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Harvest Home Concert '23


A seasonal concert with a diverse selection of harmonious songs, instrumentals and the spoken word, all in celebration of harvest time, paying homage to the hard work and long hours involved to feed the people, from land and sea, keeping hunger at bay...

Thursday 5th October  7.30pm

Post Mill Centre, South Normanton DE55 2EJ

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a Sunday Afternoon Singing Workshop

Raise Your Voices is delighted to be hosting a very special workshop in Wirksworth Town Hall, led by an experienced and innovative choir leader and voice coach,  Carolyn Robson, who we know will inspire everyone with her useful tips and examples using a variety of sonic genres from Britain and further afield, so everyone will leave the session as more confident and skilled singers than when they arrived! 

Sunday October 22nd 2pm-5pm 

£10pp to include interval refreshments

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Watch this space - as our exciting  programme for 2023 unfolds... 


  • lots of singing -  ongoing

  • more singing - ongoing

  • a summer outing to sing somewhere local and/or out of doors to experience different acoustics  -DONE

  • a summer party with a singalong and BYO picnic box! - DONE

  • an autumn workshop to have fun learning  more singing skills - open to the public -BOOKED

  • a winter concert to fund raise for local charities  - open to the public  - BOOKED

  • a winter party with party pieces and a sing-song - BOOKED

AND all the above could be peppered with:

  • RYVelocipedes outings (RYV bicycle rides with stops for singing) - still time for that

  • singing out of doors at The Star Disk or other local beauty spots on balmy evenings  -DONE

  • performing at local markets and events - free events in public - maybe autumn time

  • carol singing around the town - free event in public  - date yet to be advised

  • even MORE singing and generally having a good time in harmony to get the endorphins flowing!  ALWAYS!

Why not come along and join in our regular sessions then enjoy all the other fun things we do as well...

Lester presenting a donation Jigsaw Food Bank


7th June 2023 Kirk Ireton 

As part of the 2023 Kirk Ireton Wakes Week events, the village hosted a musical Street Choir Evening on Wed 7th June.

We had a fabulous evening thanks to the terrific planning and hospitality of the Kirk Iretonians and we squeezed into their lovely little church with a full house audience and really raised the rafters! 



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The Kirk Ireton Singers and eight more local amateur choirs - including Raise Your Voices, joined by the Bakewell and District Community Choir, both lead by musical director Lester Simpson - performed a wide range of music at four locations around their lovely village between 7 and 9.15 pm.

Their aim was to fill the village with beautiful sounds, to entertain and to enthuse Kirk Iretoners and the audience about singing. and we hope we helped them achieve that! 

Wirksworth on 22nd January 2023.

Raise Your Voices welcomed back the wonderful  American a cappella group, Windborne, to give a workshop and then perform in a wonderful total sell out concert! 

Fascinating facts about these fabulous singers can be found here  - it's a breathtaking read about their skills, interests and achievements...

Listen to them
to at the Mont St Michel singing Stabat Mater (Corsica). Out of this world!
and performing

Les Tisserands  a charming Quebecois folk song to really set your feet tapping...



Jeremy, Lauren, Lynn and Will

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