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Christmas Carols at The Spanker December 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 Common December 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 Hall December 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-Griffiths December 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, Sheffield September 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 Children April 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 Belper April 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 Hall February 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, Derby February 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 Common December 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" Concert November 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 Belper June 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 Church May 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 Ashburnians May 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 Trust December 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 Sheffield November 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 Keyboard August 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 Embroidery June 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" Concert June 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 Celebrations May 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 District April 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 Success April 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 Remembrance March 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 All February 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 Grant February 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 programme January 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, BelCanto November 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 Success October 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 Applause September 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 Notes June 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]


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