Spring

Spring

Ross Penyard Singers once again delighted a large and receptive audience at their concert on the theme of ‘Spring’, on Saturday, 25th May at The Venue in Ross town centre.

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Ross Penyard Singers raise funds for Ross Meeting Centre.

Ross Penyard Singers raise funds for Ross Meeting Centre.

On Wednesday, 23rd January we were delighted to welcome Anne Parsons and Pat Dazely from the Ross Meeting Place to a rehearsal , and to present them with a cheque for £600. This money had been raised throughout 2018 from activities such as raffles at their concerts.

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When Handel Came to Town

When Handel Came to Town

Chandos Anthem #6 with soloists soprano: Joanne Sparkes, tenor: Laurie Pegrum followed by excerpts from: Acis & Galatea, Judas Maccabeus. Messiah and the Oboe Concerto in Bb Major

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New Music Director Appointed

New Music Director Appointed

New Music Director AppointedWe are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Johnson has been appointed as our new Music Director. Peter was formerly Head of Research at Birmingham Conservatoire and is a very experienced keyboard player, choir trainer and conductor....

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Seeking new Musical Director

Seeking new Musical Director

Seeking new Musical DirectorWith the retirement of our longstanding and inspiring MD John Frith, the Ross Penyard Singers are seeking a new Musical Director. We are a forty-strong community choir based in Ross- on -Wye. Membership and ability is mixed, but all members...

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That’s Entertainment

That’s Entertainment

We attempted the impossible by mining the rich seam that is ‘musical entertainment’ from its genesis in the early 1800’s to the present day. Our programme embraced most of the major developments in the genre over two hundred years.

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Expressing the Divine

Expressing the Divine

Expressing the DivineOn Saturday, November 25th 2017 we hosted our second sell out concert this year. In contrast to the light-hearted ‘Journey into Space’, ‘Expressing the Divine’ gave the choir the opportunity to show off our talents in a larger scale choral work...

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Songs of Praise Hereford

Songs of Praise Hereford

Songs of PraiseHere's members Anne, Jean and Judith at the Songs of Praise event at Hereford Cathedral. The broadcast was on 27th October 17 and you can see more about it on the BBC website here

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Journey Into Space

Journey Into Space

Journey into SpaceOur most recent concert took place on 20th May 2017 and had the theme Journey into Space.  We kicked off with a performance of Richard Strauss's 'Sunrise' fanfare, leading straight into 'The Heavens are Telling' from Haydn's Creation. The rest of the...

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The Magic of Mozart

The Magic of Mozart

The Magic of MozartOur All Mozart concert took place on 26th November 2016. We performed the lovely ‘Missa Brevis in D’ with choir, soloists & string ensemble and continuo, as well as the beautiful ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ and solos/choruses from Mozart’s dazzling...

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The Musical World of Lerner & Loewe

The Musical World of Lerner & Loewe

The Musical World of Lerner and LeoweThe Ross Penyard Singers presented and performed 'The Musical World of Lerner and Loewe' in front of a packed house at The Venue on 21st May 2016.  Under the expert leadership of our Choirmaster, Mr John Frith, and ably supported...

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Choral Classics

Choral Classics

Choral ClassicsOn 28th November 2015, the Ross Penyard Singers presented an evening of Choral Classics. Under conductor John Frith, and with string ensemble and continuo accompaniment, we sang Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Zadok the Priest, Vivaldi's...

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Angels

Angels

AngelsOur concert with the theme of 'Angels' took place on 16th May 2015 at The Venue in Ross-on-Wye. The programme included: Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck The Holy City by Stephen Adams the Negro Spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, arranged by J Frith The Angel's...

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

  Happy ChristmasHappy Christmas from all of us at Ross Penyard Singers. If you're at Labels on Saturday morning or Morrisons on the evening of the 19th we'll be carol singing - otherwise do join us when we start again with a new programme on January 14th 2015....

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Our Special Relationship

Our Special Relationship

 Our Special RelationshipOur Special Relationship with the US dates from William Penn and the founding fathers. Our shared language and culture (especially in those early colonial days) has created a mutual bond that we still enjoy today. In our concert held on...

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Ross Remembers

Ross Remembers

 Ross RemembersWe sang at the Ross British Legion Commemoration Weekend on Sunday afternoon, 15th JuneGoodbyee! Liz and Dave Berry We'll Meet Again - Joanne SparkesMoonlight Serenade - Huw Sparkes

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La Dolce Diva

La Dolce Diva

 La Dolce DivaOn Saturday 5th April 2014 our concert was Popular Operatic Choruses, performed at yZone youth and arts centre, Hill St, Ross-on-Wye. Joined by soprano, Susan Black  our programme was: EXCERPTS from 'CARMEN' by G. Bizet 1. HABANERA - Sue Black &...

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Carol Singing

Carol Singing

 Carol SingingCarol Singing, Ross Labels, December 21st 2013Carol Singing, Linton Village Hall, December 4th 2013Carol Singing, Ross High Street, December 1st 2013

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Jubilate!

Jubilate!

 JubilateWe  were delighted that Ledbury Choral Society and Tarrington Brass joined us at John Kyrle High School on Saturday November 16th for the second performance of our Musical Director, John Frith's, composition 'Jubilate!'  This specially commissioned mass...

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Choir’s Out!

Choir’s Out!

 Choir's OutRehearsals have stopped for the summer, to start again on September 4th 2013 at Christ Church, Ross-on-Wye. To celebrate the "end of term" we enjoyed good company and a summer BBQ on 13th July at the home of Liz and Dave, and we thank them for their...

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Love Makes The World Go ‘Round

Love Makes The World Go ‘Round

  Love Makes The World Go 'RoundOn Saturday 15th June 2013, 7:30pm, Ross Baptist Church, Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye we treated our audience with an evening celebrating everything that we love. Songs we sang included: Love of Life - "The Bare Necessities", Love for...

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Jubilate!

Jubilate!

  JubilateThe premiere of John Frith's commissioned work, "Jubilate", took place at St Michael's Church Ledbury on March 16th. Performed by Tarrington Brass and the combined choirs of Ledbury Choral Society (Malcolm Macleod) and The Penyard Singers, the concert...

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New Directions

New Directions

 New DirectionsWe are very fortunate to have secured John Frith to be our new music director. After 12 years, Tony Washington, our founder, has retired as music director of the choir in order to pursue his many other musical interests.  With great dedication Tony...

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The Wanderer / The Canterbury Pilgrims

The Wanderer / The Canterbury Pilgrims

The Wanderer / The Canterbury PilgrimsOn May 19 2012 we combined with Ledbury Community Choir in the Shire Hall, Hereford, for a performance of John Frith’s ‘The Wanderer’ and George Dyson’s ‘The Canterbury Pilgrims’ ‘The Wanderer’, a 40-minute work for chorus and...

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Singing Course

Singing Course

  Singing CourseOur six week confident choral singing course led by Alison Houlbrooke, the Musical Director of Hereford Police Male Choir, ended on Wednesday with a concert for family and friends Since the course started in mid September we have had a great...

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Open Day Event at St John Medieval Museum

Open Day Event at St John Medieval Museum

 Open Day Event at St John Medieval MuseumOn August 22nd  2011 The Penyard Singers joined in a Heritage Open Day Event at the St John Medieval Museum, Widemarsh Street, Hereford We sang some madrigals, ballads and part songs to a small audience in the open air,...

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CD Recording Day

CD Recording Day

 CD Recording DayOn Saturday 25th June 2011, we met in Llangrove Village Hall to record some of our favourite music from the last year and make a CD. This was primarily just for fun but we were able to listen to the recording straight away and identify some...

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Spring Concert 2011 – Favourite Choral Classics

Spring Concert 2011 – Favourite Choral Classics

  Favourite Choral ClassicsBishopswood  Hall was the venue for an enjoyable evening of  choral and orchestral music given by The Penyard Singers and The Penyard Chamber Orchestra on Saturday May 14th in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The concert began with three...

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Concert in aid of CRUSE charity

  Concert in aid of CRUSE charity30th October 2010, Baptist Church, Broad Street, Ross-on-Wye HITS Ancient & Modern – A miscellany of vocal works spanning 400 years, all of which were popular in their day and many of which are still familiar to us now. ​

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Concert

9th October 2010, Church of Holy Jesus, Lydbrook HITS Ancient & Modern - A miscellany of vocal works spanning 400 years, all of which were popular in their day and many of which are still familiar to us now.

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A Come and Sing Day

24th April 2010 - A Come and Sing Day   Come and Sing Haydn's The Seasons  (Spring and extracts from Summer, Autumn and Winter) with soloists from The Birmingham Conservatoire and full orchestra  John Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye

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Christmas Concert

16th December 2009, Christ Church, Ross-on-Wye pieces from Messiah including the Hallelujah Chorus and Carols from the choir and with the audience

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Heritage Open Day Event – Coningsby Hospital

Heritage Open Day Event – Coningsby Hospital

  Heritage Open Day Event - Coningsby Hospital On Saturday 11th September, we delivered two performances of madrigals and modern ballads during a Heritage Open Day Event at Coningsby Hospital, Hereford. We were also able to enjoy some time and a picnic in the...

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The Penyard Singers in France – May Day Weekend 2009

The Penyard Singers in France – May Day Weekend 2009

  The Penyard Singers in France – May Day Weekend 2009On Friday May 1st, 2009, The Penyard Singers travelled to Condé-sur-Noireau, Normandy to present a concert as part of the celebrations to mark the Thirtieth Anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Charter...

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Strawberries & Song

14th June 2008, Longhope Baptist Church An evening with The Penyard Singers and Carolyn Cole Soloist: Joanne Sparkes, Accompanist: Liz Lane A fundraising event to aid an orphanage in the Philippines supported by Yobel Ministries. Music ranging from Handel, Mozart and...

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Madrigals and Partsongs

21st May 2008, Coleford Baptist Church George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare. Solo items by guest performers Sarah Hall (soprano), Patrick Briddon (tenor), Christina Fox (double-bass) and Giles Turner (piano)

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Spring Concert

Spring Concert

 Spring Concert 26th April 2008, St. Mary’s Church, Ross-on-Wye Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat, Beatus VirBach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minorHandel: Zadok the Priest Soloists: Sopranos – Sarah Hall, Joanne SparkesContralto – Debra Blake, Tenor – Patrick...

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