsec@talktalk.net or from any choir member. The cost tales place on SATURDAY 24TH JUNE AT 7.30PM at ST THOMAS' CHURCH, BARROWFORD and the price is a very modest £7.50.

CONCERT AT GISBURN PARISH CHURCH 21ST MAY 2017

Arion's next concert takes place on SUNDAY 21ST MAY 2017 at GISBURN PARISH CHURCH, starting at 2.30pm. This concert has no guest artists, so will be just the Arion, together with their own soloists. Come along for an afternoon of great music. Tickets are available on the door.

NEXT ARION CONCERT SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2017

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As part of 'Frank's Farewell Festival' the Arion's next concert will take place at St Thomas' Barrowford at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th March. Our guests at this concert will be COLNE ORPHEUS MALE VOICE CHOIR and the outstanding local mezzo soprano LAURA WOOD. Tickets priced at a very reasonable £7.50 (including interval refreshments) are available from Allan Walker 07944822102, from any choir member, or on the door. We look forward to seeing all our supporters at what promises to be an outstanding concert.

CONCERT WITH COBBYDALE SINGERS 4TH MARCH 2017

The Arion's next concert is a joint affair with the COBBYDALE SINGERS (Ladies Choir) at 7.30pm on SATURDAY 4TH MARCH at CHRIST CHURCH, SKIPTON. This is a very attractive concert and tickets, very reasonably priced ay £5, are available from any choir member, or on the door. We look forward to seeing all our friends and supporters at this splendid musical event.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR'S FAREWELL FESTIVAL

The choir will hold a series of concerts from January to June 2017 to mark the departure of FRANK SMITH celebrating 50 years as our Musical Director.

These are 

1. 21st January at St John's Methodist Church, Colne with Nelson Civic Ladies Choir. Tickets £7.50

2. 24th March at St Thomas' Church, Barrowford with Colne Orpheus MVC and Laura Wood (Mezzo Soprano). Tickets £7.50

3. 13th May at St Thomas' Church, Barrowford with Pendle Youth Choir and Maddison Goode (Saxophone). Tickets £7.50

4. 24th June at St Thomas' Church, Barrowford with KVU Singers. Tickets £7.50

Tickets for these concerts may be purchased individually, or for £25.00 for all 4 purchased together.

Ticketsare available from Choir Secretary ALLAN WALKER on  07944822102 or email nelsonarionsec@talktalk.net or from ANY CHOIR MEMBER.