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Summer outing to Bridlington with concert at St John's Burlington Methodist Church, 16th June 2018

Barry & Pat

Choir

Christmas Music at the Bexley Wing, St James's Hospital, Dec 11th 2017

On December 11th 2017 The Wesley Singers sang a programme of Christmas music in the foyer of the Bexley Wing of St James's Hospital in Leeds. The Yorkshire Cancer Appeal described it thus: 'The hugely talented The Wesley Singers performed in Bexley Wing in Monday 11th December providing a diverse range of wonderful music and Christmas cheer for patients, visitors and staff.'

Bexley

Retirement of David Carr

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The first conductor of The Wesley Singers, Mr David Carr, who has sung in the bass section since his retirement as conductor, has decided that the time has come to retire from singing. It was very fortunate that the Revd Roger Ducker, who was Chair of the Leeds District when the choir was formed 32 years ago, was invited to the service and that he was able to present flowers and a card to David on this, his last appearance with the Wesley Singers. David has done so much for the choir over the years, not only as its founding conductor, but also as a valuable member of the bass section and occasional contributor of interludes to our concerts. David will be sadly missed amongst our fellowship. Thank you again David for all you have done.

On Saturday 17th October 2015 the choir celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a gala concert, 'Sounding Brass and Voices', at Lidgett Park Methodist Church, conducted by Barry Jordan, along with The West Yorkshire Police Brass Ensemble, directed by Dave Collins. A diverse programme of some of our finer pieces was performed, accompanied by Julie Boocock (flute), Liz Kenwood (oboe), Giles Taylor (organ) and Pat Jordan (piano). The church was packed to capacity, with more than 250 people in the audience, and our performance was very warmly received. Participants and audience alike felt we had had a wonderful evening with tremendous atmosphere.

It was hoped that the concert would raise £3000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Members of the choir made donations beforehand to cover the expenses of the band, so all the ticket sale money went to the charity, along with some additional donations on the night. In the event, we overshot the target by a wide margin, and were delighted to find we had raised £3750!

We are very grateful to all of the guests who supported our performance, particularly to the band, who gave us some great foot-tapping music in their solos and very well-judged accompaniment in the joint pieces. We are especially thankful to Lidgett Park Methodist Church for hosting the occasion, and to the audience who turned out in such numbers and made it so successful.

A cheque was presented to Helen Murray-Sharpe for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at a choir rehearsal in November 2015.

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Presentation of the cheque to the Air Ambulance. Click to enlarge

30th Anniversary Concert at Lidgett Park, 17th October 2015

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Conductors

Conductors Dave Collins (West Yorkshire Police Brass Ensemble) and Barry Jordan (Wesley Singers)

Musicians

Accompanists: Giles Taylor (organ), Julie Boocock (flute), Liz Kenwood (oboe) and Pat Jordan (piano)


30th Anniversary Dinner at Otley Golf Club June 2015

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Singing at the Concord Annual Inter-faith Peace Service in the Banqueting Room, Leeds Civic Hall, October 2013, in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Leeds

Peace Service

Photo by John Summerwill


The Choir at Wesley Road Chapel, March 2012

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Outing on the Worth Valley Railway, 23rd June 2012

Singing at Oxenhope Station

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inging at Keighley Station

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Summer Serenade Concert at Lidgett Park Methodist Church, 18th June 2011

Photos by Mary Patchett

Band and choir

Band and choir

Yorkshire Evening Post Brass

Yorkshire Evening Post Brass

Band and choir together

Band and choir together

Band and choir together

Audience participation in 'Jerusalem'

Audience participation in 'Jerusalem

'In England's green and pleasant land'

In England's green and pleasant land'

Full ensemble

Full ensemble


25th Anniversary Service at Lidgett Park Methodist Church, 17th October 2010

Photos by Paul Chaplin

Reading

David Carr reads a lesson

Choir

The Choir

Cutting the cake

Cake

Revd Dr Liz Smith, Chair of District and President of The Wesley Singers, cuts the celebratory cake


Presenting cheque for £2,250 to Amanda Carter from Martin House

Photos by Paul Chaplin

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25th Anniversary Concert at St Andrew's Methodist Church, Pudsey, 22nd May 2010

Photos by Paul Chaplin

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25th Anniversary Dinner 2010

Photos by Paul Chaplin

Anniversary Dinner Group

Howard with Joan, Pat and Barry

President

Our President, Liz Smith, with Gladys and Frank Pagden

Duckers

Revd Roger & Mrs Ducker

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Table B

Table B

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Table C

Table D

Table D

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Table E

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Visit to Beamish September 2009

Photos by Paul Chaplin

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