News and Reviews

October 2019

Following our 60th Anniversary concert at the Pendle Hippodrome, we were pleased to be able to present a cheque for £800 to Walton Lane dementia support centre.  


June 2019

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Edward Parr M.B.E. passed away on Sunday at his home in Cornwall. Ted formed the ladies choir in 1959 and led us to much success during his forty years as musical director, he will be sorely missed.

At Ted's funeral in Cornwall, the gathering music was from the Choir's 50th Anniversary recording: 'Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing'; 'A Claire Benediction' & 'One Day'.  The entrance music was the choir singing 'Where The Gentle Avon Flows'.


Burnley village hosts Nelson choir to hit right note for dementia sufferers and carers

The Nelson Civic Ladies' Choir entertains at Mount Zion Church in Cliviger.

The Nelson Civic Ladies' Choir entertained visitors to Mount Zion Church, Cliviger and raised  £300 to help those suffering from dementia.

2019 marks the 60th year for the choir who sang a number of items including Gloria (Vivaldi), Another Day (Rees) and The Heavens are Telling (Haydn) as well as leading the congregation in a number of popular hymns, each chosen by a member of the 30-plus strong choir.

After the service, led by musical director John Garrett, and accompanist Elizabeth Cockshott, the church provided cakes and coffee for visitors.


SUSAN PLUNKETT , Burnley Express. Published: Monday 20 May 2019


We presented a cheque for £530 to The Macmillan Cancer Support following our charity concert in June.



Colne Luther Greenwood Festival,  26th November 2018 1st Prize winners in both Ladies Choirs & Choral Rosebowl classes.

Colne Luther Greenwood Festival.  25th November 2017 1st prize winners in both Ladies Choirs & Choral Rosebowl classes.

http://www.colneluthergreenwoodfestival.co.uk/ladies-song-roses-victory/

Party for John's 50th birthday.  June 2016.

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The choir raised a staggering £750 for Derian House Children's Hospice from their very successful 'Magic of the Musicals' concert at the Pendle Hippodrome in June.  Here we are presenting them with our cheque.  A huge thank you to everyone who made the concert such a brilliant success!

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Christmas carols at Gawthorpe Hall.  2008

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Choir singing at Ann & Neil's wedding, September 2005








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