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Harrogate Harmony at the Hadrian Care Home Concert. 18th May

posted May 15, 2019, 6:16 AM by Hh Admin


Ready the Tardis for Sunday 23rd June!

posted May 14, 2019, 9:46 AM by Hh Admin

Harrogate Harmony are taking up a bit of time travelling again this year as we head off back to the 1940s. We’re delighted to be participating in this wonderful day at Valley Gardens and will be performing on the second stage at 12:20. We might also be popping up elsewhere around the park as the day goes on!! We look forward to seeing you there.



Showcase Concert at the St Robert's Club, Friday May 17th 2019

posted Apr 11, 2019, 1:27 AM by Hh Admin


Some photos from the Feb 22 concert in Ripon

posted Feb 23, 2019, 8:41 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Apr 4, 2019, 12:09 PM ]

Another splendid concert at All Hallowgate. The performance included a special quartet set in a barbers shop demonstrating the four part harmony of the barbershop style. 





The Chorus will once again be performing at AllHallowgate Church Hall on Feb 22nd

posted Feb 7, 2019, 11:15 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 6:09 AM ]

Here's a date for your. diary. On February 22nd we will be performing, along with other talented musicians, at the church hall of Allhallowgate church in Ripon. Adding variety to the evening, will be our very own ‘Misspent Uke’s’ with some wonderful medleys to get the audience singing along and there will even be a rendition of a monologue from the whimsical Mr Harold Blackburn. 

The HH Quartet will perform an introduction to barbershop style with something a little different, and of course their classic  ‘Birth of the Blues’ .

Also performing will be one of West London’s premier jazz pianists – Mr Errol Hui. 

The evening is a fund-raiser for the ‘Noreen’s Kids’ charity for sick children in Romania.

Tickets are available from Mr Harold Blackburn and are priced at £10. Call Harold on 07949 267344 or email haroldblackburn2@outlook.com for further details. 

The Chorus gains a presence on Twitter

posted Feb 7, 2019, 7:49 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Feb 7, 2019, 7:50 AM ]

A new Twitter account has been established for our chorus. The Twitter address is @harrogatechorus. Copies of all our news items will be tweeted out on this channel as a further way of spreading the word. 

Chorus celebrates a successful year

posted Jan 5, 2019, 1:46 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Jan 5, 2019, 1:52 AM ]

On Friday 4th January 2019 members of the chorus, along with many of their wives and partners, met for a celebration dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. Following the meal the chorus performed a selection of favourites from the repertoire, much to the delight of all the partners present.

Many thanks to chairman Keith Riggs who organised the event. It was also nice to see Nan Weekes and Sylvia Doherty as our special guests. 

Chorus sings at Hampden House, 19th December 2018

posted Dec 11, 2018, 8:32 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Dec 20, 2018, 1:17 AM ]

The Chorus made the short trip to Hampden House on Duchy Road in Harrogate to perform a Christmas Concert for the residents (and staff). The repertoire was a mixture of traditional barbershop arrangements of old favourites, plus some Christmas songs and a singalong section from the MisSpent Yukes.


The feedback was excellent as illustrated by the email we received immediately afterwards from the social organiser at Hampden House (see below).


Thank you also to Eva Jane for a couple of photos from the event. 





Email from Eva Jane

Hello Gareth (and Gang!)
 
Thank you so much for your efforts this afternoon, all the residents thoroughly enjoyed your concert. It really was a delight to hear you all sing.
 
We have various ‘entertainers’ visit us at the home and rarely have I heard such all round enthusiasm following an event. They are a tough audience to ‘crack’! So well done…
 
As I said my colleague has only recently left the position so I am a little ‘snowed under’ this next week or two, but will definitely be in touch in the new year to book you in again as discussed.
 
Please pass on my grateful thanks to your companions and I look forward to welcoming you all back to Hampden House in the new year.
 
Kind regards.
 
Eva Jane
 
Eva Jane Smith
Social Events Leader

Hampden House

01423 566 964



Harrogate Harmony at the Sweethearts WI meeting, Nov 8th 2018

posted Nov 9, 2018, 8:15 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 3:19 PM ]

The chorus provided the evening entertainment for the ladies of the Harrogate Sweethearts Women's Institute meeting held on November 8th. The chorus performed 2 sets of barbershop chorus songs, plus an interlude for the Mispent Yukes, an entertaining monologue from Harold Blackburn, and a song from the Elderly Brothers - Harrogate Harmony's own barbershop quartet. All was expertly compered by Gareth with his usual entertaining style, including an introduction to 4-part harmony singing at the start of the quartet performance.

The evening was very well-received and the letter below was received from organiser Sam Pugmire immediately after the event.










What a fantastic night Gareth, we were expecting the singing and we were not disappointed, but the overall show including all the extra parts, Harold’s monologue, the Ukes and the deconstruction of the quartet - not to mention the ongoing stand-up and your fantastic comparing - it was a brilliant night and I speak on behalf of the whole group as I pass on our utmost thanks.

 

We'll do as much social media follow as possible and link in to point everyone to the website. Please also feel free to keep us on any mailing list for future concerts, or any way that Spa Sweethearts WI could support your group.

 

Thanks again and hope you and all the gents also had a fun night!

 

Sam 


On behalf of Spa Sweethearts WI

22nd October 2018 - Rudding Park - Harrogate District Former Golf Club Lady Captains

posted Oct 22, 2018, 12:25 PM by Hh Admin   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 4:18 PM ]

The chorus were asked to perform to the august body of lady golfers who have had the honour of representing their clubs as Lady Captain in the past. Suzy Stewart-Brown, the current president, presided over an excellent lunch at Rudding Park on a stunning autumn day with nature showing off all the glorious colours of autumn throughout the park.

The programme covered all decades of the 20th century in a varied programme which included a monologue delivered by the whimsical Harold Blackburn, and a quartet performance of Birth of the Blues by the resident quartet - The Elderly Brothers!









Here's a lovely note from the Organiser:

Hi Gareth,

 

Firtstly, many thanks to Harrogate Harmony for entertaining us at our annual lunch last Monday.  I thought you all looked splendid in your waistcoats and bow ties and sang really well.  Please pass on my thanks to all who attended.

 

Many thanks

  

Susie Stuart-Brown

President

Harrogate & District Society of Lady Golf Captains

07957 258859

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