Christmas Concert 2016


Matthew Lazenby appointed as new Music Director

Horsforth Choral Society is pleased to announce that Matthew Lazenby has been appointed as their new Music Director. 

Matthew has been our accompanist for the past four years and stepped into role of conductor in time for our Summer Concert. We were delighted when he applied for the role of Music Director, standing against tough competition. We welcome him to his new role and look forward to many happy years of work together.

Concert in Memory of Kate Woodruff


Dates for Christmas Concert Rehearsals 2016

Christmas 2016​
​Rehearsals in St Margaret's Parish Centre Monday 21 November, 7.30pm SATURDAY 26 November, 2.00-4.00pm (This is an extra SATURDAY AFTERNOON rehearsal) Monday 28 November, 7.30pm Monday 5 December, 7.30pm
Rehearsal in St Margaret's Church Monday 12 December, 7.30pm
Concert in St Margaret's Church Tuesday 13 December, 7.30pm

Dates for Autumn 2016

Venue: St Margaret's Church Horsforth, LS18 5LARehearsals in St Margaret's Parish Centre LS18 5LA5 September 12 September 19 September 26 September 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October no rehearsal 31 October 7 November 14 November in St Margaret's Church

Duetto buffo di due gatti

Kate Woodruff and Allison Taylor singing "Duetto buffo di due gatti" after Rossini by Pearsall at our joint concert with Heart of England Singers last year.

Kate Woodruff: eulogy

Mum was an utterly. excellent. mum.
You could say I am biased. But I’m not just talking about standard mum skills. Yes, she was endlessly supportive of our choices in terms of education / travel / careers / relationships. Obviously. But it’s the little details that really demonstrate it - She would not just write with love, but all love at the end of every letter, email or text message. She was respectful of our musical taste, even if this was a bit dubious at times.  Ellie and I got a christmas stocking every year, until probably only 2 years ago when we had to suggest we were too old. Whenever I came home, there’d always be a small bunch of hand picked flowers in my room, to make it feel homely…
We knew mum was outstanding as a mum before, and it remains unchanged. What I want to share are a few details I’ve gathered, that show mum was extraordinary in all corners of her world, not just the ones we might know best.
She was born in Leicestershire, so that’s why if we bought pork pies t…