New Challenges for the Society

July 30th, 2018

Following our wonderful summer concert, we will start preparing for the new season on Thursday, 20th September when we start rehearsing for our Easter concert on April 13th 2019. We are planning to produce the Mozart Requiem and Polovtsian Dances by Borodin. As usual, we will change to Christmas Music around half term, and anyone wishing to join us will be made most welcome, as we prepare for our concerts at Drax Social Club on the 6th Dec 2018 and the 13th of Dec in Snaith Chapel . Come along….you might even enjoy it!

Summer Concert

June 26th, 2018

Our final concert of the academic year will be held in Snaith Priory on Thursday, the 5th of July with a 7.30 start. It promises to be a wonderful night of music, with Peter Sproston on Piano, Chris Snowden on Xylophone and Gabe Snowden on Tenor Horn.  The music promises to be varied, and in fact where else could you hear ‘Zadok the Priest’ by Handel in the same concert as ‘Mack the Knife’. There will be a light supper and donations are more than welcome.

Summer Concert

March 26th, 2018

Our summer concert will take place on Thursday 5th July 2018 and rehearsals start again on Thursday April 12th. If you feel like you might want to give us a try, please come along the Wesley Place (behind the Methodist Church) at 7.00pm, where you will be made most welcome.

Wonderful Night in Snaith

March 26th, 2018

Saturday, 24th of March, was indeed a wonderful night for Snaith as the 2 soloists, 4 percussionists, 2 pianists and the Snaith and District Choral Society all combined to give a magical performance of Carmina Burana. It was enjoyed by all present.

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 Leith and Philip 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)