The Dukeries Singers

by | 19 October 2020 | Community Event, Hobbies, Music, Performing Arts, Retford

The sun is shining beautifully today. Let’s hope June is as flaming as it should be and we can all get out and top up our vitamin D levels.

We recently delivered a cracking good concert at Tuxford Church. I think the Choir enjoyed the performance as much as the audience. Did you know that the toilet at St Nicholas Church at Tuxford is twinned with a toilet in Kenya? Toilet twinning funds the work of the international relief and development agency Tearfund which helps deliver clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. Now that’s a wonderful charity you never expected to read about in this article.

We do love to entertain and we do have plenty of available dates, should you wish to book us for your own charity, celebration or fundraising event. We are already taking bookings for 2018. Our Concert Secretary Phil, on 01623 822070, would be delighted to hear from you.

Our engagements for this summer are:

  • Saturday 10th June at 7.00pm — A joint concert with ‘The Gentle Men’ at Farndon Church.
  • Saturday 24th June at 7.00pm — Our annual Summer Concert at Edwinstowe Village Hall.
  • Saturday 8th July at 7.00pm — A concert at St Chad’s Church at Pleasley Vale. This is a charming little Church in a beautiful sylvan location.

If you think you would like to sing with us, you are most welcome to give us a try for two or three weeks to see if it is your thing. We are a very friendly and supportive group of people and the pleasure we gain from singing and performing is immeasurable, a real spirit lifter. There is no audition and no necessity to be able to read music. Just enthusiasm for music is needed.

We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9.15pm in the Concert Hall at The Dukeries Academy in Ollerton. This is best accessed via the Leisure Centre entrance and free car park. More information about the Choir can be found on, YouTube and Facebook.
Have a lovely early and hopefully harmonious summer.

Jan Towler, The Dukeries Singers