Carmina Burana (Carl Orff) and Vaughan Williams 5 Mystical Songs

January 28th, 2018

Preparations are well under way for our Easter Concert in Snaith Methodist Chapel on March 24th 2018 at 7.30 p.m. We have soloists Janna Mills and Phillip Scard joining us as well as several percussionists to hopefully make a performance to remember. Tickets are only £10 including light refreshments and free entry to the raffle.


Snaith and District Choral Society are indebted to the Goole Wind Farm’s Fund, overseen by the East Riding Council, for their generous sponsorship of this concert.

Carol Singing raises £182 for Dove House

December 22nd, 2017

On Saturday morning (16th Dec), members of the choir sang their hearts out in Tesco Foyer in Goole for an hour (Thank you Tesco) raising £182 for Dove House Hospice. A lovely and most worthwhile way to end our year, and we thank everyone involved in helping us this year.

If you are thinking of joining us in 2018, come along to Wesley Place on Thursdays at 7.00pm. We are performing Carmina Burana at Easter, and you enjoy trying to get to grips with this wonderful piece of music.

Happy and peaceful new year to all.

Christmas Magic

December 15th, 2017

Both our Christmas concerts this year in Cowick Church and Drax Sports and Social Club were very well attended by an appreciative audience, who were treated to some wonderful music from the choir, Peter Sproston on the piano, Carolyn Storey, Pam Waddington-Muse and Dennis Hardy.

Our last performance of the year will be in the foyer of Tesco’s in Goole at 10.30 and 11.30 for half an hour each session. This is to raise money for “Dove House”, and we hope that you will come and support us, both by singing and making a donation.

Merry Christmas  and a Peaceful new year to all from everyone at Snaith and District Choral Society.

Wolmersley Community Handbell Ringers

December 5th, 2017

In both our Christmas concerts there will be a performance by Wolmersly Community Handbell Ringers who will play some of their own pieces, as well as accompanying the choir in a couple of the carols. They performed with us last year, and were very much appreciated by the audience, and we look forward to hearing them at both Cowick and Drax this year.

Venue Changed to Cowick for our Christmas Concert

November 25th, 2017

Unfortunately, there is a problem with the heating at the Chapel in Snaith, which has meant that our rehearsals have had to move back to Wesley Place. This also means that our Christmas Concert, scheduled for the Chapel has moved to Cowick church on Thursday, December 7th at 7.30p.m.

Cowick Church always make us very welcome, when we sing there, and we are looking forward to a night of wonderful music in a lovely atmosphere.

Preparing for Christmas

November 5th, 2017

After our half term break, we are starting to prepare for our Christmas concerts. We have 2 concerts planned this year; a performance in Snaith Chapel starting at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7th of December and one at the Drax Social club on Thursday 14th of December, also at 7.30 p.m.

We also sing for charity in the foyer of Tesco’s in Goole on Saturday 16th of September.

Highlights this year include several pieces by Bob Chilcott who is starting to threaten John Rutter’s dominance of the choral Christmas market. (Don’t worry….we will also be doing some Rutter)

Summer Night in Snaith Priory

July 8th, 2017

For our last concert of the summer, the healthy audience were treated to a very enjoyable evening of light summer music, very tenuously celebrating 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. (Anyone present will have had to re-define their meaning of tenuous, and thank you Dennis Hardy for that.)

The Ukulele ensemble from the Howden branch of the U3A also delighted us with 4 sing-along pieces and a couple of solo items. They added greatly to the evening and we thank them very much for their participation.

Rehearsals of Carmina Burana start in the Methodist Chapel (Not Wesley Place remember) on Thursday, September 21st and anyone interested in coming along would be made most welcome.

History in the Making

June 30th, 2017

Snaith Choral Society held their last ever rehearsal in Wesley Place on Thursday 22nd June, as the building is due to be sold and demolished in July…….many happy memories.

Summer Concert Thursday 6th July 7.30pm Snaith Priory

May 20th, 2017

Preparations are now well underway for our summer concert in Snaith Priory on Thursday 6th July at 7.30pm. We will be performing pieces by John Rutter from his “Sprig of Thyme” folk collection, a vocal rendition of “Air on a G String” by Bach and pieces by Handel and Haydn as well as other surprises. Our soloist will be Carolyne Storey and pianist Peter Sproston and there will also be a performance by the U3A  ukulele group.

There will also be refresments

Our summer concert is always an enjoyable occasion, so put it in your diary.

Wonderful Night in Snaith Chapel

April 9th, 2017

The Choral Society pulled out all the stops to give a magnificent performance of the Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.

Solos by both Pam Waddington-Muse and Kevin Ormond and having Paul Tompson on the organ added to our performance of the Requiem greatly.

The Armed Man was released on 10/9/01 (The day before the Twin Towers) and it is sad that this performance was given after similar (although thankfully lower scale) incidents in London and Stockholm. The performance on the timpani by Chris Snowden added greatly to the evening, and the trumpet rendition of the Last Post  at the end of the performance, by Gabriel Snowden and James West, was perhaps the most atmospheric moment experienced by this choir member in 25 years.

The choir will have 2 weeks off, then enjoy our annual dinner, so the first Thursday back will be May 4th. If you would like to come and give us a try, you would be made most welcome.