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RYV News and Events 2024 

Lester Simpson, the RYV Musical Director, writes and arranges much of our music portfolio and will be leading this performance.

This performance is a FREE event as part of the Wirksworth Festival and we will be performing some of our favourite songs, in three or four parts, with beautiful harmonies from a wide variety of genres, styles and eras, led by our musical director Lester Simpson.

No tickets required, simply drop in and listen to as much or as little as you like while you browse the stalls or sit and enjoy the whole's  entirely up to you...

 Visit the festival web link here to see all of the events and exhibitions you can enjoy around our vibrant town

Sept 7th from 12 noon - 1pm​ in St Mary's Church

Saturday June 22nd,  at The Barley Mow, Kirk Ireton

We were delighted to be invited to sing at The Barley Mow music and dance event, following on from the Wirksworth Community Choir and the Morris Dancers. The weather was glorious and we performed in the lovely old walled garden with the fragrant perfume of mock orange and roses wafting cross in the balmy evening air. Our audience included one very keen and well behaved dog who barked appreciatively after

every number except for "Harbour", so we

assumed that particular canine was not

a sea-faring fan! The pub put on a super

spread of delicious sandwiches and we all

had a thoroughly splendid time thank you ...

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Barley Mow KI June 2024

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Saturday June 15th - The Big Sing 
We hosted another of our popular massed singing events for all keen singers -
from beginners to the more experienced - and had over 110 voices singing in harmony, raising the rafters in the town hall, making such a joyous sound.
Lester Simpson leading the room in 'Harbour '
Click here for the audio recording of our harmonies
                                                                                    Zee Muziq setting the bar high!                      


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MORE DATES for your RYV 2024 Diary

September 7th or 8th tbc - we are singing at the Wirksworth Festival  Visit web link here


Saturday October 5th -  hosting another popular Singing Workshop at Wirksworth Town Hall- leader yet TBC.

Saturday 14th December - "Hark Hark" our RYV Winter Concert at 7.30 pm in St Mary's Church Wirksworth, and as usual, donations from proceeds will go to local charities.

 MAY 4th - Farmer's Market
The market was buzzing Saturday May 4th and we squeezed in to perform in good weather to the aromas of the coffee stall next-door and all the lovely produce whetting our appetites to go and buy after our gig was over....and we even received little ripples of applause from kind onlookers who stopped by to listen. 

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JANUARY 2024 - We were fortunate to have our delightful visiting leader Lynn Dean come along for us in January while Lester took his hard earned vacation down under. We are indebted to her for her patience with us trying to sound like a choir again after the long break, and her invaluable advice to forget about singing from the diaphragm but to aim lower! So, we shall ever be mindful to clench our buttocks to improve our singing in future!!! 

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