40's Day in Valley Gardens

posted Jun 26, 2019, 8:56 AM by Hh Admin

The Chorus was once again asked to perform a repertoire of 40's songs at the magnificent 40's day that is held every year in Valley Gardens Harrogate.  In previous years we have sung on the main stage where singing without microphones makes it difficult to hear for all but those near to the stage. This year we sung on the colonnade and at other impromptu locations around the event. Here are a couple of photos from the event at which once again the Yukes performed a singalong medley. 

The Chorus entertains the residents at Hampden House, June 2019

posted Jun 25, 2019, 11:29 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Jun 25, 2019, 11:30 AM ]

The Chorus was welcomed back to Hampden House this year where we performed a varied repertoire of songs old and new. The Misspent Yukes also put in appearance with a singalong feature which many of the residents enjoyed. 

Some photos from the event:

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 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

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