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All-female choir celebrates its fifth anniversary
11:44am Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
RYEDALE’S only all-female choir is celebrating its fifth anniversary as members gear up for a packed Christmas schedule.
The Harmonia Choir, set up in 2008 by singing teacher Alison Davis, to create a female equivalent of the Malton District Male Voice Choir, has since seen its numbers and bookings go from strength to strength.
Alison said: “There wasn’t anything like it so I decided to do it. I am surprised by how it has grown but in a sense I am not because I think singing is very much something that a lot of people always think that they would like to try. We have gradually got more and more members and it’s a lovely atmosphere where we have fun and a lot of friendships have been made. The choir provides a real focus for many of the women.”
The choir meets every Thursday evening for an hour-and a-half at the Saville Street Methodist Church, Malton.
Alison said: “It is really fun but I do make them work quite hard and do three to four songs a night. Especially with Christmas, because we had to start rehearsing it all back in September because everyone has to learn all of the words and all of the parts.”
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