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Raymond English Youth Award at the Valley Festival

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This super-looking glass trophy will be awarded to the best young performer or youth group at the Valley Festival. It’s a wonderful gesture from the family of Raymond English, a Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir Choir veteran, who died last year at 92. Ray was always keen to help young folk appreciate music of all kinds […]

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A big boost in Bangor

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  BOLSTERSTONE Male Voice Choir, making its fourth visit to a music festival in Northern Ireland, was given a standing ovation and were hailed “the people’s favourite.” In a huge boost for music director Daniel Timmins, accompanist Kim Kaye, deputy music director Fran Wells, and the whole choir, the Bolsterstone choristers  received their warmest audience reception […]

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Wortley Hall dinner

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Huge thanks to choir member Chris Blackburn for taking these photographs at a dinner at Wortley Hall on Saturday May 26th to mark the retirements after many years of musical director Fran Wells and accompanist Lorraine Pearson. But neither Fran nor Lorraine will be severing their long association with the choir.  In a friendly swap, […]

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Race night raises £800

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A race night at the Castle Inn, Bolsterstone, raised  a magnificent sum of £800 for Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir. The event was organised by choir vice-president Gordon Webster and Judith Horsfield, of the Castle, and attracted a big crowd. Gordon was assisted in taking bets by John Howden who also expertly and quickly calculated the […]

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Valley Festival a success

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A revival of a music festival in Stocksbridge and district was such a success on Saturday March 24th that organisers are already planning for next year’s event.                                                         […]