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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.

CHOIR DIARY 13 DECEMBER 2017

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SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER AT 2.30PM                               ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRACKER AT COLNE MUNI

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SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY AT 7.30PM                                  CONCERT WITH NELSON CIVIC LADIES AT ST JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, COLNE (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH AT 7.30PM                                        CONCERT WITH COBBYDALE SINGERS AT CHRISTCHURCH, SKIPTON

SATURDAY 25TH MARCH AT 7.30PM                                     CONCERT WITH COLNE ORPHEUS MVC AND LAURA WOOD (MEZZO SOPRANO) AT ST THOMAS' BARROWFORD

SATURDAY 13TH MAY AT 7.30PM                                          MUSIC IN MAY WITH PENDLE YOUTH CHOIR AND MADDISON GOODE (SAXOPHONE)  AT ST THOMAS' BARROWFORD

SUNDAY 21ST MAY AT 2.30PM                                              CONCERT AT ST MARY'S CHURCH, GISBURN

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE AT 7.30PM                                        CONCERT WITH KVU SINGERS AT ST THOMAS' BARROWFORD.

SEAN RUANE TO GUEST AT ARION CHRISTMAS CRACKER

The Internationally acclaimed operatic tenor SEAN RUANE is to be a guest at the NELSON ARION'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRACKER to be held on SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER at 2.30PM,  at the COLNE MUNI. 

Sean, a born and bred Rossendale boy, well known nationally for 'singing on' the England Cricket Team at Test Matches, is appearing with the 2nd ROSSENDALE SCOUT BAND conducted by the charismatic GRAHAM HELM, in what will be a feast of seasonal entertainment.

Tickets price £7.50 are still available at the 'Muni' box office 01282 661234, or on the door.