Tickets available from Barry Tinker or Gill Wilson one month before each event or from Thornhill Newsagents or 01924 507782
For Heritage weekend and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War we are pleased to present.. Saturday 13th September 2014 at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets will be £7 (£6 for concessions) Accompanied Children Free
‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘, the latest show by acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past has been especially created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Blast from the Past use music and song to tell the story of ‘The War to End All Wars’.
‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘ is a scintillating mixture of soldiers’ songs, music hall numbers, war poems set to new music and original compositions. The show does not flinch from conveying the full horror of the first global conflict but also celebrates the courage and humour of the tommies under fire and the folks at home.
Featuring a host of singalong wartime standards such as ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ’Tipperary’ and ‘Goodbye-ee’ as well a host of other great songs – ‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘ is the perfect way of remembering the sacrifice of our forebears while enjoying a great evening out!
Archive of Previous events
12th October Voices and Bells with
Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and Clifton Handbell Ringers
July 13th Summer Fair
click here to see full size pdf poster
Gardens at Harewood 20th April 2013
December 1st 2012 at 7.30 p.m. West Yorkshire Police Band
Thornhill's Favourite Christmas Carols - an exhibition 14th - 19th December-
14th—19th December Thornhill Parish Church
Launch Evening on Friday December 14th 7.30 pm . Church open 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday with children singing on Come Carol Singing around the church and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies. Bring your lantern or torch.
Church open 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday with singing by children from Thornhill JIN School on Saturday at 2.30
Bazaar November 17th 11- 3
October 20th 7.30
Concert with Manhattan Sounds
July 7th Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert with Miscellany 7.30
Friday 16th December 7.30 A Miscellany Christmas Concert
see poster here in good quality
Stargazing - an Advent Journey of discovery
weekend of 10th and 11th December 11-4
Saturday 19th November Church Bazaar 11-3
Friday 7th October at 7.30 Hepworth Band in concert with choirs from Wakefield Girls High School- what a superb concert this was - the choirs were super and so well turned out. THe band ? well! true champions and brilliant soloists and excellent Musical Director/ Full House too!
Saturday October 9th 2010 An evening with the Mastersingers
along with children from Overthorpe CE School and Thornhill JIN School who will perform a new work by Alan Simmons- a superb evening with talented youngsters .well prepared and giving of their best.
Saturday 14th November Big County Chorus and Clifton Handbell ringers
an unusual concert for us- the handbell ringers were as good as ever . This was their third visit and people are still fascinated. A wonderful tone and precision ringing. THe Choir set a high standard in a capella barbershop. A sound that is a bit of anacquired taste. Spot on tunings and a happy selection of songs - all pulled to together by a dleightful chorusmisterss.
a lovely concert with Gordon Stewart on fine form. A delight to have a wonderful player who also wishes to communicate with an audience. Rebecca is an up and coming star and performed to the highest standards with Gordon at his sympathetic best as a co performer.
A super concert - miscellany at their largest size and in superb voice - give us more....
Saturday 14th March Sacred Choral Classics with St Peter's Singers
This was a spiritually uplifting concert, it was sacred,popular and hugely enjoyable. The calmness and building power of Lux Aeterna stood out as did the hugley powerful Zadok. Brilliant accocmpaniment by David Houlder added to the enjoyment as did Simon's background introductions. See the recording on You Tube.
Friday 27th February The Big Band Sound with Leeds College of Music Big Band
a superb concert by this young and talented band drew an enthusiastic response from a good house.
Wow! Hepworth were in scintillating form-crisp and clean precision playing from an exceptional band. Sometimes a huge sound sometimes such wonderful pianissimo, sometimes melancholy sometimes jolly, we had it all. The soloists were outstanding - to pick one is almost unfair but Sian Linney on Flugel Horn was wonderful in the Philip Starke arrangement of Away in a Manger. Their conductor James Cunningham has a wonderful rapport with them but needs to be clearer in his speaking to the audience. The choir- Unity Voices -are much changed from their first visit to this venue when they sang largely unaccompanied. Only one piece here in that category. Most pieces were accompanied on keyboard - sometime with guitar - and somehow this grated. Their repertoire in the first half was all very similar and sometimes so quiet they could not be heard easily. But, they are a very different Ladies Choir and clearly enjoy their singing and pass this joy on to the audience. The introductory chatter about each piece is really not required - the music can speak for itself. They were good partners to the Band for this Christmassy evening. A good venue for good value and good music and warm welcome. BP
Saturday 8th November 2008
Lucy's wonderfulr clear and soaring voice was the highlight of this concert. Despite early sound system difficulties she performed as a true professional. The input from the men's choir and the ladies was enjoyable and both showed the amazing range of their repertoire.
Friday 26th September 2008
This event iwas SOLD OUT-
Heritage Weekend 12th-14th September including an exhibition of crafts and art by Thornhill People.
Friday 12th September at 7.30 p.m.
a superb truly professional event- brilliant musicianship coupled with good jokes and stories too.
Summer Fair July 12th
Many thanks to all those who worked to make this a huge success. Thanks to those who came and enjoyed themselves. Despite an atrocious week before the actual day turned out very well. We raised £2,200 to help us maintain our wonderful church and it's life in the community.
Thornhill Steelers from Thornhill JI School
15th March 2008
Miscellany in Spring Fever- a fast moving and exhilarating show performed with great professionalism and skill. Under the direction of Cath Stevenson this group is moving from strength to strength. It sets a new standard for skills in choice of programme of both music and verse and blends it with humour and pathos. We moved from Glen Miller to Laurel & Hardy and from Guys and Dolls to Fame. A superb evening playing to a packed church. BP
26th January 2008
Thornhill Male Voice Choir and
Wakefield Youth Choir
a packed church welcomed these wonderful singers from Wakefield . Their clear diction, perfect pitching and youthful exuberance brought their music to life. The Male Voice choirs were in good form too- depite some difficulies with pitching at times they sang really well. Notable soloists made a valuable contribution- Malcolm Jones from Thornhill was in a humorous mood as was Malcolm Parker from Leeds - - with his 'one cornetto'
An enjoyable and well received evening.
8th December 2007 7.30 p.m.
Hepworth (Lanson Homes) Band
Musical Director Mark Bentham and Clifton Handbell Ringers
our Church Bells will ring from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Our favourite Championship band return to give this seasonal concert. The Band have just qualified for the National Brass Band Championships being in second place only to Brighouse and Rastrick in the Yorkshire area competition. The ringers team of 8 play off a square table using the traditional Yorkshire “off the table” style of ringing. They produced an exhilarating and magical sound.
A splendid event with both groups on top form.
10th November 2007
Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra
Musical Director Thom Meredith
You have loved the Swing Bands and the Brass Ensemble now hear this big orchestra to which all young musicians in Kirklees aspire. Many of these players will make music their career and most will already have achieved Grade 7 in their studies. This is one of only three or four concerts they will play in a year. It is the first time an orchestra of this size and quality has appeared in our series.
Tuesday 24th April 7.30 p.m.
repeated 15th April 2008 for TB Alert
Diva Classic Ladieswear
... a fashion show in church
what an excellent evening- a packed church enjoyed a superb fashion show with clothes suitable for ladies of all ages and sizes. Displays of accessories were much enjoyed. The event raised a good sum for church funds / TB Alert and we are grateful for the genersosity of Lynette and the girls.
Visit them on http://www.divaladieswear.co.uk
Saturday 24th March 2007 at 7.30 p.m.
the choir perform in church
Colne Valley Male Voice Choir in concert with the Brass section of Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thom Meredith
is this the best Male Voice Choir in England? we asked this question before the concert and now we can say yes! The concert contained music that was new to most audiences-Franz Biebl -Ave Maria to the Colne Valley anthem Psalm 26 by George Stead and the classic Love could I only tell Thee. The KYSO brass took us from Blue Skies arranged for lower brass thro the Battle of Jericho and with the choir Praise by Karl Jenkins. What wonderful controlled playing from such young musicians.
Saturday 24th January 2007 at 7.30 p.m.Welcome the New Year New - an evening with Miscellany songs of Wassail and post Christmas.
Review- from Gaudette - a sacred Christmas carol through West Side story, Annie's song , the Phantom of the opera, to a Winter's tale and Wings we were taken on a splendid musical journey- a true Miscellany. This is a truly professional outfit bringing wonderful music to communities and helping them in their charitable work. Cath Stevenson's inspirational leadership and and musicianship leads to this high quality. Of the eight performers on that evening who stands out? Truly they all were moving and magical and no critic could pick out the best - just the one that appealed mostly to their personal taste. For me Phantom with Julia and Gary topped the evening with the phantom appearing magically from all corners of the church. BP