Our 2018 residential workshop was held at the Red Lea Hotel in Scarborough on 6th & 7th January. Robert and Lloyd introduced us to some excellent and challenging new songs which we will perform at the Eskdale Festival. The choir worked hard to get to grip with the new music, but it wasn't all work because as usual the social on Saturday evening was a lot of fun.
On the 3rd December Vocal Expressions and Slaithwaite Band put on a joint concert to celebrate the coming of Christmas at Holy Trinity Church in Huddersfield. All were agreed that both choir and band performed really well and it was a most enjoyable concert in this lovely venue. It was also the premier of a new piece of music 'Let's Sing,' written by choir member Kay Melia with the assistance of Lloyd Buck, our accompanist, to celebrate Vocal Expressions' 20th anniversary.
Once again this year Vocal Expressions performed in lovely Ripon Cathedral at the busy Christmas Fair.
Vocal Expressions were absolutely delighted to to sing at the wedding of long standing member Hayley Rea to Andrew Smith at Helme Church on September 9th 2017. It was lovely to be part of their special day.
On Sunday 8th October 2107 we joined New Mill MVC in a joint concert. A large audience enjoyed a variety of music at this well known local venue. Both choirs were in excellent voice and it was lovely to have such a large appreciative audience in this well known venue.
A most enjoyable weekend. After some hard work learning new music and memory techniques a good time was had by all in the evening.
To celebrate 20th Years of Vocal Expressions members of the Choir donned their finery and headed for a celebratory dinner and dance at Meltham Golf Course on Saturday July 22nd. it was lovely to meet up with many former members of the choir. A most enjoyable evening.
On June 18th 2017 Vocal Expressions celebrated 20 years of singing together with a very successful and enjoyable concert in St Paul's Hall Huddersfield. The choir were delighted that founder and first Musical Director, Catherine Williams, former MD Michael Howell and accompanist Emma McKenna could join them to conduct and accompany them in several older pieces. Vocal Expressions also recalled their connection with the Ukraine ( where they travelled to perform in 2005) with a Ukranian celebration song led by Michael and Anna Drapan. Lindley Junior School Choir (with whom the choir has a long association) were also special guests and as usual sang wonderfully. The day was not only about looking back, but about celebrating the future of the choir and its love of singing together under the direction of Robert Webb and Lloyd Buck. There were many pieces from its recent repertoire, including a first performance of 'Over the Land is April' written by Robert and Lloyd for Vocal Expressions, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The choir has many events planned to mark this great milestone. Please look out for announcements to join us in our celebrations.Read More
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