A time for giving

Concert funds for worthy causes.

The singers of Chordiality gave a magnificent final performance of their programme ‘A Celebration of British Music’ and two local charities benefited on the way.

The choir saved their ‘performance of the year’ for the full house at St Mary’s and St Monica’s Church in Cottingley, Bradford, (9 October 2022) and nobody went away disappointed.

The singers excelled with a well-known and varied repertoire with music ranging from the Tudor period to today’s Pop classics and a variety of genres in between.  

Particular favourites with the appreciative Cottingley audience were the medley of numbers from the musical Phantom Of The Opera, the Hallelujah Chorus, a choral arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod and Henry VIII’s Pastime With Good Company.  The latter piece was accompanied by a ‘medieval ensemble’ comprising members of the choir and guest musician on the day, flautist Rosie Walsh.

Helping the vulnerable

Proceeds from the concert went towards the sterling work of the St Vincent de Paul Society, commonly known as the SVP.  The Christian charity works to tackle poverty and help those in need.  Donations, as a result of the concert, are currently in excess of £1,350 and contributions are still coming in. Anyone wishing to donate should contact the choir by e-mail at chordiality.choir@hotmail.com.

Another beneficiary of the concert was Chordiality’s adopted charity, the Bradford Baby Bank.  The Baby Bank supports vulnerable families by helping the frontline services that witness the ever-present difficulties faced by new parents who are struggling at the current time.  On a daily basis, the Baby Bank is approached to help young families by supplying such items as baby clothes, cots, mattresses, fire guards, soft toys as well as essentials like nappies, toiletries and baby milk.

After the concert, representatives of the charity held a collection and over £300 was donated by those who attended.  Again, those wishing to donate to the Bradford Baby Bank should contact the choir by e-mail at chordiality.choir@hotmail.com.

Christmas Concerts 2022

The choir’s focus now moves on to a traditional time of giving and the following two Christmas concerts are in the diary for December.

  • Sunday 11 December, 3pm, at St Barnabas’ Church, Heaton, Bradford
  • Sunday 18 December, 3pm, at St Mary’s Church, Batley

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