News and reviews

On this page you’ll find some of our news and press coverage as well as the all-important views of our lovely customers and audiences…

Mrs. Sunderland Festival 2018

Yet again, Denby Dale Ladies proved they were up there with the best, by taking third place in both the “Ladies Choir” and “Performance” classes despite formidable competition. In addition to commending their overall performance the adjudicator also praised the choir’s diction, phrasing and timing.
2018

Chatsworth Saturday 9th December

Despite snow and freezing conditions intrepid choir members travelled to Chatsworth and braved the elements to perform a medley of Christmas pieces for visitors to the stately home. This is now the 5th time the choir has been invited to entertain visitors to Chatsworth, in what is becoming an annual event for the ladies.
December 9th 2017

50th Celebration concert October 2017

Denby Dale Ladies teamed up with Black Dyke Brass Band to stage a memorable evening of entertainment celebrating 50 golden years since the choir’s foundation. The concert show-cased songs from “stage and screen” sung by the choir and Black Dyke Band presented a range of pieces from their repertoire. The choir’s Musical Director, Soprano Sarah Ogden, also delighted the audience with her solos. In total over £800 was raised in aid of the Forget-me-not Hospice
October 2017

Three Choirs, One Cathedral

On Saturday night, Wakefield Cathedral was filled with glorious singing from three choirs who joined together to raise money for the Kirkwood and Wakefield Hospices. It was truly a special evening with all three choirs giving excellent performances to a capacity audience who, going by the length of applause, had a great night of entertainment. Our Musical Director, Soprano Sarah Ogden, also delighted the audience with her solos. The choirs and Sarah joined together to sing two joint items – Tell me it’s no true (from Blood Brothers) and How Great thou art in which they were accompanied by Cathedram organist Tom Moore.

‘Stunning’, ‘wonderful’, ‘marvellous’ and ‘superb’ were just a few of the words used by the audience to describe the evening as they left the cathedral.

April 29th 2017

Memorial Concert Denby Dale Chapel

The evening was a fitting memorial tribute to a wonderful choir member Dorothy Hunt, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Denby Dale Ladies Choir invited 'The Mastersingers' to be their guests for the evening. The ladies performed a varied repertoire from, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, She's Like a Swallow to Swing Low and Mr Blue Sky. A solo was performed by Pam, 'The Little Brown Bird', which apparently was one of Dorothy's favourites. The Mastersingers performed various songs from, I Got Rhythm, And so it goes to Reach for the Stars and Bohemian Rhapsody. It was a most enjoyable evening, but a poignant one too. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Dorothy's chosen charities which are RSPB and Kirkwood Hospice.

Thank you to everyone who made the evening such a wonderful experience.

November 12th 2016

Choir concert with Newquay MVC

On Saturday, 1st October, a very warm welcome was extended to Newquay Male Voice Choir when the gentlemen travelled from Cornwall to West Yorkshire to join Denby Dale Ladies’ Choir in concert. During Saturday the two choirs were hosted at Cannon Hall by ‘The Friends of Cannon Hall’ when they sang in the Great Hall. Newquay Male Voice choir sang Cornish songs, acapella style, and Denby Dale Ladies sang a varied programme, including some songs from the shows. On Saturday evening the two choirs gave a concert at Shelley Village Hall with a very entertaining programme, to the delight of the audience. James W Morgan was the Musical Director of Denby Dale Ladies’ Choir and Richard Braebrook the MD of Newquay Male Voice Choir. The audience were invited to join in some of the songs, along with the joint items like Morte Christe and Jerusalem.

The ladies provided supper, after which the gentlemen entertained with their Acapella group, Oll an Gwella (the old Cornish language, for All the Best). An invitation was extended to the ladies’ choir for a return visit to Newquay in two years’ time, by the spokesperson of the Newquay choir, Jim Christopher.

At this concert a presentation was made to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice representative, Mr David Simmonite who thanked Denby Dale Ladies’ for the £500 raised at a Queen Tea in June.

In the photograph from left to right:
Liz Booth, Chairperson of Denby Dale Ladies’ Choir presenting a cheque to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice representative, Mr David Simmonite.
Newquay Male Voice Choir
Denby Dale Ladies’ Choir

Saturday 1st Octover 2016