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

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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: This choir is paused until we can safely sing together. Some choir members are continuing to sing on Zoom with Keely. We hope to get together in early 2021 for an outdoors singing reunion.