Ladies’ choir is in fine voice

Hackness Village Choir with a cheque presentation
Hackness Village Choir with a cheque presentation

From Latin plainchant to country and western, Hackness Ladies Choir’s annual spring concert has something for everyone.

The songs will be interspersed with pieces from individual choir members, readings and comedy sketches.

There will also be musical interludes by pianist Frank James.

The choir was established more than 25 years ago and comprises more than 30 ladies from a wide range of backgrounds.

Throughout the last year, the choir has performed concerts in a variety of venues in the Scarborough area, and over the last 10 years the choir has raised almost £15,000 for local charities.

Scarborough Swimmingfor the Disabled, the Georgina Grace Trust, The Sleep Appeal for Martin House Children’s Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and St Catherine’s Hospice have all benefitted.

Ralph Earwicker, an experienced conductor and musician, has been the choir’s musical director since 2010 and has introduced exciting and challenging new music, effectively “raising the game”of the choir. and Frank became the accompaniest at the same time.

Members of the choir rehearse every Tuesday in Hackness Village Hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

“Come and hear us. You might like to join us,” said a spokesman.

The annual concert is at Hackness Village Hall on Saturday May 31 at 7.30pm.