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Carol Singing at Denby PotteryDecember 20, 2015
We sang our hearts out on Saturday 5 and Sundays 6 and 20 December at Denby Pottery and appeared to be well received.  Here are a few pictures ... [MORE]

British Heart Foundation - Scarsdale Vets Charity BallOctober 03, 2015
BelCanto were proud to be associated with Scarsdale Vet's 70th Birthday Charity Dinner and Ball in aid of the British Heart Foundation held at the M... [MORE]

Thanks from Newton & District Old People's ClubSeptember 14, 2015
We have received the following message of thanks from Barbara Mee of Newton & District Old People's Club"A belated thank you from the members of... [MORE]

BelCanto Wedding July 11, 2015
It isn't often the Choir has a wedding to celebrate but we are happy to announce that our newest member, Cavan Carey married Suzanne on Saturday, 11... [MORE]

John Harrop-Griffiths Memorial ConcertApril 24, 2015
A wonderful evening of music and memories with lots of humour was enjoyed by a packed audience at Christ Church, Belper, when we met to remember our... [MORE]

Concert at Stanley Common & Presentation of Help for Heroes ChequeDecember 12, 2014
BelCanto performed another superb concert at All Saints United Church, Stanley Common on Friday, 12 December 2014. The first half of the programme w... [MORE]

BelCanto Bids Farewell to Harold WestonNovember 25, 2014
It is with great sadness that we report that we have lost yet another Choir stalwart in Harold Edward Weston who passed away on 11 November 2014. &n... [MORE]

St. Annes Church, AmbergateNovember 21, 2014
BelCanto entertained our small group of friends at Ambergate on Friday, 21 November 2014 with a very well received concert of our current popular re... [MORE]

Rolls Royce Retired Staff Association- Cheque Presentation November 11, 2014
Following the highly successful "Only Remembered" performance at the Rolls Royce Pavilion, Derby in July, BelCanto was very grateful to the Rolls Ro... [MORE]

BelCanto's PresidentOctober 24, 2014
On Friday, 24 October 2014, BelCanto performed its annual concert at St. Swithun's Church, Belper, during which it was pleased to confer the office ... [MORE]

Only RememberedOctober 01, 2014
BelCanto has come to the end of its run of 5 performances of "Only Remembered", the story of two Derbyshire lads, Billie (a farmer) and Joe (a miner... [MORE]

Christmas Carols at The SpankerDecember 17, 2013
Once again BelCanto was asked to entertain our friends at The Spanker Inn at Nether Heage and a very enjoyable evening it turned out to be.  Th... [MORE]

Christmas Concert at Stanley CommonDecember 13, 2013
BelCanto again performed a lovely mixture of traditional and other music for our friends at Stanley Common.  The audience there is always warm ... [MORE]

Christmas Concert at Sawmills Village HallDecember 10, 2013
It was with great pleasure that we were able to return to Sawmills for what may well become an annual event.  A thoroughly enjoyable evening of... [MORE]

The Loss of a Very Dear Friend - John Harrop-GriffithsDecember 06, 2013
BelCanto honoured John at his funeral service on 6 December at Christ Church, Belper when we performed "Dafydd y Garreg Wen" (David of the White Roc... [MORE]

Hatfield House Lane Methodist Church, SheffieldSeptember 26, 2013
What a brilliant night we enjoyed at Hatfield House Lane Methodist Church.  A small audience thoroughly enjoyed an evening of good music and co... [MORE]

Concert at Ashbourne for Action for ChildrenApril 27, 2013
BelCanto gave an excellent performance at Ashbourne Methodist Church for this concert in aid of "Action for Children" (formerly National Childrens H... [MORE]

BelCanto Moves to BelperApril 09, 2013
Because of increasing membership, with effect from Tuesday, 9 April 2013 BelCanto Is moving from its present home in Sawmills to new ... [MORE]

BelCanto Entertains the Residents at Holbrook HallFebruary 19, 2013
The Chorus was once again privileged to visit and entertain the senior citizens in residence at Holbrook Hall Old Peoples' Home.  The audience ... [MORE]

Charnwood Spiritualist Church, DerbyFebruary 02, 2013
The Choir thoroughtly enjoyed our concert in this lovely acoustic.  The audience was enthusiastic and undoubtedly enjoyed our entertainment. &n... [MORE]

BelCanto Performs well at "Home"December 18, 2012
Our hosts at Sawmills Village Hall invited us to perform a Christmas Concert for them to help raise funds for the Village Hall.  A packed audie... [MORE]

All Saints Church, Stanley CommonDecember 07, 2012
"Fantastic feed back from all here at Stanley Common.  Well done everyone, it was a crackin night. One gentleman, who has seen us before, says... [MORE]

Rolls Royce "Proms" ConcertNovember 09, 2012
We have received the following message from the organisers of this super evening - "Can I say a most sincere "thank you" for the all the work you pu... [MORE]

HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at BelperJune 02, 2012
BelCanto was very thrilled to take part in this great event to celebrate Her Majesty's 60 years on the throne.  The Concert was held at the bea... [MORE]

Super Concert at Mickleover Methodist ChurchMay 19, 2012
BelCanto performed a full programme of their music for this concert in the lovely surroundings of Mickleover Methodist Church.  Choral items, m... [MORE]

BelCanto wows the Old AshburniansMay 04, 2012
Being a member of the Old Ashburnian Society (former pupil at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne), I was particularly pleased when they acc... [MORE]

BelCanto Produces a Rolls Royce (Concert)April 18, 2012
This was a lovely evening of choral music, solos, monologues and humour, which was very well received by our audience.  The organiser... [MORE]

Christmas Music at The Spanker, Nether Heage.December 13, 2011
Danielle, the landlady at The Spanker was delighted with our performance last night and wants us to go again on one of their regular music nights (T... [MORE]

BelCanto Raises £400 for Helen's TrustDecember 11, 2011
A small group of BelCanto members together with MD, Andrew and Accompanist, Sian, performed three x 45-minute slots of mainly Christmas Music to ent... [MORE]

BelCanto in SheffieldNovember 03, 2011
BelCanto ventured over the borders of South Yorkshire on Thursday to perform a concert at Hatfield House Lane Methodist Church, Sheffield and what a... [MORE]

Purchase of New KeyboardAugust 06, 2011
When we first got together as a group, our MD, Andrew, kindly made his own keyboard available for use by BelCanto.  We resolved ... [MORE]

New Music Stand EmbroideryJune 11, 2011
At the Concert at Ashbourne on Saturday, 11 June 2011, BelCanto was pleased to acknowledge receipt of the gift of a new Music Stand Embroidery. ... [MORE]

BelCanto in "Action for Children" ConcertJune 11, 2011
BelCanto was pleased to perform a concert at Ashbourne Methodist Church on Saturday, 11 June 2011, in aid of "Action for Children" (the Children's C... [MORE]

BelCanto entertains at Golden Wedding CelebrationsMay 25, 2011
BelCanto enjoyed a lovely evening with friends at St. Anne's Church, Ambergate to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Yvonne and Cyril Wilke... [MORE]

BelCanto entertains Senior Citizens of Newton and DistrictApril 11, 2011
On Monday evening, 11 April 2011, BelCanto performed a superb concert at Newton Community Centre to a packed audience of the Newton & District... [MORE]

Mayor’s Money Raising Concert Great SuccessApril 02, 2011
Andy Pollock, Mayor of Wirksworth, organised a Charity Concert on Saturday, 2 April, at the Town Hall, featuring two local Choirs - namely, Rais... [MORE]

BelCanto sing at Service of RemembranceMarch 31, 2011
My family recently lost a very dear friend, Susan Gill, through Cancer.  Because of her illness, Sue had never been able to come to one of... [MORE]

BelCanto St. Valentine Concert Loved By AllFebruary 11, 2011
BelCanto performed their second concert of the year, at All Saints Church, Stanley Common on Friday night. One of the choir members, Neil Hartshor... [MORE]

BelCanto secures Grassroots GrantFebruary 03, 2011
BelCanto is pleased to report that we have been awarded a grant of £1,000 by the Derbyshire Community Foundation.  The money has... [MORE]

BelCanto shivers into 2011 programmeJanuary 23, 2011
On Saturday, 22 January BelCanto performed at St. Osmund’s Church, Wilmorton, Derby. It was a bitterly cold evening and the interior of the ch... [MORE]

Happy Birthday, BelCantoNovember 19, 2010
At its first Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 16 November 2010, Chairman John Crockford wished BelCanto a happy birthday on completion of it’s ... [MORE]

Belper Concert a Resounding SuccessOctober 29, 2010
BelCanto celebrated its 1st Birthday, with its first concert in Belper on Friday, 29 October at St Swithun’s Church. The group sang a wide range o... [MORE]

BelCanto Harvests the ApplauseSeptember 20, 2010
BelCanto held its second concert at All Saints Church Hall, Matlock on Monday 20 September. The choir was asked to perform to make the All Saints... [MORE]

First Concert Hits all the Right NotesJune 30, 2010
On a beautiful summer evening at St Anne's Church Ambergate, BelCanto entertained a packed church with its first concert. Musical Director,... [MORE]