Sir Arthur requests the pleasure of you

Overgate Hospice Choir which was formed for a one-off concert in 1991. Twenty years on, the choir is still thriving and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for the Elland hospice. They are performing at Central Methodist Church on March 19
Overgate Hospice Choir which was formed for a one-off concert in 1991. Twenty years on, the choir is still thriving and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for the Elland hospice. They are performing at Central Methodist Church on March 19

Overgate Hospice Choir’s summer concert is entitled ‘Sir Arthur Requests the Pleasure’ and will feature the magical music of Sir Arthur Sullivan, who died in 1900.

The concert is at All Saints’ Church, Elland, on Saturday, June 20 at 7pm.
 It will include favourite Sullivan items such as the popular ballad ‘The Lost Chord’, ‘O Gladsome Light’, and the moving song ‘The Long Day Closes’.

‘Trial By Jury’, an operetta lasting 40 minutes and containing no spoken words of dialogue, will take up the second half of the programme.

The choir will be led by musical director Dr Simon Lindley and the accompanist is Alan Horsey.

The narrator will be Elizabeth Horsey and the soloists are Kristina James, Lucy Appleyard, Christopher Trenholme and Philip Wilcox, regular guests of the choir.

Overgate Hospice Choir, made up of 80 voices, was founded in 1991. So far it has raised more than £260,000 to support the work of Overgate Hospice. The choir presents four concerts annually of music from the standard choral repertoire along with Christmas carols, hymns, opera choruses and songs from the shows.

On October 10 the choir will perform Handel’s Messiah in Halifax Minster with the National Festival Orchestra and soloists Ella Taylor, Kathryn Woodruff, Christopher Trenholme and Thom Meredith.