Christmas Performances 2021
After a lovely sing at Ripon Cathedral on the 27th November, this weekend we will be singing in Bridlington at the East Coast Festival of Choirs and Voices. The event runs from 2pm until 4pm and is held at Emmanual Church, 70 Cardigan Road, Bridlington. YO15 3JT.
Also singing their own beautiful sets will be the Ad Hoc Singers from Driffield and the Staxton Singers.
Admission is FREE
Saturday 4th December – East Coast Festival of Choirs and Voices at Emmanuel church in Bridlington.
The Festival of Choirs and Voices is a day celebrating choral singing. Each choir is unique and brings to the celebration their own style and music choice for all to enjoy. By sharing in the celebration, choirs not only perform in front of a responsive audience but they are able to learn from each other and from the many and varied musical styles encompassed within the choral music traditions.
There is no entry fee but they do have a voluntary collection to help offset costs.
Sunday 12th December – 6.00 pm Evening Concert at St Johns Parish Church Knaresborough This is a lovely event, one of our favourites of the year. (£10 on the door)
Tuesday 14th December 6.30 pm at St James University Hospital Leeds at Maggie’s Everyone’s Home of Cancer Care.
Thursday 6th January 2022 – return to rehearsals for the start of the new term.
Saturday 19th February 2022 – Charity Concert at Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Details to follow
On Sunday 8th August we performed at Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate. We loved it and the audience loved us
Here is the choir performing at the Knaresborough Community Festival 2021 – a great event, we received many compliments.
Who are we?
We are a large mixed community choir based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, we have over 100 members. In 2019 we were delighted to be granted charitable status and also we welcomed Craig Lees as our MD.
How are we funded?
We are funded through membership fees. If you are thinking about joining then your first two taster sessions are free – there is no obligation to join after your tasters
When and where do we meet?
In normal times we practice on a Thursday night at 19:30 at Trinity Church Hall, off Briggate, Knaresborough.
Our Musical Director
Craig Lees is a contemporary vocal coach, choral leader and arranger. He is also President for the British Voice Association (BVA). He is Senior Lecturer on the Popular Music Degree at Leeds College of Music where he founded the LcoM Contemporary Pop Choir in 2014. Craig is the Musical Director behind Leeds Contemporary Singers, a nine piece vocal harmony group that recently rose to fame as the winners of BBC One’s Pitch Battle. (Check them out here)! Craig coaches for Smith’s record label (Nigel Martin-Smith) and has also had the pleasure of working with chart-topping artist Will Young (whilst on Pitch Battle) and internationally acclaimed artist Marc Almond.
Craig runs regular large workshops throughout the UK and abroad. He has delivered projects for leading voice technology manufacturer TC-Helicon and teaches on the Performance Academy Program at ‘Mind The Gap Theatre Company’ (England’s largest learning-disability theatre house). He has presented internationally on the topic of choral pedagogy.
Knot Another Choir CIO
Registered Charity Number 1182311