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March 6, 2020

"In March, Winter is holding back and Spring is pulling forward."  (Jean Hersey)    Let's hope Spring wins this "tug of war."

The Choir has welcomed Vicki Melling as our new Musical Director. She studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London and is an...

February 4, 2020

Yes, it's that time of year again.  Winter on its way out,  Spring on its way in, and resolutions optimistically made already abandoned.  BUT,  we have winter aconites in full flower, snowdrops nodding through the undergrowth and dwarf daffodils on a promise....

January 3, 2020

And a Happy New year. Still got a few carols stuck in my head. I'm sure I shall manage  to put them all to slumber when the Dukeries Singers begin  learning new music in the New year. We hope to resume choir practise in January 2020 with a new Musical director. If you...

November 3, 2019

I would like to open my "catch up" with an appeal.


October 7, 2019


The Dukeries Singers are looking for a new Musical Director.

For the past three and a half most enjoyable years the Choir has benefitted from the wonderful direction of Mr Ashley Williams.  Under his enthusiastic leadership we have enjoyed singing a wide repertoir...

July 3, 2019

  • Well, flaming June has come in flaming.  We just need some gentle out of hours rain to refresh the dustbowl that is our garden, especially the lawn (just grass.)

    We gave a super Concert at The Jubilee Hall,  Ollerton on 1st June.  We had choir songs ancient and m...

May 6, 2019

We've had a super Spring so far with very pleasant weather and swathes of glorious colour in gardens everywhere.  Let's hope that May will be as kind weatherwise and as delightfully floriferous.

We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7-30pm. until 9-00pm. upstairs in...

May 6, 2019

We were invited to sing at the St. George's Day celebrations in Ollerton.  We fielded a good sized choir and the event was really  well supported.  Our two sets of songs went well and we were applauded by the visitors.  Ash was impressed by the sound we delivered, help...

April 8, 2019

After many years of planning, we ____The Dukeries Singers , and the Newstead Abbey Singers eventually found a date and venue that suited both parties and arranged a joint Concert.

It was terrific!!

.  The Newstead Abbey Singers were only 13 in number but my word they mad...

April 4, 2019

We are well into Spring and the garden demands more and more of my attention.  Let's hope that enthusiasm matches necessity and exhaustion can be ignored. I could perhaps have a short sit down during Choir Practice although we usually prefer to stand to sing!

We rehears...

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