Message from John Watson: "Just a quick mention to all Dalesmen Singers - and supporters - that the article and the photo in the latest issue of the Whitby Gazette were not sent in by me, so no need to ask why I chose that photo!"
Mike Parkin Memorial Concert
John Watson writes
The Dalesmen Singers were proud to be involved in a joint performance with the exceptionally talented ladies choir `Manhatton Voices`, in a truly remarkable night of music and song at St Hedda`s Church, Egton Bridge on Saturday evening, June 14th.
The concert was brought about by the hard work of Steve Harrison as a memorial for the late Mike Parkin, who was involved in the Dalesmen Singers for more than 25 years. Not only was he a singer of the highest calibre, he also covered a host of other jobs involved in the running of the choir in his time alongside this band of men.
Steve Harrison commented after the concert “I have heard some fine voices and singing in this Church over the past fifty years, but never have I experienced such a great sound in the old Church as I heard tonight.”
Among the appreciative audience attending on the night were Mike`s daughter Janet and her partner Justin and a standing ovation proved a fitting finale for all, as both choirs gave their best. A marvellous tribute to a well liked and highly respected man.
Join the Choir
The Dalesmen Singers are always looking to recruit new singers. You may or may not have sung in a choir before but either way you will soon pick up some great songs on our current programme. Our regular practices are held on Tuesday nights in Danby Methodist Church from 7.30 to 9.30 pm so please feel free to come along to a warm welcome. Alternatively, if you would like to support the aims of the Choir by being a Patron then click here: Become a Dalesmen Patron!!
The Dalesmen 2014 Concert Programme: (Updated 21st Feb 2014)
o Sat 5th Apr Redcar Tuned-In Centre
o Sat 3rd May 7.00pm joint concert with Steeton MCC St Hilda's West Cliff Whitby
o Sat 17th May 7.30pm Queen St Methodist Church, Scarborough
o Tues 27th May 7.30 pm Filey Methodist Church
o Sat 14th June - 7.30pm Mike Parkin memorial with'Manhatten Voices'. St Hedda's Egton Bridge
o Fri 4th July 7.30 St Mary's Goathland
o Mon 14th July 7.45 South Cliff MC
o Sat 20th Sep 7.30 Kirby Moorside Methodist Church
o Sat 27th Sep 7.30 Seamer Methodist Church
o Sat 11th Oct 7.30 tbc
o Sat 18th Oct 7:30 Gala Concert Danby Village Hall
o Fri 28th Nov 7.30 St Leonard's Parish Church Loftus
o Sat 19th Dec 7:00 Carols St Hilda's Church West Cliff Whitby