IT IS an annual date that is firmly in the diaries of singers from Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir.
The choir has been in existence for 78 years. For 36 consecutive years of that history, its singers has been associated with the Friends of Pinderfields and Clayton Hospitals and sung at its annual Christmas Concert.
This year’s events is on December 8 at the King’s Way Church, Wesley Street, Ossett at 7pm.
The usual venue of Wakefield Cathedral is unavailable due to refurbishment work and this will be the first time the concert has been held elsewhere.
Skelmanthorpe will share the platform with Southdale Junior School Choir. Proceeds are for Pinderfields and Clayton Hospitals League of Friends.
Tickets are £8 (adults) £6 (concessions) from Steve on 01484 868328.
It has been a busy year for the male voice choir which won first prize at the Don Valley Festival and runner up at the Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield Town Hall. The singers have given concerts throughout the region in support of the Wakefield Hospice and other charities.
Next year the choir will again compete in Huddersfield and also at the Eskdale Music Festival, Whitby.