The Dukeries Singers

by | 22 November 2019 | Hobbies, Music

I would like to open my ‘catch-up’ with an appeal — The Dukeries Singers are looking for a new musical director.
For the past three and a half most enjoyable years the choir has benefitted from the wonderful direction of Mr Ashley Williams. Under his enthusiastic leadership we have enjoyed singing a wide repertoire of music. However, he has decided to step down as musical director, to take effect from after the Christmas period. We shall be so sorry to see him leave and thank him for his time with the choir, but we fully understand his desire to spend more time with his family and we send all of them our very best wishes.

So, The Dukeries Singers need a new musical director for January 2020. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of singers who like to harmonise both musically and socially and have been doing so for over 40 years. If this is a role for which you have been waiting, please do not hesitate to contact our secretary Pauline on 07951 609217 for details. You can see and hear us on and also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
You would also be welcome to attend any of our rehearsals or performances. We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm upstairs in the Theatre Foyer at the Dukeries Academy, Ollerton. This is best accessed via the Leisure Centre entrance and free car park.

Our upcoming confirmed bookings are:

  • 28th November — A carol sing at Edwinstowe lights switch on
  • 7th December — Our annual Christmas Concert at the Jubilee Hall, Ollerton at 7.00pm
  • 14th December — Carols and Christmas Music at The Alders Restaurant, Ollerton
  • 20th December — Carols and Christmas Music at the Masonic Hall, Mansfield.

If you would like to book the choir for your Christmas ‘do’ or indeed for any other celebration, charity, anniversary or fundraising we have some available dates and our secretary Pauline, on 07951 609217, would be delighted to hear from you. Do enjoy your Bonfire Night celebrations, may all your sparklers twinkle and your squibs not be damp!