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HMVC Concert at Sharow on Saturday 19th October 2020.

by Brian Holmes

Concert at St John’s Church, Sharow.  HG4 5BJ, in aid of Ripon Walled Garden.

Cars can be parked in the designated area, opposite the entrance to the church.

Elevated seating will be required for those who need it; as usual, organise this for yourself if necessary.

Please arrive at the church and be ready to sing by 6.30pm. If you can’t manage this time, please let PJL know so that seating can be arranged for you. This is a relatively large church and the acoustic should give us a really good sound; we will need some time to get used to the surroundings and make the most of them. The piano in the church is a very fine make.

This programme is specifically chosen in order to make allowances for inter-voice-part imbalance.


1   264    Another Openin’, Another Show

2   208    Rhythm of Life

3   266   The Rose

4     14    I Can’t Help

Choir to be seated

5   233    When the Saints

6   296    I Vow to Thee, My Country

7   196    Softly, As I Leave You

8   253    Love Divine

9   292    Amazing Grace ***


10 277   Lincolnshire Poacher

11 294   Danny Boy

12 251   Nice Work If You Can Get It

13   45    Unchained Melody

Choir to be seated

14 300   For the Beauty

15 252   Shenandoah

16 267   You’ve Got a Friend

17 254   You’ll Never Walk Alone

18 310   Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  (include as a spare number, if required).

*** On this occasion, please would UPPER

BARITONES sing the melody

with the TENOR 2s in verse 3.

HMVC “Sing Out” project 2020.

by Brian Holmes

A visit to Masham Primary School has been arranged for Thursday March 5th 2020 at 2.30pm.  A visit to Grove Road Community School Harrogate to be arranged.

HMVC Concert Diary – 6th October 2019.

by Brian Holmes
Saturday 19th October 7.30pm:

St John’s Church, Sharow.  HG4 5BJ.

In aid of Ripon Walled Garden.

Organisers:  Tony Goodall and Tony Wren.


Saturday 2nd November 7.30pm

Boston Spa Methodist Church LS23 6AA.

In aid of ‘Candlelighters’.

Organiser: Tony Wren.


Saturday 7th December 7.30pm:

Summerbridge Methodist Church, HG3 4JH.

In aid of local charities.

Organisers: Roger Gill and Tony Wren.

Tuesday 10th December 2.15pm.

Southlands Nursing Home, Harrogate, HG1 2JA.

Organiser: Tony Wren.

MAY 2020:

Saturday 2nd May 7.30pm

St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa, LS23 6DR

Future date for your diary – Saturday 16th May 2020.  Annual Concert at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate, HG1 2EY.

HMVC Member Reviews

by Brian Holmes

We hold a number of ‘Member Reviews’ which can be found in the ‘Join Us’ Section in the main body of the website.  We urgently need some new reviews to replace the existing ones which have been on the site for a long time.  Please send your reviews to Brian Holmes via e-mail to be checked before being placed on the website.

Website News

by Brian Holmes

All future Concert dates and venues can be found in the main body of the website in the ‘Hear Us’ Section headed ‘Event Diary’ which is available to the general public.  Additional information relevant to members only e.g. pre-concert rehearsal times can be obtained by going to the ‘Members Only’ Section, Choir Diary and then clicking on the appropriate date for the concert eg 16th Dec:

For any faults or difficulties encountered whilst using the website, please E-mail ( you don’t need to wait for a Tuesday night (you may have forgotten your problem by then! or I may not be there) and we don’t want anyone to have an excuse for not doing their practise!!!



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