The Dukeries Singers

by | 17 October 2019 | Hobbies, Music

Having spent a big lump of time sweeping, cutting down, tidying, etc, I have come to the conclusion that autumn has arrived big time as the garden is liberally coated in leaves, dead plants and crab apples for England! I shall be needing a new brush head soon.

The Dukeries Singers are well into preparations for our autumn and Christmas engagements.
If you have previously enjoyed singing with a choir and would like to explore the experience again, we have vacancies throughout the choir, particularly among the male voices. We do appreciate our men. Their harmonies in the lower voices add such a depth of quality to our music and give the altos and sopranos a firm base on which to sit (figuratively not actually of course).

This would be a good time to give us a try as we begin our autumn/winter and Christmas rehearsals. We are preparing new pieces and refreshing some favourites. We practice every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm upstairs in the theatre refreshment area at the Dukeries Academy, Ollerton. This is best accessed via the leisure centre entrance and car park.

If you are considering booking us for your fundraising, charity or Christmas event, be aware that Christmas has a unique characteristic; it appears from nowhere! We already have several bookings for carol sings and concerts, but our secretary Pauline, on 07951 609217 would be delighted to hear from you as we do have some available dates.
At present we have bookings for:

  • Thursday 28th November — A Carol Sing at Edwinstowe Lights’ Switch On.
  • Saturday 7th December — Our annual Christmas concert at the Jubilee Hall, Ollerton
  • Saturday 14th December — Carols and Christmas music at the Alders Restaurant, Ollerton
  • Friday 20th December — Carols and Christmas music at the Masonic Hall, Mansfield.

You can find information about the choir at and also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Dare I ask for some lovely autumn sunshine after my complaints of the extreme heat in the summer?