Choir Profile: Ben Rhydding Community Choir



St. John’s Church Hall, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley


Once a month, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm. Contact Keely for an up-to-date list of Saturdays

Group type: Performing occasionally
Contact details:

07722 175423

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Further information:

Ben Rhydding Community Choir was set up in 2011 by its Director Keely Hodgson. The choir welcomes all voices. We meet to sing together one Saturday morning each month (except August) to learn songs, socialise and raise awareness for the UK Charity “Give A Child A Hope” which supports a small community, The Revival Centre, Matugga, Uganda, comprising an orphanage, schools, clinic, vocation centre and farm.

The choir sings in a large concert setting once every two years to raise funds for The Revival Centre. We also perform at local events, community fetes, bandstands and train stations.

Our repertoire includes acapella arrangements of spiritual & gospel songs, folk & popular songs, songs from the African Continent and original songs from the Natural Voice Repertoire.

Covid-19: The choir meets in person with a reduced membership of 45 singers. We continue to rehearse in St. John’s Church Hall with good ventilation and other mitigations in place to reduce the risk of virus transmission. There is a waiting list for anyone who would like to join in 2022/23.