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Christmas is coming!!

Our first festive performance of the year was a great success and added to a fantastic day in the town. the Christmas Festivities were organised by the Cleckheaton Chamber of Trade and they did a wonderful job.  The town was buzzing and although it seemed a very early start to the Christmas festivities it had […]

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Jo Cox

Yesterday afternoon our local MP, Jo Cox, was murdered in our own local area.  She was out and about in her local constituency doing her job and helping people in her own home town.  This horrific murder has left us all shocked to the core.  Not only because it is not the kind of thing […]

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Stop worrying! Start singing!

We enjoy singing and sharing our music but many people believe that they are unable to sing.  Singing has been part of different cultures all over the world for thousands of years.  It is part of human nature, you might say that singing is in our genes.  Singing helps to maintain our well being and […]

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Ice Breaker effect!

After what seemed like a long break from choir over Easter the choir met together with excitement and enthusiasm.   Meeting up with familiar friends and greeting new faces, welcoming them to our group.  We all agreed that we had missed choir rehearsals and were glad to be back and working on new pieces of music.  we […]

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Singing and the Brain!

As a choir we all felt the exhilaration, the buzz as we performed in our latest concert.  Faces were transformed, smiles of happiness and lots of laughter together after we had shared the songs that we had been practising and preparing over the past few months.  Songs that initially we had struggled with and never […]

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Sing into Spring!

  Our first performance of 2016 took place on Saturday at Morley Central Methodist Church.  Despite the bitter cold weather and all the coughs and colds of the season there was good turn out of both choir members and audience.  The concert was in aid of the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind and was […]

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Spread the Word

Research tells us that singing is good for you as has been mentioned in a previous blog post.  Those of us who already enjoy singing know this.  feeling better after a good sing on a Monday evening is almost guaranteed! The Choir, now in it’s third year, have applied for a grant from the Postcode […]

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Lift your spirits with song!

It’s official. Singing makes you happy! Thanks to the media and TV shows like Gareth Malone’s The Choir there is a sudden interest in choirs and singing. Scientists are backing the trend telling us that singing is good for you. Those of us already enjoying singing (especially in a choir) know this – we’re quite […]

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Happy New Year! Sing a Joyful Song!

Happy New Year everyone! The choir returned in full voice and began rehearsing in preparation for their Spring performance. There was a definite air of enthusiasm and enjoyment as the first meeting of the new year commenced. Anybody seeing the members of Oakenshaw Community Choir leaving the church on Monday evening would have been struck […]

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