Buckden Singers News


Sunday 08/08/20   Buckden Singers at the Scarecrow Festival - Buckden Singers are performing at The Kettlewell Virtual Scarecrow Festival, releasing one song a day for the nine days of the festival - Click here to view
Sunday 06/07/20   A Blessing for James Buckden Singers have recorded a video of the Blessing to thank James for his support for, and contribution to, Buckden Singers and the parish of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale over the last 5 years. Arranged by Richard Reeday and recorded by Buckden Singers' Lock-down choir in July 2020. Click here to watch
Monday 06/01/20   Next performance The next Buckden Singers performance will be at the Oddfellows (Three Links Club) in Skipton on Saturday 15th February
Monday 06/01/20   Christmas 2019 The choir sang on three occasions over the Christmas period at St Margaret's, Threshfield, at Buckden Village Institute and at St Michael's, Hubberholme. Altogether we sang for about 250 people
Friday  13/01/17   Buckden Singers 10th Anniversary Dinner Buckden Singers will celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a "dinner with extras" at the Gamekeepers at 7.30 p.m. on 17th March. Members old and new welcome. Booking and pre-payment essential. Contact Anne for details.
Friday  13/01/17   Buckden Singers Summer Concerts 2017 will be held on  Friday 14th July at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme & Saturday 15th July  at St Margaret   Clitherow, Threshfield. These will be  Gala Concerts to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
Saturday 03/01/16   Buckden Singers Summer Concerts 2016 will be held on  Friday 15th July at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme & Saturday 16th July 2016 at St Margaret   Clitherow, Threshfield.
Saturday  07/02/15   Buckden Singers on BBC Radio 3 Buckden Singers will feature on this weeks "Meet my Choir" segment on the programme "The Choir" to be broadcast this Sunday 8th February 2015.
Tuesday 30/12/14   Buckden Singers Christmas concerts - Click here for pictures of the Christmas Concert taken by Kevin & Pete. Click here for pictures taken by Luis and Gracia
Saturday 13/09/14  

Buckden Singers - new season The choir finished a fantastic season in July 2014 with their summer concerts ‘Lest we Forget’ and ‘A Celebration of Life’. The first half commemorated in words and song the Great War with every piece sung in memory of those of all nations, creeds and cultures who have died as a result of war. The second half was lighter in tone and featured many old favourites including ‘The Rose’, ‘You raise me up’ ‘The rhythm of life’ and ‘Total Praise.’ The concerts were very well-received by our largest ever audiences and we raised a total of £1046 to be shared between both Churches, Buckden Village Institute, Help for Heroes and the British Legion. Having enjoyed our summer break  rehearsals have started again on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. New members would be most welcome.

Sunday 20/07/14   Buckden Singers Summer Concert - Pictures Click here for pics of the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts and the after-show party at the Blue Bell
Tuesday 10/12/13  
Buckden Singers sing the Messiah in Paris - Twelve members of Buckden Singers joined an international choir of 360 voices and an orchestra  to perform the work in the breathtaking setting of La  Madeleine in the centre of Paris.  - including pictures from the performance. Click here for pictures
Thursday 05/12/13   Buckden Singers in ITV Christmas programme. ITV's Christmas Eve Carol Service was recorded in Kirkby Malham on Saturday evening and twenty members of Buckden Singers were amongst the five choirs making up the congregation and singing the carols. Aled Jones was the compere and the show also featured Russell Watson, Paul Heiney, Amanda Owen and a woman from Emmerdale, whose name escapes me. Click here for details of the broadcast..
Sunday 24/11/13   Buckden Singers sing "The Messiah (Part 1) Eleven members of Buckden Singers sang the ‘Messiah’ in a massed choir in Knaresborough yesterday - Sunday. They helped to raise £4,000 for the Air Ambulance. It was a fantastic event which was excellent preparation for next month when 14 of them descend on Paris to sing in the Messiah once more in the Madeleine Church.
Sunday 17/11/13   Buckden Singers news - Buckden Singers recently performed at  the Craven Community Champions Awards ceremony at the Coniston Hotel, with the performance described by the Craven Herald as "superb entertainment".   Choir members have been also invited by ITV  to sing at Kirby Malham on 30th November at the recording of ITV's Christmas carol service, to be broadcast on Christmas Eve.
Sunday 20/11/13   Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts will take place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. The first half will include traditional carols, readings and choir pieces. In a departure from previous years, we shall, in the second half, be attempting our version of CINDERELLA. Tickets which include light refreshments are £7 for adults and £1 for children and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
Saturday 21/09/13   Christmas Concert Parts - are now available to download from the "Resources" page
Saturday 21/09/13   Buckden Singers goes international - Buckden singers has recently signed up its most recent recruit - Martin Weisskopf from St Gallen in Switzerland has kindly offered to help us by recording parts for rehearsals. Martin will be visiting in March so we look forward to meeting him.
Thursday 02/08/12   Summer Concerts Pics and recordings Pictures of the Buckden Singers Summer shows are now online. Click here to view. Recordings of the shows can also be found in the Members' area - click here.
Saturday 14/07/12   Buckden Singers - Summer Concerts Don't forget to book your tickets Buckden Singers Concerts at Hubberholme on Friday 20th July and at Threshfield on the 21st - both at 7.30. This year's concert features a performance by the children of Kettlewell and Grassington schools. To get your tickets, please contact Megan on (01756)760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
Sunday 01/07/12   Buckden Singers at Olympic Torch Festival of Sport & Culture & Grassington Festival - Buckden Singers have recently performed on the main stage at Skipton's Festival of Sport & Culture to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch, as well as at Grassington Festival. Click here for Gordon's pictures of the performance and of some of the other activities.
Saturday 07/04/12   Media coverage of Buckden Singers - items from Yorkshire Life, TV Times and the Craven Herald relating to Buckden Singers
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Saturday 31/03/12   Buckden Singers to sing at Grassington Festival and Olympic Torch Celebrations Buckden Singers are delighted to have been invited to sing at both Grassington Festival and at Skipton's Olympic Torch Celebrations. The Singers will perform an outdoor set at both events. The Olympic Torch will be in Skipton on Sunday 24th June while the Grassington Festival performance will be on Saturday 30th June. Watch this space for details.
Saturday 31/03/12   Buckden Singers at Welcome to Yorkshire "Y12" Conference Representatives of Buckden Singers were invited to represent the choir at Welcome to Yorkshire's Y12 Conference - the UK's biggest tourism event with more than 1000 delegates. With a theme of Inspiring Yorkshire, the event unveiled Welcome to Yorkshire's plans and key campaigns for the coming year. Clips from "The Dales" were shown and the Singers were invited to stand up and take a bow. Click here for picture
Saturday 31/03/12   Buckden Singers - pictures from the Anniversary Concerts. Click here for Gordon's pictures from Friday night. Click here for images from the Saturday evening concert and after show party
Friday 02/03/12  

Buckden Singers battle through power cut…When the lights went out in Buckden last night, with just two weeks to go before their anniversary concerts on the 16th & 17th March, Buckden Singers conductor Anne Vetch decided that the show must go on. Using an old battery powered keyboard, head-torches and candles, the singers, who are currently featuring in the second series of “The Dales” on ITV (Mondays, 8.00 p.m.),  managed a full rehearsal; inevitably the power came back on just as the rehearsal finished. Anne said “they were brilliant – real professionals – and against all the odds John Cowpe worked wonders on the keyboard”. Choir founder member, “Whispering Wilf” Jowsey, who admitted to Adrian Edmondson on “The Dales” this week that he didn’t always sing the difficult bits, added “It’s really hard to mime convincingly when you can’t see the music”. Click here for pics

Monday 20/02/12   The Dales" - Broadcast Dates ITV have confirmed that the second series of the Dales will be broadcast on Monday evenings at 8.00 p.m. The first episode which introduces Buckden Singers will be shown on 27th February. The choir will also feature in episode 2 on 5th March, and in episode 6 on 2nd April when Ade Edmondson joins them for a rehearsal.
Monday 20/02/12   "The Dales" Premiere Hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire and held in Skipton, an invited audience, including the choir,  were treated to a preview of the first two programmes in the series followed by a reception. Click here for pics of the Premiere and the Fish & Chip supper at Bizzie Lizzies afterwards
Saturday 11/02/12   Buckden Singers - More Dates for the Diary Buckden Singers Summer Concerts for 2012 will be held on Friday 20th July at Hubberholme, and Saturday 21st July at Threshfield, both at 7.30 p.m.

The Christmas Concerts will be on 14th & 15th December in Buckden

Friday 20/01/12   Buckden Singers - Dates for the Diary Buckden Singers 5th Anniversary Concerts will be held on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th March both at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets are £7 for adults & £1 for children. Contact tickets@buckdensingers.org to book, or ring Megan

Friday 20/01/12   The Dales Series Two ITV have advised us that the second series of "The Dales" will start at the end of February / early March. Buckden Singers will feature in episodes 1, 2 & 6. Episode 1 will introduce the choir, Episode 2 will feature the final rehearsal and summer concert at Hubberholme, while Episode 6 will feature Ade's visit to the Institute.
Saturday 07/01/12   Christmas Concerts - The Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts raised £645 for Institute funds - many thanks to all involved
Sunday 19/12/11   Buckden Christmas Show pics To view Gordon's pics from the Christmas Show, click here. For the pictures from the after-show party - click here. Any of these pictures can of course be removed from the internet, in return for a small donation to Institute funds
Saturday 24/09/11   Ade Edmondson films with Buckden Singers - On Tuesday 20th September, Ade Edmondson came to Buckden to meet the Singers and to join in the rehearsal. Ade talked to the choir and then joined in the singing of "You Raise me Up" and "Down to the River to Pray". The choir then attempted "I fought the Law" - one of the songs that Ade sings with his band - The Bad Shepherds. For pictures go to the Gallery page. Members can hear the recordings of the evening by going to the Resources page.
Sunday 31/07/11   ITV to film rehearsal - Cameras from ITV's "The Dales" series will be at the Institute on Monday 8th August to film the Singers in rehearsal.
Sunday 31/07/11   Craven Herald reviews Buckden Singers Concert Click here to read the Craven Herald's review of the Buckden Singers "Songs for a Summer Evening Concert" on 22nd July at Hubberholme